We’re Adding to the Family

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“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

125 Responses to “We’re Adding to the Family”

  1. Sarah says:


  2. Nancy Weisbein says:

    Congratulations to you and your family Anne-Marie!!

  3. Congratulations !!! beautiful family!!!! i´m so happy !!!!

  4. Mariah says:

    Congratulations! Fantastic news. WIsh you the best!

  5. Jennifer P says:

    Big Congratulations! How exciting!!

  6. Lona Bremer says:

    So So Happy for your family!!!!

  7. 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!

  8. Heather W says:

    Congrats! I’m expecting my second in April! It is so exciting…

  9. Amber says:

    I am so very happy for you!!! My first two are 21.5 months apart and I LOVE that spacing!


    • 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! =)

  10. 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.

  11. Grace says:

    Congratulations!!! I’m due with our first in May as well. :)

    • 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.

  12. Thunder Bay Soap Company says:

    Congratulations!! How awesome! I know Jamisen will be a GREAT big brother!!!

  13. Yay!!! SO excited for you! You’re due just before me :) Congrautlations! :)

  14. Jill 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?


    • Anne-Marie says:

      I know! Though now I’m questioning the wisdom of two in diapers =))

      • 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!

  15. Krystal 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!

  16. Tc Fergus says:


  17. Amy says:

    What happy news! Many, many congratulations.

  18. Dawn says:

    Sweet! Your family is pretty cute!!!

  19. Jeannette says:

    Oh my gosh! Congrats! That is so exciting!

  20. 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 =)

  21. Congratulations and hope this pregnancy goes well for you.

  22. zjacquelyn says:

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

  23. Jennifer says:

    Congrats, Anne-Marie! We are expecting our first in May as well. Wishing you continued good health.

  24. Clesha says:


  25. Hildie says:

    Best wishes! Such wonderful news!

  26. Milly says:

    Congrats!!! Wow, how exciting!!

  27. 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!! :D :D
    Kelly xx

  28. Helen 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?” =)

      • Helen 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:-)

  29. Kelly says:

    Congratulations Anne-Marie (Chris and Jamison too!!) You have a beautiful family! :-)

  30. Cyndi 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.

  31. MK says:

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

    Love spring birthdays!

  32. Mellifera 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.

  33. Christina says:

    Awww congratulations Anne-Marie, so happy for you <3

  34. Virginia says:

    Just in time for Thanksgiving! Congratulations!

  35. Amy says:

    Congratulations to you and your family! Another Blessing :)

  36. Congratulations Anne-Marie, Chris and Jamison !! How exciting and such a blessing. All my best to you.

    ~Suzy Whitten/Spoonbridge Soaps

  37. 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!

  38. Sharon says:

    Awwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!! How precious! Congrats!!!!!! :-D

  39. 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 =)

  40. Ana says:

    How awesome is that!

  41. Linda says:

    Awesome news!!! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. :D

  42. Congratulations! What exciting news! :)

  43. Amy Warden says:

    Congratulations!! That’s fantastic news!

  44. Heather says:

    Congratulations! How wonderful. :)

  45. April Kunzelman says:

    Congrats Anne-Marie! xoxoxo

  46. Audra Weisenberger says:

    Fabulous news, congratulations!

  47. Rebecca says:

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you all. Children are such a blessing.

  48. Awwee!! Congratulations! This is fabulous! Wishing you a healthy pregnancy! <3

  49. Evie says:

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


  50. Jude says:

    Fab news Anne-Marie, Congratulations!


  51. 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!!

  52. Kenna 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 …

  53. Natalia says:

    Congratulations Anna-Marie! You look radiant :)

    I am really happy for you!I Wish you an easy pregnancy!

  54. Dörte says:

    meinen herzlichsten Glückwunsch zum nbeuen Erdenbürger!

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

    liebe Grüße

  55. Dörte says:

    meinen herzlichsten Glückwunsch zum neuen Erdenbürger!

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

    liebe Grüße

  56. Jennifer Young says:

    Congratulations!!!! Wow. You are so fortunate. What wonderful news. xoxox Jen

  57. Pam says:


  58. Nitya says:

    What great news!! Congratulations! :)

  59. 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!

  60. lena says:

    Im so happy for you and your family may blessing and enjoy thanksgiving

  61. TeresaR says:

    Congratulations to you and your beautiful family! My 2 boys are 22 months apart and they are the best of friends. :)

  62. 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 =)

  63. Erin says:

    Congratulations! That’s so exciting. I’m soooo happy for you!
    : – )

  64. Such a nice picture of your family! Congratulations…

  65. Pam says:

    Such happy news and congratulations to you and your budding family!

  66. Congratulations!! How exciting!! My second was much easier too! Hardly knew I was pregnant.

  67. Ebonee says:

    Congratulations to you and your family! God bless!

  68. Mercedes says:

    Congratulations, Anne-Marie! You are very blessed. Enjoy your happy family!

  69. Marielitos Archila Garcia says:

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

  70. Kalla says:

    a big congrats!!

  71. 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) :)

  72. karen 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

  73. Sandy says:

    Congratulations you to and your family. Wishing you all the best.

  74. 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!

  75. Denny says:

    Congratulations! All the best to you and yours!

  76. France says:


  77. 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!

  78. Shawna 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!

  79. 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!

  80. Marija says:

    I am so happy for you and your family!
    Best wishes from Serbia

  81. Wendy.B says:

    Awww bless, what wonderful news and a beautiful blessing to your lives … congratulations to you and your family.

  82. geneva keinath says:

    Congratulations! BTW, your family of three picture is beautiful!

  83. Congratulations!
    That’s very exciting.

  84. AJ says:


  85. Patricia says:

    Congrats, Anne-Marie! Whoo-hoo! I love babies! Everyone should have at least 3…we need more tax payers…lol.

  86. Patricia says:

    Oh, yes! Awesome family pic, too! :)

  87. holly says:

    So happy for you!!!

  88. 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) =)

  89. Sharlene says:


  90. Congratulations to your sweet family!

  91. Jan Pace 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.

  92. 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.

  93. Congratulations on the new addition Anne-Marie! What exciting news! :-)

  94. Amanda says:

    wahoo! Congrats!!!!!

  95. Marisa says:

    My god! thats a good new!! i am so happy!!

    Have a god life, and enjoy every moments with your family.
    Big hug from Portugal!

  96. Yasmin says:

    Congrats!!!! =)
    So happy for you!

  97. maveric says:

    Congratulations!!! I cant wait to see this new cutie!! Im hoping for a little girl :D

  98. Megan 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! ;)

  99. Congratulations!!! xxx

  100. 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.

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