Saturday, March 26, 2011

Drumroll please.......

We have a name....

Ryder Brooks Walpole

We are so excited to announce our son's name. It's funny to think about the names that we considered before we got pregnant. This name was not one that was on 'our list'. I thought it would be great to use a family name, but there weren't many family names that we fell in love with.....except for Brooks. I knew that I wanted to use it, but couldn't decide how.....first name, middle name, save it for a girl......I wasn't sure. Once we found the name 'Ryder', we had to find the perfect middle name to go with it. 'Brooks' was it!

We are so excited to have decided on a name! We now have a name to pray for specifically. I am so anxious to meet Ryder and to pour my life into him. It gives me so much joy to anticipate his arrival and to dream about the upcoming years of our lives as a family.

What are some of your favorite family names? Some of the strangest?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Can't stop....

Dear little one in my belly,

I can't stop thinking about you. My daily thoughts are consumed with what you will look like, who you will become, what your sweet little voice will sound like, and so many more wonders that keep crossing my mind. I can't stop thinking about you.

You're not helping me concentrate on work by your sweet little flutters that I feel
as I sit and type at my computer. I cannot wait to hold you, rock you, and love on you. I pray that you will grow to be a Godly young man. As we decide on a name to give you, I pray that the name we give you will one day become a legacy. My prayer for you is that you will arrive into this world safely and granted provision and guidance that you need to become the boy, teenager, young man that God intends for you to be.

With everything I have, I love you and I look forward to meeting you someday in August. You already have my heart and I cannot express how much I am anticipating your arrival. Your father and I talk about you everyday and think about you all of the time. You already consume our lives and you aren't even born yet. Just know that you are deeply loved.

With all of my heart.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Girl or Boy?????

Snips and snails and puppy dog tails,
that’s what boys are made of.

Well, there you have it!!! The wait is over! We have found out that the we will have the first grandbaby that will carry on the Walpole last name! We are ecstatic!!!!

I know, the next question is.....”Have you picked out a name?” We are working on it.....nothing has been decided yet. It will be announced on the blog once we make a final decision.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


It has been WAY too long since I have posted, and there have been a lot of exciting events that have taken place since then. Although I do need to update you on all of that, I wanted to make a short post telling you how excited I am about TOMORROW!

Tomorrow is the day that we find out the gender of our sweet little baby that I am carrying.

What do you think??? Boy? or Girl?

You shall get an update TOMORROW.......

Oh, and by the way, HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!