16 Aug

On Graduating

Posted by Jenna, Under baby, School

As T2 and I made our way across the stage at my undergraduate convocation I felt overwhelmed. My family contributed so much to make this happen and I can’t thank them enough.

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It feels magnificent to say I will never have to mark “some college” on a form or application ever again.

To my Father-In-Law: Your first grandchild wasn’t born to a college-educated mother, but your second grandchild will be. :)

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  1. YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!

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    Jenna Reply:

    Hooray for pregnant Internet friends!

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  2. Nodakademic says:

    Love it! Congratulations, times 2!

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  3. OMG! I’m so excited for you! And that picture is gorgeous!

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  4. Ahhh!! SO happy for you! Congratulations!!

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  5. So very happy and excited for the new addition for your family :) Congrats on graduating and the baby news!! Fabulous pic of you by the way!!

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  6. Wonderful wonderful news!

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  7. Wow, I thought I mis read or something but congrats!

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  8. congrats on both graduating (go you!) and on baby number two. wishing you a wonderful pregnancy and many weeks of euphoria for completing your degree :)

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  9. Congrats, how many months are you?

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  10. Rachel / High Wire says:

    Oh my gosh!! Congratulations on both pieces of extremely exciting news. I’m so glad we are pregnant at the same time :)

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  11. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Congratulations! You just had to put so much awesome into one post.

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  12. Who-hoo! Congratulations! For a second, I was like, “Wait, who is T2?”

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  13. Congratulations!

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  14. Congratulations on all fronts!! That’s wonderful!

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  15. Congratulations on BOTH!!! I must have missed your T2 announcement somewhere along the way. . . or is this a sneaky way of letting us know? =D So happy for you!!

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    Jenna Reply:

    My friend Janssen at everydayreading.blogspot.com announced her pregnancy the same way. I thought it was really clever!

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  16. Congratulation on both!!! How wonderful!

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  17. As I said before, our family is incredibly excited and happy for your amazing accomplishment. Your focus and determination has been inspiring and now there’s even more reason to be happy. Much live to all of you :)

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  18. Yay!!!! I had to read this like three times. Congratulations on all accounts!

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  19. You are beaming in that photo :). Can’t wait to here more details!

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  20. Congratulations!!! Your graduating is a HUGE accomplishment! Umm that that baby news is pretty darn amazing all on it’s own!! Our first children are the same age and now it looks like our second ones will be also! It will be nice to see how someone else is handling the change!

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    Jenna Reply:

    If we lived next to each other our kids could play together! Was the fist a boy or girl? Are you finding out with the second?

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  21. Congratulations on both counts!

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  22. Oh, I am so excited for you! Congratulations!! What amazing news!!!

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  23. Congratulations on both bits of news!!!

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  24. Congrats Jenna! What an exciting time for you! Can’t wait to follow this pregnancy as well!

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  25. As you know, so very happy for you, friend! Xoxox

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  26. Oh! Congratulations on both accounts! I’ve been wondering if a T2 would be on his/her way soon after you graduated!

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  27. Molly Michel says:

    Double Congrats on a degree and a new baby! How exciting to take so many steps at once – graduation, big move and new city and a new child. :0)

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  28. Congratulations on the graduations and the baby on the way!

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  29. I am so, so happy for you and your family! T1 is going to be an awesome big brother. :)

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  30. holy moly! congratulations on both accounts! i was scratching my head for a minute–T2?! : )

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  31. Congratulations on both accounts! How exciting :) I had to re-read the first sentence a few times to figure it out!

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  32. Congratulations on the degree- hard earned as it is! Congratulations to your little family on becoming a bigger family!

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  33. Congrats on Baby #2! Will you home birth this time around as well?

    On another note: I do hope that your father-in-law doesn’t determine your entire worth due to your status as a college graduate. You have so many other qualities that make you who you are. The term “college graduate” does mean a lot (it is something I am personally proud of calling myself) but it does not define who I am as a person. I wouldn’t want anyone, especially my in-laws, to judge my life’s worth based on my ability to complete college.

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  34. Congratulations! I also thought I missed something until I read the comments ;)

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  35. Awesome to have both announcements! I look forward to hearing more about both of them too….yeah!

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  36. Congratulations!! I can’t imagine the excitement for all 4 of you, and can’t wait to see and hear all the future has in store for you. Wooo Graduate!

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  37. elizabeth630 says:

    Congratulations, on the degree and the new baby!

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  38. Ha! I had to read that 2x to understand what I just read! CONGRATS!!!!!

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  39. Marissa C says:

    Absolutely wonderful, great news!! YAYAYA!

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  40. Ahhhhhh! Congratulations! I was so confused when I read “T2″ at first, haha. I’m so happy for you, Jenna!

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  41. Haha – I had to do a double-take, too… Congratulations times two!!

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  42. eeeee! So much love!

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  43. that’s awesome news! CONGRATS!!!

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  44. Andrea Ferree says:

    AHHHH!!! So exciting! I thought you guys weren’t ready yet?! I must have read that first like 5 times, I kept thinking it was a typo! So thrilled for you!

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  45. Aah!!!! Double congratulations!!! :-) :-) :-) Can’t wait to hear more!

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  46. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! (on both accounts)

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  47. Congratulations jenna! That is so wonderful you worked so hard to get your degree. Major props to you and your family! And congratulations on T2! I just had my 2nd and am loving it. I think the best thing in the whole world is seeing your 1st connect and love your 2nd!

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    Jenna Reply:

    Congrats on your second baby!

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  48. HUGE NEWS! Congrats times two!!!

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  49. I had to read that twice to make sure I was understanding correctly, CONGRATULATIONS!! That is so exciting, and congrats again on graduation as well.

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  50. Congratulations on both great pieces of news!! How exciting to expand your little family!

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