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a little adventure in Wisconsin

by Shawni
Had to share.

******Post-edit note:

Ok, I’m sorry, that was mean to leave people hanging!  I just posted those videos on the way out the door this morning and haven’t had a chance to check the computer since.

So here are the results:


…that we are not having a baby.

Being ten days off can sure make you think about a lot though I will tell you!  Especially when you are a clockwork girl.  I had visions of the sweetest baby boy, and then scary visions of fighting BBS with another child, and then visions of watching my teenagers snuggle up and help take care of a sweet baby girl.  And then my friend who just had twins texted she hoped I’d have my own set…oh man that’s my dream.  Oh some things would be so grand.

Thanks for the sweet comments…some of them made me sure wish there were two lines on that thing!

But I did have a solemnly peaceful feeling though that we really are complete.  And all is well right here, right now for this family of ours.

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Katie October 22, 2013 - 2:40 pm

SOOOOO????? One in a billion/million???

SKramer October 22, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Oh Shawni, you can't leave us hanging now! hahah

sarahandmatt October 22, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Wait…there's no end video. Is this an announcement?! Congrats if it is! Lucky kid!

jsurry October 22, 2013 - 2:43 pm

That was awesome! Was he just pulling our leg or….. really?

Danielle October 22, 2013 - 2:45 pm

This "could" be one of the best baby announcements ever!

Kere Win October 22, 2013 - 2:47 pm

you realize you're killing us with suspense, right? 🙂

J Loves K October 22, 2013 - 2:54 pm

Shawni, that is sooo mean! How can you do that to your beloved followers?! : ) I hope it's an announcement.

kribss October 22, 2013 - 2:56 pm

I just let out an AWWWW! this has to be an announcement- you wouldn't post it if it wasn't!!! Right?? Right?!!!

Amanda Lobmaster October 22, 2013 - 2:58 pm


Angela S October 22, 2013 - 3:03 pm

Hahahaha! LOL that is awesome. You you totally left us hanging. You know we people who are just flies on the wall of your life. Oh my stars! I love that "would be one special kid." That is awesome. Please post tonight or first thing tomorrow!!!

Brittney October 22, 2013 - 3:07 pm

So..is IWAN becoming IHAN? (I'm having a newborn?).

La Princesa Azul October 22, 2013 - 3:08 pm

OMG!!!! this would be the best announcement EVER. so, was it a positive?????

Jessica October 22, 2013 - 3:15 pm

Either way these videos are priceless.

Claire October 22, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Oh man!! I'm dying over here!!! Tell us the results!!

mandbrid October 22, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Augh!!! I'm freaking out here…so excited if this is an announcement!

HeatherD October 22, 2013 - 3:20 pm

And??????? Torture! Tell me now. PLEEEEEEAAAASE!

Bomb in A Birdcage October 22, 2013 - 3:32 pm

Either way, your husband is hilarious and I was cracking up watching.

sarah October 22, 2013 - 3:32 pm

Ok, I NEVER comment but this is pure torture. ha!
This is just evil. LOL…..
Can't wait for the result.:)

JillMF October 22, 2013 - 3:34 pm

This is NOT Fair!! LOL You can't leave us all hanging!! These videos are awesome!

Anonymous October 22, 2013 - 3:35 pm

Ahhhh that would be so exciting!! you guys need another boy!

Becca October 22, 2013 - 3:35 pm

your husband is HILARIOUS! I was laughing SO hard. But now you are killing us all!!!

Rebecca October 22, 2013 - 3:42 pm

Hilarious…I hope you have a spot in your new house for a new baby if needed! Ha! And seriously…if you're disappointed that it was a negative, then maybe that's a sign!

Christina October 22, 2013 - 3:42 pm

Dave is hilarious. And now I'm totally left hanging. I'm thinking that you wouldn't post this if it wasn't happening, but oh my goodness!

ali October 22, 2013 - 3:54 pm

These videos are priceless!! Can't wait to see what the end result is!

Kelsi October 22, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Haha oh my goodness I am dying! Dave is so funny!!! Regardless the result, I'm glad you shared. I'll be chuckling all day. 🙂

Dave n Bre plus thr3e! :o) October 22, 2013 - 4:15 pm

I am dying!!! LOVE that he did that!! Long time reader and this is my first comment. This is just great!! I cant even imagine what was going through his head. I love the "ouch" at the end of the first video!! Either way the outcome goes, you both are fabulous!! Thanks for sharing!!

CathyMA October 22, 2013 - 4:16 pm

Can Dave make an update video PLEASE?????

mkkbll October 22, 2013 - 4:21 pm

81 toes?

Trilby October 22, 2013 - 4:42 pm

This is better than any season finale cliffhanger on tv!!

MJ October 22, 2013 - 4:53 pm

I really hope this is an announcement!

Callie Glorioso-Mays October 22, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Oh. my. gosh. DYING!!!!

Paige October 22, 2013 - 5:01 pm

Long time reader (lurker) first time comment: This is awesome! I am voting for the follow-up video also!

Julie October 22, 2013 - 5:01 pm

well if its true, you are one lucky girl!!!!! I had one of those one in a million, she will be 17 on Halloween and she was #6 too! best surprise in the world!!!!!!

Cheryl October 22, 2013 - 5:05 pm

Dave is hilarious, I was literally LOL'ing.

I am the caboose of 7, youngest by almost 7 years and my oldest sister is 16 years older than me. If this is truly an announcement, your baby will be so lucky and loved and will have 5 older siblings to get advice from throughout their life. I love my family, I have lots of great friends who are so wise as well.

Brooke October 22, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Oh, I'm dying laughing and also dying with the suspense of it all. Bet you didn't put any plans for a baby into the new house. Exciting times!

Amy Poulson October 22, 2013 - 5:37 pm

WHATTT???? Is this IWAN in action? You have to tell us what happened.

Lynette October 22, 2013 - 5:40 pm

THAT was hilarious! 🙂 I'm excited to find out myself! haha

Jenny October 22, 2013 - 5:47 pm

My husband is a one in a million surprise. I'm so glad he was born! Can't wait for the update post! 🙂

Love Being A Nonny October 22, 2013 - 5:57 pm

WHAT????????? Are you kidding me????????????????? Where is the next video??????????

Ty, Steph, Bris, Big T October 22, 2013 - 5:59 pm

That's awesome…when IS the next video?

Becky October 22, 2013 - 6:18 pm

Can't wait to read your next post. I keep checking to see if you have put anything new up!

Marc October 22, 2013 - 6:23 pm

Ha! That is a great post! I was a "one in a billion". My parents tell me they were in
"double pre-caution" mode…and I still showed up. (Back when drugs were over-board on dosage too) Some Souls…are just determined.

Catherine October 22, 2013 - 6:24 pm

Please don't leave us hanging too long, Shawni! We're dying of suspense!

Dave n Bre plus thr3e! :o) October 22, 2013 - 6:48 pm

Checking back for an update! 🙂 P.S. I hope the next video is the kids reaction, if it was positive!!;)

Allison October 22, 2013 - 6:50 pm


Kathy October 22, 2013 - 6:58 pm


Tiffany October 22, 2013 - 7:01 pm

NOT COOL. If this isn't an announcement I'm going to stop reading your blog. (Okay not really but rude! Haha)

JillMF October 22, 2013 - 7:03 pm

Glad to see I'm not the only one checking back in 😉

New house, new baby?

Lynn October 22, 2013 - 7:16 pm

No way!!! Oh…..Can't wait for part 2!!!

Dave you are too funny. LOVED that you videotaped this. I can't even imagine all the emotions you two must of been going through….

Jolene October 22, 2013 - 7:17 pm

Our caboose came along when our oldest was 18 and our youngest was 7. Wouldn't trade him for the world! Can't wait to hear the conclusion!

Catriona Goodey October 22, 2013 - 7:36 pm

Dave is awesome! He needs to be on this blog more often! haha!
PPPPLLLLLEEEAAASSSSEEEE update us soon! I'm so excited for you! x

Naomi Ellis October 22, 2013 - 7:36 pm

Ha ha! That was hilarious. Looking forward to hearing what the result is.

Cheryl October 22, 2013 - 7:55 pm

Did Dave post this to get a reaction??

Vanessa October 22, 2013 - 7:58 pm

I loved that!! Hey, it's not too late to add a nursery to your new home! Can't wait to hear the result!!!

Megan October 22, 2013 - 8:08 pm

Shawni! So fun! I am dying to know….
I just have to tell you that my IUD baby just turned 1 in June! She is the light of my life (aren't they all?) and came to me at a time of many challenges and stress and I know the Lord knew I needed her. We all needed her. And now I can't imagine life without her!
If you are pregnant, CONGRATS!

The Macons October 22, 2013 - 8:42 pm

OHHH EMMMM GEEE! Really?!! You can't leave us hanging like this! Congrats if you are!!!

aelizabethgarner October 22, 2013 - 8:50 pm

Shawn's…remember what happened when Elizabeth Florence tried for number 6? Just saying…

Monica October 22, 2013 - 9:07 pm

Longtime reader, first-time commenter: I laughed out loud over and over, half out of amusement (over your husband's video) and half out of joy for this craziness you and your family will experience. It will be wonderful to follow you along as you get another newborn and squash those IWAN cravings!

Cassie October 22, 2013 - 9:18 pm

OK, Dave is hilarious! I really hope it's true!!

Anderson Adventures October 22, 2013 - 9:22 pm

I can't stop laughing! This is hilarious!

Sherri October 22, 2013 - 9:41 pm

I had one of those moments back in April; picked up one of those tests. Oldest is almost 15 (the only boy), youngest is 5 of 4 girls. (And we were actually fixed so I wasn't really thinking it would be positive.) But I know a family who has the same sex and ages of ours and the mom's expecting their 2nd boy next month. A little envious. Either way, I wish the best for you. What a way to document it, your funny husband!

Kelly Bellar October 22, 2013 - 10:57 pm

I have never commented before but this comment worthy!! I hope you are! I know your love for babies like mine. Don't keep us waiting long. xxoo

Wyoming Steenbakkers October 22, 2013 - 11:04 pm

Are you going to let us know or what? Congratulations if it's true!

Heidi October 22, 2013 - 11:27 pm

Your husband is a gem! LOVE the video!

Kathleen October 23, 2013 - 12:27 am

You are mean. Tell us!!!

Danika October 23, 2013 - 12:29 am

As someone who is on the verge of giving birth to a whopping surprise of a baby, I haven't felt this much suspense since the final episode of Downton Abbey. I loved hearing Dave's ruminations… How calm he is about the possibility even though you can tell it weighs heavily on his mind. Can't wait to hear an official yea or nay!

Janelle October 23, 2013 - 1:31 am

I feel a little pathetic as I have checked back with your blog a few times today to see if you posted again 😉 Hope you're ok with the results…I am the same age as you and I know we are finished with our four (due to financial reasons)but I too suffer GREATLY from IWAN and would be ecstatic with our one in a million chances being positive.

You have such a lovely family. Thank you so much for everything you share on your blog. REALLY…I so appreciate how much I have learned from you. 🙂

Monica Monroe October 23, 2013 - 1:58 am

Has David ever been told he looks like Ron Livingston? (the actor) With this post he is even starring in his own movie!

Ruthanne October 23, 2013 - 2:29 am

Time to for-go the "precautions" ??? 🙂

Tiffany October 23, 2013 - 2:49 am

What the??? Why would you do this if it's not an announcement? I don't get it.

Kelleyn Rothaermel October 23, 2013 - 2:58 am

Go for six! You make beautiful babies!

Brooke October 23, 2013 - 3:03 am

Well, the videos were hilarious, even if the test results were negative.

Do I say congrats on not having your life turned upside down? Would've been a fun surprise but what is meant to be will be.

Elizabeth Farnsworth October 23, 2013 - 3:07 am

Dave is so hilarious! Totally made my day watching that!

Katheryn October 23, 2013 - 3:26 am

I loved the video! Since you posted this, I'm assuming congratulations is in order. Congratulations!

Sheila October 23, 2013 - 3:39 am

I loved this!!! Being "late" can sure cause you to run the gamut of emotions right? I think a lot of us have been there. I've even had the symptoms and everything. Then you find out you're not and your think "Whew!", then "Awww 🙁 ". Mostly it's "Whew!" though, since I am your age.

Holly Decker October 23, 2013 - 4:23 am

i can't stop laughing.

lori October 23, 2013 - 4:53 am

This is the funniest thing I have seen on here, Dave must be a real hoot to live with!!

Kariann Voorhees October 23, 2013 - 5:26 am

The fact that he made a video shows how freaked out he was…considering he usually doesn't even want a photo posted:) Love his "precautions" line. Too funny.

Marie October 23, 2013 - 9:27 am

ROFL. You should make Dave post videos more often (he's so funny)! Although possibly over slightly less nerve-inducing topics! It's a strange feeling to pee on that stick not really wanting a line and then to be slightly disappointed when there isn't one.

God bless the both of you for sharing this funny, lovely moment.

The 1st of May October 23, 2013 - 11:46 am

PS-I meant 81 toes in my earlier comment!!! Please take off my last comment. It was late…

The 1st of May October 23, 2013 - 11:53 am

Man, I was SO excited for you! Now that those sweet newborn thoughts have been running through your head…I think you should GO FOR IT!

Sarah or someone like her October 23, 2013 - 12:54 pm

That was not nice! 😉 But hilarious all the same.

Angela S October 23, 2013 - 2:25 pm

I'm so glad you have peace! I think regardless of the tests outcome it was hilarious to post it. I think you will get a wonderful family home evening lesson from this and the story will be shared again and again as your children start their own families. It is a great lesson in making peace with possibilities before the outcome is clear, in seeing sometimes that Father has a sense of humor and will strengthen us as He sends us opportunities, and finally the peace that can come when something doesn't turn out the way you are expecting. A wonderful experience to learn from.

valerie October 23, 2013 - 3:05 pm

I didn't see this yesterday, but it is HILARIOUS!

Ali October 23, 2013 - 3:54 pm

Come on, aren't building a new house to make room for more!!! I have always thought for some reason that you would! You are so good at what you do, you shall keep on doing it!

Analia and Co. October 23, 2013 - 8:33 pm

Your husband is so funny! Love his attitude!

Sara October 24, 2013 - 1:57 am

Ok so if your husband is this funny, Max needs to do something like a heartbreak video to all those girls that look over their moms' shoulders at him. I do:) Not like that is creepy or anything.

Tarrin October 24, 2013 - 4:04 pm

Loved this! We struggled with infertility for a long time, adopted two beautiful kids, then tried IVF one more time and got twins… And I just delivered our own "one in a million" surprise Monday. Five kids in five years to a momma who didn't know if she'd ever be a momma isn't too shabby!

Susan R October 26, 2013 - 12:29 am

This is so unlike your husband that I got the biggest kick out of it. Yea, Dave, it's not 99.9% effective, it's more like 97% effective, which means it's also 3% bloody ineffective.
I read ahead and so I know the results, so I will say I'm sorry, or thank goodness (whichever makes you feel better). That's the line the doctor used on me when I found out I was pregnant with my 5th baby (97% effective, 3% completely flippin' ineffective). Couldn't be happier that it was 3% flippin ineffective.

Eliza October 29, 2013 - 5:49 pm

I am sitting our hotel room in Lisbon laughing my head off, these videos are hilarious. My husband came in to see why I was so funny and he got a kick out of it too. Thanks Dave for the belly laugh!

Brooke (signed in as my daughter)


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