Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The baby is a....

This picture is of the baby at 12 weeks. I need to get a more current one. But until then, you can see our little gummy bear. Isn't the baby cute??? :-)

So, for the big news...our baby is a girl! Yay!!! I would've been okay with having a boy baby. Boys and girls are both fun in their own way. But now that I know that I'm having a girl, I can dream of cute frilly dresses and bows in my baby's hair.

Brandon is excited, too. He did inform me that he hopes our little girl plays sports like him. I say if he can get her up for 5 am basketball (when she's old enough), then that's awesome. I do like that he's happy about the news, and as excited as I am.

So below are some pictures of things that I hope she's interested in:




Ballroom Dancing

musical instruments

Of course, if she's not into these things, it's okay. I know each baby comes into the world with their own personality. But man oh man, I'm just so excited that we are having a girl!

So the name that we are thinking of is Ariadne (pronounced: Air-ee-add-knee). Brandon and I first heard the name on the movie "Inception," and we really liked it. I researched it some more recently, and found out it actually is a greek mythological name. It means "most holy." Here is the story about it below:

While I'm not totally fond of the whole story behind her name, I do like the fact that her name is associated with being very smart. In the story, Ariadne gives a thread to Theseus to help him get out of a maze. So now her name is used when trying to solve complicated puzzles:'s_thread_(logic)

This post is getting a little long, so I should probably end it. I'm just so excited and happy about the future. I get to make all sorts of plans and get cute baby things. Yay for babies! And double yay for baby girls!!!

Brandon's Graduation

Since Brandon's college graduation was so momentous, I thought I'd put some pictures on here. And thanks again to all his family who came to it- you are all amazing and we love you!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New updates

So...I haven't been on this blog in forever. Quick updates: Brandon graduated from BYU-Idaho, and we moved to Ridgecrest, CA. He is now working as a Java Developer on the China Lake Naval Base. Because he has such a great job here, we are looking around at houses in the area so that we can settle down. That, for me, is very good news since our first baby is also on the way. We get to find out tomorrow if the baby is a boy or girl. Yay!

Here is a prego picture of me. I'm about 19 weeks long, but I don't look it. (I've heard many times that your first pregnancy takes the longest for you to show. I hope that it's true.) :-)

I also dyed my hair. It was supposed to be brown, but since I have a reddish tint to my hair, I got red instead. I still like it. Here's some pics of what it looks like:

So that's the news in our neck of the woods. I'll post more baby details tomorrow- I can't wait!!! :-D