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May 8, 2013

Keith and I have been on a longer (than some) path to become parents. For those of you who have stuck with me through the last 3 years…thank you. The encouragement I received from this place called the Blog World has been utterly amazing. For those of you who are new readers I have chronicled our story here. Having a baby seems like it should be so natural and easy….until it isn’t. As little girls, we are led to believe that just thinking about sex will get us knocked up. Ha! And the truth of the matter is that for some people it is a journey and it takes a team of people to get you from point A to point B.

I promise to give more details about everything soon but just know that right now I have never been more excited to say that Keith and I are expecting baby #1 in early November. We’re 14 weeks pregnant and feel very blessed.

12 weeks!


And of course, my class is super excited!!!


14 weeks! I have quite the bump, eh? And just to note…I am holding up the jean jacket vest just you didn’t think my outfit was a tad odd. 😉


We’re very excited. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we are both still nervous but trying to stay positive and enjoy this journey. Due November 7, 2013!

54 Comments leave one →
  1. Lisa permalink
    May 8, 2013 9:26 am

    Amazing news!

  2. May 8, 2013 9:28 am

    I was hoping that’s what the big announcement was! Congrats, I’m so happy for you and Keith!

  3. May 8, 2013 9:41 am

    Kelly!!!! So happy for you, my friend! I knew this post would come, and I am so happy for your growing family. Congrats to you, Keith, and big sis Bella!! 🙂

  4. Sarah Rosenburg permalink
    May 8, 2013 9:49 am

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations!!

  5. May 8, 2013 9:53 am

    Been following your journey for a long time…amazing, wondeful, happy news!!!!

  6. Chris permalink
    May 8, 2013 10:09 am

    This is such wonderful news Kelly!! Congratulations to you and Keith! 🙂

  7. May 8, 2013 10:25 am

    oh my gosh, such amazing news. so happy for you guys!!!!!

  8. May 8, 2013 10:29 am

    YAY!!!! I am so happy for you guys! I knew it would happen. 🙂

  9. May 8, 2013 10:43 am

    Kelly!! I’m so happy for you guys!! I know you’ve gone through a difficult journey and I’m so happy that you finally got the outcome you wanted and deserve.

    • May 8, 2013 11:34 am

      Thank you so much Lee!! I am praying for you and Jason all the time!

  10. May 8, 2013 10:47 am

    Ohhh so excited for you two, Kelly!!!!

  11. Charla permalink
    May 8, 2013 10:51 am

    Oh Kelly, I’m so so happy for you! You look adorable too! Lots of big prayers coming your way!! Love you sweet friend!! 💜

    • May 8, 2013 11:33 am

      Thank you Charla…we are so happy…nervous but happy!!

  12. May 8, 2013 11:00 am

    Congrats Kelly!

  13. May 8, 2013 11:06 am

    Oh my gosh – CONGRATS!!!! I have hoped and prayed for this for both you and Keith for years! I’m SO SO happy for you and know you will be just the very best parents!

    • May 8, 2013 11:32 am

      Thank you so much Cait! I really hope this time is the time for us!

  14. May 8, 2013 12:10 pm

    Congrats!! I am so happy for you! When I saw the headline of your post, I was hoping that this was what you were going to say! 🙂

  15. May 8, 2013 12:15 pm

    So happy to hear this news! Congratulations, Kelly!! : )

  16. May 8, 2013 12:36 pm

    I am so happy for you guys. Hope you continue to feel good. Rest up!

  17. kim permalink
    May 8, 2013 12:40 pm

    Congrats! From our emails 3 yrs ago to now, wow what a journey!! Sending only the best for you and Keith and baby to be! You look beautiful mama!

    • May 8, 2013 12:51 pm

      Thanks Kim! It has definitely been a journey! 🙂

  18. May 8, 2013 12:48 pm

    I am absolutely THRILLED for you and Keith!!! Congratulations on your little bundle of joy. 🙂 You will be phenomenal parents. Can’t wait to follow your journey.

    • May 8, 2013 12:51 pm

      Thank you Julie! We are so excited….still nervous but trying to take it day by day and really enjoy the moment!

  19. May 8, 2013 12:48 pm

    Kelly, I already said in on Facebook but I’ll say it again – my heart literally leaped out of my chest and I let out a cry of excitement that made Weston jump (we were eating lunch). I am so excited for you guys and so thankful for God’s provision. When this little one comes into this world you guys are going to have such a story to tell them as they get older!

    Love you girl 🙂

  20. May 8, 2013 12:53 pm

    When I saw huge announcement, I got chills!!! I’m so happy for you two and the little one on the way! Congratulations Kelly! You have all of my thoughts and prayers! Good grief I’m happy for you. Big hugs my friend!

    • May 8, 2013 12:54 pm

      Thank you Sarena! I feel like so many people have shared in our pain and now I am ready for everyone to share in some joy!! I feel so blessed!

  21. May 8, 2013 12:55 pm

    YAY! Congrats! I’m 17 weeks, so I totally ‘get’ how exciting it is!! How awesome that you two have a little one on the way!!!

  22. Bex permalink
    May 8, 2013 12:59 pm

    Such wonderful, FABULOUS, news! You are adorable with your bump. Love this blog, love you, love Keith and Bella (though haven’t met her yet!) What a pick me up for today!!! Yay!!

    • May 8, 2013 1:00 pm

      Oh Bex….I love you! We need to get together soon and catch up. And Bella needs to meet your kids! 🙂

  23. May 8, 2013 1:40 pm

    Yay, congratulations. I have been following along and am so happy it happened for you!!!

  24. May 8, 2013 1:56 pm

    Oh my gosh I am crying! Every single time you post, I secretly hope it’s you telling us you and Keith are expecting! I am SO SO happy for you! All of the prayers have paid off! I will continue to pray for a healthy pregnancy and baby! That bump is GORGEOUS on you girl!! Love ya!

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  26. May 8, 2013 3:22 pm

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! NO WAY. NO WAY. NO FLIPPING WAY. I am just beside myself. I have goosebumps. I want to hug your sweet little belly. I have been praying for you all for SO LONG. I am just elated. You made my day.

  27. Devon permalink
    May 8, 2013 3:54 pm

    YAY!! Congrats! You look great with your little bump! So happy for you!!! Warm wishes your way from San Francisco!

  28. Rae Anne permalink
    May 8, 2013 4:00 pm

    A baby?!?!? Life is simply wonderful, isn’t it? I couldn’t be happier for you, Keith, and Baby Bruneman if I tried (and believe me, I’ve tried. . .;) Congratulations and all of God’s richest blessings! 🙂

  29. Gillian permalink
    May 8, 2013 6:57 pm

    I am so so happy for you. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Can’t wait to find out if Baby B is a boy or girl!

  30. May 8, 2013 8:25 pm

    So sorry I am just seeing this, but I want you to know how excited I am for you and Keith. I have been praying for you guys for a while and this makes me so very happy!!!!!
    Congradulations!!!! Continued thoughts and prayers your way for a wonderful, healthy pregnancy. Enjoy every second..I truly miss being pregnant and feeling those kicks!!!
    Oh, and side note. November babies are the best 😉

    • May 8, 2013 8:27 pm

      Thanks Holly!!! The love and support I have received from all you guys has been amazing!

  31. itzyskitchen permalink
    May 8, 2013 8:42 pm


  32. May 8, 2013 9:54 pm

    So happy! Prayers answered!!!

  33. paula permalink
    May 9, 2013 2:00 am

    Kelly, so happy for you and Keith! Just be happy now! Every pregnancy is something you can’t control or decide over, so just enjoy and we all hope for the best!! As I am re-productively challenged as well I know a little bit how it feels when everyone just “make babies” like that’s the most simple thing in the world. It’s been great for me that you have been so open and honest about your long journey towards being parents. I don’t know if I ever have children but I am fine with that, but if it ever happens I will be very happy. I will be thinking about you and wishing all the best for you and Keith! Love***

  34. samanthaangela permalink
    May 9, 2013 8:18 am

    Fantastic news!! Congratulations 🙂

  35. May 9, 2013 12:17 pm

    Congrats kelly! That’s such wonderful news.

  36. Megan W permalink
    May 11, 2013 9:47 pm

    Amazing news! Congrats! Lots of prayers to you and your baby!

  37. May 12, 2013 6:54 pm

    I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! i have followed your blog for a while. I will be praying for a healthy baby in november!! xoxoxo

  38. May 14, 2013 8:12 pm

    I missed it. YAY!!!! Congratulations!!! I know it’s been a long, hard, frustrating road for you. So happy that it’s finally happened. 😀


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