Our Family 2017

Our Family 2017
Halsy, Brooke, Cameron, Katey Jane, Landon, and Claire

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Katey Jane Carter

How baby girl got her name:

Katey Jane Carter

I always wanted to name my daughter after my mother. I had always thought of it as a middle name and my hubby and I would get to choose a first together. As this pregnancy went on and more and more names were looked at, I thought "If this is my only daughter, what would I want her name to be?" A Family Name. I decided to nameher after my dear Aunt Jane also - and Katey Jane was born! As soon as I wrote the name I knew that was my girl's name! Unfortunately......Halsy didn't like it. I tried everything I could think of to get him to see that it was the most beaufitul name EVER, but to no avail. I offered to grown out my hair and keep it long for a couple years (something he has been begging me to do forever), I tried to think of nicknames he could call her, I even made a list of others names that I sort of liked and convince myself that that was the fate of our daughter, but my gut was never quiet - Katey Jane......Katey Jane.......We went back and forth so much about it we had to stop talking about it because we weren't getting anywhere.....

So at work Friday I decided to write down ALL of my reasons for loving the name and send them to him in an email in a last ditch efort to get him to go for Katey Jane. The email looked like this:

Why I LOVE the name Katey Jane Carter:

1. It is very sentimental to me to be able to name my daughter after my mother who I love dearly and my favorite Aunt.
2. It is really cute when you say it together, apart, as initials, anyway you say it, it is beautiful.
3. I can sing to her “K K K Katey, beautiful Katey, you’re the only girl that I adore…..”
4. I love the tradition of the family name: Kate, Katelyn, Katie.
5. I am in love with it. It was not something that I would have chosen before, but once I heard it I was in love.
6. I love to write it, of all the names we have thought of, this is the prettiest to write on paper.
7. Every single person that I have asked their opinion - LOVES IT! Family and non-family alike.
8. If I only get one little girl....I would be in heaven to name her something that I LOVE!!

How about, if you let me have Katey Jane - you can pick the next little girl's or boy's name?!?!?!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE choose Katey Jane Carter!!!

Love, Brooke

I sent the email out to the universe and hoped he would check his email soon! I waited all day and the subject was not broached. I was bummed. After Cameron was put in bed, Halsy handed me a gift wrapped in pink......LOVE IT! I opened the gift and it was my email - but he had added at the bottom:

If it means that much to you, Katey Jane it is!

I WAS SO EXCITED!!! I gave him the biggest hug and biggest kiss and couldn't stop smiling! I have a beautiful baby girl on the way and she has the most beautiful name!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Weight Watchers

Halsy and I started WW this week and had our first weigh in this morning! I actually did very well, loosing 3 lbs this week! (No worries, I cleared all weight loss through my OB) Halsy started mid week so he will count this as his starting weight. I am not worrying about excercise until after the baby comes, just becasue I am uncomfortable enough as it is! Wich us luck and hopefully we will see the results soon!

Cameron Talking

Cameron has started talking! "Daddy, come on!" Mommy, Wait!" "I don't know" "Bite please" phrases that he has heard others say for a long time and he is now just spoutig them like it's nothing! I love to hear his little voice! He is counting too, every night before we go to bed we count our fingers. He knows 2,3,5,8,9,10.....so sweet. He is singing with us more too! Itsy Bitsy Spider, Twinkle Twinkle, Hey Diddle Diddle, Miss Polly, and Little House. He smiles so big the entire time!! He also tells us what books he wants us to read at bedtime and is very adamant about it! Go Dogs Go is his very favorite. I absolutely love watching him learn and grow!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cameron Update

Our little guy is growing so fast! I can't believe how much he has grown......

When he started talking "YAH" = yes, then that morphed into "ESH" = yes somehow and today he said "YES". He is sounding more and more grown up. He is prounouncing his little words so much better. His singing is also improving. He sings lots of words to Twinkle Twinkle and Hey Diddle Diddle. It is so fun to have him sing with us at bedtime now!.

His physical coordination is much improcing too! He has really been into doing things by himself lately and the stairs is one of those tasks. He started by holding the railing, but now he walks right down the middle like a big boy!! It scares me to death, but he is a persistent little guy!

He knows that Mommy has a baby in her tummy, but hasn't figured out what a sister is yet. Can't wait for him to meet the new little miss coming in April! Week 27 and counting!