Mar 1, 2007

Big Sister

Sorry I haven't posted in quite a while. The truth is that when I have found any free time, I have been busy napping. . . if you haven't heard, I'm pregnant! I'm almost 11 weeks and due in late September. In addition to being very excited, I have beeen very tired and a little pukey. Ava is pumped about being a big sister and talks about it almost daily! She actually had quite a hand in praying for this baby. Chad and I had been trying for some time. Then a little over a month ago, as Chad was tucking Ava in, she asked if she could pray for a baby sister. Chad said he thought that would be a great idea. Ava looked up to heaven and yelled, "I want a baby sister!" After a few seconds of quiet, she leaned over to Chad and whispered, "He said, 'Uh-huh.'" Chad said that if I ended up being pregnant this month, we'd know that Ava has a direct line to God. Apparently she does because after months of trying, I found out about a week later that we were expecting! I love that girl, and look forward to the joys the next one will bring. Here are a few pictures since I haven't posted any in a while:

23 comments:

Kara Sheets said...

love the outfit in the first picture. well, i guess it's the only outfit in both the pictures : )

Lauren said...

Congratulations!

mrs. mayo said...

I'm so happy for you. I enjoyed our walk the other day! We'll have to do that again soon - on a not so windy day! :)

Hollie Reese said...

Congrats! We are so excited! Let round 2 begin!!!

Noe Family said...

Congratulations Summer and Chad! How exciting. I look forward to reading your blog...with updates on the pregnancy of course:) Post some belly picture when you start showing. Looking forward to finding out if it's a baby sister for Ava or a brother. Andrea

Summer said...

I hadn't heard...that's great news! What a sweet big sister Ava will be. Hope the pukey wears off soon!

The Allens said...

Summer,
Your little girl is precious! Congratulations on your exciting news! I hope you start feeling better soon!
Love Ya!
Sam (Sparks) Allen

Sarah J. said...

I'm so glad the pregnancy is going well, aside from the puking. I'm jealous that Greg and Chad got to spend the weekend together. I really miss you!! If y'all ever want to get away, you are welcome here anytime!

Oh, and that story about Ava is just precious. Boys are so different... I can't imagine Griffin doing that in a million years!

Love,
Sarah

Shelly said...

Whoo hoooo! I'm soooo excited for you guys. Ava is going to be such a good big sister. That picture of her and the baby is precious. What a FUN time you have ahead! Miss you and love you--

alexis said...

Summer, congratulations! I am so happy for you and Chad! I came across your blog from Sara Jone's blog...hope you don't mind sharing your family with me!! Ava is beautiful..how old is she? Would love to hear from you...my blog is www.thekennedyjourney.blogspot.com

Chesley said...

I have been waiting for you to post! It's been the big secret up here! I have wanted to wish you congrats forever! :) I am so happy for you, Chad and Ava. I hope things continue to go well and you don't feel bad much longer. Can't wait to see your new little angel!

Noel & Celeste said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!
And that is a precious, precious story.

Love, Celeste

Sarah said...

I just love that story! I am so excited for you two - Congrats again!

Naomi said...

Way to go Summer and Chad! Two is lots of fun! Avery tried to put Abby in time-out today. Ha!

Anna said...

I am so happy for you guys! And that story about Ava asking God for a baby sister...that is PRICELESS! I hope your sickness & fatigue eases up soon...anytime you want little Ava to come spend a day with me...just give me a call. Free of charge. =) Sometimes an entire day of rest works wonders. Seriously...she is always welcome. =) She is a doll, and I always enjoy her!

Courtney said...

Summer, we are so excited for you! The story you shared about Ava will be such a faith builder for her in the future when you remind her of her direct communication with God! We are thrilled for the new little one who has the privilege of being born into your sweet family! Two kids bring constant fun!

Noe Family said...

Hey Summer. I know I've already commented, but I wanted to tell you that my grandmother was telling me this weekend (we were in Brownwood) about Leroy Thompson's great grandaughter asking God for a baby sister! I told her I already knew that story but I just thought it was hilarious that I got the same story through the grandparents "gossip."

Hannah said...

I stumbled onto your blog today when I was reading Leslie's. Congrats! That is so exciting and such a sweet story.

angela said...

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Angela Logan

Ashley said...

What a great story! How special!

Angela and Bryan said...

Summer,

I just got your blog info from Holly O'quinn. Ava is adorable. Congratulations on the new little one on the way!

Angela (Hawk) Holmberg

Chris Thompson said...

Congratulations, Summer and Chad. Has Chad taught Ava how to make a peppermint milkshake, yet?

Brittany said...

Wow! The pregnancy bug is going around! We are so excited for you guys. What a precious story of God's love. We miss you and can't wait to see you!