And Then There Were Four…

…well, technically five if I want to avoid canine discrimination (dogs are family members too, aren’t they?), and six if I also count the vacuum cleaner which I’m sure Charlotte thinks is her pet miniature pony.

Either way, there is to be a new little bee in our busy hive…

Baby Ultrasound

Due mid March 2013. We can’t wait.


  1. Congratulations to you and your growing hive!

  2. Congratulations! That is just lovely news,and I am so happy for all of you.

  3. Laurie says:

    Congratulations!!! That’s wonderful!

  4. Kathryn says:

    Congratulations! Sounds like you’ll be a very busy bee! But little kiddos bring the best kind of busy ;)

  5. Jeanene MacLean says:


  6. Terri says:

    Congratulations on adding another little one to your family. :) Such a wonderful blessing!

  7. Congratulations! Hope you have a safe and healthy pregnancy.

  8. Congratulations! How exciting! :)

  9. Sherri says:

    Congratulations!! That’s wonderful news!!!

  10. Agnes says:

    Congratulations!!! That’s wonderful news. I hope your feeling well!!
    Enjoy this miracle!!

  11. Lorie says:

    Congratulations!! We just added number 4 to our family too!!

  12. judithq says:

    Oh how wonderful…gave me goosies while i watched the picture load up!
    Just precious. God bless!

  13. Katie says:

    I’m usually more of a lurker than a commenter, but wanted to extend my heartfelt congratulations. Seeing scan pictures makes me incredibly broody! I wish you a smooth uncomplicated pregnancy, and best wishes for you and your family. X

    • The Painted Hive says:

      Thanks Katie! I’m so glad you decided to comment :-)

  14. Lydia says:


  15. Congratulation Kristine, hope you are keeping well! What will your childrens’ age gap be? I have 27 months between my daughter and my son, they are now 8 and 6 and my son is almost as tall as as his big sister, people often ask if they are twins!
    xx Karen

    • The Painted Hive says:

      Hi Karen
      Charlotte will be around 20 months old when the new bundle arrives. As with my last pregnancy, we’re not finding out the sex so it will be nice to get a surprise though I have an inkling it may be a boy – though what do I know, I thought Charlotte was a boy too!
      There is an 18 month gap between my sister and I though we were so different we were rarely mistaken for twins. Your kids must have a distinct similarity. Isn’t it funny how some siblings are like chalk and cheese whilst others are peas in a pod!

  16. Stormygirl says:

    Congratulations kristine!! That’s fabulous news, I’m so happy for you all. My very best wishes for an enjoyable smooth run!

    • The Painted Hive says:

      Thanks so much!

  17. Katy says:

    Yay for you! Gee, your children will be quite close. My kids were years apart and in hindsight I wish I’d had them nearer one another.
    Can’t wait to meet the new little one and see what changes you make to your home to accommodate them.

  18. Lori says:

    Congratulations on this exciting news! Feel good!

  19. Arli says:

    Congratulations on this very exciting news. I hope you are feeling well.

  20. Sherry Hart says:

    So excited for you!!!

  21. judi says:

    congrats kristine! how exciting to see how your family is growing.
    best wishes with this pregnancy.

  22. Tessa says:

    Oh stop it you have made me clucky again.. Congratulations. Look forward to meeting the new member of the hive x

  23. Yvette says:

    How BEE-utiful! From my happy hive to your painted hive! Congrats!

  24. Kathy says:

    Congratulations…very exciting…you will be busy….better get all those craft projects done and blogged about before March (a little joke of course!!) Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

    • The Painted Hive says:

      He, he, I’m already struggling to find time for all my crafty projects! Oh well, one day I s’pose :-)

  25. Congratulations!! I honestly feel like you just told us you were pregnant with your first. I suppose Charlotte isn’t a newborn anymore – ha! How close apart in age will they be??

    • The Painted Hive says:

      I know, I should post some updated pics of Charlotte though it’s so tricky to get standing still for five seconds without dirt or smushed banana on her face :-) She is 16 months now and will be 20 months when the new bundle arrives.
      Thanks for the congrats.

  26. Congratulations!!!! I am due early April! I found out the sex today! (my first bub) I just had to know. I need to make up the nursery accordingly. Get down to some serious crafting before my life is turned upside down!!!
    Looking forward to more nursery posts!!

    • The Painted Hive says:

      Congrats to you too Laura!
      We just had my 20 week scan and decided not to find out the gender. It does make planning a bit more tricky though we like the suspense! Our ultrasound technician told us about 70% of people do find out the sex nowadays.
      Go put your crafting hat on girl! Though don’t worry too much about your impending upside down life. There will be time for projects once your little one arrives, just not nearly as much!

  27. what wonderful news Kristine. Hope you are feeling ok!
    all the best

    • The Painted Hive says:

      Thanks Fiona. I’m great now I’m well into my second trimester. Those first few weeks were a bit of a killer though nothing I can really complain about.

  28. Jackie says:

    Congratulations, what fantastic news! We went for the surprise option with our first two, but couldn’t resist finding out with the third.

  29. kl says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! Hope the vacuum learns it’s proper place! x KL

  30. congratulations and God Bless!

  31. Bec says:

    Congratulations, such wonderful news. I have just had my second (my oldest is 2 years) and its busy but wonderful.

    • The Painted Hive says:

      Congratulations to you too then Bec!
      Busy but wonderful is pretty much what I’m going for :-)

  32. Kevina says:

    Congratulations! I know of so many babies due March/April next year – its a very very popular time :)
    BTW, thank you for your wonderful blog – youve inspired me to (want to) do many things for our new house – first on the list is the cannister labels.

    • The Painted Hive says:

      Thanks for your sweet comment Kevina.

  33. catherine says:

    bravo! quelques mois à attendre, et ensuite, un grand bonheur…
    bises de France

  34. amy c says:

    Congratulations!! Wow! So exciting!! Life will get busier but it’s even more wonderful. :)

  35. Congratulations! Of course congrats on the magazine nursery feature too.

    • The Painted Hive says:

      Thanks so much Elizabeth.

  36. Linda says:


    And I love your house!

    • The Painted Hive says:

      He, he. Thanks Linda :-)

  37. leslie says:

    Sooo happy for you and your family Kristine. I’m usually a lurker too but wanted to add my congrats. I was just telling someone the other day that I don’t know of anyone that wants to be suprised about the sex of their baby. I had 4 and was surprised with the first two and knew the last two. I hope your pregnancy and delivery are easy peasy. I love your blog. I just bought an armoire from GW a couple of days ago to try to duplicate the finish you put on the one in your master BR. It’s not nearly as cool as yours, it has four doors but I’m hoping that man o’ mine will take the bottom 2 off and fit it with drawers. Yours looks sooo tall in the picture of it in your room. I love that about it too. Can’t wait to see the progression of the nursery. Congratulations on having Charlotte’s featured in Little One Baby. You should be so proud! Bye, Leslie

    • The Painted Hive says:

      Hi Leslie
      Thanks so much for deciding to comment :-)
      I can understand that after two initial surprises it would be tempting to know the sex of any further babies. If we decide to have more I think I might be more inclined to want to know in advance.
      Send me a pic of your armoire when you’re finished – I’d love to see it. And don’t be mislead by the apparent ‘coolness’ of mine. It’s really just a basic pine robe and isn’t nearly as tall as it might look in the photos. We have reasonably low ceilings which probably makes it look huge.
      Thanks again for your comment.

  38. Jan says:


  39. Holly says:

    Congratulations!!! I’m due with my 2nd as well – due April 7th. I’ve got a little girl and although we’re not finding out, I’m pretty sure this one is a boy :)

    • The Painted Hive says:

      I thought Charlotte was going to be a boy so I’m too caution to hazard a guess this time around!
      Congratulations and good luck Holly :-)

  40. Gena says:

    YAY! Congrats. You will be Juuuust fine when the new baby arrives. My kids are 15 months apart. My oldest is about to turn two and the youngest is 9 months old. At first it was challenging, but now it is easy breezy and I love how close they are in age. I love your blog and I wish I had as much time to craft.

    • The Painted Hive says:

      Wow, 15 months is close! I can imagine it’s a big adjustment at first though that things probably (hopefully!) become easier as time goes by.
      I’ve only got around 7 weeks to go now and am actually really excited. I’m kinda dreading having a little less ‘me’ time (not that any Mum has much of that!) though I know it’s all gonna be totally worth it.
      At the moment most of my blogging and crafting/decorating time is restricted to after Charlotte’s bedtime though I can imagine in a few months I’m gonna prefer to be in bed at that time myself!

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