Made weak by time and fate,
but strong in will;
To seek, to strive, to find, and not to yield.

Side Note:
The fork. or Also known as "A Dingle-hopper" Reminds me of one who not only had amazing hair (that I would pretend I had as I swam in our pool as a young girl) but also for me represents a young woman who loved learning about everything and anything. Who pushed past barriers and boundaries to find her place in this world. In this industry education is key and you are always always learning. Everyday! And with that requires perseverance to reach goals. The industry of beauty is all about testing, pushing and surpassing barriers and boundaries. This industry is truly SWEET!!!!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Unofficial Announcment

Unoffical just means I haven't been to the doctor yet, but I'm pretty sure 2 home pregnancy tests don't lie. So, here we go again! Baby #4!

I'm suspecting I'll be due around Nov/Dec. Who knows for sure. With Brock, even thought my date of my last cycle was right, the guestimation date (which the nurse did) was 3weeks off! I had to do a "special" ultra sound because the doc couldn't get a heart beat. But there he was.... A little gummy bear. I must have ovulated late or something.

We are really excited. Branden said 2 nights ago... "you know it's another boy right?"
Then last night he asked if I would be disappointed and sad if it was a boy.
I said, "NO! I love my boys." I'm more worried about naming him if it is a boy honestly.

Branden and I had an extremely hard time finding names we agreed on with Brock and to make sure we didn't fuss over it too much, Branden made us name him right after he was born. I said, "Ok Honey, he's here. You go home and rest and I'll see you in the morning."
He said, " I'm not leaving till we name him."
CRAP!!! I wanted bonding and meditation time 1st but he was having none of it. So he chose his favorite name that I didn't veto and I chose mine. Brock Ryan it was and a week later I wanted to change his name. Try saying "Brock" a bunch of times in a row. You suddenly turn into a chicken. But the name works for him.

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I need a girl!!!! :P Ok, maybe "need" isn't the word but we would love a little Turley girl! Or 2 or 3!

If I could plan it just right. I would want this one to be a girl. Then I would need 2 more girls and another boy somewhere in there. That feels right to me. I really want to use my girls names. There are 3 of them and there our absolute favorite names!

Although, with the 1st 3 boys, finishing off with 3 girls would be cute.
James Philip, Branson Theodore, Brock Ryan, Tessa Nichole, Melody Faye, Jessica Louise. And maybe finish it off little Matthew Kent? Awwwww! So fun!!! I love having babies!

All our boys have at least one family name.
James Philip is both Grandpas middle names.
Branson means "son of Branden" & Theodore is a great great great grandpa.
Ryan is Branden's brother Craig's middle name, the name of one of our nephews and I've known a few Ryans in my life, and they are all great examples of good solid guys.
We love names with good literal meaning and with special meaning to us.
Although Tessa Nichole has no family relation, but her inicals tell of the little bit of pyro in Branden."TNT"
I love to sing so Melody is perfect, plus it's really girly, and Faye is a name from my moms "Bates" side... I think. I'm sure I could find a Faye on the Allen side too.
Jessica, the name of the most perfect and adorable babysitter that we had in Usury Park ward. Miss Jessica Packerd was just the cutest and one of the most "got it together" girls. We were very impressed by her and her great family. And Louise is the middle name of both my mom and my mom in law.
I also love the name Michelle because it's the name of my most best friend in the world and the middle name of my sister Stephanie. Melody Michelle would be cute, or Tessa Michelle I really love.
Branden really isn't budging on changing "Nichole" though.
He already has her nickname and theme song picked out.
"TNT Dynamite"
I'm a bit worried about this. I don't need to give birth to a firecracker!!! But if she's a red head, which we would totally love!!!! It would be perfect!
You know whats funny. I have red heads in my mom and sister and other relatives and Branden has brothers and sisters that are red headed, yet how is there only one redheaded grandchild???
Anyways. I just wanted to share the fun news with all of you! Sorry about the rambling I just like to type as if we were really in person chatting. :P
I love you girls!


Michelle said...

CONGRATULATION!!! I am so excited for you. I am totally feeling girl. Maybe if enough people think it it will happen. I totally love Tessa Michelle:) Tell Branden he can have the initials TNT if its a boy...just kidding Branden! Anyway...I am very excited for you guys...keep me in the loop and let me know how it's going for you. I will be thinking girl...girl...girl...girl...girl...

LVCecils said...

YAY YAY YAY!!! I am so happy for you guys. lots of exciting stuff going on! girl or boy, we can't wait. I love happy baby news!

The Gibbens said...

You lucky lady!!! Congrats!!! That is so exciting! You really want to be the mother of many, don't you? I'd settle for one more (i'm running out of time though, so i might be done!) I love all the names you mentioned- and the mere mention of the Usery Park Ward sent me into a state of fond retrospection- great memories-send me the date of the first day of your last "you know what" and i'll tell you your due date- again- congrats to both you and Branden!

Tiffany said...

Hey Amanda! COngrats on the pregnancy! I will have to let Britt know. I am glad that you found my blog. It is so fun to keep in touch with people this way and get little updates on everyones lives. And No Britt ,doesnt have a blog. Well I look forward to finding out what you are having.YOu make such cute boys... so why mess up a good thing?! jk