Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dear Autumn Faith...today's your due date!

Dear Autumn Faith,
Today is the day we've been waiting for...August 30th! Today is your due date, it doesn't look like you are going to come today, but today is still a very special day! 40 weeks of you growing in my womb and now we are just patiently waiting to hold you in our arms!

You have been such a blessing from the moment we found out we were expecting you...even before we knew You were You! We found out we were having a baby right around Christmas time! Mommy found out first and had to wait 2 days to tell daddy because he was at work! On Christmas Eve morning, your big brother Hudson and Mommy told daddy in a special way!
Mommy took about 15 pregnancy tests because I just couldn't believe it! 
Our most precious Christmas gift was YOU and God gave us You!

Hudson opened a present, the present was a shirt that said BIG BROTHER! Daddy couldn't believe it! We had just talked about how we were ready to add another little one to our family, God willing and then....there you were! 
Daddy and Hudson after Hudson opened his BIG BROTHER shirt! 

Hudson was ready to see you! He got his flash light and tried to look in mommy's tummy. 
He's loved you since the moment he found out you were in there!

Autumn, you are so blessed to have such a sweet big brother to love you!
You two will be best friends!

This is our first family picture as a family of 4! 
Christmas Eve Morning 2011

Look how little you were! 

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. 
Jeremiah 1:5

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made
Psalm 139:14

We had quite a scare when Mommy was 10 weeks pregnant. After a long wait in the ER many prayers and tears, we finally got an ultrasound. The Lord is so good...we were so scared but you waived to us and we knew you were ok! 

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
2 Corinthians 9:15


We found out You were You in such a fun way! 
Our sweet friend Traci Brisendine brisendinephotography.com took these pictures as we opened a box that VaVa made filled with balloons by our friend Kelsey! A lot of people helped make this so special!

We were SO SO SURPRISED AND EXCITED!

Such a special moment!


Our growing family! Pink is a wonderful addition!

Your big brother was so happy to have a little sister coming!


Here you are again! 31 weeks!
Look how big you're getting!

We can't wait to kiss your sweet little toesies!

They gave us a little sneak peak in 3d. You were all squished but oh so beautiful!

One spot left for this picture! It is for a picture of YOU!


Here are some other pictures of mommy with You in my tummy!




TiTi Joni and Mommy! Your best friend Jenna was born July 18th
We are so excited to have baby girls together!

photo by Chelsea Marie Photography
This is your family! We love you more than you will ever know! 



photo by Chelsea Marie Photography


Our Baby Sprinkle!


Autumn,
You are already a blessing to us and we haven't even held you in our arms yet! Any day...any moment we will get to snuggle you and love on you! We are so excited! Your room isn't ready yet because we are in the process of finding a home of our own! A home that you and Hudson will grow up in and run down the hall giggling! So...for now, you will join us at Uncle Adam's house and you will be loved beyond your imagination!

You are so special, so beautiful and a child of God! We pray that you will grow to love Jesus above all else!

She knew that she was 
formed by God's hands, 
dreamed up in His heart, 
and placed in this world 
for a purpose.

We love you Autumn Faith Reid! We are so so so excited to meet you!

Love,
Daddy, Mommy & Hudson





         







Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Almost a Big Brother


Hudson,
Any day now you are going to be a big brother...one of the most important roles you'll play until you are a husband one day. Your little sister is going to look up to you and love you so much. You will be her little protector and best friend. I know you'll be an amazing big brother because you already love her so much. You are such a sweet boy, with a kind heart who loves Jesus so much already.


I love seeing you explore God's beautiful earth. You notice every little detail.
When  you see the sunset you say, "Mommy, look...the sunset" You know that God made the sunset!

Your kind little heart melts mommy's heart!
When I asked you where your heart was the other day, you pointed to it and said, "Jesus lives there"

You love being outside and eating fresh veggies out of VoVo & VaVa's garden!
We spent the weekend there and you had so much fun!

You picked fresh veggies and fruit and of course ate them all! You're still an AMAZING eater!


You were so proud to wear the Berkshire hat that VoVo gave you! Mommy wore this hat when she was little!

You are going to be so much fun as a big brother! You are super silly and love to make everyone laugh!

We often hear, "mommy, daddy...watch ME!"

Your smile lights up our whole world! 

You are mommy's sweetie and daddy's tough boy!

Goofy just like daddy...and maybe mommy too :)

You like when the camera is in your face!

This is you holding VaVa's hand while playing in the sprinklers.
You had so much fun with her.

You asked her to fill up this cup about 100 times and of course she did it EVERY TIME!
I think she loves you a whole bunch!

Hudson, Thank you for being the little man that you already are. We pray every day that you will follow Jesus and trust in him in all that you do. Now that you are a big brother (almost) you have a big responsibility. Autumn will look to you to be her friend, her brother and sometimes her protector. Mommy had 3 big brothers to watch over me when I was little. They were some of my biggest heroes, and that is what you will be to your little sister...one of her heroes! I know you'll be absolutely amazing!
We love you buddy! To the Moon...and back!

Here's you and VaVa! So cute!


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Autumn's Sprinkle




Today was a special day!

We celebrated Autumn Faith with a little Baby Sprinkle and...it even sprinkled outside a bit! A special gift from God :)

My sweet Sissa (my best friend in the whole wide world) and my mom put together this gorgeous little sprinkle with the amazing help from Rebecca Smyth (an amazing friend and chef!)

I can't believe our baby girl will be here in less than a month!
25 days to be exact!! (if she's born on her due date)
The Menu (My Melissa Made this! Painted the frame and made it into a chalkboard!) So talented :) 

And a Dessert Bar!! 
(by Rebecca Smyth)
YUMMY!!



My mom made this cute tutu for the cupcake stand!





A diaper raffle! 
Thank you ladies for ALL THE DIAPERS!!
Autumn is thankful too:)

PINK PINK PINK!
A BABY GIRL!! EEEE!!!

My adorable and amazing nieces helped with the gifts and even gave me a foot massage and made sure I had water breaks! They are so stinkin' cute! They just melt my heart!!

Jenna FIRST girl day!!!
 (Joni's new baby girl)

A pretty little clothesline with vintage baby clothes :) SO CUTE

YUMMY!

LOVE these girls so much!!
life group gals and friends for life!

MY GIRLS! 
These girls are childhood friends! They are amazing!

Our love started at work many years ago and is still going strong! So blessed by these sweet girls!

My beautiful Christine! Love her so much

Laura! Always smiling...always gorgeous!

LOVE THESE TWO!!
Katey & Dysten isn't he just perfect?!

Oh Kim....she's the best!

Love this Kim to pieces! 

 
Sweet Nicole
Love HER!!!

My little monkeys! I love them so much

Sis-In-Laws :)
My beautiful Momma!
Thank you for this day!

Everything was so pretty!
Everyone even got a pink nail polish :)! So fun!




The amazing Chefs!! 
They are truly beautiful inside and out!

Today was so special and so fun! 
Loved seeing so many friends, hearing laughter, feeling Autumn kick and squirm and all the sweet baby girl things! I'm so excited to hold her in my arms, see her smile, hear her laugh, watch her grow and be her mommy!

Feeling Overwhelmed with Love and Blessings! 
Thank you Jesus!