Thursday, March 5

A Secret No More

Matt, Annelise and I are happy to announce that...

Baby Neal #2 is on its way!  

With an estimated arrival on October 9, 2009.  We are thrilled to be adding a new addition to our growing family - and are excited for Annelise to have a sibling.

And yes, I'll answer your questions before they even get asked:
  • I can't honestly say this was planned.  But as Dr. Laura says "anything not prevented is planned."  Let's just say, God has a plan and His is perfect!
  • I am very sick - even more so than the first time around.  Always in the evenings between 4 and 8.  Which means lots of eating out - and definitely no cooking for me.
  • Annelise is very excited, even though she has no idea.  Matt is equally thrilled, in spite of knowing all too well what is about to happen to us.
  • I had my first Dr. Appointment yesterday, which confirmed there actually is a baby growing inside of me - both by the doctor's reaction ("You're definitely pregnant!") and the ultrasound she conducted afterwards.
Christmas 2008 was celebrated with one grandchild.  Christmas 2009 will be peppered with a two year old, a tenth month old and a newborn.  My parents are feeling older as the days go by.

We are excited to share this beautiful experience with you all.  Here's to another round of babies!

21 comments:

Pam said...

How fun! Congratulations on your growing family.

krissy said...

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations!!

The Talberts said...

I'm so happy for you guys! What wonderful news.

Paulina said...

That is great news! Congrats!!!

crystal said...

Congrats!! I swear I really enjoy having two more than one. It really is twice the joy! Hope you feel better soon!

Kimberly said...

Oh, Racheal! I am SO excited for you!!! Congratulations, dear sister!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations you two!

Annelise is growing so fast and so cute!

Alayna is a doll. So happy all went well for Leah. We were away at the time and received the news a little late.
~Aunt Cathy

The Kampers said...

Hurray Hurray another new baby is on the way! We are so happy for you! Sorry you are feeling so gross! I will be praying it gets better fast!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!
I was hoping you would have another soon.
Called Angie as soon as I saw your blog. They are at Avalanch Bay today and tomorrow for her birthday.
Your Mom is trying to catch up with me, she just needs Matt and Emily to get on the band wagon!!
Hope you feel better soon.

Love
Aunt Suzie

running shoes said...

I'll second the second round of babes in 2009!
I'm so excited for you!

more useless knowledge said...

woohoo! Congrats and I'll agree with Crystal that I love having two! It really is twice the fun!

Lee and Candace said...

Congrats! That's so awesome! We are so happy for you. We'll pray the sickness goes away soon!

Kara said...

How wonderful!!!! Hope you're feeling better soon. I'll be looking forward to your pregnancy updates. I live for this stuff!

the Pie family said...

CONGRATS!!! very exciting! i hope you are feeling better soon- get rest whenever you can!

Jerry, Katie & Quinn said...

Congrats!!! SO exciting!

Angie said...

Yeah, baby #2! We figured it would be soon. It is twice the fun but twice the work too! I'll call you soon! I hope you are feeling a little better!

Betsy said...

Congratulations!!! And Sarah Erin and I will get to see you when you are heading into the send tri...which I hear is much more fun that the 1st! :)

Betsy said...

send...second - whatever. :)

V said...

Congratulations Rachael! That's amazing! How many kids are you guys shooting for? ;)

Rodriguez said...

I guess I am behind on my reading. Congratulaions!

Krista Bartlett said...

Rachael, I am so excited for you. The more the merrier. I feel so blessed that our little ones are going to be so close in age. What a blast we will have up north in the summer! Can't wait to hear more about how your doing.