Sunday, April 26, 2009

sisters

me and my three sisters--kendra, amy, and shannon on a cruise in 2005.

I love my sisters--blood and in-laws. 

That's why when we found out on Monday that we're having another girl, I was mostly excited for Mae. Brothers are wonderful, but who else can understand you like a sister? Who plays with you better than your sister? And when you get older, who is a better friend than a sister?

Mae can't stop talking about her baby sister. Jayson is tickled to have another girl. I'm thrilled too, and can't believe I now talk about the "the girls." I'm already trying to figure out how we're going to do their room (Mae requested pink walls). 

I think little Penny/Ruby/Pearl/Baby Horsie (Mae's favorite name) is going to come at just the right time. Growing a family is so much fun.


22 comments:

Denise Robertson said...

I agree! I have two sisters, and growing up with both of them was awesome. We hope Abby can have a sister someday.

Congrats!

Jonathan Canlas said...

RADTASTIC!!!

if, IF, we have another girl, we are so naming her penny (penelope).

congrats!!!

buttercup said...

So excited for you, Mae & Jayson--Those are all beautiful names, too--especially Baby Horsie ;)

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

You definitely come from good sister-making stock. So excited for you guys. Congratulations. Your little Mae will be an awesome sister.

Jill Fellow said...

yeah!!!! I am so excited. Two girls for you and two girls for me. I love girls too. You know my sister and I are very close. Different as can be AND very close. That is the best. I totally understand. I am so excited for my Quinn to have a sister. Thanks for sharing your big news!!

SNSsoup said...

We're so excited for your little family! I know this 2nd daughter will be just as beautiful as Mae. It's SO MUCH fun to have sets, by this I mean, two girls, two boys, you get the picture. By the way, those first two names, Penny and Ruby, are my two top names we'd use if we were having a girl! but I guess I won't be bitter should you decide to name your new baby either of those. By the looks of things, I may never get my girl. in that case, we can arrange a marriage between your baby number two and my baby boy #4, that way I can at least have a daughter in law with a name a LOVE! It was good seeing you the other day. Sorry if I seemed a bit frazzeled- lack of sleep and bad day with Noah behaving badly. Anyhow, I forgot to ask you exactly when your due date is and how you've been feeling??? Congrats again! I have the perfect book to get you now that you're about to have your 2nd girl!

Brandi,Dan & Lukas said...

I LOVE the names Ruby and penny. I tried to get Dan to go for Ruby or Penelope. I mentioned Penelope when we were dating and he vetoed it right away. As you can see he didn't go for Ruby either since we have a little Blair instead but I love those names and I think they sound so great with the name Mae. We are happy for you and I hope you are starting to feel better.

Christa Jeanne said...

Congrats, Heidi!!! I'm soooo thrilled for you guys! And I'm a big fan of your name ideas - especially Ruby. That's on my short list for someday. :)

Carey said...

Yay for sisters! There is nothing better than a sister...Baby Horsie will be so lucky to have Mae as her older and wiser sis. So excited for you...

erin said...

yeah!! how fun.

janae said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you! I had hoped Lije would be a girl because I love the sisters thing and wanted Sease to have a little sister. But I ended up getting my boys anyway, so things turned out. :)

ps. I like the name Baby Horsie. I would go with it.

Joshua and Jolie said...

That's wonderful! I never had any sisters of my own so I am glad that my girls have each other. Girls are GREAT!!! You're going to be a fun girly mommy!!
Get ready for a deeper ocean of PINK at your house. ;-)

Bridget said...

Yay! Sisters are the best! I'm so excited for you all, especially Mae. I really like the name she picked out :) Paige tells us we're having a boy but we still have several weeks to find out. I'm jealous you found out so early!

Harmony said...

Awwwww! How fun! That's awesome! Congrats! Yipee! Oh yeah! Zippidy-do-dah! Fabulous! Marvelous! Beautiful! Stupendous and amazing! Yay for girls! And yay for sugar and spice and everything nice.

Sharalea said...

Love this! Congratulations--your girls are so lucky to have you two as parents!! It was awesome to see & hang out with you last week, thanks for taking the time out to do it--and! Kendra & I went to J Dawgs today for lunch...YUM. It is now apart of my I'm-in-town-and-must-do-this-in-Provo list! :) 'Twas delicious as usual.

AGAIN: congrats. You are looking fabulous, can't wait for more baby updates...and to find out if Mae's name choice is the winner! haha :)

Joy said...

I love you and am so glad that you are one of my greatest friends. I will help you paint the girls room. I think you should totally go with pink even if purple is her favorite right now!

That Girl in Brazil said...

Hrumph. I want a sister -

Wanna be mine?

(pssst. congrats!)

Ruth said...

I'm so happy for you. You're such a cutie Heidi. Sisters are the best!

Shannon Bousfield said...

Sisters ARE cool. Everyday I mention one of my fabulous sisters in conversation. I wish we got to be together more often. Hmm, when are we going to have sister's reunion again?!


Kassie (Brent's neice) wanted to name her little sister "good reader."

Jamie Meacham said...

Awsome! Congrats heidi! I am so excited for you!

Sheli said...

I hadn't heard!!!! Congratulations! From a girl her grew up without any sisters....I am happy for Mae! Maybe that's why I have stolen one of yours to be so close too! :-) Plus that makes you like a little sis to me too. How exciting for you guys. Love the name Ruby, by the way! (Just my input)

darcie said...

Yay, a little sister for Mae! Congratulations!