Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Big news at Patch O' Dirt Farm

For all those friends who have seen me lately and may have thought that I was just really letting myself go over the holidays, the gut is actually a baby. I am 11 weeks pregnant today.

Yep, I just turned 45 in November, and Bret is turning 50 this year. And most of our friends our age are already grandparents (we were late-starters with our own family). I didn't ask the Lord for another baby, but God is generous. I pray that He Who is not to be outdone in generosity will be as magnanimous in supplying the extra energy I will need to take on Number Six. I'm sure I would be more excited if I wasn't so darned sleepy...

Bret's excited, too: I told him after this pregnancy he gets his own room until I hit menopause (just kidding ; p)...


  1. Congratulations Nadja and Bret. That's wonderful news!

  2. God bless you all with the wonderful news!

    God is good!

  3. YAY!! What a wnderful blessing! congrats to you both-I don't need to remind you to treasure each moment (even now) do I?

  4. Congratulations to you and your family! Don't try to do too much, you can always school in the summer when you're feeling better. I'll keep you and the baby in my prayers!

  5. Congratulations!

    Our #6 is such a blessing. I often think I should have named her Clara Joy instead of Clara Grace because she is so full of happiness all the time!

    It's amazing the way God blesses us anew with each new person in our family!

  6. Congratulations and God Bless You!! What a lovely way to ring in the new year...

  7. There can be no news more joyous than this!!! I am so happy for you!!!

  8. Prayers and blessings on you and your blessing from God!

  9. Oh, oh, oh my goodness!!! The one day I don't check the blogs and an announcement like this one is made! How exciting! I'm SOOO happy for you, friend! So very, very happy! Take care of yourself and that new little one. God bless you Patch O' Dirt Mama.

  10. Congratulations. I can't imagine a soul getting better parents. I can tell by the way you speak. I hope to read and see more about this.
    Thank you for staying in touch. when we first met in the sandbox between the 1st and 2nd grade wings of Munich American Elementary School I never thought we'd, well....ever be this old. And now that we are, you help to make it that much more beautiful for me.
    I hope to hear and see more.


  11. Oh, Robert, we're not old; we are merely aging, you know, like a good bottle of St. Emilion. Like the one you and I drank at the gardens after stopping at the Viktualienmarkt for cheese, grapes and a baguette...

    Omigosh I miss Europe right now...!


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