Brody and Brooke

Brody and Brooke


Baby Blind #2 _ Surprise Gender Reveal

*June 18th couldn't come fast enough for us - we were going to find out if we were having a boy or girl!!  Our appointment was at 8:30a and all 3 of us went - very excited!!

The ultrasound tech is doing all the measurements and then she gets to the butt ... Matt says to Brody "we're gonna find out if it's a boy or girl - what do you think?"  "it's going to be a girl" Brody says & Matt agrees.  I was indifferent - I didn't care which way, but to be honest I was leaning boy.  I just thought it would be cool for Brody to have a brother to share "brotherly" stuff with and I wanted to name this one after my Grandpa.  So, I was shocked to see those 3 little white lines - almost as much as I was to see those pink lines in MARCH!  After the appointment I changed Brody's shirt and dropped him off at school *side note* we weren't telling our family until Saturday - they all thought we were finding out on June 25th - so we had to keep this a secret for 4 days AND Brody was spending the night at my Mom's on Tuesday night and would be with her all day on Wednesday.  On the way to school I was trying to distract Brody by asking him "so we don't know if it's going to be a boy or girl" He proudly said "yes we do .. it's a girl" man oh man ... I was just waiting for a text from my Mom!  But .... it never happened - Brody didn't say a word and neither did I (to my mom) ....We told everyone at work, a few friends and my sister. *June 22nd was the big reveal!  We had already planned a Belated Father's Day BBQ with all the grandparents and parents so everyone would find out at the same time.  I went back and forth on how to announce it, but decided on balloons!  I borrowed a box which was already decorated, but I had something else in mind ....

When everyone arrived and I don't think it really hit them on what was going on ....

But, once they figured it out they were all super excited!!  We did a little voting and took team pictures.

Then just before the rain came in we did the reveal!!  Matt wanted to trick them a little and throw some blue balloons in the box too, but have them float away and just have the pink ones standing!


About that box I borrowed they wanted it back ... so after the reveal the winds really picked up and I couldn't even get the words out of my mouth .... "we should really move that box in before the rain comes" and the box blows into the pool and on top of Brody!!  AHHH ... we get the box out and dump some water out and I take the paper off so it can dry ....

I'm happy to say the box dried fine and I returned that bad boy yesterday!  LOL

*June 24 - The teachers at Brody's school were so excited to find out so we surprised them this morning with a cookie cake - Brody carried it down the hall with the biggest smile ever on his face.


Baby Blind #2 _ Trimester 2 _ Part 1

In case your coming to this party late ... you can catch up here.

Hello 2nd Trimester!!
*May 8 & 9 - I got a little work stay-cation and got to melt in the beds of the Four Seasons for a few days - it was heaven!! *May 13 - I was off to get the first half of a crown done - so not fun - but before that Brody and I went to check out a possible "new school" for him.  He went to this place when he was an infant and we were pleased.  At first he didn't want to go - then he was OK with going as long as I wasn't going to leave - then he didn't want to leave - he LOVED it.  When my Mom came to take me to the Dentist and boasted from the backseat "Grammy when the baby pops out I'm going to a new school!"  *May 14 - I got an email from Brody's teachers asking if everything was OK, because he had mentioned more than once that he was going to a new school soon. *May 17 - Brody's school had a Pre-K Graduation / Spring Program - the preschoolers were walking into the church (to the "graduation song") and Matt whispered in my ear ... "are you crying" no (with tears in my eyes) "Brody isn't even graduating ... try to compose yourself" it's the music & I'm pregnant - lol 

*May 18 - I got up and felt great so decided to to take the dogs for a walk.  When we got to the park I thought I would try to run a little with both of them (*side note* when I've tried this in the past it's never lasted long ... because Reese is always trying to run next to Zoe then runs into me and I almost trip) .... welp that "little" turned into a mile with both pups!  It was great!! *May 21 - Dr Appt!!  I still hadn't gained that much weight (maybe 3-4 lbs) and the heart rate dropped a bit (which they said was TOTALLY normal) and it was 158. *May 19 - I scheduled for us to have some Spring Family Pictures taken - we tried out a new photographer and she ROCKED!! She had the magic touch with Brody ... he sat and smiled and there was no running around and Matt chasing him and me being super crappy & the session ending with me throwing my arms up and saying "whatever who needs F'n" pictures anyway not sure why I crossed that out because it really usually is that way .... ANYWHO ... I couldn't be happier with the way they turned out!!

*May 25 - We went over to some friends house for a 31 Party and BBQ - I forgot how sweet it was to put a baby in their PJ's & give them a bottle & just sit there holding them ... watching them fall asleep! ahhh ... sweet Makenzie! *May 27 - We got an Eckart's gift card for Christmas and still had it so we headed that way for lunch and some Strawberry Festival fun.  Honestly we've never been to Eckart's and I'm not sure why!?!?  It was fun!!  Brody was awesome with the rides - no tears or fits when it stopped - we fed the animals carrot chips & shopped in the store. Let me just tell ya what .... I'm pretty sure every other family I saw was having a baby - no joke!!  I wanted to pick the strawberries, but the boys weren't into it so we bought some instead .... as we were looking at them and teenager and her mom came in and the girl goes "you're telling me I just went through all of that work and could have bought them HERE" bahahaha *June 1 - I was signed up and super pumped for the "Doctor Approved" 2013 USO Mud Run, but mother natural had different plans.  It POURED the night before and the morning of, but we still got up at 5:30a on a Saturday and drove to it - hoping it would let up.  We got there and took out our umbrellas, duct taped our shoes and shivered under the hatchbacks .... it was 8:15a - our start time was at 8:30a - it was time to get out of under the umbrellas and hatchbacks and head to the start line, but it was still pouring & freezing!!  I mentioned to the group .... "we should just do breakfast instead" - another agreed - "I mean we've already gave our money to the troops" - then we voted - Breakfast it was!! I was bummed, because we had a TON of fun last year!!  *June 2 - after our Eckart's trip I planned a Grant's Farm trip *those goats get me everytime*  We hadn't been there since Mother's Day 2011! So we left right after church and the goats were full again this time!!  Oh well ... honestly if the goats were crazy hungry Brody would hate it.

*June 3rd - new month new week ... I'm exercising!!  After supper I wanted to walk/run with the dogs, but Brody wanted to go with me.  So I made him ride in his stroller - I bet it's been a year since he's been in that thing - he gets in - his knees bump the tray - "I'm too big for this!!" ... luckily he's pretty easy going so he just went with it ... off we go - a jogger stroller with a 3 year old, 2 dogs and a pregnant lady! We make one lap around the park (1 mile) then he wants to run - great - honestly I can't wait for the day the two of us can go on a run together ..... so now .... it's a jogger stroller, a 3 year old, 2 dogs and a pregnant lady running - yes we are a circus act!  Brody did pretty darn good - he's sprinter (as all 3 year olds are), so he didn't last very long, but by god he made it a mile - me on the other hand was disastrous - I have 80+ lbs of dogs running with an empty stroller ... I was all over the place!  *June 4th - I got up with my alarm and watched Ellen and lifted some weights .... *June 5th-7th - slept in - had too much stuff going on in the evenings - gotta love the burst of energy spells - oh look ... just as I left it in the 1st Trimester!