big news!

Mar 10, 2010 by

well, folks, it’s official:

that’s right, stratton baby 3 will make his or her debut late october, early november 2010.
we couldn’t be more excited!

it’s funny, i set up the video camera to get dave’s reaction since he had no idea. of course i told elias (who’s reaction was “how can YOU make a baby appear in your belly?!” [ummm, errr…]) to run and get him, but instead he yells up the stairs of the studio “hey dad! mom’s got a baby brother in her belly!”

welllll, elias, that’s jumping the gun a smidge, and yelling it up the stairs wasn’t exactly what i had in mind, but how can you not love such a classic almost-4 year old move? :)

so get ready for games like the “name that baby” game, the “where exactly am i going to put 3 kids?” game, and the “how can i get these children from A to B without a minivan?” game!

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  1. suzannah @ so much shouting/laughter

    congrats, michelle!!! happy happy.

    oh, the minivan dilemma! you've got time;)

  2. Nick

    Looks like you took care of that friend for Benja pretty quickly!

    So happy for you guys.

  3. Leigh

    YAY!!!! And that Elias, whew, he is too hilarious. That was such a boy thing to do.

    Can't wait to play the games!

  4. Jessi

    agggghhhh! I am just thrilled! THRILLED, I say! And the best part, you can go ahead and start thinking about what treats you want me to bring you to the hospital post-labor! I already love you a little Stratton baby tres!

    And don't you worry about the minivan, we'll figure it out:)

  5. michelle

    oh, I love you all :)
    s&j- I'm going to need all the help I can get solving the minivan crisis. get ready.
    leigh- we'll have to help each other with names. i'm lost, too!
    nick- we're strictly business around here ;) benja needs a budski
    and jess- just thinking about your sweet face coming into the hospital makes my heart happy! you'll get to snuggle MY tres! crazy!!

  6. Danielle

    congratulations mama to be!

  7. Daina

    now dont take this the wrong way, but i hope the new baby is ugly…i dont know if i can take ur family being any cuter.

  8. Djoni

    WOW! Congratulations… was totally not expecting this when I checked your blog. ;) Can't wait to see you guys in May! Say "HI" to the fam for me. TTYL!

  9. Michelle

    daina- hilarious! i'll see if i can whip up an ugly one for you ;)
    can't wait to see the whole family in may! jon, d, are you both going to be there??

  10. lizziegal20

    HOORAY!!!!! i LOVE this news :) Bethany spoiled it for me with the whole "Have you checked Michele's blog lately?! You might want to go look she has BIG news, HUGE!" LOL. i still think that Eli wins the award for greatest delivery of baby news though. :) love you guys <3