Sunday, November 9, 2014

expanding again

Dear friends, we are thrilled to let you all know that another sweet baby is on its way to our family. Baby Shafer #4 is due in late May, and we couldn't be more excited.

Before we were married and in our early years, we always said that we wanted four children. Four was our number. Then life happened, and I honestly never imagined that four was a possibility anymore. But through luck and science and grace, our family grew, and now we are expecting our fourth little one. And we are incredibly humbled by this news.

For those of you trying to do some quick math in your head, yes, you are correct--we will have four children under four years old. Yes, we know that many of you reading this will think we are crazy. But we know with certainty that this is a good thing. We wanted this baby, and we know that it will only add to our family, as each of our other three have. While having a big family isn't for everyone, it is for us, and we are grateful for the opportunity to live this experience.


  1. Congrats I'm so glad you were able to hit your ideal family size!!!! So exciting!

  2. What WONDERFUL news Jessica! I am thrilled for your family. And it looks like we will have babies around the same time...again! Yay!

    1. I know! Our sweet 3 year olds, and now your B/G twins on the all the happiness going around!