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Brandon and I are going to have a baby!

I’m 13 weeks along and the due date is April 14. I had a pretty rocky first trimester, which is why I didn’t want to say anything right away. I was on bed rest for a while and there was a lot of bleeding and cramping and worrying, but I’m (we’re!) doing much better now.

The upside of having to go in several times for emergency doctor visits and ultrasounds is that we got some very early pictures of our little blob – I mean baby!

It really does just look like a little blob at 6 and 8 weeks.

And of course, Brandon tricked me a few weeks ago into taking a barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen photo. Oh, you should have seen his face as I figured out what he was doing! Too proud of himself on that one. ;)

Anyway, we’re thrilled to finally announce the news. We’re having a baby!

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    October 6, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Congrats! I can’t wait to see your nursery ideas!!!

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    October 6, 2008 at 11:08 am

    YAYAY!!! Congratulations!

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    October 6, 2008 at 11:23 am

    What wonderful news. Take care of yourself, and enjoy this happy time. For now, it’s all about YOU, so enjoy the spotlight! Soon it will be all about your little one–and we, your readers, can’t wait to hear about him or her.

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    jenni s-g
    October 6, 2008 at 11:35 am


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    October 6, 2008 at 11:40 am


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    October 6, 2008 at 11:43 am

    YAY!! That’s so awesome, congrats on your little one (: You’re going to have to get a shirt with the words “I’m so crafty, I make babies!” on it (:

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    October 6, 2008 at 11:46 am

    Congratulations! That is such exciting news! I can’t wait to see all the wonderful things you come up with for your nursery!

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    October 6, 2008 at 11:46 am

    How terrific! Congrats!!!

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    October 6, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Congrats!!!!!! I accidentally found your website a couple of months ago and periodically view it! I just wanted to wish you well and congratulate you and your hubby on becoming parents!!! Your pregnancy will only get better! I too am pregnant… due on April 6th… so we are pregnant together! Funny!!!!!

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    October 6, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    congrats!!! wish you all the best!

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    October 6, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    hooray, hooray hooray! i’m so glad that your pregnancy is going well now and hope that it will continue to get better! i’m so happy for you!

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    October 6, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Congratulations – What a lucky baby!

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    October 6, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    I guess the cute dresser in your MIY feature might be useful in a few months. Congratulations!

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    October 6, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Congratulations Nicole & Brandon & Baby!

    I went through all of that with my pregnancy too (bleeding, clots, cramping, etc.) & now have a very busy little boy who stil scares me on an almost daily basis with his antics. :)

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    October 6, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Congrats!!!! I always read your blog but usually I don’t comment but today I have to say CONGRATS!!!! Weeks ago after reading some of your post I said to myself “I bet this girl is sooo pregnant!!!” Super Duper Congrats to you and hubby.

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    Tsoniki Crazy Bull
    October 6, 2008 at 12:49 pm


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    October 6, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Whooo Hooo!!! Congratulations!!!!

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    October 6, 2008 at 1:11 pm


    What exciting news!!! Are you simply glowing?!

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    October 6, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Your little blob is adorable. Congrats!

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    October 6, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Yay for mom and baby! Congratulations, I know you must be so excited.

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    October 6, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    A. Mazing! So excited for you. Keep us posted!!!

    Sherry (& John of course)

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    October 6, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    great news. can’t wait to see the growing belly and the nursery. This is going to be one stylish baby.

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    October 6, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Congratulations!!!! This is by far your most exciting “project” :) All the best to you, hubby & baby!

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    Lori Luckau
    October 6, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    congratulations! My first child was born on April 13 and I think it is the best time of year to have a baby. It’s warm when they are really little, you don’t have to worry about them being sick so much. They are crawling in the winter time so they are wearing pants and their knees don’t get scraped up and are ready to run outside come spring. I can’t wait to see the nursery!

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    October 6, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    YAY!! Congratulations to the both of you, very exciting times :o)

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    October 6, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see your mad decorating skills in the nursery!

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    October 6, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Oh, congrats congrats! I’m so glad you’re doing well, and now that remote for your camera will come in handy for tummy shots!

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    Becca Hill
    October 6, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Congratulations! There’s nothing in the world like being a mom – this coming from a girl who never wanted kids and now has three and still wants more! Children are truely a Blessing from the Lord! Take care.

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    Miss B.
    October 6, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Big congrats to you and Brandon! This is great news! I’m sorry you were feeling ill but they say if you are icky in the beginning it usually means you’ll have an extra healthy baby! I can not wait to see this lucky baby’s nursery:)

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    October 6, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Congratulations! I’m a huge fan of MIL and also have had my suspicions the last few weeks. I’m so glad they were right! And, like so many others, I’m eagerly awaiting your nursery ideas. I hope the next 27 weeks are easier than the first 13.

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    October 6, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Congratulations! And can’t wait to see the nursery! ;)

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    October 6, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    You know what? I was wondering. There’s been something about your posts….! Congratulations. Be well. Be kind to yourself. I’ll see if I can finish decorating my bedroom in the time it takes you to grow this baby.

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    October 6, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    YAY!! Congrats to you and Brandon. I’m looking forward to nursery posts a plenty.

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    October 6, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    I remember how I felt when I first saw my son’s ultrasound picture. I still have it in a tiny frame. Congratulations! You’re in for the adventure of your life! :-)

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    October 6, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Oh WOW! Congratulations to the both of you! Cutest little blob ever!

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    October 6, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    congratulations! what wonderful news.

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    October 6, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Oooooh, yay yay yay yay yay yay yay!!! Congratulations! That’s SO exciting!

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    laura @shore chic
    October 6, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    OMG!!! Amazingly good news. A big congrats from the Jersey Shore. :-)

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    Julie Anne
    October 6, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Congratulations! I check your blog every day – I can’t wait to see your “Lovely Nursery” postings.

    A baby AND a new room to decorate for your legions of fans to swoon over! Yay!

    We lovingly called my wee niece the “blob”, too, until we knew what sex she was. How funny! She’s just turned four, and if you accidentally tell someone that she’s three, she will gently interrupt and say, “Excuse me. Actually, I’m four.”

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    October 6, 2008 at 4:03 pm


    as a proud mama of two, i can honestly say that being a mom is the best (and hardest!) job ever. you and brandon going to be GREAT parents!

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    October 6, 2008 at 4:05 pm


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    October 6, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    those baby magnets are hilarious. i hope you don’t mind me saying.

    congratulations! kids are pretty rocky, too- but in a rock n’ roll kind of way :)

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    October 6, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Congratulations! How exciting!

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    October 6, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Yay! Another room to decorate!

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    daisy mae
    October 6, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Oh, congratulations! I had a boy 5 months ago. A lot of work, but so worth it! Can’t wait to read all about your pregnancy.

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    October 6, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Congratulations!!! I thought you were pregnant by a comment you had posted, but then I thought I was wrong because I could not find any discussions about it. I know that you and Brandon will make great parents.

    I enjoy reading your blogs. You have inspired me to become more stylish in my everyday life.

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    October 6, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    I suspected this! I don’t even know you at all but after the ‘reading to a little one in egg chair’ post, I knew this would be coming soooon, and I’m so thrilled for you guys! I have two little ones myself and really, it’s amazing!

    Here’s to a healthy (rest-of) pregnancy! Congrats!

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    October 6, 2008 at 4:26 pm


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    Making it Lovely
    October 6, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    I didn’t even know I was pregnant when I made the comment about the egg chair! I was… but I didn’t find out until a few days later. :)

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    Jessica McCloud and Agnes Miles
    October 6, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Holy Cannoli! Congratulations! Finally the good people are having the babies ;-) My best girlfriend had a rough start to her preganancy as well, so you are not alone. What wonderful news. Congrats to both you and your husby.

    All happiness to you three!
    Jess and Agnes
    Love, Lulu Mae

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    October 6, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Motherhood is the greatest thrill you’ll ever have! Enjoy! Wishing you a stress free and comfortable 2nd & 3rd trimester!

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    October 6, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    i KNEW it!!!!!!! i read your comment awhile back about being “under the weather” and i turned to my husband and told him you were pregnant. :) we just had our first this past May – MANY MANY Congrats and best wishes to the 3 of you!!!!!


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    All Things Lovely
    October 6, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Congratulations!!! What fabulous news. :) And what a surprise ;) Here’s hoping the rest of your pregnancy is much smoother.

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    October 6, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is so wonderful! Best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy, birth, and life!

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    October 6, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Congrats to both of you!! My twin is about to pop out her second kid. I prefer cats but hey, kids are cute too. LOL! Hope the rest of the pregnancy goes better.

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    October 6, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Wonderful news!! Congrats :)

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    October 6, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Oh yay! Congratulations!

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    October 6, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    been reading your blog forever and never posted any comments.. guess this is the time to start, huh? CONGRATULATIONS!

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    October 6, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    how weird is it that i got so ecstatic and happy when i read this and i don’t even know you. congratulations to both of you (and murray)! that’s really exciting!… from another fellow blog reader stranger person…

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    October 6, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Mazel tov! Congratulations on your wonderful news!

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    October 6, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Wonderful news!

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    October 6, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    I just knew this was coming…. that egg chair will come in handy for hatching!
    Wishing you all the luck – I am so thrilled for you and Brandon.
    Feel good!

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    Ami @ Elizabeth Anne Designs
    October 6, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    congratulations – how wonderful for you!

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    October 6, 2008 at 8:10 pm


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    October 6, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    That is FANTASTIC news!! Congrats!

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    Joy R,
    October 6, 2008 at 8:50 pm


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    October 6, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Congratulations! I hope the rest of your time goes more smoothly for you too. This is a very exciting time! BTW, I love the small kitchen curtain you have. I noticed it when I checked out your bare foot in the kitchen photo. :)

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    October 6, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Oh, Congratulations! Best wishes to you, Brandon, and the baby!

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    Staci Mikelle
    October 6, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Yay! I can’t wait for all the cute baby designs!

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    October 6, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    What a amazing news!!!!!
    God bless you!
    This baby will have the most amazing and sweet bedroom of the world!

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    Nicole RJ
    October 6, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Congrats! Can’t wait to read-along with your adventures on making your little one’s world lovely!

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    October 6, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Congratulations! I am so excited for you!

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    Jane Flanagan
    October 6, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Congratulations. You’re both going to make amazing parents!

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    October 6, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Congratulations!!! :*)

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    October 6, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    What a lucky babe!

    Congrats to you and Brandon!

    And congrats on the ME Home Companion too!

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    October 6, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Congrats to you and Brandon! I’m due in early December. It’s a great time for babies!

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    October 6, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    I can’t wait to see what the baby’s room will look like!

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    October 6, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Congratulations! That’s very exciting news. :-)
    Go to dinner and the movies now while you can.

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    October 6, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    how lovely is that?!


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    Pretty Bride
    October 6, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Congrats! What an exciting time!

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    October 7, 2008 at 12:49 am

    Congratulation dear! I wish you all the best!

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    October 7, 2008 at 4:15 am

    I sort of suspected from you being sick and everything.
    That is fabulous.

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    October 7, 2008 at 5:40 am

    congratulations to both of you!! can’t wait to hear the name and see the nursery! wishing you a sweet journey . . .

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    October 7, 2008 at 7:07 am

    Congratulations! I knew it wouldn’t be long after you posted about reading to a little one in the egg chair! Brilliant news.

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    October 7, 2008 at 7:07 am

    congrats! what wonderful news!

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    Jennae @ Green Your Decor
    October 7, 2008 at 8:00 am

    Congrats! I can only imagine how excited you must be! And like everyone else, I’m eagerly anticipating the gorgeously designed nursery I know will be coming :)

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    October 7, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Congratulations!! We are also expecting, due a month (almost exactly!) after you. I will be eagerly watching for nursery pics, so I can get some stylish ideas…

    Congrats again!

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    October 7, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Congratulations Nicole. I’m sure you will have a very happy family. Here’s to the rest of the pregnancy going much smoother.

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    October 7, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Congratulations! I just had a baby in July. :)

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    October 7, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Congrats! I read your blog all the time and am also expecting… due March 2 (and had a scary first trimester too so I can definitely relate). I hope you enjoy the rest of your pregnancy, and I can’t wait to see all your fabulous baby ideas!!

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    October 7, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Can’t wait to see what you have in mind for the nursery…

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    October 7, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Keep rested and enjoy life! Congrats you guys!!!!

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    October 7, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Congrats! I’m glad you’re feeling better. And I CANNOT WAIT to see what you have in mind for the baby nursery!

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    Diva Style
    October 7, 2008 at 12:11 pm


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    kate (pm)
    October 7, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Wonderful news! Perhaps you could implement your lovely Sophisticated Nursery design! :)

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    Lulu Mae
    October 7, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Oh My Goodness! Congrats from all of us at Love, Lulu Mae!

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    October 7, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Yay – New baby!!! Yummy little fingers and toes, sweet little button noses and lovely big eyes… Congratulations! :)

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    October 7, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Congrats! It is an exciting, rocky ride (I say as the mother of a 15-month-old.) Sleep and go to movies, etc, NOW, since the first 6 months will be a blur, and you will probably be both elated and sleep-deprived and cranky.

    I hate to sound like a Precious Moments figurine, but now I finally get what people mean when they say babies are a blessing.

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