4:365 or The very BIG “little” announcement


Yep. That’s a self portrait. Or an “I-will-soon-be-that-big” self portrait.

Baby #4 is coming this summer, and we are so so so super thrilled.

It’s been hard to keep it a secret, because I’ve actually been so sick. Like, this weekend I barely got out of bed. I think I sat up to ask for more ice chips a couple times. Maybe.

My husband is earning major medals, let me tell you. He’s a total rock star. He’s been on bedtime duty, dinner duty, laundry duty and dish duty for a while now. I think he’s seriously ready for his wife back!

I wish I could say my pregnancies are easy, but unfortunately, I’ve been lucky if I can eat more than a handful of oyster crackers and a protein shake each day.

Ian’s comment the other day was “Mom, all you eat are vitamins and popsicles!”


So, needless to say, I’ve been pretty preoccupied and maybe you noticed my posts since December have been a bit more sparse!

But I’m on the up-and-up (I hope!) at 12 weeks now, and baby is now the size of a lime. I love thinking about this little darling!

Right now, I’m making sure to just focus on the most important things. But I will say that I’m constantly thinking about juggling all this amidst book deadlines, fabric deadlines and other work stuff. But what I do know, is that I’m doing what I know is right for us, and that God provides. I’ve seen it too many times to get concerned (which I do, cause well, I’m a worrier….I admit!) But I’m really looking forward to an infant in the home. It softens everyone, and everything always seems to just come together. And Ella is just getting too old. She’s definitely the baby of the group, but it’s time for another little pixie. Oh, I just can’t wait to meet this little person!! This baby is awesome. I can feel it.

So….here we go! It’s a beautiful, thrilling ride. I’ll keep you updated. It’s going to be a wonderful adventure!


  • Share:
  • http://www.LindaTieu.com/ Linda Tieu

    congrats congrats! I’m in my last weeks of first pregnancy…so anxious anxious and so happy at the same time. It’s definitely a miracle and a blessing!

  • Toni Coward

    Big, huge CONGRATULATIONS! Such wonderful news Sarah! I don’t like pregnancy much at all, especially those early few months. Not fun at all when you are feeling so rotten, fingers crossed things take an uphill turn in the next month or so and you start to feel more “normal” again. xxx

  • http://www.facebook.com/olga.kolgan.7 Olga Kolgan

    Congratulations!!!!! A SO-talented Mom should have a REALLY BIG HAPPY Family!!!

  • Jennifer

    Congratulations! What a blessing. Another little beam of sunshine is coming into your home, how exciting!

  • Tania {Rocajo Studio}

    Oh Sarah, I’m so happy for you!!! (and so happy I checked up on your blog again). Such wonderful, wonderful news. Congratulations and a big hug, Tania

  • Bébé Chérie

    Congratulations Sarah! Take care of yourself and that little one! The blog can wait :)

  • Linboose

    Congratulations! What a Blessing :)

  • Kristin Marvin

    Congratulations! I saw the heading and had to rush downstairs, but knew that had to be it. The drawing is adorable. I pray you have a safe pregnancy term and a healthy, happy baby. May God bless you during this time.

  • Tina

    Congratulations! So exciting!

  • allison

    Congratulations. Babies are the best!

  • Jenn A

    Congratulations! Love the self-portrait announcement!

  • NancyBearz

    WooHoo! Congrats!

  • Jill M

    Congratulations! Hope you are feeling better soon, it always feels like coming out of a haze when you can finally eat again.

  • Me and Wee

    Oh my goodness!!!!!! What a thrilling surprise! Congratulations! What a joy. Be well!

  • Kristin

    Oooh how exciting! Hope you’re feeling better soon. Take care!

  • Stéphanie

    Congratulations on your pregnancy and may you feel better soon ! You’re right that we’re always provided for in the end. I’ve recently experienced that and though I was glad about it (for it wasn’t quite for me), it also showed me the limits and uselessness of my own efforts.

  • Kelly J. R.

    Congratulations! Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy (and I hope you feel better soon!) The self portrait is wonderful.

  • Kim

    Congrats! What wonderful news :) I’m also pregnant with #4 and can’t wait for the new addition. Hopefully you’re feeling better soon. Enjoy!
    p.s. will you be releasing any of your daily drawings?

  • Terri Wilhelm

    Congratulations to you! How exciting. Sounds like things can only get better from here. How nice to have so many wonderful creative projects to keep you busy. Adorable drawing for today, btw!

  • drawingsarah

    Congratulations! You are my hero! :) I am a work from home graphic designer (and wannabe illustrator) with 3 little kids and you inspire me SO much! So happy for you and your growing family. :)

  • Stef

    You are just adorable and I’m so happy for your family! Congratulations!! Sorry you’re sick – that’s always so draining – but will be over soon enough!!

  • Indiana Lori

    Congratulations!! The sickness is so endless, but so are the hugs and kisses that follow.

  • heather in arizona

    congratulations Sarah! I’m sorry you don’t feel well, been there done that! 2nd trimester I always felt fantastically normal, I hope it’s like that for you too!

  • Angela A


  • Lauren Roth

    Congratulations! What an exciting time for such a beautiful family! Hope you start feeling better soon.

  • Cecilia


  • Vera

    Oh woooow, congratulations Sarah!!! :D Enjoy the journey. :) Hope you get better soon. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/julie.k.richardson.3 Julie King Richardson

    congrats! i’ve followed your blog for a few yrs now (and drooled over your lovely shop), but have rarely commented. we also just announced baby #4 is due in August as well! so exciting, huh? I especially love seeing the older siblings get so excited. :) here’s hoping you feel better soon! congrats again!

  • Mindy Gillum

    That’s wonderful news! Congratulations & take care of yourself!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1459324974 Judith Newman Grubbs

    Congratulations, Sarah!

  • Gina

    Awwww, such sweet news Sarah!! I think a newborn is the most precious gift we are ever given. Hope you feel better soon!! Congratulations!

  • Susan

    What exciting news, congratulations!

  • Lara

    Congratulations :) what exciting news. Hoping you start to feel better in the coming weeks.

  • Kimberli

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. What a lucky baby!

  • Heidi Staples

    So very happy for you and your family! And how blessed you are to have such a wonderful husband to help you through it!

  • Mel

    We’re also expecting #4 …this month! (I’ve been having fun with Children at Play fabric in prep for this little one!) Best wishes for a smoother pregnancy from here on out. These little babies are so precious, aren’t they? Thanks for all the beauty you create.

  • Jamie

    The best secret is a little person growing inside you! Congrats and I hope you are feeling much better very soon.

  • Hildy

    Congrats and I wish you and your little one all the best!

  • http://profiles.google.com/emily.luetkemeyer Emily Luetkemeyer


  • Tiffany Winsor

    Congrats! I hope you start feeling better soon!

  • http://twitter.com/AngelaShenk Angela Shenk

    Congrats!! I have four littles and it is definitely a ride. ;)

  • Mary

    Congratulations! Wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

  • Ladybird

    Congratulations! I too am expecting and am due early August :)

  • http://twitter.com/emihill Emily Hill

    So SO happy for you! Congratulations!!!

  • Elizabeth Markham

    Congratulations. I am so thrilled for you and hope you start feeling better soon. All of my excuses for not having time to make art just evaporated. Thanks for inspiring us by continuing to post and draw.

  • jen


  • Caroline

    Just Beautiful news ! God provides : ) x x x Every blessing x x x

  • Kasie@~The Art of Life

    How exciting Sarah! Praying that your pregnancy goes smoothly and that you will get some relief from the sickness.

  • Tamara

    What fabulous news Sarah! Love and blessings to all of you! Four is my magic number and hoping for a number three very soon! Congratulations!

  • Kathleen O’Grady

    Congrats! Blessings to you and your family.

  • Sara A.


  • Alisha

    Oh, that is wonderful! Congratulations! I would have been 9 1/2 weeks today but we just lost our pregnancy, so I am feeling a little bittersweet right now. I am so thrilled for everyone who is expecting right now, though, and I know we will get to try again! :)

    • Lea

      Alisha, sorry to hear this. Hugs to you!

  • Erin

    Just WONDERFUL!!!! So happy for you!!! Congratulations! Thanks for being absolutely amazing!

  • Claire fron Switzerland

    Félicitations !!! Encore une Grâce du Seigneur.
    Enjoy, the best is coming !!! I’m very happy for you and family :)

  • sarah k

    Congrats! Such happy news.

  • Lorie

    Congratulations!!!! I just had number 4 in October and he is THE sweetest thing! I hope your number 4 is just as sweet!

  • donna

    oh how wonderful! 4 just seems like a perfect number to me- we have 3 now, maybe someday I can say 4 too :)

  • Gabrielle Wallace

    CONGRATULATIONS SARAH!!! Our baby #4 arrives in 8 weeks :) We are adding a little boy to our 3 little girls so it is SUPER exciting!!! xx

  • Rebekah (TheDoodleGirl)

    Oh, Sarah!! Congratulations to YOU! I’m so very, very happy for you! Your baby is sure to be as beautiful as your others. Love you!

  • Lea

    Congratulations! Glad you are feeling a little better!!! What a fun thing to look forward to— a new little one:)

  • Marie Helene from Denmark

    Wonderful news with the baby coming – I am expecting # 2 in September and fortunately I am one the mums that doesn’t have any sickness or special needs in the first trimester. Wish I could take some of your burdens.

  • Anna

    Congrats!! So happy for your family!!