John and Chelsy Maxwell Expecting Baby #1!

We’re excited to share the Lord has blessed John and Chelsy with a baby due January 23rd, 2019!

We’re so grateful to have a family who not only values children but loves them. John and Chelsy announced with a creative flair. When you get to be the fourth one married and twelve nieces and nephews down the line, you have to think outside the box.

One Sunday, when everyone was gathered for lunch (except Anna and Mary were on their trip), John had his plan. When someone prayed to bless the food, John quickly taped Psalm 127:3 over our Scripture board. Opening our eyes, we looked at the board, and we knew someone had baby news! Yes, it could have been any of the couples, but the obvious grinning couple was John and Chelsy. We older ones hugged and shared congratulations. I loved watching the nieces and nephews as it dawned on them, and the talk began. Even Drew looked across the table and asked one of his cousins if they’d just heard the news! The nieces and nephews adore new babies!

Chelsy is just over half way and feeling great 🙂


“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD:
and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”
Psalm 127:3

34 thoughts on “John and Chelsy Maxwell Expecting Baby #1!”

  1. Congratulations! So happy for John and Chelsy! I loved their way of announcing-so many people don’t realise what precious gifts and blessings children really are!

  2. Congratulations!
    Very creative announcment :).
    I wish this beautiful couple Gods blessing and protection for the precious unborn.


  3. That is wonderful news!! And such a blessing that she feels well! Thank you for sharing your happiness with us!

  4. Congratulations! What wonderful news! We just had a baby girl added to our family, my cousin and his wife’s first! What a blessing!

  5. Congratulations, John and Chesley!! She looks absolutely radiant! Since Anna and Mary were out of town, how did they find out the exciting news?

  6. Congratulations to Chelsy and John! How God has blessed them first with each other, and now with a baby!

  7. So thrilled for them!! Chelsy looks beautiful. I have them in my prayer notebook and been praying for them and the new little one!

  8. Yay, this is so *exciting*!!!!!! Congratulations!! And praises to our heavenly Father for blessing John & Chelsy (and your whole family :)!) with this precious, beautiful blessing!! ? I hope everything goes very well, with a healthy pregnancy and delivery… and looking forward to more joyous baby news come January!!!!! 😉

    1. John and Chelsy will soon be a family of 3, and unless this baby is quite late, they will have 3 January birthdays to celebrate. That will certainly be birthday month for them, at least for a season.

  9. Wonderful news, praise the Lord!
    Lovely dress too,Chelsy so good to hear you are keep well.
    Sending all our love from the U.K. ??

  10. Congratulations! What a wonderful blessing! And what a beautiful dress! Shes glowing! God is certainly shining on you all!

  11. Congratulations! A baby on the way is always joyful news. How did they keep it from everyone for so long since she would might be showing at this point?

    1. Yes, babies on the way are joyful news. There might have been some suspicions, but in respecting each couple’s decision on when and how to tell the rest of the family, we think it is better to be quiet and not ask but wait. Plus first babies don’t show as quickly. I don’t really think she was showing when they told us.

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