Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Crew is happy to announce...


that he and Tripp both get to be big brothers!

Stephen and I are expecting another baby at the end of October.  We feel so incredibly blessed and are so excited about growing our little family.  Though, I don't think Crew is as excited.  Every time we ask him if he wants Mama to have another baby, he shakes his head "no."  Like a lot.  Ha. We had our half-way anatomy scan yesterday and baby looked great.  We decided again that we aren't going to find out the sex of the new baby, though it's reeeeallly hard for me this time for some reason.  I could have been persuaded to, but Stephen was adamant about waiting.  It's definitely more fun on the day of if you wait!  Baby is a MOVER again, just like Crew was.  I feel it dancing in there just about all day long.  I don't remember my sweet Tripp moving as much as these two kiddos.  

Life has been going great.  We have been keeping super busy chasing after our little non-stop wild child.  He loves to climb, dance, and get dirty!  He brings us more joy than I could have ever imagined.  I see SO much of Tripp in Crew.  They have so many of the same mannerisms and Tripp definitely taught Crew all of his dance moves.  Stephen and I just sit and laugh and laugh at him in the evenings.  He dances to the church bells outside, the washing machine, or just our voice sometimes.  Every now and then, Crew will look straight up at the ceiling or at the sky and say "Bubba" just out of the blue.  I cry every time.  I know Tripp is with us. 

Crew is a constant reminder to me that God is good.  He is my little tender-heart.  He loves life and he is the most friendly child I've ever seen.  I call him Mr. America because anywhere we go, he waves to everyone he sees.  He was hand picked for us.  He makes me so happy.  I can't believe how he made my heart double in size.  I can't wait to see how it triples with the third.  God had blessed us more than I could ever imagined.

We can't wait to share our next journey with you!


46 comments:

  1. Aw, congrats on baby #3!! I often find myself thinking of sweet Tripp. Your strength is amazing.

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  2. I miss your posts. I hope you write more soon :-) Crew is so cute, and congrats mama!

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  3. Congratulations!! I check in to see if you have updates every couple of weeks and was delighted to see this!

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  4. Oh I am so excited for your amazing news!! Big congratulations from a very long time reader. What a sweet blog post for me to stumble across after being hit or miss with the blog world for a while. I picked a good day to come back and read. So happy for your joy!

    XoKK @preppycrocodile www.preppypinkcrocodile.com

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  5. Oh I am so happy for your exciting news! I've been hit or miss with blog reading for a while and am so happy I stumbled upon this today. Big congratulations from this long time reader!

    XoKK @preppycrocodile

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  6. I am SO very happy for you, your husband and both of your son's, I know Tripp is smiling down on you, he wants nothing more than for you to be 100% happy, just like the rest of us.

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  7. So so so happy. I know God and Tripp are sending you another little love bundle. I love the part about "bubba".

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  8. Congrats one the new baby!!! Crew is such a handsome little boy!

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  9. Oh my! I hadn't checked in on you in a while and you just popped into my mind today...looks like I picked the best day to drop by! My sincere congratulations to you and your family. I think of you often even if I've never commented here. This news makes me happier than I can tell you. Sending all of you best wishes from New York City...

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  10. Congratulations!! You are the most wonderful parents and I also completely believe children are handpicked by God for you.

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  11. Oh Courtney, I am so happy for you all. Such a Blessing! Please keep us updated. I, for one, miss your updates....congratulations!

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  12. Congratulations on the new addition, Kourtney!!! And thanks for sharing and keeping us updated! It is so nice to hear from you even though we have never met! :D I think of you and Tripp often.

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  13. Congratulations!!! You look amazing! You deserve all the happiness in the world!

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  14. Congrats!! This makes my heart happy♡♡♡

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  15. Congratulations! That is the best news. Crew will be a great big brother cause he has Tripp to show him how it's done.

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  16. I am so happy for you. What wonderful news and such a blessing. You carry beautifully. (I was never so lucky as to look that good with my three). I am so glad I get your blog updates via email subscription so that I do not miss anything - especially wonderful news like this. Crew will get used to the idea and will be a super big brother. Your love as a family cannot help but imbue him with love for his new sibling and his angel big brother will help too. You have been in my prayers since I first found your blog and I will keep praying for all. Thank you for letting us know.

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  17. Congratulations! You deserve only the best. I wish you all the luck in the world.

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  18. Oh Courtney, how wonderful and special!! Congratulations to the most deserving person. I wonder if Tripp will get another little brother to love and watch down on? So happy for you and your hub! :) Blessings!

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  19. Congratulations!!!!! So happy for you!!!

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  20. Congratulations ... what a wonderful blessing! You are a special young woman and I am so happy that you will soon experience the love and joy of another precious little one. XOXO

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  21. Congrats!!! So happy for you, Stephen, Tripp & Crew!!!

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  22. Oh how exciting! Congratulations to you and your family! <3

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  23. Congratulations Courtney! Oh my gosh I am so happy for you! Crew is a cutie patootie by the way. God bless!

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  24. Tears. Only the good kind.

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  25. That's awsome! Our little joy is born march 27 2016. It's a baby year!

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  26. Amazing news...congratulations!!! You and your wonderful family deserve all the happiness in the world :)

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  27. Oh how absolutely, incredibly, wonderful and filled with His Grace! I stopped by this page on a day filled with sadness, both the events in Orlando and the Stanford rape seem to fill the news with pain. Now i can't stop smiling!

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  28. This made my heart happy! I think and PRAY for you often and check for updates because I just know that between God and Tripp good things will bless you! Even through the inevitable difficulties that come in life, good will flourish for you because you discovered what it takes others lifetimes to find, God is always on our side we just have to choice to see it!

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  29. Congrats!! Tripp is dancing in heaven about being a big brother again! Crew is such a cutie. Congrats again from one EB mom to another EB mommy!!

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  30. Oh I love this post, so pleased for you with this news

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  31. Congratulations! Noticed Elmo on Crew's diaper, all three boys in one photo, perhaps?

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  32. Congratulations! Noticed Elmo on Crew's diaper, all three boys in one photo, perhaps?

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  33. How beautiful you look carrying precious number 3!!! Congrats! I am thrilled for you! Does your boy Crew love music like Tripp? Do you still have the cd I sent... Music in motion? It was a long time ago and I never really knew if you had received it!? What an exciting time for you- boy or girl would be a thrill! I do think you need a sweet little girl in your life for sure tho... A beautiful healthy baby is my wish for you!😘

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  34. Congratulations to you all. Well done.

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  35. I check back often for updates and am so excited to read your news! I hope you're feeling well

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  36. so happy tho hear it!! congratulations! i am from Portugal and i follow you for a couple of years now. hope to read you more often. kisses from Portugal!! <3

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  37. Wonderful news...another precious sibling for Tripp to watch over! Thank you for the updates. Love and prayers for your family!

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  38. Just found this update and I am so very, very happy for you all! My heart is so full of joy for you. Much love from GA.

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  39. Dear Courtney, I'm a fan of your blog since day you started it. I'm from Brazil so ignore the writing mistakes. I met you and your sweet Tripp when my grandma got sick (cancer). Somehow I tried to search strength here since I was struggling as you as well. My grandma passed and someday I came here and saw Tripp left this world. It was like I had lost a family member. I was devastaded. I tried not to visit your blog for a while since then because it reminds me so much of that time and it is SO bitter, as you know. But a lot of times you popped into my mind and I thought "how is Courtney?" and came back here. Saw you were dating, than married, then you got pregnant!, and today saw how big Crew is and saw that you are having another baby!!!! You have no idea how happy I feel. It is like I heard knews of an old friend. Although I always cry when I see Tripp's picture here (and I'm crying right now)... this thing about Crew saying "bubba" it is the alive proof that Tripp never really left you, as I feel everyday my grandma is still with me. God has been SO GOOD to us, my dear. All I could wish now is: MORE love, MORE happiness, MORE blessings. You deserve everything the best. Love, your old friend Marcella.

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