We’re Postponing Labor Day Celebrations Until Early Next Year

Happy Labor Day to you! I hope you’re having a wonderful day, hopefully not working and just enjoying some much needed family time.

We’ll be doing similar but we’re going to be “postponing our celebrations until early next year.” You may be wondering what in the world is she talking about?? Doesn’t she know Labor Day is just once a year??

While those thoughts are true, we’ll be celebrating a special kind of “labor day” sometime around March 2nd because then we’ll be meeting a new addition to our family.


New Baby 2014 Collage

Yep, we’re expecting! Yesterday I entered the 2nd trimester at 14 weeks.

After 2 losses last year, it’s still hard for me to grasp the fact that this baby really is growing in my belly and that God has indeed blessed us. I’ve had a whirlwind of emotions ranging from joy to worry, from unbelief to relief and understanding that the testing the Lord was doing in me wasn’t for Him but for me to surrender to His will and be okay with whatever He decided. Which I am so excited He choose to bless our family once again!

“Children are a gift from God.”Psalm 127:3


Thank you for all of you who have prayed for us while waiting!

So, Labor Day next year for us won’t be in September but sometime late February or early March. We look forward to having a homebirth where we’ll meet our new one in the comfort of our home, Lord willing.

Big Bro, Big Sis Collage

How did you announce your pregnancy?

About Rachel

Rachel is a mother to four children and a wife to a wellness doctor. Her passions are faith, family, and health. You can find her writing about her family adventures and inspiring you to make healthier choices for your family.


  1. Congratulations! We are actually expecting baby #5 March 23rd! I am 11 weeks, but after an early miscarriage the month before conceiving this one, I’m a little skittish too. So, I know where you are coming from. I love the photo announcement. We actually haven’t announced to our families yet as we are waiting for the orange box from Shutterfly! We made cards to announce, because quite honestly,sometimes people aren’t as happy for you the more children you have and I just don’t want to see their reactions (although I love her dearly and she’s such a big help, when we announced baby
    4 to my mil, she said, “oh no!”) how terrible was that? So, they can read their card and we won’t have to have any negative comments! Congrats again (will you find out gender?)

    • Bridget, congrats to you too! I have to constantly remind myself that this baby is the Lords and wherever the baby is, is in His will! We are going to wait to find our at the birth! We’ve never done this so it’s very exciting!

  2. Oh, and I wanted to add that with baby #3, my mil said, “this just completes your family.” I don’t think it’s for her to decide…lol 🙂

  3. Jacqueline Winter says:

    Woo hoo! Congratulations to you and your family!!

  4. Jeff and Beth Parsons says:

    Beth and I are so happy for your family. Children are truely a gift from God. We will continue to pray for you

  5. Yay!!!

  6. Awww how exciting! My husband & I are also expecting #3 but towards the end of October this year. I had a homebirth with #2 and it was amazing! Good luck to your family and the new little one :0)

  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God answers our prayers! 🙂

  8. What fun Labor Day news! Congratulations to you and your entire family! The best kind of celebration!

  9. SO happy for you all!!!

  10. Congratulations! Your family is in our prayers. My birthday is March 1, so that would be a great day for delivery!

  11. Just over from KOTH – we told our kids we were expecting another baby with a gift. It was newborn diapers. Took them a minute before they clued in.


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