20 responses to “Big Announcement”

  1. Kristie Cox

    Congratulations!!! How exciting!;)))

  2. Angela

    Awesome!!!! We are so thrilled for you! And yes, the world does need more Lane children! Sending our love!

  3. Katie

    I’m beyond excited for you all!!!! I love you and your family so much, and can’t wait to see your family grow. I often wish I was expecting, just so I could be with the practice again!!! Praying for your pregnancy and birth to be smooth and healthy. Yay!!!!

  4. Sam Peters

    Oh my gosh this is just too exciting! Congrats Penny! I can’t wait to follow along with your pregnancy!

  5. Teresa Fruits

    Congratulations, Penny, Mike and family! I’m excited for you!

  6. Rebekah Houser

    Congratulations! We are so excited for you all and this new little life!

  7. Rachel

    Very exciting news!! So happy for you & your family!

  8. Cassandra Pring

    That is so exciting! So happy for your family!

  9. Darra

    I am so excited with your announcement!! God is good! Praying for you, Penny and your family as you carry this precious little one! Love to you!

  10. Marsha Glass

    I am so thrilled for your news! Rest assured I will be following your blog. What a breath of fresh air!!! ?

  11. Rixa

    Congrats Penny!

  12. Mandy Parrino

    So excited for you! I just had my sweet pea 2 months before turning 40 :) And I feel so blessed to have her. Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

  13. Hannah Chen

    Wonderful news! I actually wondered along those lines last time I saw you. I was leaving the optimizing pregnancy class and thought to myself “wonder if Dr. Lane will be having more kiddos?” Glad to hear the answer is yes! Loved reading your announcement :)

  14. Nancy Sandrock

    I was 41 when our youngest was born. He was # 11 for us. Congratulations!!!!

  15. Rachael

    This is such wonderful news! I got goosebumps!!! So LOVE your perspective. Can’t wait to watch this next part of your family’s story unfold! I hope you’re going to do lots of blog posts on it! So thankful to have found such wonderful people at Believe Midwifery!!

  16. Joanna

    I know I commented on FB, but I can’t resist leaving a little note to say: we are so excited for you and your family, and will enjoy following your future blog posts, as I already enjoy reading your posts :) Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby, and a peaceful transition into new-motherhood again!

  17. Hannah Vazquez

    Oh congratulations!!! I just saw you today and had no idea! I am so excited for you! :)

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