Sunday, January 03, 2010

Lucky #7



Guess who's going to be a big brother this year?! We are all in shock and awe around here. It's early in the pregnancy too (just coming up on 7 weeks), but word is starting to get around and with the speed and connections of the world wide web I figure that I either have to tell everyone or no one. Since our kids already know this big news it's really only a matter of time before they can't help but tell everyone they know too. And yes, I'm being serious and truthful and trying to let it all sink in myself. Me. The one who once said "I never, ever, ever want to have kids" is now expecting baby #7. I can't help but trust that God knows what He's doing, because otherwise I could find myself totally overwhelmed.
Tomorrow is Wyndham's 9th birthday and I am feeling a bit reflective and emotional about that too. It's sort of unbelievable to me how the events of our lives have played out over the past decade. It seems like everytime I feel like I'm starting to feel a little bit in "control" God chooses to send another challenge/blessing our way. I just wonder how many more times He can surprise us anymore. =) But He's done it again!

70 comments:

Southern Gal said...

Congratulations!
Praying for you.

Aimee' said...

I've been a long time reader...and I'm so happy for you guys! Congrats!!

Jessica said...

Yeah!! Congratulations. Oh the ways He blesses and suprises. God is so good.
Praying.

Erika said...

congratulations!!!!! such exciting news!!! (((hugs)))

Allie Garcia said...

OHMYGOSH! that is so exciting! congratulations!

harmonysong said...

WOOHOO!! So excited for you and Chip! Congrats! Will be praying you have energy and all goes smoothly!

Vicky said...

Ohhhh! Congratulations! What a wonderful blessing for the New Year! So happy for you guys:)

PA LaPresti's said...

Congrats!!! What wonderful news! I am so happy for you & your family! :-D

Nina Diane said...

Congrats! what a wonderful year 2010 will be for ya'll

just me said...

congratulations!!! how very exciting!!

(or Mom!) said...

How wonderful! Looking forward to continuing this fun journey with you. I'll be the mom to a 9 year old in just one week. Happy B-Day to Wyndham and my Peyton!!

Roxanne said...

Congratulations!!That is bringing in the New Year with style. What an awesome year you will be having. I'm so happy for you all!

Beckypdj said...

Congratulations! :)

Keshka said...

I don't think I've ever posted before, but I had to come congratulate you! What wonderful news!

*kim* said...

Wow-Wow-Wow!!!

Congrats and yes, I believe God definitely knows what he's doing...what stronger more faithful people are there to be entrusted with another child?

xo

Holly said...

Hi! I have been reading your blog for about an hour now,lol. Congrats on your new blessing! Just remember that God is good all the time!

Anonymous said...

Oh what a wonderful, unexpected surprise. I am about your age and until recently, I never wanted children at all but as I've been reading your blog for the last year or so, I have been changing my mind. You are a wonderful family and any child born into it will be a lucky child for sure.

Violet said...

When I saw the title I though "Naw.... I' always let my mind rush to baby" and thens squealed when I saw my mind was RIGHT! Haha. Praying for a healthy pregnancy for you and baby!

Congrats!

Seeker of the Narrow Gate said...

Best wishes and prayers! May you have a fun pregnancy full of lemon bars and butter cream goodies... can't wait to read about the details!!! God has richly blessed you!

Kelley said...

Congratulations!

Belinda said...

I cannot even begin to imagine! Congratulations. I hope you're feeling well, and that you have a "easy" pregnancy.

Take care of yourself, and enjoy Wyndham's birthday celebration this week.

Stephanie said...

Congrats & many hugs!! God has his way of timing!! Just let it all soak in, you'll be alright with God's grace, mercy, & love.

KatieButler said...

What a wonderful surprise! Congratulations to you and your family.

Deb said...

What a New Year blessing! I am so happy for you guys. Happy 9th birthday to Wyndom too! God is so full of surprises! As I look at my "word verification" it says "calms" how fitting for a New Year and a new life!

Diane Dolan said...

Happy Birthday, Wyndham. Jody, I am totally serious about coming for a visit this summer. I could watch your kids and you and chip could hang out together, or...bring your kids to Dolan Lodge for the weekend and you can go hang out downtown.

Karen said...

Congratulations to you and your family. I am praying that you will have a good pregnancy and a happyl, healthy baby! God is so good!

Chelsea P said...

I am so excited for you! What a blessing! Congratulations!!!! I'm praying for you also!

Jackie said...

WOW! Congratulations, Jody & Chip & your entire family.

bellatopia said...

WOW!!!!! SOOOOO excited for you and Chip....for your whole family!! How amazing!! Congratulations and many blessings to you!!

Heather in TX said...

What beautiful news! Congratulations to your entire family!!

Becca said...

Congratulations!! Praying for a great pregnancy and smooth transition into a family of 8!

Anonymous said...

congrats!!!

I know we are praying for healthy but another boy couldnt hurt your stats!!!Another NittyGrittyLittleBitty on the way!! In our prayers and good luck and god bless!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jody! I am so excited for you and your family!!! brooke johnson

6HartsforHim said...

CONGRATS!!!I will be praying for you as you carry another little one!So exciting!

Sonja said...

What!? Congrats to you all:) I know the thought probably seems a bit overwhelming, but once you get that sweet little bundle in your arms, we both know you'll wonder how you ever managed with out him or her:)

You should however get a bumper sticker for your car that says "Populating the world, one Ferlaak at a time"

take care sweets

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS!!! How exciting!
Carley

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!!

Be the change you want to see in the world... said...

Congratulations, you are destined to be a mother to many. Your too good at it not to be.

Ioana said...

I am happy. I always am like "awwww' when I see a pregnant lady.
I really am happy for you guys.
and if it's a girl, you can name her after my name. just sayin' ;;);;)

Pie For the Eye said...

How wonderful! Congratulations!

Red Door said...

Oh my gosh! I knew you couldn't be done yet! I am so excited for you... have to admit I already find myself thinking about having #3. Can't wait to hear the name! I bet it's another boy.

Lisa D :) said...

Awww, I'm all teary-eyed reading your post! Congratulations to all! God surely is so awesome! This is such exciting news! {{{hugs}}}

Jennifer said...

Love the photos!! And love the news- especially as I get to sit around cuddling my sweet little newborn boy. It's so much fun!! :-)

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness! What a wonderful surprise!! Congratulations to you and your whole family :)

surfmomma4 said...

Oh my goodness.I haven't checked in lately, we had our own miracle, our 14 yo nephew received a new heart between Thanksgiving and New Year..God is so amazing, and now another miracle for you...wow..so happy for you and for Wyndam..she looks so great and I can't even believe "is that Crew"..gosh I need to check in more regulary..hugs and blessings for 2010 Susie

jersey girl Anne said...

I read your blog all the time and love your family as if I have known them forever. Best wishes on the new one. I always wanted a huge family. God gave us 4!!!! Enjoy what ever God gives you.It is great!!!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful!! What a fabulous way to begin a new year!! Congratulations!

Kim B

Anonymous said...

Do you believe in birth control?

jo-anne said...

jody you know how happy I am :)
You are a mum in an unreal sense and you dont even know it.
I have witnessed it and stood in awe.

my very special friend.....congratulations....again he found a way xxx

mandiegirl said...

Congrats to your entire family! SO happy for you!

Dana said...

congrats to you!

Anonymous said...

congratulations!!!! when i read the title..i quick did a count in my head and was like no, she only has 6...so excited for you!!!

Juel said...

Congradulations!!

Allie in AZ said...

Oh my Gosh! How late am I getting this news? I am delighted and thrilled for you and wish you nothing but God's richest blessings as you expect baby number7! You are truly blessed!

Anonymous said...

Is it really God when you choose not to use birth control???

lisalyn said...

Congratulations!
Yes, God is blessing you. :)

Carolyn said...

I come here regularly but my own bubba has been keeping me pretty busy so I only just discovered your news!

I am so excited for you and can't wait to follow your progress!

We just discovered that I am 8 weeks pregnant with our second child and the news hasn't quite sunk in yet.

We know we'll have our hands full seeing as Annabelle is only 4 months old but it doesn't compare to your household.

Children are such wonderful gifts. X

Anonymous said...

Why is it that anonymous people never use any tact? Anyway, I just wanted to say congratulations on this news. Your family is blessed in many ways. Including the gift of children. Have a wonderful new year! Jan in IN

Sonja said...

This really has nothing to do with me, but knowing Jody personally, I feel compelled to jump in.
First, human life is a miracle. It is mind boggling the conditions that have to occur for it to happen. Sure, a lot of people have babies, but a lot of people try and don't. A person who isn't convinced that there is a higher power might take issue with attributing that miracle to God, but that doesn't make it not so. I know that Jody takes her faith, as well as her calling as a mother very seriously, sharing it on her blog is a blessing to many people. The fact that some people think it's funny to purposely say things that might hurt her feelings is sad to me.
I hate the thought of dragging this out and making it something ugly, because it's not, it's incredibly joyful...a new sweet baby is going to be born into a very busy and very loving family, I for one am very happy for the Ferlaaks:)

humblepie said...

So incredibly thrilled for your family! Thank you for making the world a better place!

darcie said...

WOW! That is some seriously great news! Sooo excited for your family!
What an amazing time!

Anonymous said...

I believe people who put all their personal details on an open blog do it to raise awareness and share beliefs and opinions. Surely the comment section can't just be for an ego boost?? I just struggle with how someone with SO many children acts suprised when they fall pregnant again??? and to Mother SO many children I just think is a massive responsiblity...to me it's not about money but hours in a day and I can't imagine how all those children can get what they need? Still good luck, congratulations and yes every baby is special and wonderful....ENJOY!!!
From Sarah in Boston!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I believe people who put all their personal details on an open blog do it to raise awareness and share beliefs and opinions. Surely the comment section can't just be for an ego boost?? I just struggle with how someone with SO many children acts suprised when they fall pregnant again??? and to Mother SO many children I just think is a massive responsiblity...to me it's not about money but hours in a day and I can't imagine how all those children can get what they need? Still good luck, congratulations and yes every baby is special and wonderful....ENJOY!!!
From Sarah in Boston!!!!!

pakosta said...

congrats to you both! I can't think of two more deserving and loving parents! that's just awesome!!! LUCKY KID!
tara

Kirsten said...

Omigosh, how did I miss this?!?!?! Congrats - yay!

erinz said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Susie said...

Terrific news; congrats!

surfmomma4 said...

Congratulations, so happy for you and your family. I can't believe that my 3 favorite Blog Moms are all preggers at the same time..you..Angie..Jennifer McMamma..it's going to be so much fun reading your blogs..hugs Susie

Ange said...

Congratulation to you & your family on the news of a brand new baby joining your family this year. I am currently 20wks pregnant with our #7 & like you our new bub was a very big suprise, (breastfeeding & on the mini pill when we conceived) Our other children are aged 11, 7, 5, 4, 3, & 18mths, so like you we have a wonderfully busy noisy house & we wouldnt change a thing. Our kids all get plenty of attention & dont go without anything least of all love, It saddens me to when people assume children from big families are somehow disadvantaged because from our perspective our children are anything but. They share & are kind & not selfish at all, We have people comment often how its so sweet that they all watch out for eachother & are so kind & caring. I wish you all the best during your pregnancy. :)

Jenny said...

I love the "totally unexpected" tag at the bottom of the post. :)

Congratulations Jody & family! What a blessing!! :)