He’s Here!

18 Apr

Dairy Man and I are thrilled to introduce you to the newest member of our family! (And the reason for my radio silence over here in blogland. Who knew infants were so much work?)


On Saturday, April 5 at 3:11 p.m., Anders Knox was born weighing in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces and 19 inches long. I might be biased, but he’s adorable. I can’t get enough of his adorably chubby cheeks and bright blue eyes. No odd-looking newborn Benjamin Button here. We’re in love.


It’s been the most exhausting, amazing, frustrating, humbling, and exhilarating two weeks of my life. Labor and delivery was difficult, but we feel so blessed to have a healthy baby boy.


I’m floored how much I love this tiny little human already.


Thank you all for the love, prayers, kind words, well-wishes, and tolerance of a flood of baby pictures on my Facebook page. It’s been so much fun to share my pregnancy journey and I can’t wait to see how Anders changes our lives.

Jersey is settling comfortably into his role as big brother. He occasionally sniffs Anders to make sure things are still ok and seems happily ambivalent the rest of the time. I’m sure they will be best friends. And I’m half tempted to dress them alike like this awesome dog/baby duo.


Thanks to my new sleep schedule (or lack thereof), I think things may slow down for a little bit here on the blog, but check out Facebook and Instagram for current updates.

And never fear, I will be back with dairy updates soon. As if our lives aren’t crazy enough right now, this is happening on the dairy.


Yep. We’re beginning another barn expansion just like last year. Never a dull moment around here. More details to come.

For now, I leave you with one of the many faces of Mister Anders. He’s keeping us on our toes!




24 Responses to “He’s Here!”

  1. Nancy Pyle 04/18/2014 at 9:19 am #

    Congratulations! So glad he is safely here. Hope things go well in your transition to motherhood!

  2. Jane 04/18/2014 at 5:55 pm #

    Congratulations to Mommy and Daddy on the new lil’ lamb in the family! Enjoy reading your blog (me: poozkorner@blogspot.com–the blondiepooh one). I have lived in the country a little but didn’t go whole hog like you (oh! so sorry, couldn’t help it!). Reading about your learning experiences has been enjoyable! Keep up the good work, Jessica.

    • the Modern Farm Wife 04/24/2014 at 12:39 pm #

      Thanks, Jane! The “whole hog” reference cracked me up. 🙂

      • Jane A. Thompson 04/24/2014 at 12:43 pm #

        btw, you could start a new fashion statement by gluing some spike heels on a pair of rubber boots, yes?

  3. Elliek 04/18/2014 at 10:36 pm #

    I love your blog and check it often for new posts. That little boy is just so cute, the last picture has a great expression, love it. I am also anxious for new posts about the farm and all the girls. Glad the little boy is here and everyone is healthy.

    • the Modern Farm Wife 04/24/2014 at 12:41 pm #

      Thanks, Elliek! Between a husband, a boy dog, and baby boy, I was starting to feel outnumbered. BUT you make an excellent point about the ladies on the dairy. Around here, the girls will always outnumber the boys. 🙂

  4. Donna 04/19/2014 at 11:49 am #

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you! I have only recently started following your blog, but I’ve read it from beginning to end and it’s on my list of blogs I follow. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your life…I’ve enjoyed reading about all your (mis)adventures from the farm, marriage, and now: motherhood! Wishing you God’s blessings! xo

  5. Holly Moon 04/20/2014 at 9:11 pm #

    Congratulations, Jessica and DM! What a beautiful boy!!! Don’t spend much time on FB but will definitely check it out now. Best wishes and enjoy this exciting time!

  6. Lauran 04/24/2014 at 12:36 pm #

    What a hunk! Good job guys!

  7. sarah 04/27/2014 at 8:00 pm #

    Congratulations! I only just started following your blog (since seeing it on Sadie’s blog). I love that John Deere cap! Where did you get it? Continue to enjoy every minute. We waited over 2 yrs for our daughter and and are waiting again but she’s already nearly 4! We still treasure everything about her.

    • the Modern Farm Wife 04/30/2014 at 5:25 pm #

      Thanks, Sarah! A friend of ours actually made the hat — isn’t it the best? 🙂

      • Sarah 05/06/2014 at 10:18 am #

        It’s really cute! Did your friend have a pattern? I crochet and would love to have a pattern for it. (We ‘like’ John Deere around here :))

      • the Modern Farm Wife 06/17/2014 at 4:40 pm #

        I finally remembered to ask her! She actually found a picture on Pinterest for inspiration and made it up as she went along. Sorry I can’t be more help!

  8. Jose Bond Servant 05/28/2014 at 8:56 pm #

    Hi, Farm wife.

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    Take a look at these website’s: http://www.AcreUSAdotcom and http://www.VaxTruthdotorg.

    Hope you email me back. Thank You.


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