Babies on the Way Update

I know there have been several asking for baby updates, and you’re right, it’s time!

Let’s start with Melanie. She is currently over half way and is grateful for a fairly non-dramatic pregnancy. She still has to be careful of her activity level being watchful of contractions: no real exercise, limiting trips up and down the stairs, and keeping stress and excitement to a minimum. She still has contractions, but they don’t seem to be very concerning, and the doctor is satisfied with how she is doing. Melanie is on a heavier dose of progesterone, administered by a shot, once weekly. We give them a fair amount of help each week. Mom goes grocery shopping for them and we girls (Sarah, Anna, and Mary) clean their house. From all appearances, Baby seems to be doing fine, is active and has a great heartbeat. We continue to pray that Baby will wait until close to due date before entering the world!

So far, Anna Marie has had an uneventful, smooth sailing pregnancy with normal first trimester nausea. She is about four weeks ahead of Melanie and is excited to be starting into the third trimester. Baby seems very active and to have a great heartbeat.

Both Nathan and Melanie and Christopher and Anna Marie are thankful to the Lord Jesus for their little ones and are looking forward to meeting him/her.

There you have it!


Melanie and Anna Marie and Babies

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

33 thoughts on “Babies on the Way Update”

  1. Thank you SO much for updating everyone! I think about everyone and pray for your family daily. I enjoyed meeting you all in person when you were out our way a few years ago in Georgia.

    Blessings and Love to you whole family!

  2. Oh, that is such wonderful news!!! I was just going to shoot you an email specifically asking about these two ladies (and I have not forgotten your patterns…just busy days; look for them and some surprises for ya’ll next week. This along with some overdue yard work is on the agenda for Saturday)!

    We will continue to stand in the gap for Melanie, Anna Marie, and their little ones.

    Love you all!


  3. Thank you so much for these updates! πŸ™‚ Praise the Lord both pregnancies seem to be going smoothly. I have been and will continue praying for both ladies and their babies. Such an exciting time! And I LOVE the photo of them—they both look radiant! πŸ™‚
    Hugs from Georgia, Patti M.

  4. How exciting! I’m glad to hear things are going smoothly and will continue to pray for uneventful, healthy pregnancies. What a blessing that you can all be such a help to Nathan and Melanie!

  5. Sweet picture of some lovely ladies! My husband and I recently found out that we are expecting baby #6! My due date is the 8th of October, so I’m a little further behind Melanie and Anna Marie. πŸ™‚ Anyway, we will continue to keep both of them in our prayers. Thank you for the update…I was wondering how they were doing. God bless!

  6. Thank you for the update. So exciting! I’m due June 7, right about when they are, so it’s neat to hear how they are doing. I pray for both as the Lord brings them to mind.
    Let us know how it goes with you!

  7. That’s such a wonderful update! Can’t wait to see pictures of the little ones later this year! How nice for cousins to be so close in age!

  8. Glad to hear it! Still praying! A sweet picture of the mommies-to-be. So exciting to have two babies on the way. Glad that Anna Marie had only first trimester nausea.

    Hope it’s not too difficult for Melanie to keep herself a little less active.

    God bless! Rebecca K.

  9. How much fun the sisters in law will have having babies so close together. Family get togethers will be so delightful. So glad for the good news!

  10. Will they know by sonogram the gender of their babies or will it be a surprise?

  11. What a blessing to hear Melanie is doing so well! The picture is lovely and can’t wait to see baby pictures:) Our family/church family will continue to keep you in pray. Thank you for the update!

    Many Blessings Sondra J.

  12. Love the photo of those two beautiful mamas! Thank you for the update. It must be a very exciting time for your family — planning baby showers and awaiting the births and decorating a nursery for a new babe. So sweet!

  13. Wonderful news!!! Praying for God’s continued grace and joy upon their pregnancies! I think of Melanie often, as my pregnancies are much like hers. We are finally pregnant again (last pregnancy which ended was 2 years ago- had a reversal 4 1/2 years ago). Not having family around, our children ages (6-13) are doing all the housework and most the cooking. They are huge blessings to me, as I am sure you ladies are to Melanie and family. Praying that things continue to go well.
    It would be nice for you to keep us updated via the blog.

  14. Thanks for the update. It’s so special that these cousins will have close birthdays. My sister and I ended up having babies on the same day, and we have had so much fun watching our two little ones grow up. Praying that all will continue to go well.

  15. Thank you for the updates. I am 19 weeks pregnant with number 5 and so think and pray for them often.
    We’d appreciate to hear how you are doing as well.

  16. Thank you so much for the update. I had been wondering how their pregnancies were going. We pray for them (and your whole family) daily. Such beautiful ladies – you can see the sweetness of both of their hearts. Such a blessing. May the Lord continue to bless y’all!

  17. Thank you so much for the update. It is so good to hear that things are going well for both mommy and baby X 2 (and dads too πŸ™‚ Melaine and Anna Marie are so glowingly beautiful.

    Keeping you all in prayer.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

  18. Yeah! I love pregnant mommies! They are so beautiful and amazing. What a beautiful picture of the two of them. May the Lord continue to bless them and keep them strong.

  19. Thank you for the update on Melanie and Anna Marie. Your family are not the only ones expectantly anticipating the new arrivals! Their radiant faces are answers to many prayers.
    What a blessing to see so many unable to contain their joy in expecting babies of their own. It is refreshing to see in a world that devalues life at every stage. May we also have uncontainable joy about our own good news- Salvation through Christ!
    Kim C & fam

  20. That is wonderful- how exciting, two new babies in the family. πŸ™‚ Thank you Sarah for your continued commitment to keeping your blog up to date and answering your blog readers.
    God bless.

  21. Thank you for the happy update and picture! How exciting that your family is growing!

    With love from NJ,

    Lisa and Hannah

  22. Congratulations to everyone!! I will pray for Anna Marie and Melanie as the Lord brings them to mind! πŸ™‚

  23. That is ALL good!! Thanks for the update, we hoped for Melanie (in particular) that she was doing ok & so glad to hear that she is! Great to hear Anna Marie is enjoying moving to the 3rd trimester (it’s just that wee bit closer to the best day when you are able to meet and to hold the baby!!)
    Praise be to God!

  24. Thanks for the update. I have been praying for both of them and had been wondering how things were going.

  25. Thank you for the update! I was so excited when you announced the pregnancies on the blog. I am 31 weeks pregnant with our 6th baby and it’s fun to read about Melanie and Anna Marie who are in a similar place in pregnancy.
    And let us know how your doing.

  26. I love Anna Marie’s jumper! It looks like it would work for both pregnancy and nursing. If it’s homemade, do you know the pattern number?
    It’s Butterick 4408, out of print, copyright 1996. It can still be purchased on the internet various places.

  27. Thank you for the update!!! We have been praying for both Mommies and babies . We LOVE baby news. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  28. What a precious picture…Praying for safe pregnancy and safe delivery for both mommas. Blessings, Kelly in Michigan

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