Josh & Danielle Files | The Mennings are Multiplying | Personal Post

We’re expecting another baby! Tenley is going to be a big sister! We’re going to be a family of four! I can’t stop using exclamation points!We’re very thrilled to see this little lady take on the role of her lifetime as big sister! Our due date is in the beginning of March- just a week or so past Tenley’s second birthday! We hope she likes her gift!movie poster pregnancy announcementMM-II_0004Just like with Tenley, we want to give ourselves the most exciting & wonderful surprise ever so we’re not going to find out the baby’s gender until she or he is born. We’re a little old-fashioned in some ways & we simply love the idea of foregoing the use of modern technology to allow ourselves to be surprised by what God has blessed us with. pregnancy announcementMM-II_0002We did experience a pregnancy loss in between having Tenley & becoming pregnant with this baby. Our due date was early December 2016 with that baby we lost. We were crushed & confused. I had prayed & hoped that chapter of pregnancy loss was over in our lives since I had carried a happy, healthy baby to term, but God had a different plan. We don’t understand & we probably never will, but we know that we have three babies who are waiting for us in heaven. MM-II_0003We have been so blessed by Tenley & her beautiful, little soul. We can only imagine the joy that this new life God has written into our story here on Earth will bring!MM-II_0005We do have a boy name & a girl name tentatively chosen, but (just like with Tenley) we aren’t going to share them with anyone until after this baby is born. We can almost guarantee you won’t guess them. MM-II_0008MM-II_0009MM-II_0010We’re so thankful that we have this blog where we can share our lives with you! Thank you all very much for sharing in our joys & being there for us in our sorrows! This life is truly beautiful & have such gratefulness in our hearts. Hopefully Tenley won’t rub her little sister’s or brother’s head in the bird poop on the side of her baby pool (gross; see above), but we’re sure even more interesting things will occur once the newest Menning makes his or her grand debut.

We do have one more fun thing! We have been trying our best to come up with a cute hashtag for this baby for our Instagram posts. With Tenley, we had #minimenning. With this one, we’d love to have a hashtag with minimenning in it & with another “m” word that means “another” or “again” or something to that effect. It doesn’t necessarily have to be an “m” word, but we like alliteration. So we’re going to hold a hashtag contest for all of you to submit your favorites to us. We’ll choose the best one (in our opinion) from all of your submissions & the winner will receive a gift card to Generations Coffee Shop along with bragging rights! Woohoo! (If you aren’t local, you can choose between Dunkin & Starbucks). You can send your ideas as a comment to this blog post, a comment to the Facebook post, or as an email to with the Subject “Hashtag Contest.”

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  • August 24, 2016 - 9:59 am

    Kristine Scoon - If you were having multiples or maybe this was your third, I’d say #moreminimennings 🙂 Congrats on the addition to your adorable family!ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2016 - 9:59 am

    Emily Rusu - Congratulations! You’re an adorable and blessed family 🙂

    As for a hashtag…
    #multipleminimennings …?ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2016 - 10:29 am

    Cindy Guterba - So happy for your family. Sorry for your
    Loss in between Tenley and this baby. That happened to me twice but it’s Gods plan. I so happy to hear you want to be surprised with what you are having. Seems like nobody does that any more. In my eyes that’s the joy of delivery not knowing what your having till he or she is born. Can’t wait to see in March. Congratulations !!ReplyCancel

    • August 24, 2016 - 12:26 pm

      Menning Photographic - Thank you, Cindy! We’re sorry for your losses, too. It is tough, and I know I’ll always have an empty place in my heart for those babies until we meet them again someday in heaven. Thank you again for the congrats & we’re so excited to see what the gender is in March, too!ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2016 - 10:30 am

    Katie dickey - This one would sound better if you could have twins…. So if you can make that possible, #moreminimennings lol . So happy for you all!ReplyCancel

    • August 24, 2016 - 12:25 pm

      Menning Photographic - haha! So funny, Katie! Honestly, I thought I *was* pregnant with twins. I know it was just bloating, but I felt like I was showing as soon as I got that positive pregnancy test! Seriously. . . I told Josh, “Uh oh, what if there are two in there?!” haha! Plus, I was nauseated & I never was with Tenley. But we had our ultrasound & there’s just one! :-pReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2016 - 11:40 am

    Sabrina Fields - I am BEYOND excited for you guys!! And how crazy that our second kiddos will be due around the same time too?!? I hate that you had to walk through another loss, but am so thankful that Jesus has those babies wrapped in his arms and that you guys will get to meet them all in eternity 🙂 My only idea for a hashtag would be #moreminimenning. But I love your birth announcement being Part Deux! So fun! Congrats again to all three of you!!ReplyCancel

    • August 24, 2016 - 12:23 pm

      Menning Photographic - Thank you, Sabrina! We know, it is too fun! We were so excited when we saw your birth announcement & couldn’t wait to share this! And thank you for the kind words; I do like to picture the babies with Jesus! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2016 - 2:11 pm

    Jessica Peacock - Congrats!

  • August 24, 2016 - 4:14 pm

    Megan Garnes - #multiplemennings #muchosmennings #moremennings #minniermenning #marvelousmenning #miraclemenning don’t worry, I’ll come up with more. Congrats again!!!!ReplyCancel

    • August 24, 2016 - 9:26 pm

      Menning Photographic - lol thank you, Megan!ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2016 - 5:42 pm

    Michelle Sagarsee - #mysteryminimenning
    #marchminimenning / #minimennigmarch


    Congrats guys!ReplyCancel

    • August 24, 2016 - 9:26 pm

      Menning Photographic - Thank you, Michelle! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2016 - 9:01 pm

    Lisa Burbick - Congrats!! So excited for u both or should I say four!! #marchminimenning#2ReplyCancel

    • August 24, 2016 - 9:26 pm

      Menning Photographic - Thank you very much! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • September 3, 2016 - 12:16 am

    Shannon McBride - So happy for you both!!! Can’t wait to share your excitement when we see you for engagement pictures!ReplyCancel

    • September 5, 2016 - 9:37 pm

      Menning Photographic - Thank you so much! 🙂ReplyCancel