Monday, August 18, 2014

as my little brother so eloquently put it, "you guys are like rabbits."

this has been one of the longest secrets i have ever kept.
there was no rhyme or reason, just pure laziness.
i kept putting it off because the house wasn't clean
or we had already changed out of our "cute" clothes
or, or or...

so yesterday,
before we went to cory's parents, i popped the question.
"cory, could we just take a picture dressed like this?"
i've never seen him so happy to take pictures before.
i suggest everyone wear their best sunday sweats
for all major/announcement self-timer photo shoots.
because honestly,
why curl my hair and put on business casual
when heaven knows this is how we look 95% of the time?

according to science and my calculations,
little murph will be born exactly 
twelve months and two weeks after jude.
unless we're lucky and get an early bird.
which would give us a set of irish twins
but based on my track record,
this little guy will probably stay in there for an extra month or two.
oh yeah, it's a boy.

>>details for anyone who hasn't fainted yet<<
i am twenty weeks along.
aka: halfway. aka: five months
i've felt more nauseous this time around.
but no puking, thank goodness. 
my nose is extra good at smelling things.
i'm looking at you too-ripe grocery store bananas. 
i might be more exhausted but part/most of that 
is thanks to chasing jude around the house.
homegurl gets into e v e r y t h i n g.
i'm still praying for a ginger.
i will always pray for a ginger. 

we're excited. we're scared. we're nervous.
but most of all, 
we are so, so happy.
watching matie and jude has been such a treat.
this time next year,
that will be jude and ezra.
just hanging out, being best buddies
and melting my mommy heart.
oh yeah, and we're naming him ezra. 


Ellie Kornexl said...

I LOVE that name. And the two names together!?!? Stop being so cute. So many congrats!

Elizabeth Baier said...

so uhhhhhmazzzzingggg. mad props for keeping that secret on lockkkk. my mom's an irish twin with my aunt & i am praying for that for ezra & jude.

-Danica- said...

Jahahshduiakansbsbdhwjajansbsbs eeeeeeee! Sorry I still am in love with this. I will still be freaking even after he is born. And EZRA?? How perfect are you guys? Ezra and Jude will be the cutest duo this world has known. And Hadi will never stop wanting to snapchat them forever

Shambray Matthews said...

I love that name! I'm so excited for you guys!!!!

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

Love the name that has always been one of our favorites as well.

Sarah said...

congrats!!! So exciting :) *crossing my fingers for irish twins*

Sarah said...

congrats!!! So exciting :) *crossing my fingers for irish twins*

Sarah said...

congrats!!! So exciting :) *crossing my fingers for irish twins*

Sarah said...

congrats!!! So exciting :) *crossing my fingers for irish twins*

Sarah said...

congrats!!! So exciting :) *crossing my fingers for irish twins*

kylie said...

this is the happiest happiest happiest happiest news! congratulations you guys. you have the best, most darling little familia. that pic on fb is also the best - you guys look great, sweatpants be damned.

Linnea said...

How exciting!! Congratulations!

Kandice Breinholt said...

a baby! a boy! ezra!

the perfection! i can't take it.

personally, i think everyone should wait 20 weeks to announce because now *i* don't have to wait as long to see my favorite internet babies (but i'm crying that i only know your babies through the internet).

Cassie Traasdahl said...

I can't even handle it. I LOVE the name and I love you and Jude (and probably Cory, the jury's still out) and this is the best news. I have no idea how you kept the secret!

Julie and Jesse said...

Great post! I love the name! Ahhhhh I'm so happy for you!!!!!

Kayla said...

can we talk about how excited i am for this?? so excited for you & your perfect little family!

Jenna Foote said...

Brissa, major congratulations! I love the name Ezra; it was on my boy lists but I got a girl instead. I liked your casual picture and thought it was so cute!

Jenna Foote said...

Oh, and my grandmother had Irish TRIPLETS. Yeah, her first was born in February 1959 and then my dad and his identical twin were born in November 1959, a month early. Crazytown in that family!

Natasha Louise Taylor said...

This is just the best.... Go you mrs brissa! I just love love love it

Mars said...

I LOVE this news and his name. So excited for you!!! That will be fun for them to be close in age �� you make the cutest ginger babies!

Ashley said...

no words, just big smiles!