Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Some News to Share....

Can you tell someone is excited about becoming a big sister?

We are so grateful and excited to share that we are expecting a baby in September 2009. We thank God for this gift and for allowing us the joy of another child. We had our first ultrasound a few weeks ago and got to see the heartbeat. Our sweet doctor gave Holly the picture and the first thing Holly did was kiss it.

We are planning to move back to Altlanta around the end of May and Allen will begin his orientation mid-June. I am getting more and more excited about moving back, even though it will be so hard to leave Nashville. But it will be great to be around old friends and be involved in our old church again. And I had a great doctor there who delivered Holly so we will most likely go back to her.

Well, blog-friends, I'm so glad I've gotten to share this news with you. It has been so hard to write on here and not talk about it because it has been on my mind so much, so I'm glad it is out in the open now. Hope you all are doing well. And thank you for supporting Team Joe P. I think the event was a big success.

61 comments:

donnyandkim said...

YAY!!! I'm the first to give bloggy congrats! I am soooo happy for you and your family, Gillian. I have been thinking a lot about you lately and am so thrilled to hear the news! What a proud big sister Holly is already! That picture is priceless.

Love, Kim

Our Family said...

A big CONGRATULATIONS to you from Texas! "Little P" will now be added to our prayers for your family.

The Edwards Family

Jody (atlanta) said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

Such exciting news and what a blessing. I have been thinking of you and the baby in your belly lots. Your whole family is in my prayers always. I know Holly will be great big sister and mommy's helper. We excited for your routine and setting up playdates galore with you and Holly and the baby coming.

I am praying for Allen and the transition back to Emory also - I know big change for him and your family. We here for you ALL...lean on your friends.

Hope the pregnancy continues to go well and you feel good.

LOVE YOU, Jody

Jenn said...

I'm so happy for you. I wish you the best with the move, going back to the hospital and with the new little one! I can't wait for you to post pictures of the nursery and all that baby stuff.

Congratulations!!!

Abbie said...

Gillian & Allen--Congratulations! What wonderful news!!
lots of love to you,
Hunter & Abbie

Jessica said...

What great news!! I've been following your blog since my sister-in-law, Bethany, who worked with Allen in Atlanta told me about it. I think you also commented on my blog once! We lost a baby last summer and are also expecting in September. We will be praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby for you guys. Congratulations!

Shannon said...

WOOHOO! I'd write that in 1000 point font if I could!! I will be praying for a healthy pregnancy and for peace of mind.

SouthernMama said...

Congratulations! We pray for you all often & in the last few months, God has pressed on my heart to pray in this very vein. Amazing how God works. Praying that your pregnancy continues to go well & that you all have a safe & smooth move to ATL.

Nanette said...

Wonderful news! I continue to pray for the family and I know things will be great back in Atlanta. Congratulations, Holly Bear.

Nanette

Brooke said...

We are so happy for you guys and can't wait to be able to visit with you again in Atlanta - whoo hoo! Congratulations!!

Christi said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting!

Kate Etue said...

Great pic of the big sis! Keep that one for the baby book! And congrats!!!

Wright Family said...

hooray, hooray, hooray!!! we've been praying for y'all. congrats!

Lynn T said...

Love the photo of Holly! I know she will be an amazing big sister! We are so happy for you all!!! Love you.

ErinM said...

Congratulations to all of you! I hope that the move back to Atlanta goes smoothly.

Reed's mom said...

yeah!! so happy for you guys! continuing to keep you all in thoughts and prayers! september babies are great---reed is sept.23!
will continue to pray you have a strong and healthy pregnancy; and again so excited for that new sweet baby to arrive!!
love,erica

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news!! I am so excited for you all. I look forward to reading many more postings about your newest addition!

Catherine Morris

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, that is awesome news! May God Bless you all!!

carey heid

The Morginskys said...

gill-holy cow! congrats!!! so happy for you! we will pray God is near you every step of this new journey.

Anna Tester said...

Baby peabody! Wish I was there to chat with you while you in the Intown kitchen downstairs nursing your new one :)! So jealous that y'all are going to be back in hotlanta!! How are you feeling? Hopefully not too tired or sick!

xxxxoooo!

Anna

Lissa said...

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Well done Gill. Delighted to hear the news. Suzanne K

Ashley said...

Baby news is the happiest news! Praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy!

Ashley P.

carriehayes said...

So happy for you all!!! congratulations!!! praying for a wonderful pregnancy.

carolyn said...

When I last saw you, I knew you were pregnant. I just didn't want to ask. :0 Congrats! I'm so so so happy for you.

kera said...

I don't know you at all but feel like I know you and am a part of your family! I have been following your blog for quite some time. You are a very inspiring family and God truly beams through you!!! So excited for this new baby!!! Hope you have a wonderful pregnancy and looking forward to all the updates as you grow!!
Kera Hughes, Chattanooga TN

tiffany c. said...

Congrats guys!! Praying for you as you guys seem to be on the cusp of a busy season.

Lauren Klein said...

That's wonderful news Gillian! All the best to you and your lovely family :)

Anonymous said...

Yippee! What wonderful, wonderful news. You know if you are back in Atlanta and pregnant, then you are more than welcome to the use of my maternity clothes again:-)
How totally exciting!!!!
Vivi

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That's such exciting news!

Love,
Andy, Lindsey, Jack and Lucy Harman

Randi said...

Congrats Allen and Gillian! I am so happy for all 5 of you....(Allen, Gill, Joseph, Holly and new Baby)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful News!! Truly a gift!

The Butterfields

Carrie said...

This is the best news ever!!! I am so excited for you and think of your family often. Hope to meet yall at Allison's wedding.

Allyson@House of Stephens said...

How exciting. Congratulations on all your big news!

That photo is absolutely precious!

redeemedintohope said...

this is so great! Congratulations sweet peabodys~ ali tanner

the morris gang said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited for you guys!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you are feeling well, Gillian! Congratulations!
Love, Jennifer

Anonymous said...

YEAH!!!! Our prayers are with you all the time. We love you.
Kissell's

Christy said...

Wonderful news! We are all wild with delight!

Anonymous said...

We are so excited for you guys! This is just wonderful news. We hope you have a happy and healthy pregnancy. Good luck with the move and to Allen with going back to Emory. You will always be in our prayers!

Love,
Karin and David Peabody

Anonymous said...

Yay!!! Congratulations! So happy for your family . -scott cunningham

Jean Joiner said...

I'm thrilled for you guys! I know you're sad to leave N-ville, but we'll be so excited to have you back! :)

Anonymous said...

We are so very excited for you!! This is just wonderful news. We will pray that you have a peaceful move to Atlanta and a healthy and amazing pregnancy!!!!

Love-- Ann & Terry Lewis

courtney said...

SO excited for you all! Congratulations and can't wait to meet baby Peabody #3!!

Courtney

Brea said...

That is fantastic news, Gillian! I'm so happy for you guys and so thrilled that we'll have the opportunity to enjoy this new little one here in Atlanta!

Heinzfeet said...

We love you guys and are SO excited! We must get together soon before you're gone!!!!!!!!!!! This week?

Betsy Huey said...

Congratulations! What fabulous news. We look forward to having you back in Atlanta.

All the best,
Betsy Huey

Dee Dee said...

Thrilled and thankful with you!

Annabanana said...

OH, JOY!!!!
Thanks so much for sharing your joy with us-I cannot imagine how excited y'all must be! Holly will make such a great big sister for sure! And I'm betting Uncle David will be over the moon.
A toast to the sweet Peabody family and the joy to come!

the Caudills

The Coopers said...

Congratulations Peabodys! What a blessing! We'll be glad to see you soon here in Atlanta.

Anonymous said...

So happy for you , hoping to see you in April
love Ann Ben & the Boys xx

Rhondi said...

Congrats!

Dee Dee said...

Sharing your joy!

Q's NEWS said...

Oh WOW - what wonderful news to share! Congratulations! I am so happy for you and this is such a blessing! I am glad Holly is taking to her new role so well! Are you feeling well? We all know how that first trimester can be a little wicked! But it is so worth it at the end, isn't it? Can't wait to hear about this new journey! Love to you all!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I somehow, several months ago, came upon your blog. Sweet Joseph is just the cutest little boy, reminds me of mine. I have thought about all of you and prayed for you all every night. I was so happy to see this post. I know it does not take the pain of losing little Joseph away, but it is a nice feeling of hope and peace and a reminder that God is good and that there are more good times ahead. I am familiar with loss. My husband's brother passed away at the age of 18. That was 9 years ago (wow time passes quickly) I have seen the ache that losing a son brings. My mother-in-law had some thoughts/experiences similar to yours... one of the hardest parts for her was grocery shopping-- she would find herself reaching for the cereal that her son always ate and she would just about end up on her knees in the store she says. Anyway, might be strange getting a post from a TOTAL stanger, but I just wanted to tell you that you are prayed for by some you don't even know! All the best,

Jaime said...

This is simply wonderful news. I just called William to let him know as well. I will be praying for you guys throughout this pregnancy. Much love, Jaime

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news! The picture of Holly is adorable. I'm so happy for all of you.

Julie

Chloe said...

That's really great Gill. I'm overwhelmed. Love Chloe. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi, I found your blog many months ago and have prayed for you and your family so often. I am thrilled to hear this wonderful news. God bless!

melsadieg said...

What great news! Congratulations!

Charlene said...

Our family is thrilled to hear of the wonderful news, and upcoming changes for your location plus a new addition. Thanks for sharing; with love and prayers, all the Pregs

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Gillian and family.Do you make those nursing wraps?If so how much and how can I order one.Do you have a fabric choice.