Holy $hit – our baby is coming!

So umm… After a quick scare today with our wee one, the doctor feels it’s best we get him outta momma in the morning, even though he wasn’t due until May 11th – yikes.

Right now both mom and baby are fine and healthy, but things can change quickly so please pass over any and all thoughts and prayers if you would. I have so much love for the little guy already and we haven’t even met him yet!

I won’t be paying attention to the blog here for a bit, of course, but I do have a handful of posts scheduled to go out so you’ll see those hit the shelves every other day or so… I think it’s a great time to break our 6 years of daily content record, don’t you agree? :)

Now time to shake off the shock and get our stuff in order…


UPDATE: Baby and mommy are well!!! J. Penny II was born 7 lbs, 3 oz and 19″ long. Cute as a button and as peaceful as can be :) Doctors say it was lucky we got him out when we did too as serious complications were looming – so THANK YOU for all your prayers! They worked!!! (Will update more later, along w/ pics too of course ;) ‘Till then – I’ll be playing daddy)

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  1. tom April 28, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Congrats in advance and best wishes!

  2. Michelle April 28, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Awww yay! I hope everything goes well. :)

  3. Hazzard April 28, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Congrats J Money! Sending good thoughts your way!

  4. Aaron April 28, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    Congrats sir! Prayed for ya.

  5. Jennifer April 28, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    Congrats to you! Blessings and prayers for Mrs. Budgets are Sexy and baby boy #2.

  6. Anneli @thefrugalweds April 29, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    CONGRATS!! Thoughts of healing, good health, great energy, and LOVE to you and the rest of your family, J! Times like these makes me appreciate LIFE!!

    1. J. Money April 30, 2014 at 1:41 PM

      Me too – I often forget to do so :)

  7. Melanie@Dear Debt April 29, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Thoughts are with you, J! I was born 2 months premature because my mom’s appendix ruptured while I was in her. WTF. Baby and momma will be ok, and so will you! You are such a cool dad, I know it. And holy what? 6 years of daily content? Take a break, hustler.

    1. J. Money April 30, 2014 at 1:44 PM

      Thanks, friend :) Glad you came out all okay too!

  8. maria@moneyprinciple April 29, 2014 at 2:00 AM

    Sending wishes for health and good labour. Thinking of all of you. Can’t wait to see a baby picture.

  9. Brent April 29, 2014 at 3:05 AM

    Congrats! I hope everything goes well!

  10. Matt L April 29, 2014 at 3:09 AM

    Congratulations, and I hope all turns out well! :)

  11. Clarisse @ Make Money Your Way April 29, 2014 at 4:12 AM

    Congrats J. Money! I will pray for your wifey and new baby, you will soon become a newly daddy!

  12. Claire (Eat Well. Party Hard.) April 29, 2014 at 4:31 AM

    Eeee! Good luck, Money fam! Hope Mama and Baby II are doing well. Thinkin’ of all you guys.

  13. A terrible husband... April 29, 2014 at 5:37 AM

    Same happened to us with out first born. He’s a healthy and happy 4 year old who is starting a podcast with me. Praying for you and your family!

    1. J. Money April 30, 2014 at 1:44 PM

      We’d like to join that podcast one day, good sir :)

  14. whiskeytrail April 29, 2014 at 6:22 AM

    Hope all goes well. CONGRATS

  15. Laurie @thefrugalfarmer April 29, 2014 at 7:20 AM

    You know you have our very best prayers, J$. Best of luck!!! Can’t wait to hear more!

  16. Catina Mount April 29, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    Babies are so unpredictable…..congrats!

  17. Brit April 29, 2014 at 7:45 AM


  18. S L April 29, 2014 at 7:48 AM

    Best of luck, get your sleep where you can, and many congratulations to you and yours!

  19. Michelle April 29, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    Sending good energy! Can’t wait to see pictures :)

  20. Dave @ The New York Budget April 29, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    Best of luck bud! Hoping for a safe next few days for all of your family.

    Update us when you can.

  21. Heather Stephens April 29, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Sending prayers for a safe, healthy, happy delivery for both baby and mom and lots of rest and snuggles following delivery for all of you!

  22. Quinn April 29, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Best wishes for all of you!!

  23. debt debs April 29, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Definitely a good time to break the regular posting! Best wishes to you and your family.

  24. Derek Olsen April 29, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Awesome! I am hoping everything goes great. I am sure it will.

    Heres to growing another set of arms, and legs, so you can keep up with everything, and everyone.

    (And Carrie too!)

    1. J. Money April 30, 2014 at 1:45 PM

      That would be AMAZING actually – where I can order that new set?

  25. Glen Craig April 29, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Best of health to all!

  26. Sher@FatGuySkinnyWallet April 29, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Congrats, J! Praying for you all.

  27. Shane @ Beating Broke April 29, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    Yay! Best wishes to the new baby money! And Mommy and Daddy and big brother money too!

  28. John @ Sprout Wealth April 29, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Congrats sir! Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your wife and the new little one.

  29. Mysti April 29, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    I am sure everything is great and that you are now a family of 4! Congrats to all, and hope everyone is recovering.

  30. Paul April 29, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Sounds similar to what happened with our 9-yr-old. We went in for a routine check about 3-4 weeks before he was due and the doc didn’t like what she was seeing, so they induced labor. It was a little scary for awhile, but everything turned out great. Good luck!

    1. J. Money April 30, 2014 at 1:47 PM

      I’m glad your 9 y/o came out okay :) Fortunately things did here too!

  31. Kate April 29, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Sending prayers, and DO NOT THINK ABOUT BLOGGING!

  32. Wunderwriter April 29, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Much good luck, sending thoughts and prayers your way, enjoy the new little one!

  33. Aldo @ MDN April 29, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Congratulations and enjoy your little baby. There are obviously things in life that are way more important than blog posts.

    Take it easy.

  34. jenlarson April 29, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Here’s to a healthy baby and smooth delivery!! Can’t wait to see pics of the new little guy – but take your time as a family first!

  35. Nichole Kelly April 29, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Good luck today, friend!

  36. USA Kiwi April 29, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Happens to the best of us… we had a similar thing – scare at the doc office, baby born 4 days later (pre eclampsia kicked this Mama’s butt)

    Thinking of you and the wife. It’s going to be okay!

    1. J. Money April 30, 2014 at 2:07 PM

      Ack! Def. scary!! We were dealing with Cholestasis… which we never knew about until big bad Google told us and it was actually right! Thank goodness my wife decided to double check with doctors, jeesh.

  37. andy April 29, 2014 at 10:58 AM


  38. AndrewsDad April 29, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Mine was a month early, 3 pounds 15 ounces and he turned out fine… mostly, considering Dad’s DNA.

    1. J. Money April 30, 2014 at 2:01 PM

      oh wow, that’s tiny! glad all turned out well, even with dad’s DNA (hard to be bad when you’re a blogger ;))

  39. Yana April 29, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    Best to you and your family! It’s a little early, but can turn out fab and that is what I wish for you :D

  40. Done by Forty April 29, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    That’s the very best kind of news, J Money. Congratulations, and here’s to the end of the streak.

  41. K Wong April 29, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    Congrats! Sending good vibes and happy thoughts your way!

  42. Jessica April 29, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Yayyyy! Welcome to the world Lil’ J Money #Dos! Exciting news! Prayers and thoughts to your growing family and you!

  43. Mom @ Three is Plenty April 29, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Congratulations and good thoughts to you and your family.

  44. Eric @ Money Cents April 29, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Congrats J!

    2 kiddos runnin’ around! Good luck and I hope all goes well!

  45. Kathy J April 29, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Praying has commenced!

  46. Jennie H April 29, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Congratulations and best of luck! My second boy was born last Tuesday, April 22, so we’ll be on the same baby schedule for a while. Get some sleep! :)

    1. J. Money April 30, 2014 at 1:59 PM

      Congrats!!! And will do! :)

  47. Kate April 29, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    I’m praying that all is well! Congratulations!

  48. mike April 29, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    was up 3/4 of last night with our baby teething – is it worth all those sleepless nights ?
    Of course it is …. and more

  49. Uche April 29, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Congrats J. money, Our prayers have gone ahead of you.

  50. Zee April 29, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Congrats man! Best wishes for you and your family!

  51. John C April 29, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    Hope all goes well!!! Congrats buddy!!!

  52. Crystal April 29, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    You know I’m sending you all of the great karma possible!!! Good luck to all of you!!!

  53. stephanie April 29, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    May the Good Lord watch over Mama $$, and keep baby $$ 2 safe in His loving hands! Prayers for big brother $$, and for you, dearest J$. What a thrill…well, once you throw out the scary parts. :=) Best to all 4 Moneys!!!!

    1. J. Money April 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM

      Hehe… “all 4 Moneys” – I like that :)

  54. Skint in the City April 30, 2014 at 7:04 AM

    Sending you and all your family love and good hopes. Thinking of you all and hoping things are turning out just as you hoped they would. x

  55. Kim Hanson April 30, 2014 at 7:09 AM

    Congratulations! I hope all went well for both Mom and baby.

  56. J. Money April 30, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    UPDATE: Thanks for all the prayers everyone – Baby and mommy are well!!! J. Penny II was born 7 lbs, 3 oz and 19″ long. Cute as a button and as peaceful as can be :) Doctors say it was lucky we got him out when we did too as serious complications were looming – so THANK YOU ALL so very much! Your thoughts worked!!! (Will update more later, along w/ pics too of course, but ’till then – I’ll be playing daddy :))

  57. Cassie April 30, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    So glad the little Penny was delivered safely before the complications hit! Congratulations again :D

  58. Noonan Moose May 1, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Wonderful news! Congrats on the new addition to the $ portfolio!

  59. Richard Anthony May 1, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Just heard the good news, J$–congratulations and all good wishes to your expanded family!

  60. Ree Klein May 1, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    J ~

    HOW EXCITING!!! I’m so very happy for you and the entire Money family :)
    In fact, reading this post and the updates just made my day…hey, probably my whole year! Thanks so much for sharing your great news with us and for letting yourself take a blogging break. If anyone deserves it, you do and we’ll all be waiting patiently for more ~

    Hugs and Love,

    1. J. Money May 5, 2014 at 11:54 AM

      That means a lot, Ree, thank you :)

  61. Raquel@Practical Cents May 1, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    Congrats on your new little one! I’m glad things went well.

  62. Kim May 2, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    Best wishes to you, Mama$ and Toddler$. Welcome to the world J Penny II!!

  63. Kim May 3, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    Congrats! J.Penny, what a great alias.

  64. kelly May 15, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    AWESOME!! im soooooo happy that your family is all healthy and well…sigh…i miss those baby ..days….of course mine are…17…14..12..ALL girls…”I” was the one to talk the hubby into #3 with oh yeah we will TOTALLY have a boy this time around….and the pregnancy was different so i figured eh..we did it..couldn’t even find out the sex during the scan because she kept herself all tight and in a ball….grrr..so i figured BOY..nope..came out GIRL. Anyhoo, glad your back and welcome to the world J Penny!!

    1. J. Money May 17, 2014 at 3:48 PM

      Oh wow! Haha… all girls would be a handful too! :)

      Here’s an update with pics of our new baby if you want to check it out. He’s already weeks only now – so crazy! (I bet you feel like it was just yesterday with your girls too, huh?)