Friday, July 4, 2014

dear Cabbage

Have I been a little quiet this week?  I think so.  Actually I feel completely out of touch with my creative side, as we've been away from home all week on a special trip to Maine.  It's lovely and there have been some neat opportunities to try new things, but I so. miss. making!  Though taking a break has been good for my creative soul, judging by the number of things on my mind now that I'd love to start stitching...

off the shore in Maine

I'll be back next week with some vacation-y photos, but today I want to show you something special.   Let's see.  I guess it begins with this island, Cabbage Island, which is off shore of our lodge.  See those boats?  We've learned to sail them!  Oh, but that's not what I wanted to show you.

Things really got interesting when I came upon this cat in the gardens.  It's name... also Cabbage.  Cabbage the cat.

Cabbage cat

Cabbage and I bonded immediately.  I really couldn't take my eyes off of the cute little fellow, so I followed her down towards the beach.  Loving that yellow lichen.  Unabashedly.

wanders down to sea

Soon Cabbage settled in along the shore to take in the sights and sounds of the surf, when what should she spot out of the corner of her eye?

sits by the shore

She's light on her feet, if not especially subtle...  in for a closer look.

and discovers

Well, what Cabbage found seemed especially curious and especially worthy of sharing.  In fact it is the very most perfectly delightful news!  It's early to see signs, being just 5 weeks along, yet there it is... we're pregnant!

a secret

Thank you for your love and prayers.

p.s.  dear Cabbage has stowed away in my suitcase.  She hopes to make a home with a precious new soul come March!


171 comments:

  1. Rachel ! How wonderful, congratulations and my best wishes for you and your family. Marion

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  2. What lovely news! So happy for you. I hope the rest of the pregnancy is very boring and normal :) xx

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    1. Oh, me too! Boring and normal sounds great. I can't wait to feel baby move again. It has been so long since I got to be pregnant!

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  3. Ahhh! Congratulations!!! :) so happy for you!

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  4. Such wonderful news! Blessings to you and your hubby!

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  5. Congratulations!!! That is wonderful news :D

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  6. Congratulations! So Happy for you!

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  7. Congrats! This is such a cute post!!

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    1. Thanks! Haha, yes it is a very silly post. Apparently this is what happens when I can't sew. I had lots of fun taking cat pictures =)

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  8. Oh, I'm so happy for you! Enjoy every bit of the journey :-)

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  9. Congrats! How wonderful! Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is the tree of life! Proverbs 13:12

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  10. So happy for you! God is good!

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  11. what a wonderful news Rachel. Congrats!!!

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    1. Thanks, Svetlana! I am only starting to believe it.

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  12. I'm so happy for you!!! Congratulations!!!

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  13. Oh Rachel, I'm all teary - I'm soooo happy for you!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Annabelle. I was so teary too, and scared. It feels good to be this far along, at least. I can start to believe it might be for real!

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  14. I'm thrilled for you Rachel! What wonderful news to share from such a beautiful place. Cabbage the Cat is adorable :)

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  15. Awesome. I know this is a dream come true for you. Congratulations!

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  16. Such great news!! I'm so happy for you and all the joyful planning you have ahead in the coming months! :) Congratulations to you and your family!

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    1. Oh my gosh, YES! I can't wait to start sewing for this baby.

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  17. Oh my goodness, I'm so excited for you!!! Congratulations! Will be keeping you and your little one in my prayers.

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  18. Fantastic news! Congratulations!

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  19. Rachel! Rachel! Hooray!! I'm so happy for you and your family :o)

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  20. Cabbage the Cat did indeed bring happy, wonderful news!!! Best wishes from Denmark :-)

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  21. So thrilled for you! Congratulations!!!

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  22. Congrats! What a sweet post you put together!

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  23. So very exciting!! Congrats Rachel!!

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  24. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! So very excited for you!

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  25. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! So very excited for you!

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  26. RACHEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so so so happy for you , especially knowing all the waiting and stressing you went through! I never thought I would be so happy for someone I only know online but my heart is full and I have a huge smile on my face!!

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  27. congratulations! feeling a bit weep-y right now. very happy for you!

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    1. Oh, thank you, Sona! I love announcing it here. it makes it feel so real!

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  28. Congratulations! Such exciting and long-awaited news!

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  29. I'm so happy for you. Wow, as I was reading I had no idea where you were going with this post, just enjoying looking at Cabbage. Wonderful news. Congratulations!!

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  30. Wow! What exciting news! Thank you for sharing this joyous occasion with all of us out here in Blogland. We have all been hoping and wishing and sending you good thoughts for just such an outcome!

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  31. I was just wondering about you and your baby hopes... Congratulations!!! I'm looking forward to seeing all of the baby makes. And i can't wait to see how pregnancy influences your creativity (at least on days when you have those big bursts of energy!). xoxo

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    1. Oh my gosh, I have SO many things I want to make for this baby!!!

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  32. That's wonderful! Congratulations! I'll be paying everything goes well.

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  33. Yay! So happy for you and your family. Praying you have an uneventful pregnancy.

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  34. Yay yay yay!!!! Doing a happy dance for you. :) congrats!!!

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  35. And I think you forgot in all of this... You are making!!!! Enjoy the process. ;)

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  36. That's wonderful - congrats!

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  37. Wow! Wow! Wow! Covering you all in big prayers!

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  38. Many many congratulations!!!!!

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  39. So happy for you! Congrats!!

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  40. Congratulations Rachel!! That is fantastic news!

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  41. Oh Rachel, this is wonderful!! God is good, is He not?! And yes, my friend, show us those soon-to-be-made baby goods. We'll love them, too! YAY FOR BABIES!!!!

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  42. adorable....and happy that you are happy!

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  43. I KNEW IT!!! As soon as I saw that you had pinned a changing table diaper cover, I just knew. Really and truly, so VERY excited for you and your family! Congratulations again and again! XO!

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  44. CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are expecting out first grandchild the first part of Janurary, can't wait to see (and be inspired) by all the baby making!

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  45. You'll think I'm a dork because you don't even know me, but I actually welled up with a few tears when I reached the last picture. Big congratulations! And the prayers continue for a safe pregnancy. :D

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  46. Congratulations! I know you have been patient and it has paid off. All the worry is past. Hoping you have an easy pregnancy.

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  47. Rachel, what fantastic news! Well done to all of you (some of you more than others ;) You have my best wishes for a healthy and enjoyable pregnancy x x x

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  48. Wonderful news! Congratulations and enjoy!!

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  49. Exciting news!!! Hopefully everything goes smoothly for you.

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  50. Congratulations! I've been thinking about you and hoping for your pregnancy success. Do me a favor though, don't name the baby "Cabbage".

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    1. Haha, oh no, I promise not to! laughing out loud here.

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    2. Oh but celebrities are supposed to pick colorful names for their babies! ;) Congratulations, Rachel! This is wonderful news!

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  51. Congratulations. Stay safe, little one.

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  52. Oh my gosh!! I am so happy for you!!

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  53. What wonderful news! And such a clever way to share it! Best wishes to you and your family as you get ready to welcome your new little one in March! I'm SOOOO happy for you!

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  54. Rachel I just can't begin to tell you how happy I am for you all. Many congratulations. Patti xxx

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  55. Oh my goodness!!!! Fantastic news, congratulations!! Such a longed for new baby, stay well, happy and healthy. Cabbage is going to make an excellent best friend xxxxx

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  56. Congratulations!! Wonderful news for you and your family!

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  57. That's wonderful news! You must feel elated.

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  58. What delightful news. So excited for you!!!!!

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  59. Congratulations!! That is wonderful news!

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  60. Congratulations. I'm really pleased for you and praying the next eight months go beautifully smoothly.

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  61. Ah, such a sweet.blessed.answer.to.my.prayers.good.news to share with all of us!!! Congratulations to you two/four.soon.to.be.five.of.you!! I'm so very excited for you as you begin this full of life journey again. The Father has answered. PS. I love prego pictures..I would have been a midwife in another life! Please share the progress!

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  62. Wonderful news! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

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  63. Congratulations! Crossing my fingers all will go well for you.

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  64. Omg, I had a feeling, really! That is fantastic, congratulations!!!! So excited for you.

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  65. Oh that is WONDERFUL!! Much love and congratulations.xxx

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  66. Congratulations, Rachel! I've been thinking about you and so happy to hear this news - the best kind of news! Enjoy your vacation!

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  67. Congratulations! What wonderful news - I'm so excited for you.

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  68. Exciting news! Congratulations!! Cabbage Cat is adorable!

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  69. Congratulations! That is very exciting!

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  70. Congratulations!! Sending lots of sticky dust your way!

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  71. So, is it totally weird that I am incredibly excited that someone I do not know is pregnant? My heart is filled with joy for you and your family. Best wishes.

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  72. Congratulations! Enjoy Maine. It's really hot back here at home.

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  73. Such happy news! Rejoicing with you across the miles.

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  74. Congratulations. I do hope that everything goes very, very smoothly for you and this newest little one. March babies rock :) I can't wait to hear how you'll juggle all you do with a little one! I feel I'm up to my ears some days and I have far less to do I'm sure

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  75. Such a wonderful joy! Blessings to you as you continue to bloom :) . Janita

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  76. That really didn't take that long after all. Congratulations.

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  77. Yay Rachel!!! I am SO happy for you and your family!

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  78. Ahhhhhhhh. Congratulations, happy and healthy 9 months. Thank you for sharing! Hope you are feeling good.

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  79. God bless you and your baby. So happy for you!

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  80. Rachel,
    So wonderful!! So happy for all of you! I knew everything would turn out just fine!!!

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  81. CONGRATS!!!! So happy for you! Praying you have a healthy little one joining your family soon!

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  82. Congratulations! Sending happy thoughts for a wonderful pregnancy and healthy baby :)

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  83. Congratulations. Praying you may have happy healthy pregnancy.

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  84. Congratulations! I am so happy for you.

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  85. Oh, Rachel! That is completely wonderful and lovely to hear. Best news ever! I have been a long time follower and have been quietly sharing in your disappointments, never having the right words to comfort with - but praying for you all the same. I've always hoped to see this announcement, I'm smiling from ear to ear for you! Hooray!! I hope all goes well with the pregnancy x

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  86. Oh Rachel! I am so very, very happy for you both!!! God is good! Enjoy your new little bundle, I pray it all goes smoothly for you.

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  87. Praying for a uneventful pregnancy and happiness for all. Been waiting to hear this news.

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  88. What a lovely and exciting thing to hear! So happy for you and your family!

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  89. Congrats! Thank you for sharing your wonderful news.

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  90. Wonderful news! Congratulations!

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  91. Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

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  92. So happy for you. Blessings.

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  93. Yay! Congrats :-) I'm so glad you didn't have to wait any longer for what you wanted most. *hugs*

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  94. I am so happy to hear your news! Best wishes for you! Take care and hang in through the first few gross weeks!

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  95. I was wondering where you where going with this ! Congratulations !!!!

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  96. Yay yay yay!!! Been thinking of you often and praying God would bring this blessing about!

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  97. Yay!! Congratulations! Best wishes to you!

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  98. Oh congratulations!! I am so happy this blessing has finally come!! I hope all goes beautifully!

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  99. Congratulations and whoop whoop!!! Definitely news worth whooping over!!! I'm so happy for you!

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  100. Congratulations, from the heart!!

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  101. That is the BEST! news. Congratulations, so so happy for you. Bet the kids are excited about a new little brother or sister too. Really really feel so happy for you and your family :)

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  102. WAAHOOOO! I stopped by to say thank you so much for featuring my quilt! And got distracted by this, this is the happiest news ever! Bless you Rachel, for your perseverance, hope, vulnerability. Wishing you a very healthy, creative, peaceful pregnancy dear friend. Xxx

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  103. Congratulations. That's great news. I look forward to seeing all the baby goodies xxx

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  104. Congratulations! That is such wonderful news!

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  105. Love the post, so cute and such great news! Congrats!! And have fun getting back to sewing and making!! Love your work!

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  106. Congratulations, Rachel! I'm so happy for you! x Teje

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  107. congratulations, Rachel! I have a giant smile on my face for you right now :-D

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  108. Wow, I'm feeling surprisingly emotional about your WONDERFUL news. I know you have been waiting for this a long time, so I'm very happy for you. Enjoy a stress free, boring stretch of time until March. Then enjoy the FUN that begins again.

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  109. yay, the happiest of news!!! so excited for you and your (growing) family, rachel!

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  110. That is awesome news!!! I am sure your mind must be in overdrive...Congrats!!!

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  111. This brought tears to my eyes! So excited for you. Praying now that everything goes well.

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  112. Yeah! Congratulations! Cabbage is adorable, and your news is even better! :)

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  113. Congratulations and many blessings!

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  114. Crazy, but, I read this post while suspecting we might be at the beginnings of our first pregnancy and I just discovered today that we are. I am in the early squirrely with you and I am sending you the good vibes! Congrats and the very best wishes!

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    1. Congrats to you, Anne! I hope all goes well with you as well. Wow, you're first pregnancy. SO exciting!!!! You are a "no reply" commenter, so I can only respond to you here, not via email =)

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  115. Congratulations -- very exciting news -- you are so blessed!

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  116. Congratulations, such lovely news

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  117. Congratulations. Our prayers have been answered. Now I will pray for a heathy baby and a safe delivery.
    I'm so happy for you.

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  118. Congratulations! Wonderful news!

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  119. Congrats! Such a cute announcement. I hope all goes well with the rest of your pregnancy and delivery!

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  120. How awesome! Congrats ! YEAH!

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  121. Congratulations Rachel! How wonderful!

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  122. Congrats Rachel! That is awesome!

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  123. Boom!
    So totally thrilled for you. What an exciting time. We have been waiting for nearly a year for our 3rd and just found out last month that we are pregnant, too! I'm a disaster to behold, but have never enjoyed nausea and exhaustion so much. I pray you have some *awful* weeks ahead of you, too ;)
    Congratulations and yay! baby projects!

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  124. Congratulations to you! The long journeys are often the most rewarding. I'm so glad you are realizing your dream!

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  125. Oh yea! That is delightful news! I'm so thrilled for you and your enitre family.

    Blessings!

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  126. Oh Rachel that's some wonderful news! Congratulations!!!!!

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  127. SQUEEEELLLL! Congratulations ~ I am so happy for you!!

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  128. Wonderful news, congrats to the whole family!

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  129. Such wonderful news!!! Hooray hooray hooray!!! Praying for a smooth pregnancy and delivery for you!

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  130. I teared up when I saw what Cabbage was so intent on seeing!!! Congratulations to you and your family. Sending loving thoughts for a smooth pregnancy and all the joy a new little life can bring!

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  131. Yay! Congratulations! Like a previous commenter, I wish you a boring pregnancy. :)

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  132. So happy for you. This news has got me completely teary! Xxo

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  133. Yay yay yay yay yay! I am SO happy for you, Rachel! I hope everything goes smoothly for you.

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  134. Such wonderful news Rachel! So incredibly happy for you!!!! :)

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  135. Oh I missed this!!! Congratulations.....told you so :O)

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  136. I'm a little behind in my blog reading.....Congratulations Rachel to you and your family!!! Very happy news!!!

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  137. So happy for you my dear I know you have been desiring this for a while. Take care of yourself and sweet baby ! Blessings Sandra

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  138. Yay!! I was away on vacation and just got back. So Im catching up on your blog and there! I am delighted for you!!

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  139. How wonderful! My husband and I are talking about when to try for our 4th (3rd is just a year old now so not too soon) and it made me think of you and wonder how things were going for you. I almost missed this post. I'm so glad to hear it! Best wishes for a safe and healthy pregnancy.

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  140. Ooh you visited Maine!! And you're pregnant! I am so glad for your news : )

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  141. Wonderful, wonderful news x

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  142. Sooo happy for you!!!! Congratulations!!! :D

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  143. I guess this serves me right for not reading this post initially! congratulations!! I couldn't be happier for you and your family! Looking forward to all the baby news and baby sized projects in the future xo

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  144. OMG! OMG! OMG! I've been so bad at going through my Bloglovin' feed that I'm just now catching up and Wow. Congratulations!!!!!

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  145. Dag nab it. I don't know how I missed this fabulous news. Congrats. I know you've been waiting for this for a long time. It will be fun to follow along this newest adventure.

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  146. Lovely, lovely news. I've read through all your disappointments in the past few months and just thought, please, let her catch a little handful of luck! So happy for you. Fingers & toes all crossed. x

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