Big News


amberlee 2013

I have news. Brent and I are expecting baby #4.

My 90-year-old grandpa says we are infanticipating. The word works, i think. We could not feel more excited or grateful as we anticipate the coming change in our lives.

And it has left me thinking a few things.
1 :: Before I ever had my first child, a wise woman I adore said about having children, “You can never be ready, you can only be willing,”
2 :: which is sage wisdom when you consider what the job entails. This clip had me in tears, laughing with tears. For days.
3 :: Morning sickness is just winding down for me.  I find this has left me feeling that I could conquer the world! if necessary. Somehow I always feel like living through morning sickness is one of my greatest accomplishments ever. All I did was survive. But it leaves me feeling like such a woman. Watch out world.
4 :: I haven’t cooked for months. I am so ready to cook.
5 :: Holy moly I still have a child to finish potty training. Good thing for item no. 3.

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Crystal January 10, 2013 at 8:23 am

I’m so thrilled for you, Amber! Congrats to you and your family. And I’m with you–surviving morning sickness deserves some sort of medal!


Abbey January 10, 2013 at 8:30 am

Congratulations! :)


Kelly S. January 10, 2013 at 9:53 am

Wow! Congratulations! My third baby is 5 months now, and I am working on convincing my husband that 3 is not enough! I’m so glad you’re feeling better. Morning sickness is no joke.


AmberLee January 10, 2013 at 11:00 am

Thanks, girls!!
and Kelly, I am totally impressed that you are thinking ahead already!! When I have a 5-month-old I am usually just hanging on at that point!! Love it.


Sara H January 10, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Congrats!! We had 4 kids in 5 years – so I never got a chance to finish potty training one before the next came! Actually had 3 in diapers at one point. Enjoy the days with the little ones!! You’ve probably already earned a few of these Motherhood merit badges!


MichelleH January 10, 2013 at 1:07 pm



Rebecca Ednie January 10, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Congrats! How fantastic! Best wishes for a healthy pregnancy!


Monica January 10, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Congratulations!! I just had baby #3 recently :)


Kate January 10, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Congratulations!! That video was hysterical!


AmberLee January 12, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Kate, I’m so glad you liked the video!! Somehow it made me feel..better : )


CitricSugar January 10, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Congratulations!! Fantastic news – and you look gorgeous! :-) Time to crack out the LeCreuset and celebrate.


Pam January 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Congratulations Amber!


april January 10, 2013 at 5:35 pm

congratulations!!! i figured that is what you were eluding to yesterday :) #4! wow! good thing you are a brave, strong woman! :) you can do anything!


shannon January 11, 2013 at 9:29 am

Hi Amber. Congratulations on your exciting news! I have been thinking about you lately. I’m thinking about changing to an English major and was hoping I would run into you so I could pick your brain! I never seem to see you or Danee anymore. Hope the rest of the pregnancy goes well.


Lisa January 11, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Holy Moly! So happy for you – congratulations! xo Lisa


SLS January 12, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Woohoo #4!! Big Congrats. Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy :)


Melissa Vanni January 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Congrats Amber!!! You look incredible!!


Kathy Christensen January 15, 2013 at 9:11 am

I’m SO happy for you! And for that lucky soul who gets to be your child, too.


AmberLee January 17, 2013 at 11:32 am

Kathy, you are too wonderful. Thank you!!


Sherry Cartwright January 15, 2013 at 9:41 am

Ohmygoodness, congratulations on baby four! Wishing you lots of happy thoughts as you conquer the world.


Katie B. of January 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Congratulations! Love your grandpa’s expression. :)


marta January 22, 2013 at 9:03 pm

hello baby!! yay. what happy happy news. congrats to you and your fam, amber! i know you’ll love baby numero four and what a lucky babe it will be. hooray.

p.s. ENJOY ALT!! give out tons of cute business cards, take lots of notes and meet tons of friends. making connections is your way to real life networking and future collaborations!! people will be so pleased to meet you!! everyone is in the same boat; nervous and jittery. just be yourself!! enjoy it! please do a re-cap!


Caroline U January 25, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Congratulations, Amber! Four is a GREAT number–we have four and we couldn’t be more happy.

Sending love to you from Salsa Pie. Just popped by here to say hello, it’s been awhile and what a pleasant surprise! You look GREAT!



Lauren @ The Well Crafted Home January 30, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Congratulations!!! That is such exciting news! I’m stopping by today because I found your Giant Pickup Stick project and I’m featuring it on my blog on Friday! Also, I love your blog and I’m your newest follower! I would love for you to stop by and check out the feature on Friday!


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