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Tuesday, February 21, 2006


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Oh, hooray, hooray, is this what it looks like? Have you been blessed with a little soul?

If so, thank you Lord Jesus! Thank you St. Gianna for favours received! I've been praying for you so hard.

I'm going to start praying it is what it seems, and that you have a safe and happy pregnancy.


I'm praying hard for you.

By the way, today is my birthday, and I feel you've given me and the rest of your readers a little gift by sharing this.


I'm so happy for you guys! (Like you didn't know that? :))

And if I may be permitted some silliness - first JenEx, now you ... is there someone else in Michigan who might make up the trifecta?


I couldn't be more HAPPY to hear this!!!!!!

PRAISE GOD from whom all blessings flow ...

Oh my! I'm on edge and praying my dear.


Arwen I read often but never comment. I am so happy for you. Praying for you.

Oh, Arwen, PLEASE let us know as soon as you know anything.

Congratulations Arwen!!
I´m mostly a lurker here but today I want to celebrate this with you. Very, very happy.
Best luck, darling. I will be thinking of you.

Arwen. My eyes opened wide when I read this, and I'm still smiling. Thinking of you and of miracles this morning.

Life is a Miracle!

Blessings, blessings, blessings!

Oh, Arwen, happiness & prayers!

Oh, my! What news! Breathe deeply, Arwen. We all can't wait to hear more, but ENJOY this feeling first. ENJOY and enjoy and enjoy it. New Life!

Gosh. There are tears in my eyes. May God continue to bless and keep you and yours.

What a miracle! Congratulations! You deserve it. Is it official? Did you test? Sorry for asking so bluntly, I just wanna hear the actual words when you are ready to say them out loud.



Arwen......I'm speechless other than AAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!

So, SO happy for you hon!!!

Oh Arwen... I'm so... so... well, darn it, I'm speechless! I'm praying hard for you and Bryan right now. Please keep us updated! Blessings to you both.

This is the most fantastic news that I have heard in a while. I am so very happpy for you! Praise God!

YES. :-)

Arwen - Praying (still, always). I know the emotional rollercoaster isn't over yet. Praying for an easy, simple pregnancy and a wonderful healthy baby.

OH DO KEEP US UPDATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARWEN ARWEN ARWEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, going to change a poopy diaper. (Which is what I hope for you in about 8 months! Loads of them!)

wow! Arwen! I am so thrilled to hear those words.

WHA . . . ?!

Congratulations to both of you!

OH MY GOODNESS. Congratulations! You made me smile for the first time since I arrived at my workplace this morning, and that's saying something. I cannot WAIT to hear details.

Congratulations! I wish you a happy, healthy and completely uneventful pregnancy! And you get to do this with your sister, that's so much fun - all four of my sisters had babies the same year and it was awesome!

Well you KNOW how happy I am...

(Sonetka ... we're convinced it's my daughter Li. She actually does have magical fertility properties, apparently. Heh.)

Oh, my goodness! I am so so so very thrilled for you and Bryan!

Let us know when you know more!!!!

oh arwen!

delurking to say that this news brings happy tears to my eyes. hooray!


Give to thanks to the Lord for He is good, his mercy endures forever!

The power of faith--everyone hear and know!

Love, love, love to all THREE of you.

Wow! Congratulations! Offering prayers for 34 more weeks.

I'm so happy for you. Congratulations. Can't wait to hear more details.

Congratulations! How exciting! Thanks be to God! I'll be keeping you in my prayers for a happy and healthy pregnancy.

Yes!!!!!!How completely, absolutley awesome! NO ONE deserves this more than you, and I will continue to pray for a very healthy pregnancy/baby! Ally

You have no idea who I am, but I'm totally thrilled for you. :-) Congratulations, and I'll be praying for you and the baby.

WOW! Praying for all three of you! Three. :)

Oh, how lovely!!!! You are all in my prayers!


I'm absolutely thrilled for you and Brian!

Congratulations. WIshing the best for you and your family.

Congratulations! This is joyous news!

Arwen, I read your blog every day. In fact, your news and your spirit caused me to write my daily entry. Please feel free to read it -it is a direct response to your beautiful faith.

I am praying that this news is what I also think it is. I will be clinging to my belief for you that God's promises are always fulfilled for those who love Him. You have been (and are) a model of grace in my life, and I am forever indebted to you.

I'm thinking of you too.

I'm thrilled that after so long you've got something like this :)


Jen - Really? Any chance I could, um, visit and maybe touch the hem of her garment? (Kidding, kidding).

Tears! And praise and thanks and more tears!

So so happy for you. I love your blog and read it every day, but I don't think I've ever commented. But I can't keep quiet any longer -- congratulations!

Arwen, you've been so faithful. I am praying for you! Congratulations!

I've only delurked once before, but I wanted to do it again upon hearing this news. I am so so happy for you...


Congratulations! I am so happy for you, this is such great news. If I were the type to offer Internet hugs I heck, here's a big ol' (((((((hugs))))))) for you. :)

Girl, I'm crossing all my little bits for you... yee-ha!

Hey, that's brilliant! Praying that all goes well.

congratulations! :)

Sending good thoughts and prayers for you

I almost forgot to click over here today, but thank G-d I did - MAZAL TOV!!!! I am crossing my digits and praying hard that this should happy for you, with all the attendant joy and love.

AMEN! A-MEN!! Oh, God is GOOD! You can't imagine how blown away and overjoyed I am right now, not just for you but for the state of the world in general. Regardless of future goods or ills, this here now is very very good. Thank you, God.

Oh good!!! Congratulations - I'm so happy for you!

This news blew me away this morning. I have been hoping to stop by and read this for so long, I am very happy for you! Good luck!

Hey Arwen,
I've been a lurker for quite a long time. I must say I'm sincerely happy for you. This actually made my day. I wish you and Brian all the best, please keep us posted!

Oh Arwen! Congratulations! I will be praying for a happy and healthy nine months!

oh YIPPEE!! Continued prayers for all good things for you and your family!!

Congratulations from another de-lurker! I have so appreciated your wisdom and grace, and I will continue hoping & praying for you to have a safe & healthy pregnancy & birth!

Longtime lurker here...

This is wonderful!!! Wishing you all the best on this new journey. Can't wait to hear more details!

Arwen, I imagine you don't even know what to think or do given the long winter you've endured! I am praying this will be a healthy, NORMAL pregnancy. I'm so excited for you!


I only stop by your blog now and then, but saw the reference on Selkie's blog. There's no one I'd rather see with such a happy announcement! May your pregnancy progress smoothly--there will be lots of prayers for you :)


Congratulations and prayers for a happy, healthy pregnancy and baby.

contact me if you want any private midwife type advice, the names of mws or doulas in your area, or any such!

Congratulations!! You're in my prayers. :)

I'll delurk for this!

Congratulations! I'm so glad this has finally happened for you :)

Wow!!! Wow, wow, wow! You're my prayers.

Wow. Just wow. Relish this. Savor it!

God made me wait for a baby, too, so now hearing your news, I remember well the feeling of shock and awe and thankfulness and JOY. It's just delicious.

Wow! Congratulations! Pretty much speechless except for words with exclamation points after them!!!

Wow. I guess it shows you the state of my faith that I'm totally shocked.... congratulations!!

See, we TOLD you, if you would just RELAX... ;)

Praise God! Congratulations!

Praying for a healthy pregnancy for you and your little one. =)

Wonderful, wonderful.
Just wonderful.
Please tell us more when you can.

Yet another person de-lurking in honor of the great news! I started reading your blog around the time I became pregnant, and I am so excited that you're about to experience the same roller-coaster of new-babyhood that I am on. Congratulations and you will continue to be in my prayers. God is so faithful!

Whoo-hoo! (Little wiggly punchy dance thingie!) Of course I knew already, but since I'm obsessively checking for new comments I thought I'd say something. Praise God!!!!!! I love you! Mom

Arwen, I'm an occasional lurker of your beautiful blog. You are in my prayers that this means for you all blessings of pregnancy, healthy pregnancy and a beautiful child in 9 months. Praise God! He is so good! Be well, relish in this excitement and awe. You are a true inspiration! :)

Arwen, I just shared the news with my girls, and they're am fiv eyear old thinks that we should keep praying for you though. ;)

Blesings to you blogfriend!!

*happy dance*

How wonderful!!! And you'll get to experience pregnancy *with* your sister! I'm so glad for you! God bless your whole family :)

You made me break my blog silence! No matter - I had to say something. I'm so happy for you. Prayers will be continuing for health all around. Hugs!

God bless you!!!!! Hurray!!!

Heartfelt ongratulations~

-another stranger sharing your joy :)

God bless you!!!!! Hurray!!!

Heartfelt ongratulations~

-another stranger sharing your joy :)

Praying for the best...

Do you realize what an amazing rewarded-faith experience this is for all of us who have been praying for you? Yay God!

My husband and I have been praying for you every day. I was about ready to offer up my Lenten fast for you. Thanks for getting pregnant; now I can keep my chocolate.

Kidding with the last bit.

Now it's time to start praying for an easy pregnancy, smooth delivery, and healthy babelet! God bless.

Arwen, I am another de-lurker who wants to say congratulations!! If I'm assuming correctly, this is awesome news! God is good.



I'm so happy for you. Hope you are feeling well. Keep us posted on progress!

OH My!! Very happy. Will pray, meditate, cross things and hope all for you and for good news. Totally delightful that you and your sister may be moms at the same time.

How very wonderful!

I've been lurking here for a while, and your writing and your faith has really touched me.
I can't say how happy I am at this blessing for you.

Congrats! That's wonderful news! Can't wait til your next update!

Great and delightful news. And so a new journey begins...

God's choicest blessings to you three!

Congratulations, Arwen! What wonderful news. I'm so happy for you!

Arwen! Can you believe how many people came out to talk to congradulate you on this! Let me be one of them.

I'm so pleased to be able to rejoice with you, after weeping with you for so long.

I'm offering Mass for you and Bryan and baby this weekend.

Oh my!!!!!! Congratulations, and hoping for 8 more months of nothing but good news!

Am I #100? So happy for you!

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