Internet Baby Boom (Updated)

June 27, 2008 @ 6:35 pm | Filed under: ,

Have you noticed? Seems like everywhere I click lately, there’s another happy announcement.

Well, here too. 🙂

When I read Suzanne’s post in May, I grinned big. I wasn’t quite ready to share our news yet, but Suzanne and I must be just about on the same schedule. Bairn number six is due to join this party in early January. Given my due date (New Year’s Eve, or Hogmanay to you Martha fans) and my track record (all five babies born somewhere between 41 and 42 weeks), Scott is fully confident I’ll be delivering on Elvis’s birthday. That’s January 8th, as if I need to tell you that.

We are all immensely excited. One of us is also fiercely ill, but that shouldn’t last too much longer. Here’s to our first California baby!

P.S. Whom did I miss up there? I know that sentence in blue has more linky potential.

UPDATE: I knew I was missing someone. Because I am a knucklehead, for real. “I’m not a smart person; I only play on on the internet.” I missed one of my best friends, of course. Whose big day is now only days away, and I’ve been counting down in giddy excitement. Ah, Sarah, how do you put up with me?

(And check the comments for other expectant moms. So awesome!)

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    CJ says:

    Congratulations to you, and much sympathy on the nausea. (I will be 15 wks on Thursday and am finally seeing light at the end of the pukey tunnel.)

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    Meredith says:

    Well, I’m happy to be the first to say, CONGRATULATIONS to you Scott and Lissa and the whole Bonny family :)))))) So happy for you all, cutie!!

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    Meredith says:

    Oops, I guess I am second…

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    Rachel29 says:

    I wish this Internet baby boom would hit my house! You lucky duck! I have been wanting a 4th child for years now and no dice. I am starting to think (yeah…I am slow) that 3 must be my lucky number. 🙂


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    Anna says:

    Wonderful news! My second baby was like that- I wasn’t going to announce for a while. (I had just miscarried, and was nervous.) But, when friends announce and you’re right along with them, it’s hard to resist!
    Anna, nothing to announce HERE.

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    Carmen says:

    Congrats Lissa. You are right about that internet baby boom! I’m in it with you (due end of Nov.) Love hearing about all the new babies! Hope you feel better quickly!

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    Beck says:

    Oh, MELISSA! I’m so delighted for you!

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    Suzanne Temple says:

    So exciting! Welcome (officially) to the club! This will be quite the crop. Congrats to you and Scott and all! Wonderful news!

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    Wendy says:

    Thanks be to God! When you’re queasy, think of that new baby smell and the feel of that fluffy hair in the crook of your arm…

    I don’t remember who said, “Babies are such a nice way of starting people,” but I couldn’t agree more!

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    Elizabeth Clause says:

    Congratulations!! I am so excited for you!

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    Kez says:

    A huge congratulations from us in Australia!

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    Elizabeth H says:

    Congratulations! Lovely news!

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    MelanieB says:

    Congratulations. What delightful news! Here’s praying that the nausea goes away soon.

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    stef says:

    oh my gosh!!! congratulations!!! we are too, sometime in jan!!!! if i didn’t know any better, i’m almost tempted there’s some “pact” going on here 😉 i’m so glad i clicked on your links, i didn’t know a couple of those!

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    Sarah N. says:

    Congratulations Melissa! What a lucky baby to be introduced into your loving family.

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    Hannah says:

    Congratulations, Lissa! My hands are so full with three that six seems unthinkable, but you sort of tempt me! 🙂 Hope you’re feeling ALL better soon …

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    Jennifer says:

    Can we work this like a meme? Tag me, tag me!

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    Rachel says:


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    Amy says:

    Congratulations!! What wonderful news!

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    KC says:

    Congratulations!!!!! How exciting!

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    Christine says:

    Congratulations! I hope that you are feeling better soon. I finally have a lot of energy to do things. Our little one is due at the end of October.

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    Shelly says:

    Congratulations! My 1st daughter was born on January 8, and the delivery room nurse congratulated me on her birthday being shared by Elvis. I must admit, I was not aware of that fact before that moment, but I’ve never forgotten it since!

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    Activities Coordinator says:

    Yea! A baby to spoil!


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    Steve the llamabutcher says:

    holy smokes!!!!!!! congrats to you and Scott!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Lisa says:

    Congratulations, Lissa (and Scott, Jane, Rose, Beanie, WonderBoy and Rilla)! We’re happy for you and will keep you and the new little one in our prayers.

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    Genevieve says:

    Congratulations Lissa! (and the clan!) *grinz* Thanks for linking me… though it’s a tad bit out of date. The twins arrived two weeks ago. *smilez* Please pass along the news to Erica.

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    Christine M says:

    Congratulations! What wonderful and exciting news!

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    Marsha says:


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    emily says:

    Congratulations! What wonderful news.

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    Amy C. says:

    Hooray for you and yours! I’ll be offering up my third-trimester-big-in-the-heat lethargy for your first-trimester nausea, knowing that we’ll both count it all joy. 🙂 Here’s wishing you all the best.

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    Jennifer in OR says:

    Congratulations!! I just came from Crimson Wife’s blog (, and she also is due in January. How exciting, and many blessings for a healthy baby!

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    Melissa H says:

    Hooray! Couldn’t think of happier news. Congrats!

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    patience says:

    Big huge glorious laughing joyful HUGS to you and Scott and all your children (which means two hugs for you as a consequence!) It is lovely to see this announcement.

    I was born on January 2nd and I must say I hope your little one is indeed late because it’s never been all that great having one’s birthday on “Hangover Day” – ie, the day after all the New Years’ parties. But better than my Nan’s birthday – December 26th!

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    Fe says:


    (The one problem with being subscribed to your comments is that it rather pre-empted your post!)

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    Laura Jones says:

    Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! So excited about your lovely news and am praying all goes smoothly. Much love to you, Scott and all the wee ones!

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    mamacrow says:

    oh my gosh! congrats congrats congrats! Six will be so much fun! (I’m happy to say I’m NOT pregnant and will be sticking with five 🙂 )

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    joann10 says:

    Congratulations!!! What wonderful news!!

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    Mary Ellen Barrett says:

    I’m thrilled for you dear! Congratulations. This baby bandwagon is a fun place to be!

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    Cay G. says:

    Congratulations once again, dear. 🙂
    I’m thrilled for the whole Peterson crew.
    It’s going to be so much FUN!

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    Melissa Wiley says:

    Thank you all so much!

    Genevieve, I had heard the wonderful news about your twins’ arrival—and that was the post I meant to link to, but I mixed it up. All the best to your little sweeties, my dear. 🙂

    Carmen, I’d seen your announcement too; you’re one of the ladies linked up there at the top of the post! Congratulations!

    And congrats to the others who let me know your delightful news in the comments. Just! So! Exciting!

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    Mama Squirrel says:

    What wonderful news! I knew there was a special reason for checking in here today!

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    Joy says:

    Just yesterday, I was here reading and wondered to myself “Hmmm, wonder when she’s going to spill the beans?”


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    Karen Edmisten says:

    The world is always in need of another Peterson! Keep ’em coming …. 🙂

    Prayers continue for the nausea to end soon!

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    JoAnna Parente says:

    Congratulations, Melissa! What happy news!!!!! We’ll be praying for you!


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    Laurie says:

    Congratulations Melissa!! Have a wonderful happy and healthy 9 CA months! 🙂

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    Susan Gaissert says:

    What’s that saying — with six you get eggroll? Congratulations, take care, rest, eat, sleep, and again, congratulations!

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    Holly says:

    Congratulations! We hope to be part of the baby boom as well, though our wee one will be adopted if all goes as planned. Her due date is mid-September.

    God Bless you and your growing family!

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    doriann says:


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    Beth says:

    Congratulations! God bless you and your beautiful family!

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    Kristen Laurence says:

    What happy, happy news! Congratulations, Lissa!

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    Mary Alice says:

    Congratulations Lissa, we are on board, too, Teti #6 is due in early December!

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    Michele Quigley says:

    Congratulations! What wonderful news. I hope you are bursting with energy very soon!

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    Beth says:

    What wonderful news. I am so very happy for you all.

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    Kelsey says:


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    Emily says:

    We have another one on the way next month! I love your blog by the way!

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    Penny in VT says:

    O JOY!!!

    Another one of you can ONLY be a wonderful and great thing for the entire planet!!!

    Thanks for sharing the great news and may this pregnancy be easy and the delivery smooth and the baby healthy and all good things possible to wish are wished for you and your family!


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    Tami says:

    Congratulations, Melissa! What wonderful, wonderful news!!

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    Stephanie in AR says:

    Congratulations! I had been wondering if there would be an announcement soon.

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    Jordana says:

    Congratulations! I’m at the end of my first 100% Catholic baby (we converted last year) and it’s always lovely to read about all the other babies coming along.

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    Kathy says:

    January 8th is the best birthday ever!

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    Elena says:

    Congratulations Melissa! A new baby is always so exciting! I wish I could join this club!

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    Elena says:

    Congratulations Melissa!

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    Ann Voskamp says:

    I just couldn’t be happier for you, Melissa.
    Smiling, thanking God, marveling.

    All fades in comparison to the wonder of co-laboring with Him in the creation of an eternal being.

    Blessed soul knitting…

    All’s grace,

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    RainyPM says:

    I am so excited for you! Congratulations on your first CA baby from an admirer in the Shenandoah Valley.

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    Marsha says:

    Congratulations on your wee one! How very exciting!!!

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    WendyinVA says:

    I just saw this (we’ve been busy buying a house) — congratulations!!! How wonderful! I hope you’re through the sickies soon.

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    Kay says:

    Wait, what?! I thought Rilla was, well… Rilla! What a wonderful surprise this must be! What an enormous blessing!! Congratulations!!

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    Alice C says:

    Yeah!!! Congrats! Congrats!!!!
    I am so very out of the bloggy loop lately. I am glad you listed everyone else who is expecting… I’d lost track. 🙂

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    Donna says:

    Congratulations Lissa and family! I’m pulling for Jan. 8th…my son’s birthday!

    Hugs to all!

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    Kimberlee says:

    Oh, such wonderful news! Congratulations!

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    cici says:

    a delayed congrats to you (and the whole bonny clan)!

    (is this bandwagon an internet meme? because, you could tag me, too)

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    turtlemama says:

    Another addition to the Bonny Glen, how grand. 36 hours and counting…

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    Stephanie says:

    I am extremely far behind in my blog reading and just read this wonderful news! Congratulations! I am so excited for you.

    And thanks for the link to my article on ADHD the other week. 🙂

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    Crimson Wife says:

    Congrats to you and all the other expecting mommies! I’ve been a bit out-of-the-loop lately because of my own early pregnancy ickiness so I had no idea that there were so many of us due at the end of ’08/beginning of ’09 🙂