24 weeks to go.

This is not an old ultrasound picture of Capri.

July15
Two weeks ago, we got our first look at our 5th child.
(gasp)…
I know.
I’m pregnant. Again!

Today I spilled the beans to my Big Picture “year to remember” class today! So the word is out! my mom was telling me how much she loves telling people the news cause she gets such great reactions! It is pretty fun… so far, everyone that I have told has totally freaked out. not more than my own level of freak out!  We were fairly sure that we wanted to have one more child, so that Capri wouldn’t be all alone with the rest of the kids so much older… but not 11 months later. You would think that by the 5th go around, I’d know what causes this! (wink!)
We are thrilled and excited. Scared and nervous. And sure that if one infant threw off your schedule and makes it hard to run into the grocery store for that one forgotten ingredient, TWO infants… less than a year apart will REALLY present a challenge.
Capri and our new baby will be 11 months apart.  My due date is July 15th. I figure I am a lot better off than I was last year with only a month before Creative Escape… this year I will have what, 7 weeks?  much better!

CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT 2 YEARS IN A ROW I WILL HAVE A NEWBORN AT CREATIVE ESCAPE????? That is out of control!

I have truly been blessed this go around.
I haven’t been sick at all… I have been a little tired, and a little emotional! (that might be due to reality, and not necessarily hormones!) I feel great… I LOVE having baby Capri around. She is an absolute DELIGHT. Each day she gets funner and cuter and more alert. It’s amazing… and can you imagine, we will do it again!
I am very thankful to be a mother. 
Blessed to have such bright and charming children who love their parents and one another.  i marvel at how different I am as a woman, and  mother than I was 9 years ago when I had my first… I am thankful for my personal growth and how that has allowed me to serve and teach my children.
I am humbled.
I believe that God has a plan. And I trust that He will bless me with the capacity I need.

Yikes.
Only 24 ½  weeks to go.

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  1. christina cole 18 January, 2007 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    wow heidi! i just had to say a huge congratulations to you and the best of luck!! 🙂

  2. Jodii 18 January, 2007 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    wow congratulations Heidi you will certainly have your handsfull. Can’t wait to see you grow and share in another pregnancy with you

  3. Gina 18 January, 2007 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    Congrats Heidi! What an unexpected blessing! Another baby to scrap! *yay*

  4. Tanya Summers 18 January, 2007 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Congrats, Heidi; I have 5 and wouldn’t want it any other way!!! We can’t wait to share all the fun with you (from your blog, of course 🙂 Thanks for sharing the news with us, Tanya

  5. Alisha 18 January, 2007 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! First I thought it was an old pic of Capri but then I read the news! What a blessing. How fun!

  6. Cheryl Sullivan 18 January, 2007 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Congrats, That is so special. I am excited for you!

  7. Rhonna 18 January, 2007 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    wtg, my dear!
    loved hearing your thoughts…
    you are right…God has a plan & you are the family for this baby!
    you’re amazing!
    congrats!
    R

  8. Angela 18 January, 2007 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Congratulations!!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you. And I know that this baby has been brought into your life because that is the way God had it planned. I’ve found that all pregnancies planned or unplanned are such a great blessing!!!!

  9. Mellisa 18 January, 2007 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    An ultimate nap, eh? No wonder!!!! LOL
    Many, MANY congratulations to you and your family on this wonderful blessing.
    ~m.

  10. Crystal 18 January, 2007 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    I am so surprised and delighted to hear your good news. I am sure Capri will be glad to have a close companion to grow up with. I hope you have time to keep another pregnancy journal for this one (and maybe give us a peek or two at). It seems it would be such a treasure to have. As always, thank you for sharing your journey with us.

  11. Monica 18 January, 2007 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    Congratulations!
    Wishing you the best!

  12. sarah 18 January, 2007 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    how exciting! any baby, whether its the first, fifth or fifteen, is an absolute blessing. i wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy and lots of success. hope you’re feeling well for CHA. i am getting so excited for great escape, can’t wait for the details to be released!

  13. Talia 18 January, 2007 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Heidi, this is amazing! And what a wonderful attitude and perspective you have. That IS so crazy that you will have yet another newborn at CE! So much fun! I hope all goes well for you throughout your pregnancy…can you believe little Capri is going to be a BIG SISTER???
    Talia:)

  14. Tanniis 18 January, 2007 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    wow! just read at big pic! I can’t imagine, but hey, at least you will be able to use that baby stuff you have laying around! LOL. My sister and I were 11 months apart and we had fun, we were like twins.My friends tease me about how similar you and I are but i doubt there will be a number 5 in our future. Good luck! P.s. hope you held onto those maternity clothes 🙂

  15. Marije 19 January, 2007 at 12:20 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations! And thank you for sharing the ultrasound!

  16. DebbieP - NZ 19 January, 2007 at 12:23 am - Reply

    OMG Heidi that is sooo awesome you and eric and the kids mus tbe soooo excited…A huge congratulations from New Zealand…

  17. KarenP 19 January, 2007 at 12:38 am - Reply

    Congrats to you and your family Heidi. What wonderful news 🙂 🙂

  18. elise 19 January, 2007 at 12:40 am - Reply

    congrats!!! how exciting!

  19. Amy J. 19 January, 2007 at 12:56 am - Reply

    Congratulations! Wow, you are surely blessed in the fertility department! What lucky babies you’ll have to be so close in age. Take care of yourself, you crazy woman you!

  20. Tara 19 January, 2007 at 1:01 am - Reply

    Hooly Dooly, but Congratulations! Hope the rest of your pregnancy is a breeze.

  21. Meg McKenzie 19 January, 2007 at 1:09 am - Reply

    Wow Heidi – so thrilled for you and Eric on this amazing news – what a wonderful start to the year for you all, a new wee ‘Swapp’ to welcome into the family!!

  22. Robyn W 19 January, 2007 at 1:24 am - Reply

    Congratulations Heidi and your family…WOW

  23. Haggith 19 January, 2007 at 1:53 am - Reply

    Congratulations from Holland. Yep, you’re gonna have your hands full. But from what I read on your blog, you already have ‘m full, what with Capri and all your creativeness and the other kids….!!! You’ll do great. Hope the pregancy is as “easy” as the last one.

  24. poppy 19 January, 2007 at 2:08 am - Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!
    wow!!!!
    I was thinking of you today as I came home from hospital today after having my 4th Baby! You have been such an inspiration over the past year with watching you with Capri. I was thinking I wonder if you’d have a 5th?? as I am totally in love and was wondering is it normal to keep up this level of love, excitement and happiness with new babies…I guess the answer is Yes!!
    You are an amazing woman Heidi..so dynamic..congratulations!!

  25. JennieM 19 January, 2007 at 2:23 am - Reply

    Congratulations, Thats so cool.
    Wish you and your family all the best
    JennieM

  26. Kerrie Gurney 19 January, 2007 at 2:30 am - Reply

    Congrats Heidi aren’t you a go gal 🙂
    My neices were born 10 months apart (one in Feb and one in Dec)and it was nice for them growing up together, they are both 21 now and are the best of friends.
    I wish you all the best with your pregnancy – know wonder you had an ultimate nap, I am sure you will be having a few more of these.
    take care Heidi
    Kerrie – Australia

  27. carla 19 January, 2007 at 2:40 am - Reply

    WOW, how exciting! I am so happy happy for you! I think it would be truly amazing to have that experience of 2 so close in age… hard, at times, i’m sure… but how rewarding at the same time. Congratulations!

  28. Linda Matthews 19 January, 2007 at 2:53 am - Reply

    Congratulations!!!
    I am so happy for you. It will be nice to have a sibling closer to her age. My brother and I are 13 months apart. I have 2 sisters 6 and 4 yrs older than me.
    I can’t wait to see what baby pages you do with baby #5!!!
    Linda

  29. Narelle 19 January, 2007 at 3:48 am - Reply

    Heidi & Eric and family, how absolutely wonderful!!! That is so amazing, so giving and so cool!!! Congratulations and thankyou for sharing this wonderful news!!! How special for Capri to have a sister/brother who will be so close in age! Hugs from Australia. Narelle

  30. Linda King 19 January, 2007 at 4:25 am - Reply

    I am a mother of a 3yr old a 2yr old and a 4 old, and I’m totally ready for the fourth. Some people say I’m crazy, and I say no I’m in love and blessed.
    She has the power to create her own world.
    Peace Love and Much Blesed Happiness
    Linda K
    (AYTR Student)

  31. Pattie F 19 January, 2007 at 4:34 am - Reply

    Heidi! That is fantastic news. I’m very excited for you and your family. 2 of my children are 13 months apart (boy and girl) and now that they are in their teens, they still have such a super relationship with each other. Yes, you will be super busy and somewhat overwhelmed. There’s no doubt about that. BUT, my mantra is “sit back and enjoy the ride!!!” Best wishes. – Pattie

  32. Deborah Dunning 19 January, 2007 at 5:07 am - Reply

    Congratulations Heidi! I started reading your blog just after you became pregnant with Capri. I am so excited for both you and your family, life does have its way of surprizing us for sure. Good luck and keep us all posted here on your blog.

  33. Cindy McDannold 19 January, 2007 at 5:22 am - Reply

    Heidi, my grandmother had and 11 month old and a set of TWINS! Yes, THREE babies under a year old. She was an awesome woman and so are you. God knows strength and love when he sees it.

  34. paige 19 January, 2007 at 5:29 am - Reply

    congrats girlie!!
    you beat me…i have 4 girls. two of them are 17 months apart & i loved that.
    oh how darn cute ya’ll will be. good thing you sold the bug…….. now what does a very hip mom of 5 drive???!!
    blessings to you

  35. Jana 19 January, 2007 at 5:43 am - Reply

    Congrats to you & your family!!!!!

  36. Sonia 19 January, 2007 at 5:57 am - Reply

    Wow!!!! That is absolutely wonderful for you and your family. I know you must all be very excited! Can’t wait to see you and the new baby at CE!! Best of luck to you and be sure to let your hubby pamper you for the next 7 months or so! 😉
    ~Sonia

  37. stephanie 19 January, 2007 at 5:58 am - Reply

    Oh my! Congratulations! (And, all of a sudden the 14-15 months that my last baby and the one I’m pregnant with now will be apart doesn’t look scary at all!) 🙂

  38. Courtney 19 January, 2007 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Wow Heidi! It must be something in the water! lol Congratulations on your wonderful news

  39. Jenney 19 January, 2007 at 6:07 am - Reply

    Congratulations!!! Your two little ones will be the best of friends as they grow up! How awesome!

  40. Jennifer 19 January, 2007 at 6:11 am - Reply

    Congrats!!! What happy news!!! Babies are such a blessing…….

  41. Keisha 19 January, 2007 at 6:15 am - Reply

    Congrats Heidi,
    I myself have two that are 11 months apart.
    A totally surprise, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! My two are the best of friends. It is rough when they are small. I can remember nursing one and spoon feeding the other and crying. Knowing one day this would be really funny.
    Best wishes to you and try to catch up on your sleep.
    Keisha

  42. Danielle Casello 19 January, 2007 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Wow-I wasn’t expecting that when I looked at your blog!! CONGRATS!! That is super exciting!

  43. Lisa Cohen 19 January, 2007 at 6:35 am - Reply

    Congratulations!! I hope you have a wonderful and healthy pregnancy… and that you continue not to be sick!!!

  44. MaryC 19 January, 2007 at 6:36 am - Reply

    You never cease to amaze Heidi!!! MAJOR CONGRATS!!!

  45. lisa 19 January, 2007 at 6:40 am - Reply

    congrats! i have 2 girls 15 months apart and it has been fun!

  46. jen 19 January, 2007 at 6:45 am - Reply

    wow! that is great!! you have an amazing family and i’m sure this little baby will only add to it!

  47. Valerie Martin 19 January, 2007 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Congratulations on the 5th baby and a nice family! Big families are fun! Remember you are blessed! My mom had her first two 13 months apart. She had 4 children; her brother had 8, and one of his sons has 11, each no more than 2 years apart and no twins! When you can have a large family, have it and enjoy it! I have 4 boys between 10 and 3, and I love it!

  48. jocelyn 19 January, 2007 at 6:55 am - Reply

    Congrats to the Swapp family! Just think – you will have a second chance to wear your cute maternity clothes while they are still in style 🙂

  49. Cathy 19 January, 2007 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Heidi! What a shock when I looked at your blog this morning! I thought for sure that had to be a puppy ultrasound!! tee hee…you are going to have an amazing ride and here’s to many more ultimate naps!! 😀 You and Eric are definitely going to have to carve some time out for “date night” — to keep the love (although doesn’t look like you’re having any trouble in that department – haha)!!

  50. Catherine 19 January, 2007 at 7:04 am - Reply

    congratulations!

  51. Heather 19 January, 2007 at 7:04 am - Reply

    Congratulations!

  52. kristina proffitt 19 January, 2007 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Congratulations, Heidi! 🙂

  53. Sarah Lambert 19 January, 2007 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Congratulations….you will handle it like a pro!!

  54. Candice Watson 19 January, 2007 at 7:11 am - Reply

    Congratulations! We have 8 – the 5 boys are very close in age —
    8/15/90
    8/16/91
    9/4/92
    and
    5/16/95
    6/18/96
    It’s been a blast! And to be honest, I look back now at when they were little – and it was EASIER than I thought!
    candice

  55. Danielle Nilsson 19 January, 2007 at 7:27 am - Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS Heidi & Family!!! This is such fantastic news (I read this on someone else’s blog last night ~ she was ecstatic!!!)
    I’m so anxious and happy for you!!!! Anxious to hear the new names picked out too! Your kids have the cutest names 😀 Especially Capri XOXO

  56. Monique 19 January, 2007 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Good freakin’ grief girl…you got it goin’ on. WOW. A BIG HUGE Congrats…glad you are feeling better this go around. How exciting…see you soon at CHA. 🙂

  57. Binxcat1 19 January, 2007 at 7:38 am - Reply

    WOWSERS woman… you are AMAZING!!!! You should be teaching time management classes!!! LOL
    Seriously though huge Congratulations from all of us in Australia… the forums are a buzz with your wonderful news… and now you’ve gone and made me clucky and I thought wanting a fourth was a big deal!!! LOL
    Enjoy… you really do deserve the Super Mum title… what “A Year To Remember” it will be indeed!!!!

  58. Aaron 19 January, 2007 at 7:42 am - Reply

    Just wanted to add my congrats, Heidi! I have two boys who are less than a year apart. The first was a 28 week preemie, so when #2 was born, #1 seemed to think he was 9 months old…really he was almost 1, but for awhile there…well…It was crazy (and by crazy, I mean, without pics and journalling–yeah scrapbooking!–I wouldn’t remember a thing!), but now they are almost 2 and almost three and they are adorable and fun together. Still a handfull, but such good little friends. Now that we’re having #3 in a few months I realize that it isnt the norm to do things the way we did originally, but I certainly wouldn’t change it!
    What exciting news! Again, congrats!!
    Aaron

  59. aliciaking 19 January, 2007 at 8:02 am - Reply

    oh my gosh! I can’t believe it! I am in total shock! Congratulations to you and Eric, I am sooooooo excited!!!
    love ya,
    Alicia

  60. kcompas 19 January, 2007 at 8:04 am - Reply

    wow, congratulations. AMAZING. i have 2 that are 15 mos apart and love seeing them together. they have such a special relationship.

  61. Jodi 19 January, 2007 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Congratulations Heidi and Family! That is amazing and You will do great! God does have a plan and sometimes a sense of humor! Best of Luck and I am sure cutie pie Capri will be happy to have a little playmate!

  62. Amanda 19 January, 2007 at 8:11 am - Reply

    WOW!!! Congratulations! I hope all goes well for you and your family. You are an inspiration!

  63. Andrea D 19 January, 2007 at 8:27 am - Reply

    so cool! congratulations!

  64. Diane A 19 January, 2007 at 8:28 am - Reply

    congrats!! You are right, God does have a plan. What a lucky little onE!!

  65. Sunny 19 January, 2007 at 8:29 am - Reply

    Congratulations Heidi.

  66. lisa 19 January, 2007 at 8:34 am - Reply

    WOWZERS!!!! no WONDER you had the nap of the century!!! your poor body must be exhausted!!
    well congratulations! heavenly father sure does have a plan for you. my first 2 were 15 months apart, i thought it was worse than having twins…. hopefully this little one will be just as good as capri! you deserve it!!!

  67. Kelly 19 January, 2007 at 8:35 am - Reply

    heidi, girl – i’m in awe!! So happy for you and soooo know what it’ll be like for you too! LOL The best news besides a new sweetie to love? My 2 that are 14m apart are so close and the best of friends. They never knew life without the other and it’s a beautiful thing! Hugs and many blessings (and as much sleep as you can manage between now and then ;))

  68. Cflattop 19 January, 2007 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Congrats!!! Better you than me…ha,ha!! Wish you and your family the best with this new lil….blessing!!

  69. kara 19 January, 2007 at 8:36 am - Reply

    congrats heidi!! children are our future!
    you are so, so blessed by God with all of your babies!
    Best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy.

  70. Catrina Tolman 19 January, 2007 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Congratulations Heidi. How exciting. My first two were 11 months apart and they have always been so close. It’s neat cause for 2 weeks every year they are the same age till the other has his birthday!!! Now I have 7 kids and what a blessing they are!!! You are an inspiration!!!
    Catrina

  71. Amber C 19 January, 2007 at 8:42 am - Reply

    Congrats Heidi!! That is exciting news! Best wishes to you and your family.

  72. Mary Ellen Carlise 19 January, 2007 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Oh Heidi! Such HAPPY news! Aren’t babies just so WONDERFUL! We have 6–not babies any more though…number 1 is now 23! I can’t BELIEVE how the years have FLOWN by at MACH SPEED!! and how when just one is missing there is a huge hole in our family! CAN’T wait to hear the cool name I know you will give baby #5! CONGRATS to the lot of you! AND so excited I will get to see you so cute and pregnant in a few weeks! I am taking your Feb class at Scrapbooks Etc! WaHoo!
    Mary Ellen

  73. Patty S 19 January, 2007 at 8:44 am - Reply

    yeah! enjoy! congratualtions! wooo hoooo! 🙂

  74. maud 19 January, 2007 at 8:46 am - Reply

    WOW!!! one baby again….!!! congratulations………
    félicitations in french…..
    kiss from France
    MAUD

  75. Christy 19 January, 2007 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Congratulations! I’m now expecting my first child and am really scared but looking forward to her arrival! Best wishes to the Swapp family! Everything will work out fine!

  76. Jill Cornelius 19 January, 2007 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Cognrats to you and your family Heidi! I’m SO happy for you!!!

  77. Christie 19 January, 2007 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Heidi,
    De ja vu! Last time I was pregnant you were also pregnant and here we are again. I am 7 months pregnant and i have a 9 month old (Colton too!)
    It had taken me 5 years to get pregnant with him. This one is a boy too.
    Hope you feel well!
    Christie in NJ

  78. melissa 19 January, 2007 at 9:18 am - Reply

    You have an amazing spirit!!! Congrats and GOOD luck.

  79. Terri 19 January, 2007 at 9:21 am - Reply

    I wish I could afford to have more kids, I have 4 and I always get looks and comments like “are they all yours” I say no I left the others at home. But good for you. If I had the means to financially support more I’d have as many as God and my health would allow me. A Big Congrats to you and your family.

  80. Jolene George 19 January, 2007 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Oh Heidi….I had to laugh because if you remember, my grandson was born a month after Capri and now my daughter in law is pregant again too and due July 18th. The babies will only be 10 1/2 months apart. You two are in the same boat…just too funny! Congratulations to you, Eric and the kids. (((hugs)))http://jolenegeorge.blogspot.com/

  81. AllisonCope 19 January, 2007 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Congrats Heidi!

  82. Marie Turner 19 January, 2007 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Wow! Congratulations. I remember finding out that I was pregnant, with my 3rd when my 2nd was only 2 mo. old. Now they are such good friends. There were some crazy times in there,having 3 under 3 at home, but you will do great!

  83. Shannon 19 January, 2007 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Congratulations! My youngest are 12 months apart. Yes, there are some things that are difficult but it’s so worth it! I believe that everything happens for a reason. I hope you have an easy pregnancy!

  84. Sara 19 January, 2007 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Well to borrow a phrase from pop culture “you go girl!”
    Congratulations! Now – if you could please find a way to share your amazing ability to bounce back to that pre-pregnancy figure so quickly and put that in a pink and black package… I’ll buy that too!
    God Bless your (growing) family!

  85. Evelyn 19 January, 2007 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Congrats!! What a blessing!

  86. Kim Griffin 19 January, 2007 at 9:42 am - Reply

    ~GASP~ was exactly what I did when I saw your blog this morning! Looks like you have more than “scrapbooking” keeping you busy lately…LOL!
    I think you are an amazing and genuine person who has got firm hold on the reins in her life. Loving husband. Terrific kids. Best job in the world. And everyone is happy. The Swapp home is definately a home with lots of love to go around…so the blessing of one more child to love is lucky for your family, and lucky for this new little one to come!
    Can’t wait to find out another GREAT baby name!!
    Congrats and many happy blessings to you and your whole family Heidi!!
    Kim :o)

  87. Tammy 19 January, 2007 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Congrats, Heidi!!! It’s wonderful news. Children are such a blessing from God.

  88. Aimee Snyder 19 January, 2007 at 9:46 am - Reply

    That is soooo awesome. I have four kids…my two oldest are 18 mos apart and my two youngest are 18 mos. apart! 11 mos…way to go! I almost think that would be fun! Enjoy and hope this is an easy pregnancy for you!

  89. Jessi 19 January, 2007 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Congrats!!!!!!

  90. Rhonda Steed 19 January, 2007 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Huge Congrats!!!!

  91. Angie Osborne 19 January, 2007 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Heidi! Congratulations! If any one can do it, it’s you. God is really blessing you and your family and you’ll be just fine. Busy… but just fine! 😉

  92. Camille 19 January, 2007 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Yay! Another beautiful Swapp baby! Congrats!

  93. Robin H. 19 January, 2007 at 10:16 am - Reply

    WOWser…good luck!

  94. anne sheridan 19 January, 2007 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Heidi you made me cry! How absolutely wonderful for you and your family! You are so inspiring!

  95. Heidi 19 January, 2007 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Congrats, Heidi. Just looked up “SuperWoman” in the dictionary…yep, you’re name was right there. Good luck, hope the pregnancy goes well.

  96. Diane McVey 19 January, 2007 at 10:22 am - Reply

    WOW! WOW! WOW! I am so excited for you and your family! You are a fabulous Mom, Eric is the best Dad ever, and your kids are just adorable! Capri will be so happy to have a playmate near her age…what fun! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to all of you! I’ll bet your Mom is ecstatic! Grandmas LOVE getting new babies to spoil. WOOHOO, way to go Heidi!!!

  97. Denise 19 January, 2007 at 10:31 am - Reply

    “I am very thankful to be a mother”
    Ain’t it the truth!
    Congratulations

  98. Denise Hughes 19 January, 2007 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Congrats Heidi! I’m a mom of 5 too. Mine were all doorsteps…between 1 1/2 years to 2 years apart. My oldest is 20 and the baby is 14 years old now. They have been very close and fight like best friends over the years, but they will always have each other. Best wishes!

  99. Kristen 19 January, 2007 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Heidi! I am so happy for you! A little bird told me you were expecting again… (someone from your ward) but I didn’t dare say anything, until you did. It’s your news, and I know you will ROCK as a mother of “Irish Twins!” I bet your older three are ecstatic! Good Luck! Look forward to all the future blogs, and darling scrap pages.
    Take Care!

  100. Susie Griffin 19 January, 2007 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Wow! What great news for you all! Congratulations on such a marvelous, beautiful treasure. In those moments when you feel you might forget, remember that God’s grace is sufficient. You will always have enough. THANK GOODNESS!

  101. Tess 19 January, 2007 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Congrats to you! I am due 6 days before you! And 5 days before my baby’s Great-Grandmother’s 100th birthday. It will be an awesome year all around!! 🙂

  102. Sarah 19 January, 2007 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Congratulations!! That is awesome news!!
    I’ve got three young boys…4, 3, and 2
    My two youngest are not quite 12 months apart…I know all too well how you are feeling right now!!!
    Glad to hear that everything is going well with you and the baby!!

  103. Veronica A 19 January, 2007 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Congratulation Heidi, Wow what a surprise

  104. Angie 19 January, 2007 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Congrats Heidi to you and your family! I wish you all the best!

  105. cari 19 January, 2007 at 11:42 am - Reply

    I can’t think of a better family to welcome this new little one!!! Love reading your blog, thanks for sharing yourself and your family with the rest of us…makes us feel that we can have it all, too! And if not, there is always tomorrow to try and finish the “to do” list! Thanks for inspiring so many of us to do what we love, create and take care of our families. I think it is so awesome that you guys worried about Capri not having a buddy, it truly does make a difference in a child’s life and so amazing that you recognized that and put her needs first. You are truly blessed! Congratulations! I can’t wait, and I am sure the rest of the blogging world can’t either, to watch this next step in your life! By the way, I did suck my lunch into my lungs as I read this post, I can see your mom totally getting a kick out of that response! tee hee!

  106. Elana 19 January, 2007 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Congratulations Heidi! And best wishes for a smooth pregnancy.

  107. Jen 19 January, 2007 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Congratulations and only best wishes to you, Heidi and the whole family!!!!

  108. susan 19 January, 2007 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness! I don’t even know you but I actually screamed in my office when I read your blog! Congratulations to you and best wishes. I have an 8 month old son and the idea of getting pregnant again so soon FREAKS me out, but God knows better than us, right? Capri will be so blessed to have such a close playmate!

  109. katie m. 19 January, 2007 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Congratualtions to you and your family Heidi! You are truly blessed!
    I have three girls all under four years old … my oldest two are 11 months apart – so I know exactly where you are right now (well … I wasn’t exactly planning anything along the lines of C.E. when I was pregnant, but you get the idea!). At any rate, hats off to you, I think it’s wonderful! Mu DH and I want to have several more too =)
    Katie M.

  110. Neen in NZ 19 January, 2007 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Well done Heidi! Woo hoo!

  111. CarrieB 19 January, 2007 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to you and your family. I wish you an easy pregnancy and lots of love and support from your family and friends!

  112. Laura 19 January, 2007 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness, how excited are you ?! Congrats to you and your growing family, everyone must just be soooooo excited. And how lucky for little Miss Capri…Best wishes, take great care of yourself, and of course, can’t wait to see what scrapbooking comes out of another little one in the Swapp household.

  113. Corina 19 January, 2007 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Let us know when its a girl or a boy… have fun picking out names! You are a great mother… 5! wow!

  114. Jaana 19 January, 2007 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Congratulations, Heidi. My brother and I are 11 months apart. You’ll have to ask my mom what it was like when we were infants (probably a little crazy since she already had a three year old!), but I can tell you that it has been one of the absolute joys of my life to have such a close friend in my younger brother. I know you will be blessed as a family, but I can’t help but think with delight on how close your two youngest will be. Congratulations again!

  115. Marty 19 January, 2007 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Congrats!!!

  116. Amanda 19 January, 2007 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Congratulations. Little ones are an amazing blessing! How fun for the littlest ones 🙂

  117. Karalynn Tyler 19 January, 2007 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    That is awesome!!! My Anna is only two weeks older than Capri and, though it would scare me if it were to happen, I think I’d come around and be just as thrilled if I were in the same boat. Here’s wishing you a happy, healthy pregnancy #5!

  118. Debbie Cook 19 January, 2007 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    WOW!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Heidi! wishing you continued joy, helath and happiness on round five! what an amazing woman you are!
    :)debbie

  119. Dawn Bibbs 19 January, 2007 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Oh MY…talk about a shock to the system! Congratulations! As long as you’re happy about it, that’s all that matters. ALL baby’s are blessings. Wow, 11 months apart though…my hat’s off to ya, girl :-). Enjoy!

  120. Tanya Webster 19 January, 2007 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    I had to add my congratulations to you!! I am so happy for you!! I know you are feeling overwhelmed but God never gives us more than we can handle so I am thinkin’ he thinks pretty highly of you!! *wink*…GOOD FOR YOU!! Lots of love!! T

  121. Zoe 19 January, 2007 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Heidi.

  122. Angie 19 January, 2007 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to the entire Swapp family! What a blessing for Capri to have a sibling so close in age.

  123. heather Johnson 19 January, 2007 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Congrats! I think it is a blessing Capri will have a sibling so close in age. I bet they will be really close!

  124. Renee' 19 January, 2007 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    No wonder you took that “ultimate nap” the other day. That was my biggest symptom of both my pregnancies, exhaustion. Get those naps in now mommy (and mommy-to-be) while you can.

  125. dawaila 19 January, 2007 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    YEA!!! Babies are the best gift. My husband is one of five all a year or less apart,They are all very close. Good luck to you.

  126. Tina 19 January, 2007 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness! What a surprise to everyone!!
    Congratulations Heidi!!!
    Tina

  127. CindyF aka MammaJamma 19 January, 2007 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to you and your family. Big families are the best!

  128. Jen 19 January, 2007 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Congrats! How exciting. 🙂

  129. DisneyCyndi 19 January, 2007 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Congratulations…been there done that. My two oldest are 11 months apart, two youngest are 13 months apart.

  130. beth 19 January, 2007 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    congratulations!!!! my three are really close in age and you will love it the older they get – really!! 😉

  131. merryredhed 19 January, 2007 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Congrats Heidi! Capri will always have a best friend. My husband is one of 12 children and has a brother 11 months younger. It is amazing how close they are, its almost like twins. Enjoy!

  132. Cara 19 January, 2007 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    Huge congratulations to you! Spectacular news.
    So very happy for your family!

  133. Charin 19 January, 2007 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! Congrats, girlie! My hubby and I just had our 1st, our little Katie Shae was born Jan 4th! Being a mama is the greatest thing ever. 🙂
    Good luck with everything, keep us posted!

  134. heidi 19 January, 2007 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Congratulations!!!!!

  135. stacy 19 January, 2007 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    congrats girl!!!! cannot wait to see pics !!!

  136. Helle Greer 19 January, 2007 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    You WILL recieve the “Mother of the Year” reward I’m sure.
    A Huge congrats to you and your family. If anyone could do it, it would be YOU!!!
    WTG girl, I’m amazed by your strength.
    helle

  137. Shawnna / flipflopmom 19 January, 2007 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    HOW EXCITING — they will be the best of friends — two of mine are 14 months apart 😀 — it was a little tougher the first few years but now it is EASY PEASY — I wouldn’t have it anyother way — I totally wish we could have two more back to back 😀 😀 CONGRATS to you and your family 😀

  138. Martha 19 January, 2007 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Congrats,,,,so awesome!!!

  139. Angelique 19 January, 2007 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Holy cowamoli! CONGRATULATIONS!!! You make beautiful children! :O)

  140. Meghan 19 January, 2007 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Heidi
    I had to post on your blog, amid the many comments you have.
    You & I seem to be following the same path in life.
    Your little Capri is a few weeks older than my Ethan & just last week I find out that I am pregnant!
    My next child will be 13 months younger than my first!
    Congratulations!

  141. Michelle M 19 January, 2007 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Congratulations!

  142. kim 19 January, 2007 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    I have 24 weeks to go too…and so does Emily Falconbridge…this is my first. How fun! Congrats! oxxoxo

  143. patty 19 January, 2007 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Congratulations & best wishes to you and your family. (Grandma better keep up with her beautiful quilting!)
    -p

  144. patty 19 January, 2007 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    p.s.
    just L*O*V*E those sonogram pics! too sweet!
    -p

  145. Joni 19 January, 2007 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    So, so happy for the Swapp family!! Congrats!

  146. Lorrie 19 January, 2007 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Unbelievable Great news Heidi!! Blessings!

  147. Lindsey 19 January, 2007 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Congrats, wonderful news!!
    and ~hey~ July 15th: my birthday!!
    Feel good!

  148. BonnieB 19 January, 2007 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Just have to add my congratulations! 🙂 I, too, have close-together children. (And I’ve really enjoyed reading here about so many other moms with the same situation.) My sons are not quite 13 months apart…they are almost 3 and almost 2 now…and, although I hadn’t planned it that way, and although it was very hard at first, I am SO glad it happened that way! I love that my boys are close in age! They are an absolute joy. I’d do it again for sure. 🙂 Many blessings on you all.

  149. kristina 19 January, 2007 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Wow! Congratultions! Babies are so wonderful! We should have guessed it after the “ultimate nap” and dropping the icee stories! Those are two major clues of pregnancy!

  150. Sandra Mohon 19 January, 2007 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    Congrats to you, that’s wonderful news!

  151. Radiogirl 19 January, 2007 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    You are an awesome inspiration! Lots of positive energy and I am certain that you are a wonderful parent. Congrats to you and your fam!

  152. Erika 19 January, 2007 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    Omigosh!!! How fun! As they say, you’ll be having “Irish Twins.” Glad to hear all is going well. I can’t imagine what that would be like as I have a little one that is just 5 wks old right now. Children are truly a blessing — whenever they arrive.
    Enjoy the next 24 1/2 wks — I’m sure they’ll fly by.

  153. giuseppina 19 January, 2007 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    congrats 🙂

  154. Lisa 20 January, 2007 at 12:04 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh! That’s wonderful! Congratulations! 🙂

  155. Candy 20 January, 2007 at 12:21 am - Reply

    That certainly explains your ultimate nap!! Congratulations to you and your family Heidi.

  156. LenaS 20 January, 2007 at 2:48 am - Reply

    Congratulations! My 2 oldest sons were 17 months apart and they were best friends. Always had each other every time we went through a relocation. Then 5 yr gap with the 3rd son and it was a mistake not having a 4th for him to play with. You did good–it will be alright. I have a twin sister…we are only separated by 10 minutes and we get along great! You’ll just have to buy 2 of everything! U R Blessed!

  157. chanel 20 January, 2007 at 4:05 am - Reply

    of course you know I’m thrilled. Its so exciting seeing an ultrasound … you are making a whole new person – its just such an amazing miracle!

  158. Tammy 20 January, 2007 at 5:11 am - Reply

    You bring tears to my eyes. Soooo happy for you & your family.

  159. Rita 20 January, 2007 at 5:39 am - Reply

    Girl, you amaze me. I admire everything you do…including your wonderful family! Congrats again!!

  160. Virginia 20 January, 2007 at 6:11 am - Reply

    Congratulations, another one on the way. You are a super mum. I might have had a few of mine close together but at least they were just at walking stage before the next one popped out.
    All the best to you all.

  161. Kelli Johnson 20 January, 2007 at 6:43 am - Reply

    as you do…your family ROCKS and the more the merrier…CONGRATS 🙂

  162. Wanda E. Santiago 20 January, 2007 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Hey beautiful I think five is a perfect number as a mother of five I can so relate. Today both my Nicole and my Michael are 21 they share the same age for a month so I can so relate. You have the capacity to love and share that love. You are amaizing, all my love!! Congrats to you and Eric! Hugs Wanda

  163. ashluvs2 20 January, 2007 at 8:06 am - Reply

    yeah! congrats to you! I have 2 that are 13 months apart and they really are a blessing!!

  164. Desiree Flojo 20 January, 2007 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Congrats Heidi!
    It will be great for Capri. Plus they will both have older brothers and a sister to help them. My sister and I are 11 YEARS apart. Our relationship is very different from the normal sibling relationship. She’s like my daughter/sister. We have so much fun together and I love her more than anything.

  165. Julie 20 January, 2007 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Awesome! Mine are 26 days apart…born on opposite sides of the world, one in my heart and one under it. They are so close, and call themselves “sissies and best buddies.” This is life, and it doesn’t really get any better..

  166. inle 20 January, 2007 at 9:19 am - Reply

    may God bless you with a healthy baby and the strength to be a good parent to all of your children…you have many important needs to be met… may you make that your priority… God bless and congratualtions!

  167. Rolana 20 January, 2007 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Congratulations! What a blessing!

  168. Jessica K. 20 January, 2007 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Wow. Congratulation to your “growing” family. They are such little blessings.

  169. Anita 20 January, 2007 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Congrats heidi! I have 3 children…2 born in July (my oldest on the 15th and my youngest on the 11th) Here’s wishing you well…I can hardly wait to hear of the amazing name you choose for this little bundle of joy!

  170. Breanne 20 January, 2007 at 10:25 am - Reply

    congrats, Heidi and family!!
    i’m one of 5 children and wouldn’t change it for the world!
    how nice for Capri that she will have a sibling so close in age to her!

  171. Cheryl 20 January, 2007 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Congratulations, Heidi!!!

  172. Linda Thompson 20 January, 2007 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    Congrats Heidi!
    My Mom gave birth to 5 kids in 7 1/2 years… and THEN 11 years later had a surprise blessing at 39 years old!!
    We all felt like parents to this little guy!
    Blessings to you all!

  173. jamia 20 January, 2007 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    How exciting for you. My sons are 18 months apart and it was a blast. I loved being pregnant and loved having two little ones. It was easier going through the stages back to back. Hopefully you have a girl and you can dress them alike. I was able to get away with it for 6 years.

  174. Theresa 20 January, 2007 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    That’s awesome! God bless you and your entire family! You are an inspiration to all of us.

  175. Paula Martone 20 January, 2007 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    God has been working miracle in the Swapp household it looks like. Many special prayers your way and how beautiful to have another addition to your family.

  176. Mel in NZ 20 January, 2007 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    My sister and I are 12 months apart – we are greatfriends. They will be too. What ablessing. Kia kaha! (Stand tall, be proud.)

  177. Jenna 20 January, 2007 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    congratulations!!! my due date is july 13th! and i just posted my sonogram picture on my blog too!! 5 kids and the full life you lead, you go girl. someday i’ll get there. 🙂

  178. SherryD 20 January, 2007 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    WOW!! and Congratulations on your new chapter in your life… Your children are so blessed to have you and Eric as parents… I would just love to be at your house on Christmas Morning… what fun!!! I miss a little one around the house. Mine will be 18 next month… I bet the kids are so excited to have another one so close to Capri…Capri & new baby will be so close… You will continue to be just “Great parents!!!

  179. Mel Savage 20 January, 2007 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    WOW!!! Congrats Heidi!! That is such great news. I wonder if you will be finding out what you are having??

  180. Jill S 20 January, 2007 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! I have a friend with SEVEN children… if you think the reactions are fun now, just keep going!
    ALL babies are a blessing, and don’t let anone tell you other wise!

  181. amoore 20 January, 2007 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Without checking the date, I’ve been trying to fix the link I had to your blog for a week thinking that somehow it wasn’t updating because you were already pregnant and already had Capri. So finely I stopped trying to “fix it” and read the entry. Congratulations! Sorry I’m slow on the uptake.

  182. Bek 20 January, 2007 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    Congratulations… that is wonderful news.
    Exciting and fabulous!
    Bek

  183. Kelley Bodycott 20 January, 2007 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    WOW congratulations to you and your family I’m sure Capri will be very close to her new brother or sister as will you all.
    Congratulations again and look forward to the updates.
    Love your blog
    Kelley (Australia)

  184. Julie 20 January, 2007 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Hi Heidi…..
    Congratlutations on your news! We have five children also……..thought we were done after number four 5 years ago….and we were pleasantly surprised with Ellie last May!
    Honestly now, I can’t imagine our family without our little Ellie Bellie! And can you believe, we are contemplating maybe a number 6…….?!!? The kids told us that we needed Ellie in our family because God wasn’t done with our family yet!
    Our first two girls are 12 months and 11 days apart….and are now 13 and 12….we just celebrated our oldest daughter’s 13th birthday on the first of January and our second daughter’s golden birthday on the 12th! One more birthday to go this month as our son will be six next Friday…
    Everyone always asks us what happens nine months before January as three of our five kiddos have birthdays in January….my hubby’s answer….spring! lol
    Best of luck with your pregnancy….and have fun with your five kids!
    Julie

  185. claudine 20 January, 2007 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! How exciting for the whole family.

  186. Holly 21 January, 2007 at 12:35 am - Reply

    WOW! I am due to have our second child on the 17th of July, that’s totally cool, I am going to have a baby at a similar time to Heidi Swapp!! Congratulations to you and your family may the 5th bring you as much joy as all the others have!!

  187. Sesil in Chicago 21 January, 2007 at 12:39 am - Reply

    Congrats! I have to tell you…my friend told me while we were working together at our lss. So I told her…see it is now in style to have kids that are 11 months apart. I am on my 3rd pregnancy. I am due May 10th and my 2nd child’s birthday is May 19th. My oldest turned 2 on Sept. 11. So I will have 3 under 3.
    You are the best. I send my love to you and your family. Get some sleep. I am trying but it is hard running around with my 2. Thanks for all the insparation and letting us into your life. YOU ROCK!
    :)sesil

  188. PROLIX from la Normandie 21 January, 2007 at 1:51 am - Reply

    FELICITATIONS TO YOU HEIDI!!!
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  189. myalie 21 January, 2007 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Congratulation Heidi! And good luck with this wonderful family!!!

  190. Sarah O'Neal 21 January, 2007 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Congratulations! I think it could possibly be easier to go to the grocery store now…..who goes to the store with five kids or two newborns, you wil have an abundance of help!

  191. Liz Taylor 21 January, 2007 at 11:54 am - Reply

    i can totally feel your anxiety. my two youngest are 3 days short of being 12 months apart. all i can say is get your rest while you can. the hardest part is that capri will be getting into things while you are taking care of the new one. good luck! 🙂

  192. Katrina Faulkner 21 January, 2007 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Heidi, that’s great news! You are amazing, your energy, how you fit it all in and remain so cheerful is an inspiration. Hope I make as good a mom as you someday! Make sure you make time for more ultimate naps, put your feet up sometimes and let your lovely family pamper you! Wishing you a very happy and healthy pregnancy. Take care.
    Katrina.

  193. mR 21 January, 2007 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    big congrats to you.
    mine are 14 months apart and girl..you will survive it.
    they will be such great friends.
    congrats and enjoy!

  194. Elena 21 January, 2007 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Congrats again Heidi! 🙂 I am so happy for you and your family. I know you must be super excited! 🙂

  195. Nancy 21 January, 2007 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Congratulations and WOW!!!
    So this explains the ultimate nap last Sunday. Take it easy as much as you can now because when the new baby arrives, you’ll be exhausted.
    Hey, where do we find details about Creative Escapes? There’s nothing on the web site about pricing or any details? Am I looking in the wrong place? http://www.creativeescapeaz.com/

  196. megan spinks 21 January, 2007 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Hey Heidi
    Congrats on the pregnancy. We’re going to be belly buddies as I am due with my first bub on July 12th. Looking forward to reading about this pregnancy journey of yours and know that you are going to do so well.

  197. Bobbi Jo Nichols 21 January, 2007 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Heidi,
    Congradulations! I am so happy for you. I have 5 children. My youngest 2 are 14 months apart and it is so fun!!! Take care of yourself and my prayers go to you and your family. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  198. Janet Michelmore 21 January, 2007 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Congrats on your 5th bubs being on the way Heidi. I am also pregnant and due July 5th with my 1st!
    You amaze me with your stamina and determination and your love of mondays!
    I thought I had it bad as I am still getting morning sickness most days and I am moving homes/states next week for 2 years!
    I wish you every success with this pregnancy and with having 2 babies under 2 years to look after and keep on top of everything else!
    Best Regards
    Janet Michelmore
    Adelaide, SA Australia

  199. Sharon Lovoy 21 January, 2007 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    She’s up to something BIG–perhaps it ought to be “We’re up to something BIG” to give Eric a little credit!!! 🙂 Now you can adjust your goal run your marathon to running it between the two babies. You are a wonderful mom! Congratulations!!

  200. andreawiebe 21 January, 2007 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    HUGE congrats Heidi…that is just amazing news…what a complete blessing 🙂

  201. Kari 21 January, 2007 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Congrats! We had 4 kids really close in age and then 7 years after the last one #5 was born! And same thoughts as you-we wanted to have a sixth so that he wouldn’t be alone! We had #6 12 months later–life is great! I think we are done though-but you never know! Kari in Cali.

  202. Stacy Kocur 21 January, 2007 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Longtime lurker here…. Congratulations! SUCH a thrill to read your story, as it takes me back to spring of 2001. I had a 3 month old (Aidan) and discovered I was pregnant again. Like you, I knew that Aidan wouldn’t be our last, because I didn’t want him to grow up another only child (our daughter is 10 years older)… but I never in a million dreamed that I’d have 2 babies within a year. I cried for 3 days when I discovered I was pregnant again. My only thought was, “I’ll never sleep again!” With Aidan, I’d been sick all 9 months, and then he was a terrible sleeper. But Ian was completely different. I didn’t throw up once, and he slept through the night starting at 6 weeks. Whew! Aidan and Ian are 11 months and 21 days apart. The first year just about killed me dead, but the years since have been beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. The old advice to “sleep while the baby sleeps” is so TOTALLY out of control when you have a newborn and a 1-year old. LOL!! Best wishes, lots of hugs, and heartfelt prayers for you as you begin this new journey.

  203. Cindy Lee 21 January, 2007 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    I’m so incredibly thrilled for you! Huge Congrats! I know God will bless your family with all the energy and anything else you need for all the children that God blesses you with! Take good care of yourself! Hugs, Cindy Lee

  204. Kelly 21 January, 2007 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh, Congratulations! Our youngest was born on August 2, I can’t even imagine being pregnant again so soon! How totally exciting for you and your family! I wish you the VERY best!

  205. Chrissy Berry 22 January, 2007 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Wow! Big congratulations on your special news Heidi! We were blessed with our Nick and Em only 12 months apart and you know, it was fantastic! Alexander then made 3 under 3 for us, the looks on everyones faces was priceless! LOL After years of infertility it was obviously just meant to be!
    Take good care and many blessings!
    Chrissy xx

  206. Solidia 22 January, 2007 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Congratulation Heidi! You are truly blessed!!

  207. sue mylde 22 January, 2007 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Gracious girl… you work fast!! CONGRATS!!

  208. heidi 22 January, 2007 at 10:50 am - Reply

    congrats, i’m in the same boat as you, except mine will be 15 months apart & i’m due July 13th. thanks for being so positive & excited, you have helped me to realize I can be more excited & not so scared! & you helped me realize yes, the Lord is in on this too so he’ll help me get through it! Good Luck!

  209. Nat Mardon 22 January, 2007 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Heidi and family! you probably don’t get around to reading all your comments (all 200 or more of them!) but I thought I’d say my congrats, and that I feel your excitement but also that fluster about having two infants… I had my son Elijah at the end of May 06 and must have only been a few weeks before Capri arrived… and now I’m pregnant again too! Due 2 weeks before you though, and my two will be 13 months apart!! Crazy huh… (and I should know what causes it too, hehe, oops…) I too have been thinking lately how I won’t be able to just hop off to the shops for a few groceries anymore… how do you do that with 2 babies??
    Congratulations anyway, and I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes really well…
    now I’m off to read some of your archives as I haven’t really caught up with you since your beautiful girl was born – I bet she’s such a stunner now!!
    Nat in Oz

  210. Ngaire Bartlam 23 January, 2007 at 5:12 am - Reply

    Congratulations to you all darl.
    wonderful news!!!!
    Peace.
    Ngaire

  211. Ellen Sutton 23 January, 2007 at 8:43 am - Reply

    Congratulations to you and your family!

  212. Karalyn 23 January, 2007 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Congrats!! 🙂
    Karalyn

  213. Jamie Hircock 23 January, 2007 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Congrats!!

  214. Lisa M 23 January, 2007 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Congrats Heidi!!! 5 children is such a blessing! You have such a wonderful family and I can’t wait to see the newest addition!
    Hugs!!

  215. Heather 23 January, 2007 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    I just wanted to say thank you for the kit — I’m in your BPS class. Thank you — it’s really wonderful and I love the calendar especially!

  216. Marie 23 January, 2007 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    Wow!!! Ok well here i thought i was brave having 4!! Congratulations miss thang! U go girl! My last 3 are really close together. Its nice because they like to play but they also like to fight lol! I applaud u and send u lots of love and blessings to u and ur family. Cheers!

  217. Dawn 23 January, 2007 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    If you get to my comment…well…that’s alot of congrats..
    Just want to tell you that our last pregnancy was sort of a surprize…then it was more of a surprize to find that we were having twins! They were #4 and #5…
    It was enough to take in the fact of a baby and then to find out it was two?!?!
    The one thing I had to remind myself of was…God never says “oops!”
    Twenty three years later….we survived (of course, we did) they were a double blessing to our family..
    I know that this baby will be such a gift..as all babies are.
    May you have a healthy time of it..and I will look forward to reading about this new little one – in 24 weeks!

  218. tammygraves 24 January, 2007 at 1:29 am - Reply

    Congratulations! Glad you’re feeling fine! We have five also, and it seems that the fourth, fifth and whatever just seem to coast on whatever is going on in the family! We’d love another! Looking forward to all the baby news and pages!

  219. Linda 24 January, 2007 at 5:28 am - Reply

    and that is exactly what I thought!!! that I had somehow stumbled upon your archives instead of a present day post. How fun! Everything will be just fine. All the best to you and yours! 🙂

  220. Anjanette Sanchez 24 January, 2007 at 9:20 am - Reply

    SHOCKER! oh my gosh! congrats! we are 2 weeks apart in our due dates. I’m due June 29th. I can’t believe you waited this long to tell ‘us’. LOL
    YOU’RE CRAZY! hahaha well it’s almost 1/2 over with right? I’m waiting to find out what it is real soon. Next month we have another ultrasound. I can hardly wait.

  221. nicola 24 January, 2007 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Wow hugh congrats x

  222. nicola 24 January, 2007 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Wow hugh congrats x

  223. deb munn 24 January, 2007 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Hi Heidi…
    I’m what… a week late with my congratulations?
    Well, they are heartfelt just the same.
    Many happy wishes to you and Eric and the kids.
    Congratulations again!
    ~deb~

  224. Krystin 24 January, 2007 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    just thought I would wish you congratulations, as well…I did hear this through the grapevine (through scrapbookeronline.com) last week…
    I just had my first Dec. 6 and it was a big surprise because I had just miscarried 5 weeks earlier to getting pregnant with my son, so I was more than a little shocked to find out I was pregnant…but you are right, God has a plan and that child is meant to be with you…
    God bless you, your pregnancy and your family…

  225. erin yamabe 24 January, 2007 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    congratulations, wishing you and your family many blessings!

  226. j 25 January, 2007 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Congratulations!

  227. Tiffany 25 January, 2007 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    congratulations!!! And my mother went through the same thing with me and my sister. We are 10 1/2 months apart…yes that’s right….6 weeks later my mom got pregnant. Ha! So it can be done!! Life will be fun and interesting now that you will have 5 children in your house. What a blessing.
    Much love,
    Tiffany

  228. Robin 25 January, 2007 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Hi Heidi, congrats on the new baby. Ah, 2 in diapers. I know what that was like, I have twin boys, they are now 5. I remember lugging them two around in the grocery when they were in car seats! You will do just fine… And good luck!

  229. Wren 28 January, 2007 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Ha! Heidi – do you remember me! I gave you one of the pink t’shirts I designed with the Once Upon A Time story on it – gave to you at the Birmingham Scrap Etc event – I just checked your blog and read your news! If you keep this up I will have to make a line of t’shirts just for you and your tummy! I am so happy for you! Hope you have a great time at CHA and tell Monique we miss her in Birmingham – hope you get back here again soon! Much love and good wishes – Wren

  230. karenb 29 January, 2007 at 6:00 am - Reply

    Congratulations. Wow.
    How exciting for you and your family.

  231. miranda 31 January, 2007 at 10:43 am - Reply

    Oh my, congratulations!
    hope you will have a carefree pregnacy!

  232. Erre 22 February, 2007 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    My conglatulations
    Ciao from Italy
    Rita

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