even more changes

I’ve mentioned that there is a THING that has been really blocking my writing lately as well as making life, well, a bit difficult for me lately.

We’ve known about this THING since July 5:

2014-07-05 12.17.11

Because of my history of miscarriage, we kept it quiet from most people other than family and very very close friends until August 1st when we saw this:

2014-08-01 15.37.32-1At 8 weeks, healthy as can be with a heartbeat of 177.

And then we were still quiet because I wanted to tell my new principal before he found out via the social media grapevine.

But now he knows.

And so do you.

12.5 weeks and healthy, although the first trimester was full of nausea and vomit and exhaustion (I am sure that explains some of my cancelled plans, facebook statuses, and lameness over the past couple months).

Due March 13 (yes, Charlie’s birthday), 2015.


About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!! So happy for you guys! <3 Sending sticky baby thoughts.

  2. Congratulations!!! This is excellent news and I am so happy for your family. Sending prayers and good vibes for the little peanut <3

  3. Congratulations Katie (and family)! Sending love to you.

  4. Congratulations to the Sluiters!! So, so happy for all of you. xo

  5. Congrats Katie! Very good news…

  6. So so excited to meet this little one!!! Yay team Sluiter!

  7. Woohoo! Congrats!

  8. So excited for you all. 🙂

  9. Mazel, Mazel, Mazel!

  10. YAY! Congrats!

  11. Yay!! Congrats!!! Thrilled for you!

  12. Such happy, wonderful news. Congratulations Katie (and Cort and Charlie and Eddie!!!)

    I’m so excited for your family. xo

  13. Congrats Katie!!! So excited for you!

    My kids’ bdays are 1 day apart! It can be fun (if you don’t let it stress you out!) 😉

  14. That’s so awesome! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  15. Wow! Congrats!

  16. This is what I’ve been hoping you meant by “the thing” –
    of course, you’re going to need a better nickname 🙂

    I am thrilled for you, my friend.
    And for all three of the Sluiter Nation boys.

    OH MY – Eddie and Charlie BOTH get to be big brothers now.
    And you’re a mama to three.


  17. Congrats girl!!! That’s amazing. Best to you and your fam. Xo

  18. So excited for you!!!!! Congratulations!

  19. YAY BABY! This is such wonderful news. I’m glad you’ve made it blog-official. 🙂

  20. Congrats Katie! Welcome to the wonderful world of 3 kids!!!

  21. Congratulations! So excited for you and your lovely family.

  22. Congratulations!

  23. So, SO happy for you!! I love that first baby picture! 😉

  24. CONGRATULATIONS! So happy for the Sluiter Clan. Sending you healthy, happy, non-vomity thoughts.

    Take care of yourself!

  25. Congrats! A thing like that will certainly occupy one’s mind 🙂

  26. HUGE love to you and yours xxxx
    March 13th is my Mom’s birthday too!

  27. Yay!

  28. *flings open door, runs in, kisses you, runs back out*

  29. So so SO EXCITED for you!!!

  30. Well isn’t that just a sunshine and rainbows of an announcement? Minus the morning sickness of course…lol!
    That is so wonderful Katie, so happy for your growing family!

  31. Congratulations! Best wishes with everything!

  32. Awesome. Congrats and prayers for a fabulouse pregnancy!

  33. Awesomeness! Congratulations, Sluiter family! So happy for you!

  34. Congrats to you and the family. So excited for you!!! Lots of luck!

  35. Congratulations!! This is awesome!!

  36. Congratulations!!

  37. Congratulations!

  38. I am using the last 5% power on my out of commission battery near dead laptop to wish you the biggest Congrats!!!! So wonderful. 🙂

  39. Wow! That’s wonderful. Congrats!

  40. Congrats!!! That is great news! Yay for the Sluiter family growing!

  41. Happiness and health upon you all!

  42. Congratulations!!!!

  43. Congratulations to you and your family!

  44. YAY, YAY, YAY, YAY! Congratulations!!!!