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Sunday, February 26, 2017

She's Getting a Promotion...and we swear this is the LAST baby!

I kind of like doing things a little different than most. If you follow this blog, you likely know that already. We announced we are having another baby. This will be the LAST one as I'm closing in on 40 and I'll be the big Four Oh by the time baby gets here. Anyway - we made the announcement at our 2 year old's birthday party. She looks pretty happy about it, right? (keep in mind at 2, you'll smile about anything as long as you're having a good hair day and there's chocolate-cake a plenty)

but seriously. there's lots of rule-breaking going on here:

A) I've been told you should never announce something about one child at another child's special event

B) I've been told you should never announce you are pregnant until you are out of the first trimester

C) I've been told you shouldn't want a large family in today's economy and this day and age

D) I've been told that getting pregnant at advanced maternal age is a bad idea

Holy Shit - how many rules did I break all in one damn day? Just to round it out I thought I'd add some cuss words - sorry mom.

It's funny though - you have your first baby and everyone jumps up and down and shouts for joy...Have your 5th one and people raise their eyebrows in disbelief. It's actually quite laughable. I may as well start laughing now, because I'll be nearly 60 when this baby walks across the graduation stage from high school. (now there's an eye-opener)

Now before any panties get bunched up any rear ends - no, this baby was NOT a mistake, no, we are NOT getting any genetic testing done, and YES - we know full well where babies come from and my husband has graciously volunteered to spend some time later this year with some frozen vegetables in his lap.

Thank you for joining us in this adventure. I plan to do a lot of blogging to capture this, my very last pregnancy. We hope you'll enjoy the ride as much as we plan to. In the meantime, if you come over bring some pineapple or some gingerale because this mama feels like she has the flu. We are pretty confident that baby is due the beginning of October but haven't gotten the exact date as I haven't seen the doctor yet. Regardless of any outcome, problems, or issues, we will be celebrating each and every day of Baby E!



May your paths be abundantly filled with lemons, sugar, sunshine, 
and little sticky hands to hold while sipping that oh so sweet lemonade!

Crystal is a secretary and musician at her church, babywearing cloth diapering mama (aka crunchy mama), business owner, active journaler, writer and blogger, Blog Tour Manager with WOW! Women on Writing, Publicist with Dream of Things Publishing, Press Corp teammate for the DairyGirl Network, Unicorn Mom Ambassador, as well as a dairy farmer. She lives in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin with her husband, four young children (Carmen 9, Andre 8, Breccan 3, Delphine 2, and baby E due in fall 2017), two dogs, two rabbits, four little piggies, a handful of cats and kittens, and over 230 Holsteins.

You can find Crystal riding unicorns, taking the ordinary and giving it a little extra (making it extraordinary), blogging and reviewing books, baby carriers, cloth diapers, and all sorts of other stuff here, and at WOW! Women on Writing.


  1. I have four little devils and My younger one is turning 4 this month. We love her so much, she likes reindeers a lot and so I have decided to have a themed party for her in one of the Chicago venues. It was wonderful coming across this post and reading about your life, she is a very cute kid. Happy birthday to her! and God bless her.