Sunday, May 2, 2010

Big announcement...

Some of you may have already guessed, but Hank and I are expecting our first child this November! I'm about 12 weeks along and I still feel almost in shock that I have a little baby growing inside of me! We are just beyond excited, and I'm SO happy to FINALLY be able to share this news here. It's been hard to not include thoughts and everything about the past three months on this blog, and I'm really glad I can include it all here now that we're pretty much into the "safe" zone. It's been an amazing 12 weeks so far. I've actually felt awesome, no sickness, no anything. Just very emotional and very, very exhausted. I've actually kept a private baby blog over this time, so I've been updating and writing there. I went back and forth about whether I wanted to start a separate baby blog for all things pregnancy and child related, but I decided to just keep this one blog, since this space is about my life in general anyway! So be prepared for a bit of a change in topic around here as I get more and more pregnant! Tomorrow I am planning on importing my entries from the baby blog over to this blog, and of course I'll be doing the whole "belly photo a week" thing. I don't have any sort of bump yet, as I'm just 3 months, but in the next couple of months I'm looking forward to actually looking pregnant rather than just kind of bloated! Haha. I'll write more tomorrow about my experience so far, but I just couldn't wait to share the news so I wanted to make a quick post! We are so excited!:)

I am a MAMA TO BE! YAAAY! :)

152 comments:

  1. Congratulations sweetheart! oh that is the most exciting news. You and Hank will be such wonderful parents.

    Cant wait to read all about your pregnancy and share that joy with you. its such an exciting time!!

    oh bless.

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  2. Congratulations! How awesome!

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  3. Yay! Congratulations! You are going to be a lovely pregnant lady! :)

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  4. Ah!! Congratulations!! I had a little feeling from tiny comments here and there. :) So happy for you momma!

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  5. congratulations! that is sooooo sweet. i'm so happy for you! :)

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  6. Congrats! This is so wonderful! I can't wait to read all about it :)

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  7. Can't wait to read the pregnancy posts! You're right, I totally already guessed (you did drop a couple of obvious hints, hehe) but congratulations congratulations congratulations!

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  8. OMG!! Congrats!! You'll be a great mama!

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  9. Congratulations!!! You are going to be an amazing mom!

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  10. Yay! Perfect ending to a very stressful night for me. Congratz! Can't wait for the months to come.

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  11. Wow, I am so, so excited for you and Hank! You two will be the most incredible parents <3

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  12. Congratulations *___* it is a great news!!

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  13. congratulations!!! i was starting to suspect when you kept dropping that "exciting things were happening"! it's such great news and i can't wait to see all the baby bump pictures! i lost all the film mine were on, it will be so great for you to have it all documented!
    <3

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  14. OMG!!! congrats to you and Hank :) I'm sure you'll both be wonderful parents and i can't wait to see your pregnant belly photos :)

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  15. that is so amazing - congratulations!! I bet you will be an amazing mom :)

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  16. CONGRATULATIONS, LOVELY!
    WOW. SO incredible. AHH.
    Love babies. So much.

    xoxox

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  17. EEEEEK! I had a feeling! You just seemed really optimistic when you talked about a future as a Mama. So happy for you and your growing baby. Welcome to motherhood!

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  18. YAYYYYYY such great news. Im so excited for you!

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  19. Woo hoo! Congratulations! Can't wait to see what this will bring to the blog - I love baby stories! :)

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  20. Ah! Congrats, lady! :] This is amazing news! :]

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  21. Congrats....we have sooo much in common, teachers, artists, puppy lovers and now we are both expecting!!!!

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  22. congratulations! you will be wonderful and it will be amazing to read your journey.

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  23. oh my goodness, congratulations!!

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  24. YAYYYY! Congratulations! I am sooo, soo excited for you and Hank! You guys are going to be great parents! <3333

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  25. Congratulations what wonderful news.

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  26. Congratulations to you both, that's so wonderful.Thank you for sharing then great news. Hope you continue to stay morning sickness free.

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  27. This is such wonderful news! Congratulations to you and Hank! You will be amazing parents! I had a feeling this post would be coming soon. :)

    Can't wait to read the posts from your baby blog!

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  28. Congratulations on your pregnancy!

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  29. YAY! congratulations! i had a teensy feeling since you said little things here and there - eek! this is SO exciting, i can't wait to read more about this incredible adventure. :) you are glowing in that picture!

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  30. Oh my goodness! That is so amazing! Congratulations, my dear!!!! I'm so happy for Hank and yourself!! :D

    Love and Turtledoves,
    Jaco

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  31. I had the feeling reading some of your posts and was hoping you would post after awhile that you two were expecting! Congratulations lovebirds...you're gonna be the best mommy!

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  32. so exciting! I had been waiting for you to say something for a while. I was guessing this for sure.
    You'll be a great momma.
    congrats.
    xo

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  33. Yay this is so exciting! I'm looking forward to all of your mommy posts now! EEEE!<3

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  34. that's so exciting! congrats!

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  35. CONGRATS to you both, that is be best news ever, you are going to be wonderful parents!

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  36. Congrats to you and Hank!! You are going to be such a cutie pregnant mama to be:)
    I thought you might be expecting when you said "exciting news" a few times and sure enough it's true.
    How exciting!!

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  37. I'm so excited and I can't wait to meet my little niece or nephew!!! I can't believe you are already 3 months pregnant! ML

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  38. OMG Wow! what amazing news! Congratulations, you and Hank are going to be awesome parents!!!

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  39. OH MY GOSH!!!! I am so excited for you!!!!

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  40. Congrats! This must me so exciting for you! (:

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  41. The boobs totally gave it away... ;)
    Love you lady! I'm so happy and proud of you and Hank. Email me for anything, jlyoungsma@gmail.com

    kisses!
    Jess

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  42. Congratulations Hank & Danielle! Best wishes for a safe & healthy pregnancy.

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  43. Yay! Im so excited for you!!! Im looking forward to reading all about it! Congrats to you and Hank. <3

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  44. CONGRATS!!!
    You're going to be an amazing mom!

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  45. oh yay! Congratulations! I am so so so super happy for you. You and Hank will be the bestest parents ever. My boyfriends birthday is in November - the 25th. Maybe he will share a birthday with your little one. Congrats again. Kat xo

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  46. Congratulations!! How exciting!

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  47. This is such wonderful news! Congratulations and I look forward to reading all about this new stage in your life =) xox

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  48. Congratulations!!!

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  49. congratulations, sweetheart, I am really happy for the two of you.

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  50. Ah, congratulations! you both will make great parents x

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  51. Oh my gosh, congrats!! This is fantastic news. Ever since you started mentioning that big changes were taking place I've been wondering if it involved you being pregnant, lol!

    So happy for you and Hank. I can't wait to read about your journey. :)

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  52. Oh my goodness, a sweet congratulations to you two! This is so wonderful. I, along with all of your other readers, have been waiting for the first little Hampton to show up. So much excitement and joy for you guys. You will be wonderful parents. Are you planning on retiring soon, or will you continue working next year?

    Congratulations, again!

    -Alex

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  53. Congratulations!!
    I hope everything goes more than well through the pregnancy and I'm sure you guys will be great parents :)
    Sending a big bear hug for you and your now expanding little family!!

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  54. What incredible news! Congratulations!

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  55. How wonderful for you and Hank. Congrats! You will be amazing parents and that growing baby will get all of the love in the world from you two.

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  56. congratz! thats amazing! can't wait to see your list of baby names, I'm sure they'll be very cool :D

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  57. oh Congrats! how exciting!!!

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  58. Wow, that is such exciting news! Congratulations to you both.

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  59. So exciting, huge congratulations to you my dear!!!!

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  60. congratulations beautiful girl. you & hank are going to be the most amazing parents! lucky baby xx

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  61. Aww! Congrats to you and your husband! Looking forward to more baby updates. Take care! :)

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  62. oohh congratulations !! so exciting and happy for you both! : )

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  63. Congrats to you and Hank.
    That's great news.

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  64. CONGRATULATIONS!
    : )

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  65. yay!! what wonderful news! congratulations! (i'm due with baby #5 in november, too :) )

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  66. Wow Danielle.
    Congratulations!!! I've been thinking something like that for some time already :)
    I think, you'll be a wonderful mommy.
    And you look so beautiful and happy on the photo..
    Hugs from Germany,
    Lucie <3

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  67. Congratulations to you both!
    That is such wonderful news, you will be a such a kind, loving, doting mum.
    I am excited to be sharing this journey into motherhood with you.

    Keep well
    much love from Toronto Canada
    Laurie Anne xoxo

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  68. congratulations!!!! you are going to love being a mom. xoxo

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  69. congrats again pretty lady!! I'm looking forward to reading your blog posts about this journey to motherhood. :) Having a child is so much fun, (and chaotic at the same time) I'm happy for you guys!
    XO

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  70. Congratulations! You're going to be such an amazing mom :)

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  71. Congratulations Danielle & Hank!! I'm very happy for you both. I'm excited myself to see your documentation of your beautiful experience. And thank you for sharing it with us, your readers. :-)

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  72. I guessed. =)

    Huge congratulations!

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  73. ahhh Congrats!

    This is such a fun exciting amazing time :)

    <3

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  74. congrats!!!!! thats amazing. yall are gonna have one adorable baby!!!!
    -kellie

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  75. Congratulations! That is SO exciting!

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  76. Congrats!! That is so exciting!

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  77. Hey congrats!
    I've been enjoying reading your blog for a few months now and have been wondering when this news would come, you seemed super ready for it :)
    I have 2 girls, 1 son and am 8 months along with my second son... and all I can say is that I never had morning sickness with the girls... but felt horrible with the boys during those first months! So maybe a girl for you? tee hee
    Enjoy the ride, and I look forward to reading about it, and the pics of course.

    xo from Holland

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  78. i knew it would be anyday that you would announce something like this! how exciting! you are going to be an amazing mother. i hope you enjoy your entire pregnancy. i did with both, and i cannot wait to have one more (hopefully sooner than later). congrats lady! <3

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  79. congratulations lady! you are going to be a great mother!

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  80. I can't say how excited I am for you, Danielle! I look forward to reading about it - and sharing with you!

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  81. Congrats to you and your hubby! I tell every pregnant woman this...you have to watch The Business Of Being Born!... SUCH an informative movie ;)

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  82. Congratulations! You will be wonderful parents!!!!

    And I can't wait to see your adorable pregnancy outfits!

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  83. Congrats! How exciting! Wonderful news, i think you'll be a wonderful mom too :)

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  84. i am so happy for you and hank! congratulations!

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  85. I don't comment much but i would love to say congratulations! I was always wondering what you were hinting at!

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  86. Congratulations such incredible news! I kinda guessed you might announce being pregnant, due to a few previous comments you have made about 'big changes' etc. I am a big fan of your blog and i know how much family means to you, I am very excited for you and Hank! xx

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  87. after reading that you were pregnant i could not shut up about it!! its so cute!! so happy for you guys. and now you can rock that MJ baby bag. Is that why you got it :P

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  88. congrats! how exciting!!!

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  89. Congrats! That's so exciting!!

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  90. Congratulations!! I am so excited!! I know we don't know each other, but I feel like I do! Maybe because I read your blog almost everyday... :)

    I'm really happy.

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  91. So exciting...being a stay at home mama is amazing. I have an 8 month old and everyday I feel like I'm the luckiest person in the world! I loved being prego. Even though I was a whale, I felt so pretty and girly. Enjoy it!

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  92. CONGRATS DANIELLE!!! you guys are going to be awesome parents!!

    xoxo Julie

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  93. Ahh!! How exciting for you two! I think you're going to be the most adorable pregnant lady ever! You will also be an awesome mom, I can't wait to hear a little bit of your experience in the process :)

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  94. Daphne (the Netherlands)May 3, 2010 at 11:06 AM

    Oh wauw! Congrats and blessings!!!

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  95. oh my gosh, yay! congratulations! i'm so happy for the two of you...you're going to make wonderful parents! :)

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  96. I'm SOOO excited for you both!! Pregnancy is lovely, and I honestly miss it. Enjoy the process. Congratulations!!

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  97. Woohoo! Congratulations to you and Hank. Becoming a mom was the most amazing experience in my life to date. Enjoy the ride! You will be a wonderful momma. x

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  98. That's wonderful news! Can't wait to read about it...:) Hopefully he/she arrives on my birthday! hehe

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  99. congratulations!! that's exciting news!

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  100. SO EXCITING!! CONGRATS!! I loved taking baby belly pix when I was preg. Spend tons of time with your main man the hext few months because you may just be getting another little man :)

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  101. Congratulations to the both of you!! Welcome to the wonderful world of Mommyhood.

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  102. CONGRATS!!! How exciting!!
    What a lucky lil one. It will be super loved. :]

    Can't wait to see the baby belly photos. So cute.

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  103. OMG!!! Congrats!! I thought you were going to tell us that you had really decided to shut down the blog for good. So exciting! I can't wait to see how you make maternity clothes cute

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  104. Congratulations! What an exciting new experience for you and Hank!

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  105. congratulations sweetie!xxxxxx

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  106. OMG!!!! HOW AWESOME!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, I HAD NOTICED SOMETHING WAS DIFFERENT WITH YOU IN YOUR FACE, BUT NOW I KNOW WHY!!!! YAY! SO HAPPY FOR YOU DANIELLE!!! xoxoxoxo

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  107. Congrats, you just look too happy for words in that photo!

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  108. How EXCITING!!!!
    congratulations, your going to be soooooo cute pregnant.

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  109. CONGRATS! I can't wait to read all the baby posts, and I'm sure I'll be painfully jealous of how gorgeous and skinny you'll be while you're pregnant. You already have the happy glow! All the best.
    Jenny. xo.

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  110. ahhh! congrats! how exciting for the two of you :)

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  111. Oh my goodness i am so happy for you two! You know i had a feeling you were pregnant!! Congrats! I cant wait to see your cute pregnancy style!!

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  112. I KNEW IT! I totally had a feeling for some reason. CONGRATULATIONS! So so so happy for you and so looking forward to being along for the ride :)

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  113. congrats!!! How very exciting!
    xoxo!

    ~Emily

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  114. congrats to you & the hubby! you're going to be a great (&adorable) momma!

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  115. Aw, yay! This post made me so happy! I can't wait to read all about it! Although it won't be happening for a bit, I'm soaking up all kinds of advice, anecdotes, and journeys! Congratulations to you and Hank!!!

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  116. Awww, how wonderful and exciting!! Congratulations to you and Hank!!!

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  117. CONGRATULATIONS!! I read about in the morning and have been sending the best of the energies since then :D

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  118. omg! i am SOOOO happy for you.
    you will make the most amazing mom, i know that sounds crazy because i don't actually know you, just blog know you. but i can just tell!
    congrats congrats congrats
    so happy for you & hank..
    & i can't wait to hear all about it!!!
    xoxo

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  119. sooo happy! cant wait to see all of these adorable photos each week :)

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  120. that is so exciting, congratulations!
    i am looking forward to reading your blog posts about your experience!
    <3

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  121. SO SO SO SO many congratulations Maddie :D yay yay yayness :D lots of loves to you, daddy to be and bump :)

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  122. *________* Oh my god I am so happy for youuuuuuuuuuu!!!
    You will be a wonderful mom for sure!!!!
    I can't wait to see your journey through this!!!
    I love you and i wish u all the best!!!
    xoxo
    Roberta

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  123. CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for you! <3

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  124. Oh my... CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! it is a super nice announcement! Really nice one.. I am willing to see you belly growing :D! I've been experiencing kind of a maternity feeling lately, but I know it i not my time so.. I'll be very happy to read about yours!!
    congrats again!! :)

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  125. Congrats!!!! I'm SO excited for you and Hank!!! <3

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  126. I was sorta wondering, based on a few hints here and there.
    Congratulations. You are going to be such a cutie patootie pregnant lady.

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  127. Félicitation! I'm very happy for you and wish you and your family the best!

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  128. congrats!!! :) that is SO exciting. you'll be a great mother.

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  129. Congratulations! Having a baby is one of the most amazing experiences you'll have in life!

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  130. WAAAHHHH !!!!

    I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

    okay, that totally deserved caps!

    well done gorgeous lady, I'm soooo happy for you and Hank! (And so are the other 146 people who left comments by the seem of it!

    much love and happiness xxx

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  131. I guess I am not the on;y one who was picking up the hints you've been dropping. Best wishes for a safe and healthy pregnancy... can't wait to hear all about it!

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  132. a bun in the oven!

    congrats to you and hank! you're going to be the coolest parents!

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  133. Congratulations Danielle! I'm so looking forward to reading about your pregnancy! Very happy for you and Hank!

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  134. congrats.

    my bestie is due on november 29th. its the most exciting thing ever. i can't wait to be aunt sara.

    yay!

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