• nikol carlson

    I’m exceited about Christmas AND reading up on your new adventures with baby 2. Congrats momma.

    I will not even scare you will tales of woe. I have three kids and happily at 4,5 and 7 they are very best friends and do everything together. I hope for this kind of joy for Leta. It is good stuff to watch.

  • Noelle

    Awwww, that last paragraph really got me as I remember that exact feeling SO very well. I loved this entry and I am so happy for you guys!!

  • Aurora

    Congratulations!! Been following your blog for a while and I’m so excited for you! I’m also pregnant and due June 6th, so now I’m going to be even more obsessed with your blog!

  • Laurel

    I’m hoping you read every comment because I want you to know how much I love your photography – it often ends up as my screensaver (which is amazing because I have the most adoreable grandchildren, and the latest picture of my 6-month old granddaughter as a baby chick for Halloween is cuter than anything). Your pictures of the SLC area are especially good for my soul since I grew up there and now reside in a desert wasteland, but the one of Chuck balancing a colander on his head is an all-time favorite that I throw on my screen every so often for a needed laugh. Thank You! And congratulations on your pregnancy!

  • http://jeankfl.spaces.live.com Jean

    Congratulations!! I’ll say a little prayer for you and the baby being healthy, if you don’t mind.. just for insurance!!LOL You’ll do great, I’m sure, and Leta will be a champ of a big sister…eventually…;)
    *easy hugs*

  • Rina

    I can’t offer you enough love and support. Take it all! x

  • michele

    Congratulations Heather and Jon. I wish you both the best of luck in these coming months. Have fun designing that nursery, can’t wait to see it. :)

  • JennC

    I’m a few days behind and just read the wonderful news! Congratulations to you and Jon!

  • Katie

    Congratulation! I’ve got to admit I jumped in my seat a little more reading that you’re pregnant than when I found out that my cousin was pregnant. That’s bad right?

  • http://doyouhaveacanteen.blogspot.com/ Erin

    That’s incredibly cute :)


  • http://luvoflilacs.livejournal.com/ Anna

    Wow.. congrats to you and your family. Will be thinking of you and your new little one in the months to come.

  • Now a “Gamma”

    My oldest son was 2 1/2 when I found out I was pregnant with No. 2. He didn’t really “grasp” the concept that I was going to have a baby so when I saw the cutest little bundle of joy while out shopping at the grocery store, I pointed it out to my son and told him I was going to have a baby – just like that one. He seemed totally satisfied…….until I brought his little brother home. The minute he saw him he started yelling and said “take it back”….I want the chocolate baby like you showed me! I didn’t even try to explain – lol. It didn’t take him very long to realize he was stuck with the one we brought home and became the most adorable, helpful, protective older brother.


  • http://misterfurious.blogspot.com/ Mr Furious

    Awesome! Congratulations.

    Our first was four when number two started baking—it’s an IDEAL age gap.

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations Heather. I love your blog! I can not wait to read all of the posts about pregnancy, especially since I too am pregnant and due on June 15th! It will be so nice to enjoy your stories as I am going through similar things at the same time! Thanks for putting a great blog out here for us to read!

  • Nicole

    codename for new baby, a la Fawnzelle Le Bon Marche Armstrong:

    Senator Beauregard Hijinx


    Miss Lambshanks De Cointreau

  • http://bleach226.wordpress.com bleachusd


  • Lesley

    my older sister said the same exact thing to my parents when they broke the news that sometimes babies are boys. she said “not this one, it’s my little sister. she was right… she still thinks she is my mom and that my parents just fostered me for her.

  • http://starshinereport.blogspot.com Starshine

    I’m so happy for all of you, and it’s wonderful to hear the excitement in your voice!

  • Rachel

    Congratulations! I read through all your Leta pregnancy posts just before I got my positive test, and loved every one, and now there will be more! I’m due in March so I’m a little ahead of you, but this is my first. I can’t wait to hear what it’s like with the second one. I’m really happy for you!

  • http://amyeats.blogspot.com Amy

    Yay Heather!!
    My kids have been asking questions about baby growing lately so for the first time ever I told them all about it on a car ride home from day care.

    I was explaining this to my six year old boy and four year old girl. He was a c-section and she was a vbac and they know this so they always kind of ask about those details since they got their own special entrances into the world.

    This time when Noah was asking me about all that water that splashed out when the Doctors pulled him out, I said that it wasn’t really water but amniotic fluid and I was trying to explain where a baby grows etc. etc. and he said, “Mom, can you stop talking now.”

    I realized that the truth is so much more boring to little kids then we fear it will be and I remember that I always knew technically how babies were made but it just seemed like something I probably would never have to worry about.

    I’m so happy for you all!!!

  • http://banisbooks.blogspot.com Bani


  • http://adi-life.blogspot.com Adi

    awww too cute! I think she will make a great big sister, that is after Christmas is over..lol! I’m glad she took it so well.

  • Anonymous

    I’m reminded of the story my grandmother loves to tell about my sister and I. We are six years apart, but born on the same day. When she asked me if I was excited that my sister was born on my birthday, my responce was, “Yes, but I need my own cake.” Congratulations!!!

  • http://topshelftotes.com Lori

    Congratulations!! What fun news on this Thursday!

  • Meredith

    I want to be best friends with Kristina of comment 194 now.

  • Hope

    My older son was 5 when I was pregnant with his brother. I took him to the ultra sound appointment thinking it would be fun for him to see his baby brother or sister in the “T.V.” The tech said “do you want to know what it is” and I said, “yes”. She said “it’s a boy”. My son piped up and said “good, because I didn’t want a baby sister anyways”. Congratulations! I hope all is going well. With your pregnancy and Leta.

  • Lisa

    Wonderful, I wish you three the best! I’m so excited for you!!!

  • Kathryn

    Glad to see Leta’s priorities are in order – Christmas is CLEARLY the more important event right now. So, I’m wondering, just how far should we all run and hide if, in fact, Leta’s sister is a brother? :o )

    Congrats again and glad she took the news well!

  • jayrose

    congrats to you and your fam!

    and no worries someday she will realize a sister is just about the best present (christmas or otherwise) a girl can get…

    …coming from the oldest of 4, with 2 younger sisters

  • http://scargosun.blogspot.com/ Scargosun

    One holiday at a time for Leta. ;)

  • leah

    YAY! not sure why i’m so giddy about it since we are basically strangers but i am and there isn’t much to be happy about some days so i choose THIS :) !

  • Rachelle

    My older daughter was two weeks from turning 5 when her little sister arrived. We did everything we could to prep her for the arrival… explained contractions and birth, had her take a “big sister” class at the local hosiptal, prepped her for the crying baby, my exhaustion…etc. BUT we forgot about breast feeding. Not sure why that slipped my mind, but look on her face the first time she saw her baby sister sucking on my boob was priceless. It was totally “WHY THE HELL IS SHE DOING THAT???” Awesome. :-)

  • http://www.transcendetalreality.com/blog/ Tracy

    I look away for two seconds and look what you two have been up to!! Congrats! I’m a few months ahead of you, due in March. Hope all is well with your little parasite, and that you’re feeling good!

  • http://paigerun.blogspot.com Paige

    I’m so happy for you all. My four year old daughter just welcomed a baby brother – she also made it clear she wanted a GIRL BABY but you would not believe how much she loves him. Enjoy these last months with Leta.. it is a time you will remember so fondly – just you and her. Congrats!

  • http://wackymommy.org/ Wacky Mommy

    I’M EXCITED ABOUT CHRISTMAS, TOO! What a quincidence!

    And congrats, Heather A., to you and Jon.

  • http://rangersrus5.blogspot.com Bertie Ranger

    That is too cute! I love the “I’m excited about Christmas part!” Congratulations and how fun for you guys!!

  • Buffy Davis

    Our first daughter was three when we were pregnant with number two. My mother and I took her to one of my last appointments which is when she decided to ask a bunch of questions about how the baby “gets out.” I told her that her baby sister would come out of my chochy (I pray she never watches Happy Days) and that the doctor would be there so everything would be okay. To which she asked in disgust, “is there going to be blood?” I nearly pushed that baby out laughing so hard!

    So happy for you all! Congratulations!

  • http://www.birdysknits.com/blog Birdy

    So sweet. I told my son even before I told my hubby for sure that I was pregnant–I made a shirt that said “I am gonna be a big brother” and had him wear it when he greeted Daddy at the door. He was excited about the whole thing. It wasn’t till last year (or so) that he asked me if we could have a new baby girl so we could exchange her with his sister.

  • http://el-nic.livejournal.com/ elysia

    Delurking to say Congratulations!!

  • http://offensiveart.wordpress.com Avery

    I’m so excited for you, Jon and Leta. As a new follower, I was surprised to see that I’m as excited for you as I am. Your voice on this blog is comforting and hilarious! Congrats and best wishes for the pregnancy. =)

  • http://herbluesatinsashes.blogspot.com Caroline

    I’m excited for Christmas AND YOUR BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tori

    Congrats! Babies are always good news.

  • Nhiro


    Well, that’s not a term I hear thrown around too often. But man, I’m excited for xmas too.

  • http://www.chandidaclan.blogspot.com Chandra

    Congrats, I remember the day I told my son he was going to be a big brother he was 5. He automatically assumed it was a girl, so I told him there was a chance that it could be a brother. He was appalled and said “If its a boy, put it back until its a girl.” Ya OK!! Thank heavens it turned out to be a little sister :)

  • http://www.southernofficechairs.com Leilani Grant

    First time visitor here and I have to say I absolutely LOVE your site. Such a breath of fresh air!
    I loved your photos and the commentary. I am still wiping tears from laughing so hard at some of them.
    I’m originally from Mississippi (I know. Bless my heart!) and grew up very close to the Memphis ‘burbs.
    There’s something about those Southern gals and speaking their mind.
    Congrats on the pregnancy. Good health to you and the baby!
    (…and here’s hoping to acceptance from Leta if a little boy is in the picture.) (grin)

    Keep up the good work!

    Leilani Grant

  • http://reality-or-something-like-it.blogspot.com d.g.

    Congrats!! =)

  • Jennifer

    Congratulations! At least she’s calling it YOUR baby. Since the day my son found about #2, he has been calling it HIS. And insisting it’s a boy. Lucky for him, it is a boy.

  • http://renabena.etsy.com Rena

    I love that you used the word “bunky” in a sentence!

  • Victoria L.

    Wonderful news! Best of luck. I look forward to all updates, and especially to an additional series of “Your Life in Embarrassing Full Color Monthly.”

  • http://www.smallredsneakers.com Michelle

    Congratulations to you all! You know, when I got pregnant with number two my firstborn insisted it was a boy and he was right. Maybe she knows something you don’t.

    I’m so excited to follow you through another pregnancy. I found your blog when you were pregnant with Leta and I’ve been reading ever since. Helped me get through my own first pregnancy and subsequent post partum and I’m eternally grateful for that.