A Post with the News from Melanie

It has been fun to see the excitement resulting from a simple caption below Bethany’s picture in the last post. ๐Ÿ™‚

Yes, we are expecting again! We are excited and a little apprehensive all at the same time. Many of you have traveled the journeys of our pregnancies with us and understand the challenges we have gone through.

I am 9 weeks along now. As with my other pregnancies, I have been on progesterone since we found out I was pregnant.

It is fun to watch Abigail be so excited about the new baby. She has had the “job” of telling our news. She loves sharing that “Mommaรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs going to have a new baby!” She has also changed her doll’s name to “New Baby” and carries her around most of the day. She tells me that she is carrying the new baby so that I can carry Bethany. ๐Ÿ™‚ And Bethany doesn’t really understand what is going on, but she shares in Abby’s enthusiasm. So when Abby tells the news, Bethany will often add a happy exclamation.

This is baby #6 for us (three with the Lord). It is an incredible privilege to get to carry another child. We pray that we will have the joy of raising this little one.

Thank you for standing with us in prayer!

Melanie

“For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.” (Psalms 139:13)

63 thoughts on “A Post with the News from Melanie”

  1. Congratulations! I will pray for a healthy baby! I suppose this child and AnnaMarie and Christopher’s will be close in age.
    >>>>>>
    a month apart

  2. We are standing in the gap for you, Sweet Melanie!

    I am praying very specifically for you to have a healthy pregnancy and delivery, and I know that the Lord will bless you so very richly!

    The kids and I love you and your entire family very much and wish all of God’s blessings on you during this special time.

    Lori

  3. Yeah! Oh, congratulations to you and your family! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m so happy to hear of your news! Aww, Abby seems to love being a big sister. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I will be praying for you and this sweet new little one during your pregnancy and all. May the Lord be with you and strengthen you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    ~Miss Rachel~

  4. Wow! God is so wonderful. You all are surely adding to my joy!! Prayers will be offered up regularly for you and family!! Blessings! Thanks for allowing us to share in your life!!

  5. Praising the Lord with you and you know I will be praying for you! With being at a mission’s conference this week, I didn’t see the last post. What a great way to announce it here! ๐Ÿ™‚ Bethany will be a wonderful big sister just like Abigail! It is such a wonderful thing to carry a baby right under your heart. Isn’t it amazing how much you love that little one from the moment you find out he/she is there? Congratulations!!! And how exciting to be expecting along with Anna Marie! It was always so fun to be pregnant with my sister in laws and to have cousins so close in age. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Much love and prayer,
    Jaynee
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Congratulations!!! Oh, I am soooo happy for you! I have followed this blog for years, so I do remember all your children. I have prayed so much for you and your family over the years, and I will continue to do so for this newest little precious, incredible gift from the Lord. May He shower you with His abundant mercy and grace!

  7. YAY!!!!! Soooo happy for you! You have a very fun job, Abby!!!! Happy to see how excited you and Bethany are!!! How exciting! You are a blessed family, all of you Maxwells!!!! That’s great!!! Will and are praying for you!!!!

    Can’t wait to see your family Thanksgiving post this month!!!!

    God bless! Rebecca and Annah

  8. What a wonderful blessing! We will be praying as I am sure many of your extended “blog family” will. Congratulations to all the Maxwells – another child coming into such a loving and giving family.

    Mary for the Ts

  9. Congratulations Melanie and Nathan!

    When I read the caption below Bethany’s picture yesterday I thought it was a typo – it never occurred to me it was a subtle joyful announcement.

    I’m very happy for you and will keep you (and the entire Maxwell family) in my prayers.

    Linda.

    PS I just want to mention how much I enjoyed(and desperately needed) Mrs. Maxwell’s latest book, Sweet Journey. Because of that book I am now having daily Bible time. And on the days I find myself skipping Bible time, I’ve noticed a definite negative attitude within – everything seems hopeless. Daily Bible time has given me comfort and wisdom, and has led me closer to the Lord. Sweet Journey has been an incredible (and very needed) blessing in my life. Thank you Mrs. Maxwell.

  10. I have to say that I thought that maybe it was a typo under Bethany’s picture. I did not even put it together that Melanie is pregnant again.

    I am so overjoyed and happy for all of you. What a blessed event. How nice that you and Anna Marie are expecting at the same time.

    I will continue to pray for you and Maxwell Baby #6. Please continue to rest and pray.

  11. God is so good! I didn’t realize you had 3 babies go home to be with Jesus. I thought it was just one. But, God has given you two beautiful daughters and another on the way! ๐Ÿ™‚ I will again be keeping you in my prayers, that God will give you another full term pregnancy with another healthy baby! Praise the Lord…I am so happy for you all! ๐Ÿ™‚ Abigial is such a sweet girl! I can tell she loves being a big sister and it will be so much fun to introduce Bethany to the baby when he/she is born. We always enjoyed that with our kids! I think it’s great that you and Anna Marie are expecting at the same time, too. How close together are your due dates? A fun and exciting spring/summer for the whole Maxwell family! ๐Ÿ™‚
    May the Lord contiue to bless and keep each of you!
    ~Jessica
    >>>>>>>>>
    1 month apart

  12. I was so excited to see that caption last night. May God see you through this pregnancy, keep you and baby safe, and join with all of us when we get the joy of seeing pictures of the newest Maxwell in the spring ๐Ÿ™‚

    Will be praying for you and our best to you, Nathan, Abigail, and Bethany

  13. To God Be All The Glory!!!! News of Babies is in the air, as we just found out the Duggars are expecting a new bundle of Joy in April.
    Praising God for your blessing and Praying He will carry it through until the appointed time.

    God Bless

  14. What wonderful news! Baby announcements seem to be everywhere today (have you heard about the Duggars’ announcement?:) Isn’t God so good? Praying for your family and the newest blessings, grandchildren are wonderful!
    >>>>>>
    Yes, we also were told about the Duggars. God is good!!!!!!
    Steve

  15. So excited for you guys! I had been praying that you all would have a new baby due by the end of next year! It will be very easy to remember to pray for you as I’m also 9 weeks pregnant with baby #7, due June 7th. Will continue to pray for you guys, and Christopher and Anna Marie.

    Heather

  16. So exciting, we will be praying for your family, hoping that you will have another healthy baby soon!!!

  17. We are so happy for you! We must have missed the news somehow about Anna Marie and Christopher . . . we’ll be praying for all of you. Many blessings and much joy to you all!

  18. I am very happy for your family – congratulations! We also have 3 babies with the Lord and 2 (so far) here on earth. I was also on progesterone with the 2 that the Lord chose to give us to raise, and will be for future pregnancies. We are thankful for medical technology, but give the ultimate glory to God! What wonderful news all around for the Maxwell family!

  19. Congratulations! I’ll be praying for you and your new little one.

    I guess I didn’t carefully (or attentively) read the photo captions on that post because I totally missed it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. So very happy for your family. Already added you into my prayer journal. I will commit to pray for you daily:-)
    Blessings,
    Suzanne

  21. Praising the Lord with you guys! God is so good. I’ll keep you in my prayers Melanie.

    Blessings,
    Maudie

  22. Wow! So many blessings – Anna Marie and Christopher, the Duggar’s, Melanie and Nathan, and my mom is expecting in April, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Congratulations!!!

  23. We will be praying for a healthy pregnancy and joyous birth. Melanie, you are so right; it is a blessing and a privilege to carry a baby within you no matter how long that happens to be or the outcome. Blessed be the name of the Lord!
    Kim C.

  24. Missed the hint too on the other post, Congratulations to you Nathan, Melanie & girls!! Indeed we have ‘cried out’ to the LORD for you to have the joy of holding & raising this baby! You are in our continued family & individual prayers.

  25. Nathan, Melanie, Abby, and Bethany,
    So excited for you all. Praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy! When is your due date?

    This is such wonderful news. Keeping you all in prayer.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari
    >>>>>>>>>>
    Mid June

  26. I started following the Maxwell blog while you were still pregnant with Bethany and went back and read about the last baby that passed away. My heart ached for you. I have never lost a child but I had also never been blessed with a child. 25 years, 2 months and 8 days I begged God for a baby and He found us the most perfect birth mother and on Oct. 6, 2009 a tiny little boy was laid in my arms and the years of tears and pain were forgotten. I knew children were an amazing gift, but Liam has shown my what beyond amazing is!
    Congratulations!!!!

  27. We are so very happy for your family and rejoice in trembling with you. You will be in our prayers! What a joy and blessing to watch all of the babies coming in the Maxwell family. We are so thankful for the testimony of all of your lives, your children’s fruit, and the Lord’s glory given. We are all impacted positively by your choices to live according to scripture. Praise God!! Thank you very much for sharing!

  28. I agree that Baby News is in the air! There are 5 expecting couples at our church!!!!! Our cousin had his first baby this year (his wife has a daughter from a previous marriage) and his sister and her husband had their first baby this year!!!! From looking at other blogs, we know of 3 other expecting couples, plus the Duggars!!!

    ‘Tis the year for babies!! Praying! God bless! Rebecca K.

    P.S.
    I’ve been meaning to ask you, how is little
    Leah who used to sit by Mrs. B? And how is Mrs.B’s
    family?
    >>>>>>>>>>
    Fine

  29. What wonderful, exciting news!! Congratulations, Melanie and family (I LOVE that precious family photo you shared—so sweet). ๐Ÿ™‚ I too am keeping you and the baby in my prayers, and look forward to reading updates on your baby (and Anna Marie’s!). ~ If I lived much closer, I’d be more than happy to help out (although I am certain all the Maxwells are helping out!). ๐Ÿ™‚
    With prayers and hugs from Georgia,
    Patti M.

  30. Congratulations. We are so happy for you. God has truely blessed your family. We will keep you in our prayers for a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery.

    God bless

  31. Congratulations Maxwell family! May you have a blessed pregnancy Melanie, and enjoy this beautiful phase in life!

  32. Congratulations! We are so thrilled for you and will continue to keep this little one in our prayers. God bless!

  33. What wonderful news! God is so amazing! We will keep you and this new little one in our prayers.

  34. God bless you and your sweet unborn little one, Melanie! What wonderful news! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be praying for you, yes.

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