Saturday, October 24, 2015

Turns out that little 15% of uncertainly on the ultrasound scan was...

not necessary!  We had our 20 week ultrasound last week and although we don't get a follow-up until next week, we didn't sense there were any concerns and the baby measured right on track.  They also confirmed that she is a she with no doubts!  I can't believe we are half way there.

She is perfect and beautiful and we just can't believe this is actually happening.  Life is full of miracles and blessings I suppose!  Now if we could just figure out a name, right now we are debating between Phoebe Kate (yes, I know there's a movie start named Phoebe Cates but to be honest, that doesn't bother us and only we would use her middle name) and Zoey ??.

The kids are doing great, Chase just rocked another report card with all A's and B's.  5th grade is tough so I'm very, very proud of him.  He is almost done with baseball and I think this may be our last season.  We've had some bumps in the road and our little town loses and lot of boys as they reach his age, so there are only three teams and not a lot of options.  He wants to try basketball so it looks like we'll give it a try. 

Emery just turned 6 and amazes me every day.  She is doing so good in school and started to read small words and loves it.  She is like a sponge.  She is beyond excited about being a big sister, especially to a girl.  She wants to find matching outfits, so I guess I should get on that.  She is busy with dance and gymnastics and never slows down.  These kids my life full and my heart happy (well, Jeff does too).

It's wet, wet, wet here in TX this weekend and supposed to be cold, so we are bundled up and relaxing.  Hope everyone is well!

****I am grateful for
1) wonderful ultrasounds
2) big brothers
3) big sisters and baby sisters
4) 20 weeks!
5) Winter is on the way!

PS Karen, I think about you often and hope ya'll are doing well!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy 6th Birthday Emery!

6 years ago today our dreams came true, our prayers were answered, and we added a perfect little princess to the family! Not a day goes by that I don't question how I was the one blessed to call this sweet girl my own, but I am so thankful I was. She makes us laugh and is full of spunk and sassiness. She makes our days happier and our worlds better just by being her! She is kind, caring, and happy, everything I pray for her to be. Happy 6th birthday to our sweet Emery Faith, we love you!

****I am grateful for
1) 6 amazing years
2) I got to be her mommy.
3) birthdays
4) cake and ice cream
5) birthday kisses

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Well it looks like it's a....

So we were totally going to do the whole team green thing since we already have one of each and it doesn't really matter, but apparently patience is not our virtue.  Well, I could have waited but Jeff and the kids (and pretty much everyone else) were dying to know what this little lucky charm is.  Last week at my 17 week appt I had a surprise ultrasound so I had them seal the results without telling me what they say.  They were 85% sure, so I guess there's always a chance they were wrong, but I don't think so.  We had a local bakery that we are friends with make a gender cake and set up a family lunch on Saturday.  If you want to wait to be surprised, then look away now, but if you too want to know what our lucky charm is, then keep on looking!  Emery is thrilled and Chase is getting there too.  If like was crazy before, it's about to get crazier!! (P.S. I was the one hoping for a unicorn, but it is definitely not)

On a cute note, Emery did tell me that she knows it's not really a unicorn, but it would be awesome if it was because when it got bigger we could ride it.  How stinking cute is that?!??!

Now without further hesitation...

Another little princess, can you even believe it?  I had a feeling! 

****I am grateful for
1) almost 18 weeks!
2) pink, pink, and more pink
3) excited family and friends
4) good appointments and a healthy lucky charm!