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Happy Valentines Day from the FIVE of us! (Pregnancy announcement)

How to tell your husband that…

Surprise! Tell your husband about your pregnancy while in the middle of a self-timer camera sequence.

And can  you please just look at Judah’s expression in that second photo again? It’s like he knew what was going on… “You mean I’m not going to be the baby anymore??!”

Questions I’ve already been asked:

  • Yes, these were taken the first time I told Ryan. That look of shock and surprise on his face? Totally genuine! (The pics aren’t from today today though – last week.) It was a hilarious moment and I’m SO glad to have caught it on “film”. Priceless memory frozen in time forever!!
  • No, this baby wasn’t a “surprise”… though it’s always a surprise, right??! A super-delightful-amazing-miraculous-wonderful, hoped-for, planned-for surprise!!!
  • Yes, we’d love to have a girl, but we also can easily imagine having three boys. (Gosh, I never thought I’d be saying that – but it’s true.) We’re at peace either way. (It was important to me that I felt that way before we trying for another baby.) But I’d be lying if I didn’t say we are dreaming about all things girlie!
  • Baby is due October 12th. (Or babies? I have to wait a few weeks for another scan to answer the twin question. Good Lord, that would be insane!)
  • Baby will be exactly two years younger than Judah. I really hope they don’t share a birthday!! (Judah and Levi are a year-and-a-half apart.)

Dear friends, we’re wildly excited!! But would you please pray for baby and I? It’s very early in the pregnancy still and we’re more than aware that bubby is teeny-tiny and incredibly vulnerable. Pray God’s protection and health for this little one!! What a miracle and a joy, huh?!


  • Reply Amber 15 February 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Congrats!!! So Exciting!
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  • Reply Ashlie 15 February 2013 at 3:40 pm

    How exciting I love the photos! Such a great idea and how awesome to capture such an amazing time in your lives. We found out at the end of last mont
    h that we too are expecting, but the day after you! Small world! 😉 I go for my first u/s on Monday. Congrats to you and your family! I will be praying for you both. A healthy and wonderful pregnancy!!
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  • Reply Liz Barber 15 February 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations Adriel! I just saw this pin on pinterest and thought it was cute tutorial on how to take a family pic until I started reading it! Awesome! Wow-another blessings. Praying for a healthy and wonderful pregnancy!
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  • Reply Sarah 15 February 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Ahhhh! So exciting! My daughter’s bday is October 11. When is Judah’s bday? And yes, I agree that even when you plan to get pregnant it’s still a surprise! Keeping you & baby in my prayers. XO

  • Reply bernardeena 15 February 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Huge congratulations. Praying for a smooth and healthy pregnancy for you.

  • Reply Oath's Mom 15 February 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Congratulations to the five of you! And what a wonderful way to capture the moment. <3
    I'll be sending my best thoughts your way (instead of prayers, as I am not religious, but I believe that good thoughts can go a long way too!).
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  • Reply A Little R & R 16 February 2013 at 5:47 am

    Oh my word! Congratulations!!! You are SOOOOOOO brave. I haven’t even gotten to the point where I can even think of a baby #3 (and Z is even further behind me in that respect! haha!). I love the pictures and I am so very, very happy for you. Keeping my fingers crossed for a girl (or girls…that would totally even it out).
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  • Reply Becky 16 February 2013 at 6:36 am

    Congrats again! October 12th was my daughter’s due date. 😀 (She was born three days early). Babies are so much fun! So exciting to see your family expecting a new little one again. I’ll be praying for you too. 🙂
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  • Reply Amanda 16 February 2013 at 9:11 am

    Cutest announcement ever! So many congratulations to you and yours!

    • Reply Adriel Booker 18 February 2013 at 10:21 am

      thanks amanda. i had the idea ages ago before we were even “trying”. it was so fun to capture his expression like that!! i’m really glad it worked out like i’d hoped! 🙂
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  • Reply Rachel J. 16 February 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Yay! I’m just so excited for you, Adriel! What a wonderful blessing. And you put my mind at ease about one day being ready for #3. 😀 Congrats to you all!
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  • Reply Nessa 17 February 2013 at 2:50 pm

    So flipping excited for you!!! Yippee!!!
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  • Reply Rachel 17 February 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Do it like we did and aim for two years and two days apart!!! Congrats guys!
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  • Reply Greta 18 February 2013 at 10:10 am

    YAY!!!!!!! (Me jumping up and down in excitement!)

    And having 3 boys IS so much fun 🙂 (Though I totally understand and share your want for all things girlie.

    Congratulations Booker family.

  • Reply Courtney Kirkland 19 February 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I saw your announcement on Facebook and actually squealed with delight. So happy for you guys! The announcement is priceless!
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  • Reply Holly Harris 24 February 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Love the way you shared your awesome news. I just found out that we are expecting baby #3 as well and I am due around the same time as you. Lots of prayers for baby and mama!!!!

  • Reply Stefanie 28 March 2013 at 10:50 am

    Hi Adriel!
    I was just looking on Pintereset and saw this photo and went, “wow, I think I recognize her.” And sure enough… Congratulations! I hope your pregnancy is smooth sailing 🙂 I’m expecting #3 in 6 weeks. Lots of hugs. Your BW friend (Whatbit). By the way, your boys look so handsome and grown up now!!!

    • Reply Adriel Booker 28 March 2013 at 8:54 pm

      haha, funny! i guess this has really gone viral. i keep getting emails and facebook messages like yours. too funny.

      it WAS a super fun moment and i’m so glad to have captured it in pics. i hope some other mamas have fun with the idea. priceless memories!!

      congrats on bubba #3!! not long now for you. YAY, so great. xx

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    Congrats! What a special way (and priceless, too!) to capture and share such joyful news!
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