Yes, Baby News.

“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.” Psalms 127:3-5

We read this in our morning Bible time and it seemed a fitting verse to share with you all today as we announce the anticipated mid-February arrival of our second child! We are so grateful to the Lord for Joshua, and we look forward with joyful expectancy to meeting his little brother or sister! Anna Marie has been feeling well, though definitely feeling pregnant with a little morning sickness settling in.

Joshua has been such a delight with his ready smile and laughter, constantly discovering new and exciting things such as peeking around the corner (as you saw in the last blog post), repeating sounds after us, and in the last couple of days he has begun to take his first unassisted toddling steps across the room! As excited as we are to see him developing physically, our hearts rejoice to see his sweet spirit and we pray that he will grow in his love for the Lord Jesus and obeying the Truth of His Word, and that he will be “strong and courageous” for the Lord like Joshua of old. We covet your prayers as we continue down the still new-to-us path of parenthood!

Christopher and Anna Marie

25 thoughts on “Yes, Baby News.”

  1. Congratulations Christopher, Anna Marie, and Joshua! Such exciting news! And no matter how many children you have, parenting will always seem like a new-to-you path because no two children are alike (and no one would know that better than your own mama)! Praying for Anna Marie to be quickly rid of morning sickness. That little Joshua is just darling.

  2. Well, that makes me feel as if I wasn’t assuming happy news, given the T shirt! Such wonderful news, I am so very happy for you all and I will be praying for the family but especially Anna Marie as she progresses in her pregnancy.

    Take care,


    Cate N.

  3. YAY!!! Exciting news! Congratulations and I’ll add Anna Marie to my pregnancy prayer list.

  4. The T family stopped and gave thanks for this news! We will continue to pray for a healthy pregnancy and delivery.

  5. CONGRATULATIONS, Christopher and Anna Marie (and little Joshua)! 🙂 Babies are the Lord’s most precious gift, and I’m so happy that you are being blessed with another one.
    Anna Marie, I’m sending up extra prayers that you’ll feel much better soon–although it’s temporary, nausea can be so unpleasant. 🙁 I do hope you’re getting some rest, and I look forward to more updates on your precious family. 🙂
    Love, Mrs. Patti

  6. Woo hoo! Congratulations! I’m expecting #8 feb 3rd. (4 boys,3girls my oldest is 9 and ill turn 10 late August this year!) Praying for a healthy pregnancy and delivery.

    At our old church, they had to make room for its growing congregation, and guess what room was the first to go? The cry room! Because no one (other than me) was having babies even though most of the families there are capable of having more. Tis a sad sign when a church does that. 🙁
    Blessings, Megan
    Congrats to your family too!

  7. Oh congratulations!! How exciting!! I’m sure Joshua is going to be over joyed to have a new little playmate. Prayers for Anna Marie to feel well!

  8. Congratulations!! Little Joshua is such a cutie & I’m sure this baby will be too. I’m very happy for you.

  9. Congratulations to the Maxwell’s on the upcoming new addition to your family! I will keep Anna Marie in my prayers for a happy and healthy 9 months. I know how difficult morning sickness can be so I pray that it subsides soon for Anna Marie.

    Congrats Again!

  10. Wow! Congrats!! I am so happy for you all! Children are so precious, its a blessing to see you filled with joy.
    I’ll be praying for both of you; Anna Marie, hoping that your morning sickness will soon leave, and for both of you–strength renewed day by day with His Grace!

  11. We are rejoicing with you!!!
    The A Family
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  12. Congratulations Christopher and Anna Marie! I’m very happy for you both and pray that this little one grows strong and healthy over the next few months. I’m due with my 3rd toward the end of February, so it will be fun to see how we each progress at the months go by. I hope you start feeling better soon, Anna Marie! God Bless!

  13. Congratulations!!! We are so happy for you!!! We will be praying for you.

  14. Congratulations, Christopher and Anna Marie!

    Grace and Peace to you both!

    With love and prayers from NJ

    Lisa and Hannah

  15. Congratulations and may God bless your pregnancy! I am always delighted to see Anna Marie in pretty jumpers, and looking so modest. Do you have a pattern you use? I am very interested to know.
    Thank you!
    Thank you! We are so excited about this little one and I am looking forward to making more maternity clothes! 🙂 For a maternity pattern, I like Butterick 4408. I believe it’s out of print but you may be able to find it used. A non-maternity one I like is Butterick 4982, also out of print. You can experiment with changing waistlines and necklines, but these make a nice base pattern!

  16. Wonderful news!!! Be assured of our continued prayers as you raise your children for the glory of God. Anna Marie is on my expectant mamas list in my prayer journal. Thank you for sharing your joy with us!

  17. Dear Anna Marie,
    Congratulations! Thank you too for your encouragement to sew modest clothes! Do you also have nursing jumper patterns you use? Especially one which explains how to put buttons/zippers on the sides?
    Anne-Laure from Germany
    I’ll email you as it is a bit lengthy.

  18. Congratulations! I’m so excited for you all. Ill be praying your morning sickness goes away soon Anna Marie. And I too wanted to compliment you on the modest jumpers. They are so pretty and you always look absolutely glowing with joy. You have a beautiful completion 🙂
    God bless you all!

    In Christ Love,
    Maudie S.

  19. Congratulations on your new baby Christopher and Anna Marie!
    How Wonderful! A new Baby:) I will be praying that it will be healthy.

    God Bless

    Emily :):):):)
    Thank you!!!

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