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Posted on May 26, 2012 in Fertility | 54 comments

Big Announcement

Big Announcement

To my subscribers: you’re getting this post a day before it will be advertised on Facebook.  You’re the first to know.  Thank you for subscribing! 

During our wedding, I chose Psalm 40:1-5 as one of the verses we wanted to be shared with the congregation.  To me, it is a song of praise to God who has worked out marvelous things in our lives.  Today, as I get ready to share even more exciting news with you, I want to quote it again.

I waited patiently for the LORD;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the LORD.

Blessed is the man who makes
the LORD his trust,
who does not turn to the proud,
to those who go astray after a lie!
      You have multiplied, O LORD my God,
              your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;
none can compare with you!
I will proclaim and tell of them,
yet they are more than can be told.

God has truly multiplied His wondrous deeds toward us. I am more aware of this fact than ever before in my life. Today Rick and I are ready to share with the world that God has granted us the desire of both of our hearts – a baby!
Our baby is due to be born right around Christmas.  I have had every pregnancy symptom the books mention, right on schedule.  Rick is as excited as I am, matching my own desire for children with his own.  We had to laugh when we realized our plans to celebrate our one year anniversary with a return trip to our honeymoon cabin in Gatlinburg will have to be scrapped – unless we want to bring a newborn with us!

I was afraid because it took us so long to find one another.  I feared pregnancy would be as elusive as marriage had been for us.  My heart swells with joy at the relief I experienced when we discovered in our fourth month of marriage that the miraculous had happened!

Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

8 The Lord is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
9 He will not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor punished us according to our iniquities.

Psalm 103:1-5, 8-10

Here’s the first picture of our little peanut – at 8 weeks and 2 days old…



  1. Oh how WONDERFUL!!!!

    • Thank you, Gloria. It IS wonderful, isn’t it?! We’re so happy! 🙂

  2. Oh, Kim, Byron and I are so happy for you and Rick. I literally started crying before I even finished reading. I had to show it to Byron because I couldn’t talk. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you!

    • Thank you, April. I’ve been crying joy-filled tears for the last 7 weeks, thanking God for His wonderful blessings. It’s been so hard to keep it to ourselves because we’re so happy! Thank you for sharing our joy.

  3. My dad is visiting and just asked me why I was smiling as I was dusting 🙂 Your news is so utterly joyful it is contageous! Praising God with you and for you!

    • Thank you, Melissa. It’s a good reminder that I need to “get up off my sickbed” and dust this house! Ha! Smiling through the nauseousness and exhaustion…

  4. Congratulations!!! I am taking a FB break so I am glad to see it here!

    • Thank you, Jo Ellen! It won’t be on Facebook until tomorrow after church – a little something extra for my subscribers! 🙂

  5. Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!!!! We are so happy for you all!!!!!

  6. Kimberly, so excited for you and Rick. God is good! Thankful for the blessings!

  7. WooOoo! I’m so happy!!!! I’m also thankful the secret is out 😉 I am praying you have a perfect pregnancy, delivery, and life-time to love “Peanut”.

    • Thank you! The secret isn’t totally out though… Just to my blog readers! 🙂 Tomorrow we’ll tell everyone else.

      • I did pick up on that. I’m not saying a word….yet 🙂

  8. WHOOOOO HOOOOOOOO. I get to be grandpa again. i am so thankful to our God for my family and God’s tremendous goodness. Be Blessed my number one daughter, be blessed.

  9. OOOOOOOHHHHHHHH KIMBERLY!!!!! I can’t wipe the smile off my face!! This is wonderful news indeed!!!! So, so, so, so Happy for you and Rick. Congratulations!

    • Thank you, Leslie! It’s been SO hard to keep it a secret. I’m really glad you know now!!! 🙂

      • I bet!! I am thoroughly impressed! 🙂 This is such exciting news There are smiles all over the nation today because of this little baby!

  10. SO thrilled for you, Kimberly!! What beautiful news!!!

  11. Congatulations! A baby is such a wonderful blessing!

  12. I just want to keep reading and re-reading this. It brings me such joy for you and Rick! God is GOOD!!!! His gifts are perfect. And right on time. Oh, what a joyful time of life you have just entered. I will be praying for your pregnancy and for the little one – that he or she will be happy, healthy and holy. Thanking God for answered prayers!

    • Thank you, Wendy! We are so very thankful. Pray that I’ll get through this sickness too. I’m really hoping it’ll be gone soon!

  13. Congratulations….God is so good! Very happy for you and your family!

  14. Kimberly, I’m SO excited for you. God is SO good!

  15. Praise the Lord! I’m so happy for you both! God is so good….He loves you soooo much!!!

    • Thank you, Suzy. We are overwhelmed with His goodness!

  16. So happy for you!

  17. I remember the first time I met Rick… he wanted 20 children – LOL!!! So very elated for you’s… and, the secert being out is GREAT so I can begin posting on your FB wall! 🙂 Peanut is already so very beautiful-handsome… AMAZING!

    • That’s right! and I did too. Now that I know what first trimester sickness is like, I may reduce that number down a bit… 🙂

  18. Congratulations Rick and Kim! So happy for you. The only thing better than being a parent is being a grandparent. I’m sure your parents – on both sides – are just thrilled!! Have a wonderful pregnancy!

  19. Yay!! We’re so excited for you!! Congratulations!

  20. Congratulations Kim and Rick; happy for both of you!

  21. Wonderful news!! Blessings and more and more blessings!!

  22. I’m delighted for you!!! How wonderful!!!! Yaaaaay.

  23. Yay! These pix are ADORABLE! I’m SO excited for you, Rick, and little peanut! Praise God!

  24. Hi Kim! Congratulations!!!! It really is such an amazing experience, people are always saying it but it really is. We just had Adeline on New Years Eve, her due date was Christmas Day. I am so happy for you! You are going to be a wonderful mom.

    • Oh – congratualtions to you, Jenny! Wonderful news! We’re looking forward to it more than we can say.

  25. OH wonderful congratulations – what a journey is ahead. joann tallman

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