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Bowers and Bontragers Engaged

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jakesykora

From a double wedding to double babies...

As many guessed, John & Cassidy are also pregnant.

The girls are both due mid-July - ONE DAY APART.
 

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What AMAZING news and how VERY thrilled we are to have TWO babies on the way! 

Cassidy is due in mid-July. Carolina is due in mid-July. 

The girls due dates are....ONE DAY APART. :)

We love this dear baby already and are praying, praying, praying! 

Babies are miraculous!

 

http://bowersbus.blogspot.com/2018/01/our-very-favorite-business-card.html

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Tangy Bee

Wow....so both sisters get to share so many experiences. Got married on the same day. First kisses and sex on the same day. Now they get to enjoy pregnancy and have their babies close together. Not trying to be mushy, but all this is pretty special....I guess.

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Bethella
5 hours ago, Milly-Molly-Mandy said:

Is Bowers the same family as Emily from bower flowers? Whose husband left her when she was pregnant with their third baby? He is in the Forces I think?

The last names are actually different- this is the Bower family while Emily's last name is Brower .

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lilith

Interesting the Bontragers haven’t announced. They are on tour, but still usually blog.

And I find it very odd that these girls are waiting til the end of their first trimesters, after their first ultrasounds in this case, to announce their first pregnancies to their family. I wanted advice and support from my mother all the time during my first pregnancy, and told her as soon as I knew. And I had been living independently on the other side of the state for years - these girls only just stopped spending 24 hours a day with their family.

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ophelia
On 5.1.2018 at 10:14 PM, JermajestyDuggar said:

Since fundies don't drink, they aren't abstaining from normal drinking situations and making it suspicious.

If I ever get pregnant in the future, everybody will immeadiately be able to tell. No more drinking, no more smoking.

And yeah.. double babies. Not really a surprise. This is going to be an interesting baby watch. I'll wonder how they'll handle things when both girls go into labor at the same time? Will they run back and forth between two delivey rooms in the hospital? Are the Bowers or Bontragers known to have homebirths?

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lilith
44 minutes ago, ophelia said:

If I ever get pregnant in the future, everybody will immeadiately be able to tell. No more drinking, no more smoking.

And yeah.. double babies. Not really a surprise. This is going to be an interesting baby watch. I'll wonder how they'll handle things when both girls go into labor at the same time? Will they run back and forth between two delivey rooms in the hospital? Are the Bowers or Bontragers known to have homebirths?

I found out I was pregnant just before Christmas with my last baby. Lots of people were informed or figured it out very early due to my abstaining from even celebratory sips of drinks (and throwing up when I smelled food being prepared). Then when I started bleeding in mid January I was horrified at the thought of both losing the baby and having to tell people. Luckily Bub was fine.

I strongly suspect the Bowtrager girls will birth at home. Maybe they can have a double birth!

And now we all know their cycles were synchronised.....

 

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ophelia

A double fundie homebirth. What a snark festival this would be. Maybe they could also livestream that? Just like their weddings?

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Italiangirl

I get be close to your sister and maybe want to share the wedding day, but also your first pregnancy and very likely your first baby bday? is a little bit too much for me thanks. That said I'm really looking forward to seeing how this gonna be, double first delivery after a double wedding, who know maybe the Duggars or the Bates will take note and try to copy for the next time?:5624798180220_Jigglejiggledance:

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JermajestyDuggar

Yep I called it. Neither girl wanted to be carried at the wedding processional and I knew it was because they were pregnant. I just figured Cass was a month behind since her sister announced first. 

One day apart? Well periods are supposed to sync when you live together....

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HereticHick

These 2 Bontrager babes, if same-gendered, will be expected to be BFF from day 1. No pressure, kids. And enjoy those joint birthday parties for the rest of enternity.

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usedbicycle

I wonder why Cass waited over 2 weeks after Carolina to announce her pregnancy when they became pregnant at the exact same time. 

It seems like she's always one step behind Lina including her courtship announcement, engagement, even the order in which they got married and exited the ceremony. I wonder if she feels her sister gets to go first in all these situations because she's older. It seems so silly. 

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JermajestyDuggar
5 minutes ago, usedbicycle said:

I wonder why Cass waited over 2 weeks after Carolina to announce her pregnancy when they became pregnant at the exact same time. 

It seems like she's always one step behind Lina including her courtship announcement, engagement, even the order in which they got married and exited the ceremony. I wonder if she feels her sister gets to go first in all these situations because she's older. It seems so silly. 

The Bons don't seem to be thunder stealers. Chelsy got engaged a few days before the triple wedding weekend yet she didn't announce the engagement for over a month. Then Lina didn't announce her pregnancy until a week after Chelsy and John's wedding. Then Cass waited to announce her pregnancy. 

The Bons aren't like the Duggars. I don't think they would ever ask someone to marry them at their sibling's wedding. 

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JillyO
8 hours ago, Bethella said:

The last names are actually different- this is the Bower family while Emily's last name is Brower .

Small correction: This is actually the Bowers family. :)

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VBOY9977

I hope this doesn’t put too much pressure on Bryn... from the Instagram story the Bontragers posted right before they left for tour, they posted a pic that showed her from the side and I couldn’t see any signs of a belly

but who am I kidding she probably is already pregnant too

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Bethella
3 hours ago, JillyO said:

Small correction: This is actually the Bowers family. :)

This is what I get for replying to threads after midnight.

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Themanda Duggar
13 hours ago, lilith said:

And I find it very odd that these girls are waiting til the end of their first trimesters, after their first ultrasounds in this case, to announce their first pregnancies to their family. 

This might be the first time either of the Bowers daughters were able to have a secret they could keep from their families.  With the way they grew up, the lack of privacy, and their parents involved in every detail of their lives, I imagine it felt pretty good to be able to keep their pregnancies between just them and their barely post adolescent husbands for a while.

They probably don’t need too much advice on pregnancy from their mother.  They’ve been involved enough in all of the pregnancies she’s had to be pretty well educated on the subject already.

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neurogirl

1. Baby Bowers #1 was announced Jan 4 "at 12 weeks." Forgive me if this is inappropriate, but does this mean that both Bowers babies were conceived mid October? (I am one of those FJ-ers pre-kids who doesn't understand how dating works)

2. Both of my cousins' wives (the fathers are brothers) announced pregnancies over the Holidays, as I had a hunch they would. The older couple just walked into the house 7 months pregnant, but because we are a midwestern family no one said anything! We just kind of looked at each other and waited for them to announce, and they thought it was really weird we didn't say anything. But in our defense, the mom-to-be was in a bulky sweater and seemed awkward so we thought maybe she was trying to hide it for some reason (like a planned announcement). The younger couple announced to the whole family at about 8 weeks, and they had to announce at dinner because mom-to-be refused wine! (lol) In both cases the soon-to-be grandparents knew. 

I have never been pregnant so I can't say for sure what I would do, but I am an only child because my parents had some miscarriages and decided to stop trying (and because I was perfect obviously). My fiance's family LOOOOOOVES babies and had four kids no problem, and anyway I think I would probably wait until 12 weeks to tell parents, at least his side, because if anything should go wrong (God forbid) I don't know if I could handle their feelings in real-time as well as my own. But we are 4-5 years away from trying so who knows what could happen.

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JermajestyDuggar

Everyone is different when it comes to announcing pregnancy to family and friends. So I can't comment much on that although I find it weird they saw their families all the time and didn't tell them for months. 

Now announcing on fb is different. The majority of people I see announcing on FB are are 10+ weeks. I think it's often because people feel more comfortable announcing after their first ultra sound and everything looks fine. I was around 11 weeks when I announced to family although I told my mom and BFF sooner. I think I announced on fb around 12/13 weeks.

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picklepizzas

Wow, I guess they could just reserve one birthing tub for the two of them! think of the cost savings! (sorry, in the middle of zsu's blog and her dramatic birthing tub exploits). but seriously i wonder if they ever just want to experience their own life, not a mirrored double life. 

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Jana814

I have a college friend who didn't announcing either one of her pregnancies on Facebook. When she had her first child a mutual friend said "I didn't know you were expecting". I quickly emailed her and told that she was keeping it a secret do to previous issues. My friend thanked me for the information and then edited her comment to just saying congratulations. 

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freethemall
17 hours ago, neurogirl said:

1. Baby Bowers #1 was announced Jan 4 "at 12 weeks." Forgive me if this is inappropriate, but does this mean that both Bowers babies were conceived mid October? (I am one of those FJ-ers pre-kids who doesn't understand how dating works)

The date of conception is generally week 2-3 of your pregnancy, depending on your ovulation cycle. Pregnancy is counted from the date of the last period - you're essentially already in a pregnancy cycle when your period ends, even if you haven't conceived. If she was 12 weeks in January then pregnancy began about mid-October but she conceived around October 26 - November 2. But again, pregnancy dates are not counted from the date of conception.

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JermajestyDuggar
13 minutes ago, freethemall said:

The date of conception is generally week 2-3 of your pregnancy, depending on your ovulation cycle. Pregnancy is counted from the date of the last period - you're essentially already in a pregnancy cycle when your period ends, even if you haven't conceived. If she was 12 weeks in January then pregnancy began about mid-October but she conceived around October 26 - November 2. But again, pregnancy dates are not counted from the date of conception.

They actually are changed nowadays at the dating ultrasounds. It's extremely common for your due date to change after the dating ultrasound around 8-11 weeks. Mine changed because I ovulated very early in my cycle. I was so happy to lose 5 days of pregnancy in one appointment! I hate pregnancy. My cousin added a week at her dating ultrasound. She's a late ovulater. She wasn't pleased.

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luv2laugh
42 minutes ago, lilith said:

In Touch Weekly ran an (odd) story about the Bontragers.

http://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/the-bontrager-family-151796

Theyre focusing on the Duggar connection, but it’s strange to see them in a mainstream gossip rag.

credit to @luv2laugh for finding this and mentioning it in the Maxhell thread.

I hope it doesn’t boost the ego of the one son who is apparently trying to get into politics...

 

 

@lilith I read it again and am shocked they didn’t bring up the snark-worthy double wedding!!!!! Also, no reversal talk at Chelsy’s wedding! They missed out on the best parts.

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lilith
2 minutes ago, luv2laugh said:

I hope it doesn’t boost the ego of the one son who is apparently trying to get into politics...

That had occurred to me. I’m sure he and his wife would love to launch his career off the back of fundie celebritydom.

Poor Steve Maxwell - not only is Chelsy a knee flashing makeup wearing fun having harlot, but she’s featured in the gutter press! I’m sure he subscribes to the old trope that a respectable woman is only mentioned in the press twice in her life - upon her birth and upon her marriage.

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