After YEARS of heartache, struggles and losses, we are thrilled to announce (and a bit scared as my heart is pounding typing this post as I don’t want to jinx this) that we are expecting a new addition to our family! I am almost thru my first trimester! I wanted to keep it quiet as long as I could and keep my heart guarded…. But it is hard to not be attached now after seeing my little one moving all around on the ultrasound! We are so excited about this new journey God has blessed us with.

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  1. Yahoooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

    super ginormous congrats girlie!

  2. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Big Congratulations to you and your family….So so happy for you.. 🙂

  4. That’s WONDERFUL news Laurel! I’m so happy for you! BIG, BIG congrats hugs from me!

  5. quilterlin says:

    Oh, Laurel, so very happy to hear this news! Sending along big hugs and lots of prayers for you and baby!

  6. Oh, Laurel, I don’t know why Blogger decided to deliver this post to my reader, as most of the others, with your beautiful projects, don’t make it, but I am absolutely thrilled for you! I know it’s been a long time coming, and God will bless you for your patience! CONGRATULATIONS!

  7. Oh how wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations to the Beard family!!!!!

  8. so happy for you! 🙂

  9. Woo hoo, congratulations to you!

  10. Congratulations to you and your family!
    This is really awesome news! Enjoy!
    I hope you’re feeling well!
    Big hug!!

  11. OH Laurel – that is fantastic news!!!!! I am super happy for you and your family!!

  12. Anonymous says:

    What great news!!! So excited for you!

  13. So so so happy for you! Wishing you the best through the rest!

  14. Goat Girl says:

    Congrats! I’ll say a prayer for you and the baby.

  15. I remember you mentioning struggles before so I am so happy for you, your DH and the big brother-to-be! CONGRATULATIONS and I will be praying for a healthy pregnancy!! ((hugs))

  16. Awwwww congratulations. I am so pleased for you. Get all your sleep and crafting done now because in 6 months it’s going out he window lol.

  17. Congratulations to you and your family! Wonderful news!

  18. Lina Delgado says:

    Congrats! God bless your baby!

  19. Oh, how exciting, Laurel! Sooo happy for you! I’ll keep you and that sweet baby in my prayers – sending lots of love and hugs! Yippee!!! 🙂

  20. Congratulations–that is wonderful news!!

  21. Wow, congratulations! This is wonderful. I wish you the loveliest pregnancy and a safe and easy delivery.

  22. gscrapbooks says:

    I am so incredibly happy for you, your husband, and son. Congratulations!!!

  23. Congratulations!!! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts during this exciting time!

  24. Happy Dance! Happy Dance! Hugs to you all. I’m so excited for you!

  25. What BLESSINGS!! I am sooo thrilled for you, Laurel! My two kids are 5 years apart and I totally understand how ecstatic (and nervous) you are right now! Sending you happy happy hugs!

  26. Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your family. I hope the rest of the pregnancy goes well.

  27. Jocelyn says:

    Wow! Congratulations to you all!!

  28. Barb Ghigliotty says:

    OMGosh, Laurel….that is the BEST NEWS evah!!! I’m so, so happy for you and your hubby, and I promise to keep you in my prayers for a safe and healthy pregnancy!!!


  29. Miriam Prantner says:

    Yay!!!!! What great news! Congratulations to the whole family!!!

  30. Huge congratulations to you, your hubby and your son! I am so thrilled for you =)

  31. Maria Helena says:

    Congratulations!!! God is good all the time!!

  32. CONGRATULATIONS, Laural!!!! What an answer to prayer!!!! I am soooooo happy for you and your husband!!!!!! Hugs and blessings!!

  33. How wonderful, congratulations.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Wow, congratulations, Laurel!

  35. wow, Laurel!! Congratulations! I remember you were rather depressed that you couldn’t have a baby rather fast as you wished, but see, we all told you. When the time is right, it happens and it did happen! wow, i’m so excited for you & your family! Thank you for sharing your great news! 🙂

  36. Such wonderful news, Laurel. Sending prayers as you journey through your pregnancy and welcome a healthy baby into the world!! Thank you for sharing!!

  37. Happy to hear you and your husband are being blessed with a baby!
    Congrats, congrats, congrats! Looking forward to a baby video!

  38. Happy, happy news!! Congrats!

  39. Wendy G. says:

    OMG!!!!!! I am so thrilled for you! The hair stood up on my arms when I read your post because I was so touched and relieved to finally hear this announcement! Congratulations!

  40. Congratulations on your happy news 🙂

  41. karenladd says:

    So very happy for you!! Hoping all goes just perfectly and that you are welcoming a new bundle of joy soon!

  42. Thats great news! Congratulations!

  43. So happy for you, Laurel! Congrats!

  44. I know I’ve already told you but… CONGRATS!!! I’m really really happy for you and your family!! 🙂

  45. Congratulations to you and your family! Wishing you a healthy pregnancy.

  46. Oh my goodness, CONGRATULATIONS! My prayers are with you and your little one that all will be well and you will sail right through this with now problems. So happy for you and your family.

  47. Big Congrats to you and your husband. God Bless

  48. Congratulations and best wishes on your newest blessing!

  49. What WONDERFUL news, Laurel! God bless you and your growing family!

  50. Sue Pardue says:

    I’m so happy for you Laurel! Congratulations!!!

  51. Jen shears says:

    Yay!!! Congrats & enjoy your pregnancy!

  52. Traibee says:

    Congratulations thats super exciting and congratulations again 🙂

  53. If only you knew how happy I was to read this announcement on Twitter yesterday!!! I know you’re a thousand times more happy with this blessing from GOD!!! Congrats once more!!!! I will keep you in my prayers throughout your pregnancy–count on it! Sending hugs your way!!!!!! 😀

  54. What a wonderful time for you!! Praying protection for you and this life. Congratulations!!

  55. Jennifer Chen says:

    Congratulations on the news, we will be praying for you and your family. Praying that the pregnancy and labor goes smoothly for you. Enjoy every moment of it.

  56. CONGRATULATIONS Laurel!!!!! I hope you have an easy and fun pregnancy!!! The first trimester is always the iffy-est part, but I’m so glad you’re past your 12th week =)

  57. CONGRATS LAUREL!!! I’m so happy for you and i pray that you will have a safe pregnancy and labor! Take good care!

  58. Congratulations Laurel! What wonderful news! all the best for the remainder of your pregnancy, I hope it goes smoothly x

  59. Carol Perry says:

    Congratulations on your news and especially your growing baby bump. Sending prayers for an easy next few months. Wohoo!

  60. Hi Laurel, I couldn’t help but read this post as I came here for the Simon Says Stamp blog hop… my eyes are filled with tears of joy! Although I don’t know you, I am hugging you in my heart right now! God bless you and your growing family, always and forever. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  61. Welcome to life’s greatest ADVENTURE … Parenthood !! Congrats!

  62. melissab1872 says:

    Yay! So happy for you Laurel! Congratulations!! Such happy and exciting news! Take it easy on yourself and don’t do too much! 🙂


  63. CONGRATS Laurel!
    God bless your new little one..I bet the BIG brother is EXCITED!

  64. Woo Hoo !! Congratulations !! 🙂
    Lols x x x 🙂

  65. Oh my gosh Laurel…I just saw this..a big CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  66. God is SO GOOD! I just prayed for you and the baby. Congrats!
    Karen Letchworth

  67. So absolutely thrilled for you sweet friend! This is the BEST news! So excited for you and your beautiful family!

  68. So excited for you!!! This is wonderful news! Thanks for sharing. You will be in my prayers during the weeks and months to come.

  69. Congratulations–I enjoy seeing your smiling face show up on many of the blogs I see.
    What a wonderful thing to have happen, and all the more fun to see the wee one on ultrasound! Again, congratulations!

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