We’re Adding to the Family

What's in there mama?

“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.” – Marc Brown


Pretty soon Jamisen will find out what it’s like to be better than a superhero! We’re expecting a second little Bramble Bump who is due to arrive in May. We are over-the-moon excited. For those of you doing the math, that means the siblings will be 25 months apart (almost to the day!). This pregnancy has been surprisingly easy. I haven’t been sick that much and other than the normal, first-trimester-tireds and the expanding waistline, it’s been a way easier than pregnancy compared to the first. Soon, our little family of 3 will become a family of 4. We can hardly wait.

Nov 2012

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  1. Hope Cutbush says

    This is such a wonderful time for you and your family. I’ll just wish for a healthy baby and happy days ahead. Congratulations.

  2. says

    Congratulations! Such an exciting time for you all! Can’t wait to see pictures of your bramblebump again — and big bro and lil sis. I think it’s gonna be a girl! 😉

  3. Wanda Faye Kratzer says

    Great news. Must have been the Spiced Mahogany!!(ask you service dept. to explain) Wild Buddies Creations

    • Anne-Marie says

      Ha ha. You are too funny! I did see that email. They forwarded it to the entire office so we could all get a kick out of it.

  4. says

    WOWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW EXCITING!!!!! We are looking into adopting #2 special needs baby…. wonderful news wheter a little one grows UNDER your heart or IN it…. Oh Ann-Marie… so happy for you and yours!!!

    • Anne-Marie says

      Congrats to you as well. That is wonderful for your expanding family – and the child that is adopted into it.

  5. Nickie says

    I was wondering when #2 would come along… Mom said she had a feeling that you’d be announcing #2 soon, IDK how she knew lol. I remember shortly after Jamisen was born you couldn’t wait for another one 😉 Hope you have a good & healthy pregnancy!


    PS Mom says she wouldn’t mind sharing her birthday w/ the bramble baby #2 heehee

    • Anne-Marie says

      Clearly your Mom is genius – always listen to her =)

      I do love May babies (of course, since I am one, it totally makes me biased) =)

  6. says

    Oh Anne-Marie! How absolutely marvelous! I must admit I was hoping you would be “adding to the family” soon. I come from a family of 9 myself and the more the merrier I say! Congratulations!

    • Anne-Marie says

      We were SO happy when we found out – and my folks were up so we were able to share with them right as it happened and that made it even better!

  7. says

    Congratulations on the new addition! I have 4 ages from 7, 5, 3, and 11 months. Enjoy this time it is precious and you will be extremely busy! Can’t imagine doing all you do with two little ones!

  8. Roxana says

    Congratulations! I have two boys and a girl, the boys are 22 months apart and they are the best of buddies. They will definately give you the exercise but it is much fun!

  9. Dawnia says

    What Great news! So glad Jamisen will have a brother or sister! I think he will be a great big brother!
    Have fun, they grow up so fast!

  10. says

    Wonderful news and I look forward to following the baby updates! Congratulations to you all and a special hug to Jamison, the Big Brother! xx

  11. Crystal Pompee says

    Congratulations to you and your family Anne-Marie. My daughter and son are 26 months apart and I love it. They play great together, my oldest is almost 5. Having two in diapers isn’t too bad though. Plus it is all worth it, right?! And another plus in a May baby, although I am a late May baby (Gemini) :)

  12. Marielitos Archila Garcia says

    Que linda noticia!! Felicidades y muchas Bendiciones a tan hermosa familia!! Mayo es mi mes 😀 yey!!!!

  13. Suzanne Alexander says

    Congratulations to you and your family, Anne-Marie. What exciting news! A spring baby is so nice (mostly because it means you aren’t pregnant over the summer. My daughter was born in April – 31 years ago!!)

    • Anne-Marie says

      Tell me about it! And in Bellingham, no one has air conditioner so it can get warm for a few months =)

  14. Debbie says

    How exciting…such happy news! Congratulations Anne-Marie! I’m so happy for all three of you! It’s so awesome that you share your family with everyone. It’s so much fun to watch your life unfold! Good luck with your pregnancy and I’ll look forward to watching you grow and seeing your new little blessing!

  15. says

    meinen herzlichsten Glückwunsch zum neuen Erdenbürger!

    Vielen Dank für Deine netten Kommentage, darüber habe ich mich sehr gefreut!

    liebe Grüße

  16. says

    meinen herzlichsten Glückwunsch zum nbeuen Erdenbürger!

    Vielen Dank für Deine netten Kommentage, darüber habe ich mich sehr gefreut!

    liebe Grüße

  17. says

    Congrats, AM! You sent congrats my way when I posted my news over @ my blog that I was expecting, and turns out you are expecting the same month! Exciting!

    Our first two were 13 months apart, this one will be 33 months – I am super excited and hope it’s MUCH easier than the first two were. Maybe I’ll have helpers?!

    Hope all continues to go well!

    • Anne-Marie says

      Ah, yes, you’ll have helpers! That will be so great for you. My girlfriend just had her third and her oldest are big helpers. She also said they older two conspire to outnumber and trick the parents so there’s that little nugget of wisdom for you too …

  18. Mildred says

    Congratulations, just wait until the first time you go from saying we have one child to children. It took us 9 yrs to be able to say it and it was wonderful.

    Congratulations again!!

  19. says

    Congrats, congrats!!! We are so happy for you. You look radiant! Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy.


  20. Susie says

    So happy for you. We just found out that our dtr will be having another as well. She should be due in July so it will be great watching yours and hers. Looking forward to updates and eager to hear if it is a girl or a boy.

    • Anne-Marie says

      Oh fun! You’re just a little behind us so I’ll be thinking of you as we hit our milestones. We find out at the end of December what we’re having and I have a really elaborate idea for telling our folks what we’re having involving bath fizzies =)

  21. Daniellw says

    YAY A-M! Congratulations are in order! I just found out last night that we’re expecting again. So nervous, but so thrilled!

    • Anne-Marie says

      Oh that’s awesome! You’re just a couple months behind me then. We can be pregnancy buddies =)

  22. says

    Congrats! It really is exciting, isn’t it?

    If you’re worried about diapers, try Diaper Free Before Three! I really liked her book, and it helped quite a bit. My daughter was done with diapers shortly after her second birthday.

  23. says

    Congrats to your little family’s new addition! We loved the photo of him poking your little baby bump!

    Love spring birthdays!

  24. says


    Very Exciting times! I have babies, well they’re 15, 10, 8, 4, and my 9 month old. All different pregnancies but all blessings! I would love to do it again. =)

    Hoping you have a healthy and happy pregnancy!

    I am excited to see the updates that will be coming. And a high five to Big Bro!

    • Anne-Marie says

      Wow! You are a brave woman! Such a wide age range but it’s good to hear that you’d do it again. We are very excited for baby number 2.

  25. says

    So excited for you and your family! Big congratulations:-) My two are 27 months apart and it worked out well. Close enough to play together and not so close that you have 2 in diapers for very long (if at all!)

    • Anne-Marie says

      We were going to potty train Jamisen around 2 years (assuming he was ready) but his doctor suggested waiting. Apparently, the new baby wearing diapers might set him back a bit so we’ll wait for a couple months after the new baby is born. But then, we’ll be able to say things like ‘Babies wear your diapers and you’re a big brother so you don’t want to wear a diaper, right?” =)

      • says

        Maybe I was just very lucky! My first child (a girl) was very motivated to potty train. She just decided she didn’t want to wear diapers anymore one day and that was pretty much it. Pullups at night for a little while, but just in case. Boys are usually a little slower I think (mine was) I think it’s better to wait until they are at least interested in the potty. No sense rushing them for sure:-)

  26. Kelly says

    Awwwww! How exciting and a BIG congrats to your little family! I will have to make sure I check in more and more for updates! Super exciting!! 😀 😀
    Kelly xx

  27. zjacquelyn says

    Congratulations! Your family, including the extended, have plenty of love for many more children. Enjoy every moment.

  28. Stacey H. says

    Yay!! :) Congrats to you and your growing family!!! My two boys are exactly 20 months apart to the day…I won’t lie and say it’s easy, but it’s definitely worth it in having them grow up together. And to have a May baby, well that is just a wonderful month, not that I’m biased or anything myself since my youngest son, my husband, and myself are all May babies too!

    Best of luck to you and may you continue to have a happy, healthy pregnancy! I look forward to all the updates. :)

    • Anne-Marie says

      I’m biased too! I’m a May baby and my best friend was born 2 days before me. =) I can’t wait to meet this little one to see if s/he is anything like me =)

  29. says

    SO excited for you! Our oldest was just over 3 when our second was born, it’s definitely a good thing to have some time between them! Congrats!

  30. says

    I’ve been wondering when baby #2 will come around. I’m so happy for you and your family!

    Isn’t it funny how we want to do it all over again?


      • Sarah says

        I had two in diapers and it was no problem. I think it was Easier because I never got used to not needing the diaper bag. Mine are 18 months apart and pretty much potty trained at the same time. Congratulations. Have FUN!

    • Anne-Marie says

      Yay! Little Taurus babies are the best (and of course, eh hem, I wouldn’t be just saying that because I was born in May! ha ha). Congrats to you too.

  31. Mary Schnibben says

    Congrats! What a cute little family you have – best wishes for a safe, healthy pregnancy! I just became a grandma for the 5th time in Feb and a great-grandma just a couple mos before that!
    *Hugs* –
    Mary S.

    • Anne-Marie says

      We were pretty excited about the spacing too. Now, the wait is on to see if it’s a little girl or a little boy! =)

  32. Wendy says

    Congratulations!!! My second was easier than my first as well. And my boys were 27 months apart! :) Much love and light to your family!

    • Anne-Marie says

      So much easier – like to the point where I was craving ultrasounds so I could make sure everything was okay!