Monday, January 4, 2010

A Small Prune-Sized Announcement

Prunes have never been on my favorite list, so it pains me {or maybe "relieves" me... so sorry.. couldn't help it} to relate this news to that, but our family does have some "prunish" news.

Big news

We're expanding.
Things are just too boring around here and there's not nearly enough laundry.

Obvioulsy neither of those things are true, but nevertheless, we are happy to announce that there's another little baby on the way!

More details are surely to come, but I've never had a baby or been pregnant with a blog {this blawg started right after Henry was born}, so I'm going to do the best I can to balance sharing/ being obnoxious with info. I will most likely just weave my big ole pregnant self into my usual stories.

I'm very aware that there are many people out there who are struggling with infertility or loss and there are also people who might not want to see my stretch marked belly. Like me. So we'll keep it light, my peeps.

But let me know what questions you have and I'll do my best to put together a list of FAQ and answers for you. Just ask in the comment section and I'll answer the best I can.

I'm excited to finally share our news!

All laundry and babysitting volunteers welcome in July... or really NOW! Who am I kidding? If you want to do laundry, you are welcome any time. I promise not to make you wash maternity unders... that's a whole new side of me that I can guarantee you won't see.

89 comments:

nick, robyn and taylor said...

Congratulations, Hil! That's wonderful news!

Anne said...

I'm so glad the word is out!! I was so surprised when Ollie told me he would be a big brother that I hope I told you and Jason congratulations! If not, congrats are in order! We're so excited for you four! Ya'll make such a wonderful family and I'm totally jealous that your mom has more grandkids then I do!
Love you, A. Reba

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

Congratulations to you and your family!! More adorable Dunham kids!

nicole said...

Congratulations! I hope that you have an easy pregnancy and easy and safe delivery when the time comes. Yea for your family!

thegypsymama said...

What a wonderful start to the New Year - congrats to you and the prune!

Amy Kennedy said...

I knew it before I even read your post from your title!! SOOO happy for your growing family. Can't waot to hear if little prune is a girl or boy! Hope you're feeling good-take care!

Lori said...

So cool, Hillary! Congrats! Hope that you're feeling ok. :)

Jamie said...

How wonderful! Congratulations. :) Hope it's a wonderful, quick and healthy time. :)

Lauren said...

Awww congrats! Google reader has not yet updated your feed, so I'm glad I was on facebook to see that I needed to check out the blawg!! Can't wait to hear if it's a boy or a girl. Or are you finding out?

Lyn said...

Congrats Hillary!

The Writer Chic said...

Whoo to the hoo times a billion. xoxoxoxoxo. Can't wait to see you in a few weeks!

Holley McWilliams said...

Congrats Hillary!!!

Love my 2 BoYs! said...

Congratulations!!! HAppy New Year!!

Candace said...

congratulations Hill!! that's awesome news. can't wait to hear your updates on the blog. keep us posted!!

Brandi Bartee said...

Congratulations Hillary! I look forward to all the fun details!

Connie said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to hear more about the anticipated addition. Maybe a girl this time? Or, rounding out to My Three Sons!

Connie

Lydia said...

OH MY GOSH!! That is the most wonderful news!!! When do you find out the sex? I'm with Lauren...good thing I checked FB just now or I would be SOO out of the loop!

Eve said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for all of you!

Diana said...

Congratulations, Hillary! Are you going to find out the gender? I'm going to crochet you a baby blanket. If you're going to find out the gender, I'll wait. Or if you're not, let me know a color scheme you'd like.

VanderbiltWife said...

YAY! I'm so glad! Can't wait to see your cute preggo self in a month!

Jessie

Melissa @ The Littlest Lobo said...

Congratulations! SO excited for you! A tad diappointed we never did get that margarita we were talking about - oh wait - I can still have one - you will just have to drink a virgin!
You & Sonia will have babies the same age!

Melissa said...

Yay Congrats!!!

Shelley said...

whoop whoop. three is quite a ride. yes the laundry does multiply exponentially, as does the noise factor. but so does the love. and for some reason most people have trouble stopping at three. i'm just sayin!

Matt, Carrie, Lucy and Molly Allen said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!Congrats!! how exciting!!! i'm with everyone else, when do you find what it is!?!

darby said...

Yay! Yay! Yay... we are rejoicing with y'all!!

chrisannan said...

How exciting!! Congrats!!
-Annan

Unreasonable Grace said...

YaaaaaaaayyyyY! Congrats to you all! (I will be a grandmother for the first time in late July!)
Can't wait to read your brand of humor throughout this blessed season. You will have enough great material to write a book!
kim

Sherill said...

Congratulations!!!!

mary bailey said...

Yay!!! I'm so excited for you and your family. Take it easy---Is it possible for you to take it easy and rest when you have two other littles? I don't know these things! Hope you're feeling well. I can't wait to hear all the details. Like, how did your boys react to the news?

Susannah said...

Oh my gosh!!! I'm so excited for you! Can't wait for the pregnant details...I love that kind of thing! :)

Ashley said...

CONGRATS HILLARY, I'm SOOOO happy for you! That is great news! I look forward to the blog this coming year and reading all the updates! :)
Ashley

Jennifer said...

Congrats... What wonderful news for the new year! I know you and your family are excited!

Joanie said...

Congratulations!!! I'm also due in July! Good luck!

Michelle said...

So many congratulations to you & your family Hillary!

Rebecca Setzer Schroeder said...

Congratulations from this family of 5!! Kiddo #3 makes a HUGE difference! There is something about watching the other 2 with #3 that is just so cute. We couldn't live without our #3. Althought my husband would tell you him/her are destined to be a stinker!

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

My question is: how did you tell the hubby? Also, how did you tell your parents? And, of course, how are the boys taking it?

So I guess I meant to say "My questions are:"

Tara said...

Congratulations Hillary! Sooo excited for you!!

amykat said...

I am so stinking happy for you!! How over-the-top exciting...and I'm certainly one of "those" who WON'T MIND at all to be so sick and tired of reading about your pregnancy. :)
As a mother of one, who is not likely to have anymore children - I enjoy living vicariously through others.
Your family officially goes on my prayer list now....not that I have a pregnancy requirement or anything to become an approved recipient of prayer :) - but I'm just so excited and happy for you!!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

So sorry, but I am NOT interested in doing your laundry... nope, I have plenty of my own. But CONGRATS on the fabulous news!!!! YAY!!!! Plus, your kids are way too cute to stop at two!

Mrs. NB

Lindsey said...

AWESOME! so excited for you and your family and looking forward to reading all about the journey. and the stretch marks! **elle happened to see my belly the other day and said, "what happened to your belly?" to which i replied, you, grady and reese!!

The Hairstons said...

What awesome news!!! Congratulations!!!!!! So excited for you!

marge said...

YAY!

Hollie and Janie said...

Congratulations, Hillary! Cannot wait for baby dunham to begin his/her life in front of all of us!!!
Love,
Hollie

Debi said...

Congrats!! What a blessing. Get your rest and drink lots of water. :))

Jenn McPherson said...

Congrats!!! YAY!! I love how you worded it. It was as if you were explaining if you should keep your "full time Job" of this blog or maybe go part time or just stop work and be a stay at home mom. ha!! I think of mine as a "job" too!! I feel guilty if I slack off!! Uhm, I got the same brownie cutter as you too! ha!

Gray Matters said...

Such wonderful news - you do realize man to man defense will no longer be an option! So much fun!

Jesse and Lacey said...

Yay! So happy for you guys! Can't wait to hear more about how your pregnancy is going! Hope to see you soon :)

Kelly said...

Congrats!

9 months pregnant in the South in June and July will present some new challenges. My 1st was born on 7/29. My husband had to wear a jacket because I used to crank the A/C down to mid-60's.

Hoping for "my 3 sons" or to add a girl?

Best wishes!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! So excited for you guys!

The HoneaBees said...

How awesome! Maybe you will get to weave some pink into your world...or maybe you're hoping for blue since you've done that twice already. Good luck! Can't wait to hear all of the fun pregnant stories!

Shandell said...

congratulations!
I think there is a fine line when blogging about pregnancy since there is so much personal stuff going on...I'm sure you'll find your boundaries and I can't wait to continue reading about your journey!
Prayers for a healthy and wonderful pregnancy!

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

Hooray! Hooray! Congratulations!

Becky said...

oh my gracious!!! congrats! that is awesome! and your title truly gave you away!! hope you are feeling well!!

-Julie said...

Congrats!!

Elyse said...

Yay!!! Another summer preganant, huh? So excited for all of you!

Rebekah said...

Lacey and I had a hunch! :) We don't know why but we just had a hunch ;)

pendy said...

Oooh, congratulations! When I saw the title of the post I was hoping this would be the news, but didn't get my hopes up until I read it. So cute with the signs...

Also? July 7th? Great birthday to have. I'm just sayin'.

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

so excited for you! when i saw "prune" on your tweet, i was hoping it was a baby and not some other problem.

NEVER worry about talking baby too much. we don't see you everyday, so we won't get sick of it.

and if we do, we'll let you know! HA! :)

jen said...

congratulations!!!

Katie said...

Yay! Big congrats! I feel certain that you will LUV being a party of five! Busy, but lots and lots of fun! Glad someone else is taking this year...had '04, '06, '08.....taking myself out of the game!
Can't wait to hear all the news.

Amy said...

So exciting! What a way to start the new year! Congrats!

BASSakward Tales said...

Congrats!!!! I would love to have another baby, but God has decided that is not in my future. As I tell Becky, whenever you get tired of them...call me and i will come rescue you!

Melissa said...

Congratulations! So happy for you & your family. Hope you're feeling good!

Mama said...

Congratulations! I read your blog as often as I can...you crack me up!

All the best with babe #3!~

The Nester said...

Thrilled for you!
Can't wait to hang out again!

Sara Plays House said...

Congratulations!
Please, send your laundry. I just got a new dryer after EIGHT long months of a dryer that took THREE sycles per load to dry. I have done no less than 3 loads per day since it got here.
FOR FUN.
So yeah. Send it on over!

Amanda said...

Congratulations! Hormonal blogging - can't wait.

Chrissy MacCEO said...

congrats!! such great news and such a cute way to share it ;)

The Gunter Family said...

Oh my goodness!! I am so excited! Congrats! I'd love to hear all of your pregnant stories! :) Hope to see you in Bham!

Dawn said...

oh hillary... waht a way to start the year! a great announcement! very excited for you & your famliy! the boys look so happy!! i hope that you are feeling great so far... and that your pregnancy will be uneventful :) can't wait til july!

Tara said...

Congrats!! Don't worry about being obnoxious...it's your blog...share frequently & share often!! I'm praying for a healthy baby...but my fingers are crossed for a little girl...I have a baby girl and firmly believe that all Daddy's need a baby girl...your husband will never be the same!

Donna said...

Bring on baby THREE! Third time is a charm! My number three has brought SO MUCH joy to our home. HOWEVER- BECAUSE you are such an exceptionally cute pregnant person you HAVE TO post belly pics- not stretch mark type- just general, clothed belly pics. LOVE IT! Congratulations!

dawn said...

Congrats to you and your family, Hillary! What wonderful news!

meredith said...

Yeah Hillary!! There is something in the water, cause I know is expecting or just had a baby! Congrats to you, Jason and the boys! I am so excited for y'all! I predict a baby girl to balance out all the testosterone!
~Meredith

Melissa Stover said...

woo hoo!! exciting stuff in the new year. can't wait to meet you at blissdom.

Scott & Liz said...

Yea! Congrats! Won't bore me a bit, so let's hear it all. (I'm all for the vicarious life-- my little baby will be ONE in less than 3 weeks, and not a baby. Boo-hoo. Make way for the toddler.)

Oh, and JK Rowling, Harry Potter & I all have July 31st b'days, just in case you & the little bit need something to aim for.....

Kim said...

Congrats!!! I wondered if something was going on with you. Seems like I haven't seen much of you around the online world in my more limited time lately. Can't wait to read more! It is sure to bring back memories since my Sam was a July baby. Enjoy this time!

MenefeeMenagerie said...

Awww!! It's a day late, but CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Katherine Etheredge said...

So exciting! Now you will have a small army that can help you do your laundry. There are no laws against children doing laundry:)

Mama Laundry said...

Woo Hoo!!! Congrats to you, Mama!

This is my first visit (from The Nester Blissdom link up) and this was the first post of yours that I read! How fabulous for you and your family!

As for the laundry...well I can virtually help you with that. Tee hee!

-Lauren
(Mama Laundry)

Suzan said...

This is great news-- Sonia and Lacey told me at lunch--- three make life interesting
Congrats!!!!

pheather said...

Hooray! Congratulations, Hillary! What wonderful news!!! Although, you're about the 10th person I know to announce that they're preggers and due in June/July, and all of you have made me SERIOUSLY crave another baby! We may have to jump on the bandwagon soon. :) I hope that you're feeling well and can't wait to hear what you're having. Will you be finding out early? Oh, and I also got the PW cookbook for Christmas and I LOVE it!! How great that you got one autographed for a gift! Have a great week!
Heather

oh amanda said...

*whew* I'm only 2 days late on a big CONGRATS!

Yay! :)

thedettras said...

Congrats girl.... ((hugs)) July is the perfect month!! Hot, sticky, and swelling is to be expected!!

edie said...

Hillary,
Oh how wonderful! I can't wait to see your pregnant self at Blissdom. Only a month away, I can't believe it.
Hugs,
edie

Tami said...

I can't believe I almost missed the announcement! I am in Phoenix for our company's leadership conference, so have been off of the blog reading as I prepared for it last week. They are all off to the zoo for a scavenger hunt so I had a 3 hour break to chill. Thank goodness for the feed list or I would have missed this! I am THRILLED for you!!!!

I have the same questions as Mary @ giving up on perfect. do tell (and if you answered them in a post after this one...I'll probably catch up soon :-D

Jane Dunham Manuel said...

Congratulations to you,Jason and the boys! The boys are precious and I'm sure Baby #3 will be just as sweet! I love your blog. You are so creative. Best of Luck!

Jenifer said...

CONGRATS Hillary! Three is ... um... fun... ?? (you'll find yourself convinving yourself of this too) Now, seriously, our third has been a blessing and the sweetest yet! You're such a great mama to two and you will be to three as well. Btw, hope it's a girl!

Sabrina said...

Obviously I have been hiding under a rock. I completely missed this post and didn't find it until you posted about eating fried pickles!!!!! I am so excited for you. Congrats on the third addition to your family. And I have a secret.....When they (who ever they are) tell you that having three is pretty much like having two..... THEY ARE LYING!!!!! But so far, my third had been my easiest one!! Guess it does get easier. We will keep our fingers and toes crossed that it is a girl...unless you would rather three boys. Congrats again.

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