Tuesday, January 31, 2012

17 Weeks!


This has been a busy week I feel like. We are getting ready to head to Seattle & Minnesota so I have been planning & preparing for those 8 days. I am beyond excited to see both for the first time. I have heard wonderful things about Seattle & have always wished to go there. Minnesota brings another sense of excitement because we get to spend time with the Tisor family!! Jord is one of my best friends & I miss her often so I'm looking forward to some refreshing time with her. I am also excited to hang out with her little boys, which I am sure are Hallee & your future boyfriends :)

Another exciting thing is that you are really starting to move around in there! I started feeling you a few weeks ago but your daddy was able to start feeling you this week. You are the 5 inches long & weigh about 5 ounces, the size of a turnip. After we put your sissy to bed we lay there and enjoy your rolling around in my belly. I think you realize this is your time with no distractions & you take full advantage of it. It is such a sweet time just the 3 of us.

I am praying you are one happy little girl, who loves Jesus & this beautiful life. Keep growing in there & stay healthy sweets, we love you!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

16 Weeks!

Little GIRL!!

I am still in shock that we are having another sweet little girl!! Zoey Ryan you are extremely loved & cherished. Right now you have no idea how many people can't wait to meet you. I know that you have quite a few weeks until that happens but it will be here before we know it. I am looking forward to the sweet sister relationship that will grow between Hallee & you. The two of you are going to be best friends & share such a special bond.

You are 4 1/2 inches long & the size of an avocado which is something I love!! I hope that you grow to enjoy them as much as I do...they are delicious. I was fun to see you on the ultrasound a few days ago, you are developing so wonderfully. We feel extremely blessed that God has entrusted us with another baby. Especially that He finds me worthy of raising two daughters! I am praying these days that the Lord prepares me to raise my little girls in His image. For you daddy to have patience with a house full of girls. :) Also that he is preparing Hallee to be the best big sister.

We are ecstatic to share life with you sweet Zoey. Love you to the moon!

Your Mother

Monday, January 23, 2012

Twenty Twelve

Ok so my LITTLE sister is graduating from High School this year....I feel old!! She is a beautiful, funny, smart and caring lover of Jesus. It was so much fun to capture some of her personality. We are proud of the women she has become in the past 17 1/2 years. We look forward to seeing what God does in & through her in the years to come.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Is it a He or She?!?!

Today we had our Gender Reveal...guess what we are having....

**Details & More pics to come once I get them from friends :)

Zoey Ryan!!

So today we found out that you are a sweet little girl!! It is so refreshing to be able to call you by name now. Zoey Ryan!! We had a little discussion on how we were going to spell your first name but we have definitely decided on Zoey :)

We were able to spend the moment finding out with our family & close friends. When we did the reveal we did not know, just like when we found out with Hallee. There is something so sweet about finding out with those closest to you. With your reveal we used silly string that was either going to be blue or pink. We went & had an ultrasound the day before the party & had the tech put your gender in an envelope. It took a lot of convincing to not let your dad peek, he was just so excited! I gave the sealed envelope to my co-worker & had her get the correct cans ready for us.

After everyone had arrived & mingled for a little while we were set to go. We all had a can of silly string in our hand anxious to spray them! Your dad, sis & I faced everyone & counted to three...everyone sprayed at the same time! As it feel to the ground we all cheered in excitement...GIRL!! Sisters are going to be SO much fun!! We love you sweet Zoey Ryan Brook!!

Big Sissy!

Crazy Auntie Emily

The aftermath

Our awesome small group!
2 girls, 2 girls on the way &
2 genders to be determined

**Thank you for the beautiful pics Hayley!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

15 Weeks!


This week you are the size of an apple which happens to be your sisters favorite word right now. Every round fruit is an ab-bow, it is pretty cute! I can not believe how fast you are growing. We are all SO excited to find out if you are a little boy or girl on Saturday!! I have to say that since my pregnancy has been very different I am thinking you might be a little boy. I think it would be fun to have a little boy around the house. I also know the power of sister & how much Hallee would love to have a little sissy. Either way we just can not wait to call you by name.

You & I are going to go through a growing spurt here in the next few weeks so keep healthy. We pray for you often babe, I hope you know you are very loved.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

14 Weeks!


It has been SO unbelievably nice outside this week I can't wait for you to enjoy this weather. If you are anything like your big sissy you are going to love to be outside. The best part is that I have been feeling SO much better the last week. I have not been getting sick & have had more energy during the day. I am still ready for bed early but at least I can make it through the day without a nap.

You are getting so much bigger in there each week I feel like it is going by so fast. You are already the size of a lemon & weigh 1 1/2 ounces. You are on your way to being a full grown baby in no time. Your big sister can't wait to meet you, she loves to kiss my belly & tell you that she loves you. You are going to love her, she is a fun little girl!

We decided that we are going to go in and have an early ultrasound so that we can find out if you are a little boy or girl. We are so very excited to call you by name! We find out in 2 weeks & I am already counting down the day. You stay healthy in there & we will see in a few days during our ultrasound!

Love you tons!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Meeting Mickey!

You are addicted to/in love with Mumm Mummo (Mickey Mouse)! So when we went to Disneyland the other day we decided to take you to meet him. When you saw him your face lit up & you ran straight to him & gave him a hug. It was so cute to see, your dad & I were both laughing. We spent some time after walking around his house & Minnie's house, fun!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Winter in SC!

So it has been BEAUTIFUL here in San Clemente! I can't believe that it is winter...Im not complaining cause I don't like to be cold. We have spent a lot of time outside in the sun the last few days.
Stand Up Paddling with daddy,
he can't wait until he can teach you to surf!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

13 Weeks!


This was a fun week! We had another doctor appointment & got to hear your sweet little heartbeat. I still think that is my favorite sound after a babies laugh. It is always exciting to hear the little flutter of your heart. I can not believe how fast I feel like you are growing in there, you are already 3 inches long, the size of a large shrimp. Shrimp is one of you grandpa's favorite foods, he always asks if we want steak & shrimp for dinner when we come over. He is so predictable!

It was also New Years Eve & I can not believe that it is 2012 already!! This is the year that you will be born, that is crazy. I know that we have half of the year to go before you are here but it is still weird to think we are in your birth year. I am so excited for what 2012 is going to bring to us. I feel like the past few years that each years has brought more excitement. This year is no exception.

We love you so much sweet little one! Keep growing & getting strong in there.

Your Mother