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  1. Lauren
    February 14, 2017 @ 6:07 am

    Beautiful photos, Ashley. Congratulations, this is such exciting news. I’m sure you will be a wonderful mother!

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:44 am

      Thank you so much, Lauren! <3 I hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. Gentry
    February 14, 2017 @ 6:54 am

    Goodness this is so exciting- congratulations!! I know from my girlfriends who’ve had kids that you can never really be “ready”, but you’re right- God gives us what we need at the right time. I have no doubt you will be a wonderful mom!! What an exciting new chapter for y’all!

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:45 am

      Awwww thank you so much, Gentry!! You are so sweet.. and I honestly, that’s what I’m learning. I’m not sure that anyone is really every “Ready!”

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  3. Tina Interval Delaney
    February 14, 2017 @ 7:30 am

    Congratulations Ashley! You will be an awesome mom!! So happy for you both!!

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:45 am

      Thank you, Tina! <3 <3

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  4. Alisha hughes
    February 14, 2017 @ 7:31 am

    I am so excited for the two of you! This is such a beautiful story and much of it is shared by many. Even after the kids come….lol By the way, your photos are wonderful. I’m sure they will be treasured!

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:46 am

      Awww Thank you, Alisha! it’s so nice to hear from you! I hope you, Joe, and kids are doing well! I was really nervous about writing this post, but honestly, I am so glad that I did! I’ve received a lot of support and even just… “I’m there with you’s” just made me feel “normal”

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  5. C Jane Wilson
    February 14, 2017 @ 9:26 am

    Congratulations darling ❤ thank you for your honesty. I’m still uncertain myself.

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:48 am

      Thank you, beautiful! I think after all the feedback from this post, a lot of people actually feel this way… and it’s Okay! There is definitely nothing wrong with it. I am convinced, though, that nobody is “ready”… One day you’ll have your moment of Yes, this is what I want .. or No, it’s not. Either way you end up, just know that it’s okay and not to worry what other people think.

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  6. Summer Wilkins Moore
    February 14, 2017 @ 9:42 am

    Very heartfelt message. Just to let you in on a little secret you will always doubt yourself about being a good mother. Always keep open communication with your partner and it’s a smooth ride. Best wishes to both of you. You will do great!

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:49 am

      Thank you, Summer! This was such good advice and I’ll be sure to take it 🙂

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  7. Morgan
    February 14, 2017 @ 9:50 am

    Oh WOW!! I am SO excited for you and Joey!!! I was hoping this day would come soon! Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!! 🙂 XOXO

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:49 am

      Hahah Thank you so much, Morgan! <3 Have a great weekend!

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  8. Tina Orr Hutzler
    February 14, 2017 @ 11:58 am

    This is very beautiful. Thanks for making me cry. I know exactly how you feel. I love you guys and I am truly excited for you both. Ashley, you are a beautiful wonderful person.. Inside and out. Joey is a terrific guy. You two will be absolutely GREAT PARENTS!! Can’t wait to see you guys and to meet the little one come August. God bless you both!!! I love you!!

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:49 am

      Thank you, Tina. This means so much to me! Love you!

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  9. 204park
    February 14, 2017 @ 12:06 pm

    Congratulations! Such an exciting time – I wish you all the best! <3

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:50 am

      Thank you!! It’s exciting and nerve racking all at the same time, but all in a good way! <3

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  10. Tori Mistick
    February 14, 2017 @ 2:41 pm

    Congratulations Ashley and Joey!

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:50 am

      Thank you, Tori!

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  11. Brittany Garcia
    February 14, 2017 @ 3:54 pm

    Congrats Ashley! Thats so exciting.. and these pics are too cute! What a great valentines day present 🙂

    Brittany 🙂
    http://www.kingdomofsequins.com

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:50 am

      Thank you, Brittany! <3

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  12. Amy
    February 14, 2017 @ 4:26 pm

    Thank you for being so open and honest and so REAL about your decision. It’s heartening to know that I’m not alone in always questioning “should we or shouldn’t we.” It’s nice to have another public voice changing the dialogue about women HAVING to have children to be accepted. It’s not always that easy and I applaud you!

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:53 am

      Hi Amy! I’m so happy you could relate to this post. I was so nervous writing it because I wasn’t sure how people would respond. My advice to you would be (and I just learned this from all the feedback I’ve gotten) nobody is really ever “ready”. You will have that moment where you will know if (and when) is the right time for you. No matter what the decision ends up being, you have to do what’s best for you and your situation and just not worry what other people think. Best of luck in your journey! I am by no means an expert in any of this, but if I can ever be of any help, please do not hesitate to reach out! <3

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  13. Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S
    February 14, 2017 @ 6:10 pm

    What a beautiful story. Congratulations! Amazing pictures 🙂

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:54 am

      Hi Emelia, As always, thank you so much for reading <3

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  14. Andrea Darst
    February 14, 2017 @ 6:12 pm

    Congratulations!!

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:54 am

      Thank you! <3

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  15. Garuba Khadijah Abiola
    February 14, 2017 @ 6:47 pm

    Congratulations !
    You look so pretty!
    https://dimplekhadi.blogspot.com/

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:54 am

      Thank you! <3 Have a great weekend!

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  16. Lisa Mele
    February 14, 2017 @ 7:06 pm

    Hi Ashley!! Haven’t seen you and Joey for awhile but heard the news and dad told me about the blog! Congrats, so happy for you and guys. PS. this was a GREAT blog article 🙂

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:56 am

      Hi Lisa! It’s so good to hear from you! I actually hadn’t realize how long it’s truly been! I hope you, Chris, and now kid(s) are doing well! Thank YOU!! I might have to reach out to you for mommy advice 😉 <3

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  17. Kelly
    February 14, 2017 @ 9:31 pm

    SUCH an exciting announcement! Congratulations!!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:56 am

      Thank you, Kelly!

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  18. Jamie
    February 15, 2017 @ 7:13 am

    That’s awesome!! Congratulations. I can’t think of one person who ever regretted having the baby <3 it's hard becoming a parent but the rewards are beyond measure!

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:57 am

      Jamie, those are really good points! I’m so looking forward to saying those words so much excitement and emotions right now! <3 Have a great weekend!!

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  19. gina blades
    February 17, 2017 @ 6:58 pm

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your honest story.

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    • Ashley Pletcher
      February 18, 2017 @ 6:58 am

      Thank you, Gina! I felt really compelled to be honest in this post. I don’t get really personal most of the times on my blog, but this was something I just felt like I HAD to write about. Hope you have a lovely weekend! <3

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  20. Michelle Conley
    March 28, 2017 @ 8:42 am

    Ashley, somehow I am just now reading this post. It is beautifully written from your heart – honest and raw. Not easy to do on the sensitive topic of having children. Of course you are concerned! There isn’t a woman out there who could HONESTLY say, “All set, bring it on!” No. You are worried about everything from diapering to discipline. Can I love this baby the way I should? How will I know what he/she needs? But guess what? This is what what the good ones do! They worry! They are concerned with doing what it best for their child. And this , my dear, already makes YOU a GREAT MOTHER! You got this. I promise. XOXO

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