raising a Big Boy

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32 Responses

  1. Catherine Lamond says:

    WOHOO!!! :)Praying for you all!

    • John says:

      Awesome to get the first comment from Down Under! A late night for me, and an early start for you, I suppose.

      • Catherine Lamond says:

        It’s about Mid day here so it’s not too early or late… I saw your post pop up on facebook and I must say after watching that adorable video I sung out in joy πŸ™‚ Though you were only part of your family for a short time when we were very young, you’re precious to us and by extension, so is Abby and all your babies πŸ™‚ I hope one day to see you all in person πŸ™‚

  2. Ironygirl says:

    Glad to see a post from you. Your little boy is already so big- I can hardly believe it. I’m sorry you didn’t get more information from your tests, but I admire the faith and courage you have. I wish you all the best.

  3. Debbie says:

    I always enjoy reading your posts. I can’t believe how big Valor has gotten since your last post!

    The last video caught me by surprise. I am excited and will be praying for your family.

    Love from the west coast!

  4. bobsyeruncle says:

    You wacky Gjertsens!!

  5. Susan says:

    Congratulations! Praying that everything progresses smoothly and that your bundle of joy arrives safely in June!

  6. Joyce Hunt says:

    What glorious news!! What a great way to announce your special news! We’ll be praying!!

  7. amy c says:

    yay! also, love the cute video versus having to solve a puzzle πŸ˜‰

  8. Kathy H says:

    Your updates are always fun and informative. Typical Gjertsen style, it was a very creative way to announce your latest expectation!! God’s faithfulness abounds.

  9. I LOVE it! Of course, very creative…but no puzzle for me and Mike this time. Praying for you all!

  10. The Bradleys says:

    What?!?! sooo fun!! Valor IS a big boy. Love hearing him talk. Praising God for the gift of this new baby! Praying for you all

  11. Sierra says:

    YAY!!!!!!! Congratulations! So excited and so happy for the three of you! Love and miss you all! πŸ™‚

  12. Michelle says:

    Rejoicing for you. And praying peaceful, hopeful months ahead.

  13. Karla says:

    So glad that my internet signal was strong enough to watch the video at the end! As a follower of your blogs for over 2 years (!!), I am so VERY EXCITED to hear your news!! Even though we have never met, I will be praying for you and your family. Blessings to all of you! (and that “Big Boy” of yours is absolutely precious!)

  14. Karla says:

    Oh, and thankful that a puzzle was not used. Your puzzles are beastly! πŸ™‚

  15. Tonya says:

    Love the little bees / honey sweets and Valor on his tractor. Once we got D & E big boy beds, they never came into our room at night again. πŸ™‚

    Wow! Glad I got to the VERY end of the video! Congratulations on the sweet baby news and I’ll be praying.

  16. Evie says:

    Go Gjertsens!! Miss you guys.

  17. Stephanie says:

    Yay for updates! πŸ™‚ Glad to hear you’re all doing well. Praying this new baby arrives safely. πŸ™‚

  18. SalannB says:

    LOVE all the news…hearing Valor talk, and, of course, the announcement at the end!

    Fingers are crossed and prayers are being said for you all, John, Abby and Valor!


  19. Megan says:

    I am so happy for you all. I will say a prayer for you.

    We are trying to conceive our first now as well and I will especially keep my fingers crossed that I get to go through this process “with” Abby!

  20. Summer Jesse says:

    What wonderful news. We will be saying prayers that all turns out. Valor is really getting to be a big boy.

  21. Steph says:

    This is wonderful news! That video was the best announcement ever!

    I’ve been following you guys since Cake Wrecks posted the link to James and it struck a chord with me. I’ve always had irregular periods, and when my periods started to clot, I went to see the doctor. They told me I have anovulatory periods, which, they said, means I may never be able to get pregnant. I wanted them to do tests to comfirm, but they said they wouldn’t do tests til I’d been trying to concieve for a year. This was quite a few years ago, and now I’ve been married since April, and we’ve been trying to concieve since then. I have this anxiety and worry hanging over me, but then I read your blog and it gives me hope. I’ve got my fingers crossed and we are going to keep trying!

  22. Rebecca says:

    Long time reader and lurker, congratulations on your pregnancy and sending positive thoughts and wishes for the months ahead. πŸ™‚

  23. Wendy Bowerman says:

    So excited about your news. Valor is so big and talking so well. Thanks for being so faithful in your update. Praying for you all.

  24. Nicole D. says:

    Congratulations! Best wishes and lots of prayers heading your way!

  25. Wendy says:

    My word!! I just want to jump through the computer and hug ya’ll! How super exciting! You must be filled with such emotion right now. Wow!! Just Wow!!! I Love how you both press on with the Lord at your side and have such wonderful, beautiful faith that He IS leading you right where you should be! God Bless ya’ll and i’ll pray for you!

  26. Hope says:

    I am praying so hard for your family, and the new baby. Congrats on the great news!!

  27. Kate in PA says:

    Wow! What great news! I pray that we accept God’s will, whatever it turns out to be. I’m sorry that the geneticist didn’t have clear-cut answers, but some things surpass our understanding anyway.

  28. Susan says:

    Tonya told me the exciting news last night … I apparently didn’t go to the end of this blog entry! Genetisists have no answers for my daughter either; I do trust that God’s plan is the perfect one … for you and for her. Keep keeping on.

  29. Jennifer says:

    My daughter, 10, was sitting near me and heard my delight as I watched Valor recite scripture in that precious voice……..and then she heard me gasp in joy as Valor announced your pregnancy.
    My daughter wondered why I was so affected by this announcement as she had never seen your blog (and the fact that we’ve never met). So I had the joy of sharing Sweet Baby James and Valor with her. Don’t think for a second that James isn’t right in the midst of your family. He is even here in Pennsylvania in my heart….the heart of a woman who never even met him. I’ll be praying happily for your new baby!
    Congratulations to you. God is good. All the time.
    Jennifer Alba

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