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Another Confession…

This is what the girls did (as I watched and savored) last night while daddy worked on the house. As I mentioned before we are all out of furniture here at the rental house which makes for prime dancing room. Little Raiger had to partake too. It was her first “dancing” experience. She loved being a part of the festivities. She also enjoyed eating the paint, which thankfully was non-toxic. I do believe the girls have become ballerinas by day and artists by night!!

Watching them “dance” about the house and “paint” together gave me such a peace about the third Stickler baby which is due in July (on Raiger’s birthday)!! I’ve had some reservations about posting our news and wanted to be sensitive to my handfuls of friends who so strongly desire to have babies. I am constantly in awe of the gift of life and continually give thanks and honor to God for the blessing; never once taking it for granted. Besides starving to death and feeling as though I could sleep all day… I’m doing pretty good. Keeping up with the girls will probably make the next 8 months fly by. Now we’re all the more ready to be in that house!!

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  • Natalie McGough
    November 19, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    Congratulations Darby and Justin! I’ve been wondering if you wanted more children, now I know: )! I love the pictures of Paige and Morgan in their little outfits painting. They seem like the best of friends. I can remember you at Marshall’s shower at your mother in law’s house…you were pregnant with Morgan and you could hardly keep your eyes open. I was the same way when I was newly pregnant, I had no idea I was pregnant and I was getting so worried because all I wanted to do was sleep. It’s funny what pregnancy does to you: )! I hope you enjoy this time!

  • lindsay
    November 19, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    Darby & Justin- congratulations!! I can’t wait to meet Stickler #5!! What a HUGE gift!

  • Robin
    November 20, 2007 at 4:18 am

    I am so excited ! Can’t wait for another beautiful Stickler baby to read about! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Tara and Felix
    November 20, 2007 at 6:18 am

    D-Bone!! You’re just a baby-making machine, aren’t you???? That is so great. What if it’s another girl??? Poooooooooooooor Justin! Ha! Anyways, love ya and congrats!

  • Household6
    November 20, 2007 at 6:36 am

    Yeah!!! How about if it’s a another girl I can trade you for Joel, he’s sleeping through the night?! Okay, no way, he’s too cute, I’m keeping him, even though there are way to many boy “parts” in my house!! CONGRATS!!


  • Ashley
    November 20, 2007 at 6:48 am

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEAAA, D!!! I’m so excited for you! If you have kids as cute as Morgan and Paige, how could you help not wanting another?!?! I’m a little in awe of the thought of you having three little ones! Katie says the transition from two to three wasn’t as big of deal as it was from one to two! 🙂 That is FANTASTIC NEWS!! Congrats to you and to Justin! I love the ballerina artists!

  • The Martin Family
    November 20, 2007 at 9:08 am

    Hooray! That is such wonderful news! I know Morgan and Paige will be wonderful big sisters. Now Paige can have a real baby to push around in a stroller…I wonder if she’ll want to name the baby Carol???

  • collinsfamily
    November 20, 2007 at 9:30 am

    How exciting!!! All of your children will be great friends because they are clost togther. I praise you for what you do with 2 kids and now a 3rd on the way. I can barely keep up with one. I can’t wait to see your finished house. I bet it will be perfect.

  • The Lane Family
    November 20, 2007 at 9:42 am

    Darby! WOW! I am soooooo happy for you and Justin! Yall planned it beautifully around the house renovations!hahahaha. I am also excited for another one of your kids to be born on my birthday! I will be praying for Baby S everytime I pray for Knox…which is a lot so I got you covered!!! Hooooray!

  • anna & geoffrey
    November 20, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS Darby!! How exciting! I am thrilled for y’all and hope you get to feeling better soon 🙂

  • L.A.
    November 20, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    is it Christmas D? i knew you would burst 🙂 Love and miss you!

  • erika
    November 20, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    MS&UC Powell

  • the brown's
    November 20, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    congratulations!! how exciting!

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  • Ashley
    November 20, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    Praise the Lord – great news! It will be so great having all the little ones close in age…anyway, thanks for the comment on my hubs’ Christmas card. NOT sure that one will go out, though! Ha! And, can’t wait to see the renovated house – I am pretty excited about it. Ready to start one for myself =)

  • The Allen Clan
    November 20, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! i am so happy for you! i am thinking “boy”!

  • kristin and matt
    November 20, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    congrats!!! what exciting news for y’all. darby, i love reading your blog. what a precious little family you have! can’t wait to hear more about baby #3 as things progress. you’ll be in my prayers!
    kristin (etter) horlings

  • Jennie-Marie
    November 20, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    Ahhh congrats D, I’m so happy for you, Justin, Morgan and Paige! What joy for your wonderful family. I can’t wait to meet baby Stickler! Love to you all!

  • Jill Pope
    November 20, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    Congrats to you both! You make BEAUTIFUL babies!!

  • Tara McClendon
    November 20, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    Oh Darby!!! That is the most exciting news EVER!! I’m so thrilled for you and the Stickler clan. I just KNEW this was in the works…call it women’s intuition! Much love to you and your growing family!

  • kt
    November 20, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    holy cow! what wonderful news! i’m so excited for you guys. more to keep you busy and on the go. life would be boring otherwise, right? 🙂

    lots of love!!
    kt (matt and eli too!)

  • leah
    November 20, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    congrats to you guys… very happy for you!!! hope all is well . i know that you are thrilled..:)

  • The Pavliches
    November 20, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    First of all, I really want to chew on Paige’s chubby thighs…love them!
    And CONGRATULATIONS! What a wonderful surprise for me this morning!! I pray that God gives you energy…goodness, I know how hard it is. He will sustain you and reward your efforts, even if your only effort is getting out of bed in the morning. Love you and congrats from all of us!!

  • The Nebrigs
    November 21, 2007 at 10:59 am

    Congratulations!!! Baby #3 is wonderful news. I know it will be as beautiful as both Morgan and Paige!! You will be in our prayers.

  • Lily Bean and Little C
    November 22, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    We are so happy for ya’ll!!
    Darby, you and Justin are amazing parents and I can’t wait to meet the new little Stickler!!
    Hugs and kisses to the girls!!

    Alison B

  • Jennisa
    November 23, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    HOOT HOO! What great news! Congrats on the baby! God’s blessings to your family!!!

  • elizauburn
    November 26, 2007 at 9:28 am

    Congrats, Darby! This is such exciting news…I know that Baby S will be just as precious as Morgan & Paige:)

    Elizabeth Blazer Sloan

  • Kailee
    November 27, 2007 at 9:01 am

    oh congratulations!!! I am so happy for you guys! I hope you’re pregnancy goes great, and I can’t wait to see all the pictures of your growing belly and then the baby!! 🙂

  • Anonymous
    November 29, 2007 at 8:01 am

    Congratulations Darby! That is wonderful news. I hope you all are doing well and hopefully the morning (or all day) sickness will pass soon. Love Holly, Nathan, Nate and Hunter (I forgot my password, so I can’t sign in)