i’ve hinted at it a couple times in previous posts but am beyond thrilled to make an official announcement…

we’re expecting a new bundle of cuteness this summer!

today marks week 20, and as they tend to do once you have other children to take care of, it’s flown by.


i’m not usually the “love to be pregnant” kind, but it’s been a pretty fantastic 20 weeks. my mind and emotions race every time i think about adding a 5th child to our family but more than anything i’ve been feeling incredibly humbled.

looking forward to having this space to share and document the journey this time around and hope you don’t get all babied-out with updates or projects!

before i sign off i would love your thoughts… we go in for our ultrasound this week (i keep putting it off!) – yoder and i would prefer to keep the gender a secret, but tilly, espen and ozzie are dying to find out if they are having a brother or sister.

should we take one for the team and find out what we’re having or keep it a surprise!?

happy friday!

xo . rae

(image by stacy jacobsen)

24 Responses to FIVE.

  1. nicematters March 14, 2014 at #

    Surprise. Always.

  2. Terra March 14, 2014 at #

    I am just so excited for you and your family! What a blessing!

  3. kristen March 14, 2014 at #

    I’m must be reallllly slow, because I didn’t pick up on any hints! Ha! Congrats to you a million times over!! So exciting!

    Also, can I ask where you got your t-shirt? I’ve had that pinned on my Pinterest for a long time but never knew where to track one down. Thank you so much!

    • rae March 14, 2014 at #

      thanks kristen! my tee is from gap :) not sure if the have the same one in stock, but saw that they have a camo with striped sleeves… even cuter! xo

  4. Patty P March 14, 2014 at #

    OH THE DE-LEM-A that youu have…hehehe. Congratulations on the newest addition to your wonderful family. I am happy for you all as there in no better joy then to welcome a new life to yours. I think you should have everyone write yes or no on a paper and vote for the answer. Keep us all posted on the progress.

  5. Amy Ehmann March 14, 2014 at #

    Congrats Rae! You look fab. =)

  6. Shon March 14, 2014 at #

    Congrats! Yes, I called you out on a previous post because I caught your little hint! LOL

    I am so glad you are sharing here with us and you should tell your kiddoes…let them help plan and name their sibling on the way!! Let the fun begin!!


  7. Lorraine March 14, 2014 at #

    Congrats! I like surprises so keep it a secret! Just saying!!

  8. Erin March 14, 2014 at #

    I am clueless. Congratulations! I say do what you want and come up with fun ways to incorporate your new addition whether you find out what it is or not.

    • rae March 14, 2014 at #

      so good erin! thanks!

  9. Kristen R March 14, 2014 at #

    Congrats! We just found out what our No. 4 is! We had all the kids in the ultrasound with us so we found at as a family which was really fun because in the delivery room it will be just my husband and I. Either way, it’s such a fun and exciting time!

    • rae March 14, 2014 at #

      that’s a fun way to do it! congrats to you too! xo

  10. lori March 14, 2014 at #

    It will be a surprise whenever you find out and I say with all the other ones at home – it’s better to know. You look great!!!

  11. Pam March 14, 2014 at #

    I say take one for the team Rae! They may want to do some planning of their own.

  12. rae March 14, 2014 at #

    so, so, so appreciating everyone’s comments… keep em’ coming! mwah!

  13. Julie March 14, 2014 at #

    Find out! It makes it much easier on all fronts especially for big brothers and sisters. Congrats and enjoy! From mom of 8, but we are done :)

  14. drelli March 14, 2014 at #

    FIND OUT! :) :)

    • rae March 15, 2014 at #

      says the person that doesn’t find out! haha! <3

  15. Dad March 14, 2014 at #

    Teach the kids to have some patience!!!

    papa & dad

  16. Jane March 14, 2014 at #

    if gramma gets a vote, i say surprise!

  17. hausfrauchelsea March 15, 2014 at #

    Our first (and only so far) was a surprise. We LOVED it, but our friends and family didn’t appreciate not knowing so much. ha!

  18. amy March 15, 2014 at #

    i found out with my first and loved that i knew since i am a planner. & then with my 2nd i tried to not find out and loved that i didn’t know since it was so not my style. but ifound out on accident (too long of a story) when i only had 2 months to go. anyway, at first i was all upset but within 2 hours i was giddy, waving goodbye to the husband and first born as i dashed (well, waddled) to the stores to go shopping for my up and coming girl. anyway, i guess alls i’m saying is it’s fun either way. this is one of those times i say, follow your heart!!

  19. Jo March 17, 2014 at #

    I would keep it a secret – the surprise becomes all the more special for having waited longer. Just think, if you told your kids what they were getting for their birthday or Christmas weeks ahead of time, they would miss out on half the fun of receiving their gift. The suspense of anticipation does alot to add to the excitement! Congratulations and I hope everything goes well for both you and baby!


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