May 28, 2012


Dear Everyone,

I officially have three weeks left until my due date!!! Woo-hoo!

So far our little girl's name has been a secret.

Now let's hear your what you think her name will be! If you guess the right name then you win 50 bucks!

So here are the rules for the baby naming contest:

1. You can guess only once.

2. If more than one person guesses the right name, then you split the cash.

3. You have to guess before the baby comes!

4. As long as the spelling is close then you are good (ex: Lori, Lorie, Loree, Laurie, etc.)

And here are your only hints:

1. The name is not on the top ten baby girl names lists for 2011 or 2012 on the major sites (Social Security,,,

2. It's a "normal" name. Meaning I didn't make it up and I would be surprised if you never heard the name before.

And that's it!

Now, get guessing (here or on facebook)!! Good Luck! 

Sincerely, Lori

May 16, 2012


Dear Brooklyn,

A little while ago your daddy bought you your very own tiny, pink fishing pole.

I think his hopes for a miniature fishing buddy were a little high when he took you to a small fishing pond in town.

You were excited for all of about one minute. And then you were bored. And hungry. And bored...

Poor daddy. He really did try. 

Maybe boat fishing is your thing.

Sincerely, Lori

May 15, 2012


Dear Brooklyn,

Today I lay on the couch all alone. Sick and in pain from a pulled muscle that has me immobilized.

This is how I have spent much of the last seven months. On the couch. Alone. Sick, while my body makes you a baby sister the best way it knows how.

You are at your grandparents house. A place where you have spent a lot of time during this pregnancy.

This morning I looked at your beautiful face and realized that you are not a baby anymore. 

I feel like I missed that transition. I feel guilty for not being the mom I want to be these past months. Guilty for missing so many months of your tiny life.

Most the time you were gone and when we were together I was sick, tired, or hormonal and I still couldn't be the mom I wanted to be.

So today I promise to try. I will try to enjoy the small things. I will try to cherish the tender moments. I will try ignore my to do lists and take time for just you. I will try to hold you and hug you and let you know how much I love you by showing it. I will try to be the mom I want to be.

I promise to try because you deserve it and because I love you so much.

Sincerely, your mom