Sunday, August 29, 2010

the bump: 16 weeks

So this week has been great. Very busy with working a lot of extra hours at work and then shooting a wedding all day Saturday, but so fun. I am still feeling really good. I think I might be coming down with a cold. Couldnt sleep very well last night from all the congestion, but otherwise feeling great!
I got to enjoy time with my sweet friend Karrie, who is also pregnant, along with 8 of my other best friends this past friday. We had an amazing time. Here is me and Karrie's first prego pic together.. Karrie is 2 wks ahead of me and she has finally POPPED! I am still not showing much, but its fun to show our progress.

So this is our 16 wk with the little bean inside me and he or she has grown alot in the past week. Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His/her legs are much more developed, and his/her eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His/her ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his/her scalp has begun, though his/her locks aren't recognizable yet. He/she's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his/her heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.
I still sit in wonder everyday of how this lil miracle is developing all these amazing things inside me.. WHile i go about my normal day, the lil bean is being formed intricately. It is mind blowing and I am sooo thankful to Jesus for his amazing Creating power.
Below are a few pics, daddy took of me the other day. Hope you enjoy. Sorry we never took a 15 wk pic.. Life got too busy last week!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Want to know.. boy or girl?

If you are in San Diego and you want to come find out whether the lil walker is a boy or girl.. you should come to our Cake cutting party..
Instead of finding out in our ultrasound appointment.. we are going to all find out together when we slice open the cake and it is either pink or blue.
How it works: On September 10th- we go to our official ultrasound appointment- while we are there, we tell the nurse not to tell us but to call our baker and tell them either boy or girl.. at that point the baker will make a cake that is either pink or blue on the inside.. So when we get to our party.. it will look like a normal cake- but then when we cut into it- it will reveal either BOY or GIRL!
Its going to be so much fun.. so if you want to come.. Let us know!

the bump : 15 weeks

So I am 15 wks officially yesterday. I love it gives you weekly updates of what the baby is developing each week. This week it states that the baby is the size of an apple and weighs approximately 2.5 oz. Which doesnt make since why i have definetly gained 7 lbs not just 2.5 oz.. haha! But it also said that the baby can move all its muscles and joints now and it's lil hands are opening and shutting. It also said that the babe's eyes are still fused shut- but very sensitive to light.. so i better stop laying out, so i dont blind the babe :)
I still cant believe this lil miracle growing inside me! It blows my mind! It is so wonderful to know that he/she is still growin well! I think I am beginning to love being pregnant. It is such an incredible time of life..
Stay tuned for the 15 wk pic!

the bump:14 weeks

So last week was the end of my 14th week so i had SW take a picture of me while we were in CO. I love this picture! I know you cant see the bump much, i just love how he took it into the sun on a ridge so all you can see is the big blue sky. The bump is becoming more and more each day. It is hard to totally accept the weight gain. Every week I gain! It is crazy.. but i cant really say Ive been watching what I eat either.. That has to be be one of the best parts of pregnancy. You eat whatever you want whenever you want it! haha!
I finally have started feeling much better. I am having a lil more energy and the nausea is pretty much gone! So thank you for all your prayers.
I am getting more and more excited to find out if its a boy or a girl. Only 3 more weeks til the big reveal. Nothing else is too new. Just been working a lot at Kaiser and with Sean Walker Photography. Life is good!

Trip to Ouray, CO

Last weekend we had the privelege to shoot a wedding of dear friends we met through Invisible Children. It was so fun because the wedding was in Colorado, and Sean and I have never been to CO so it was so fun to explore. The wedding was set in Montrose, CO. But only 1 hour from Montrose was a tiny town named Ouray. It was soo beautiful. It is named the little Switzerland of America. It is captivating. The pictures we took dont do it justice. but it seriously was one of the prettiest places we have ever seen. We stayed the first night in the oldest hotel there. It was built in the 1800's and it was beautiful. We enjoyed little hikes to the waterfalls and beautiful scenic drives. One of the drives was a lil hairy (very Scary actually- especially in a ford focus!)
Overall we had a blast and it was so great to combine work and vacation together.

We flew out of LAX so on our way we had bfast at RANDY's Donuts.. (A prego delight)

Our amazing Hotel in Ouray, CO

I dont know what my hair is doing in this pic.. looks a lil 70's- haha!

This is where we got tasty treats.. The Artisan Bakery had the best Pumpkin cake!

Our lil hike up to Cascade Falls

Beautiful Aspens

Our lil rental car along side of the treacherous path to Yankee Boy.. I was so scared!

How scary is this?

Modeling with our Focus.


My belly looks bigger than it really is in this pic, due to the wind puffing up my dress!

My prego pose


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

2.11.11- A very important date!

So you saw the pics of our house, and heard how excited I was to finally be in a HOME! Well we also have had some even more exciting news to share! Yes that is right.. you've guessed it. Team Walker is bringing another player to the team! We cannot be more excited. This has been a dream of both of ours since we were young. We have loved every second of marriage and now cant wait for this next step in our relationship.

On June 22nd, the infamous test was taken and it was POSITIVE! I have never been so overwhelmed with emotions. Nothing but joy. Tears of excitement and disbelief. Laughter and pure smiles for hours! It was an unforgettable day. It was a surprise to me, but even more of a surprise to Sean. He had asked 2 requests a long time ago.. He didn't want to know when I went off birth control, so that he'd be completely surprised and also wanted me to tell him in a cute way. Well as you will see below. That all went out the window. He was VERY SURPRISED but I couldn't think of anything fast enough to do-that was cute. I have never seen Sean so happy in my life! Many of you know Sean, and you know that he is a pretty chipper guy, but since the reveal.. I don't think he has stopped smiling!
That evening I made Sean's favorite meal, and he went out and ran errands while I cooked and when he came home he brought me back beautiful flowers, 2 pregnancy magazines, and an adorable card. He is so romantical and I feel soo overly blessed that he gets to be the father of our children. This child is going to be so SPOILED!

Well as we went throughout the weeks.. I had to keep it a secret because I wanted to make sure everything was ok, so we didnt tell anyone til week 10. We've never kept a secret like this before!

We told our siblings at my sister's world cup party and Sean woke up with the brilliant/crass idea to tell them in a soccer type fashion..
So what did we do.. We bought all our nieces and nephews goodie bags with soccer themed items, within the bag was a soccer ball with our writing on it. See below for the clever idea that SW came up with. I am still a lil embarrassed by it, but i must say it was clever :)

The following week we had my mom over and sean's family. We barbequed and had a very fun evening. Once we all sat down to eat, Sean said grace and at the end of his prayer he said something like: "Thank you Lord for the incredible blessing you have given brianne and I, please continue to keep brianne and the baby healthy." Before he said Amen, Sean's mom was completely freaking out (see pic below: Like mother like son) while my mom was just staring at me in disbelief. It took her a few minutes to finally get it.. it was hilarious.
It was an incredible evening. Oh and ps: Christian is already obsessed with the baby! So Cute!!

We could not be more blessed with the support we have received already. I am going to try to update week by week. I am currently 14 weeks and feeling pretty good.
Please continue to pray for us as we go through this incredible journey!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Our humble abode!

In January, we finally moved into our adorable lil home. Although it is only 900 square feet.. we are over joyed with making it feel like HOME!
It took a few months to feel cozy, but little by little it has become my lil dream home!
I love how bright and clean it is. Some may say I am obsessed with white.. but i just love that clean, crisp feel.Hope you enjoy the pics.. and if you are ever in the area, our doors are always open to you! I love entertaining, so just call or come on by!

Family Room

Eating Nook/Kitchen/Laundry Room


Sean's Office/Guest Room

Our Room

Our beautiful backyard that Sean completely redid! We love eating all our meals out here!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Long time no see!

It has been 6 months since i last updated our blog and I apologize. We have been non-stop busy since we moved back to San Diego. We are now in a REAL house. It is so adorable. I will post pics soon. I have had 3 jobs since the move back. I started out at Rady Children's Hospital and was there from Dec-March. Then from there, I moved over to Kaiser Pediatric Urgent Care. I love it. It is a great fit for me, and thirdly I am Sean's main second shooter and assistant. Sean's photography business has been a hit! We have been non-stop since we set foot back in San Diego. This summer is full of shooting wedding after wedding. Its been so exciting to see what God has done with our lives in the last year. From pursuing professional baseball, to getting injured, to going back to school to finish Sean's degree, to coming home and starting our own business, to finally moving into a HOME and unpacking all our wedding gifts, to sean coaching high school baseball, to me starting 2 new jobs, to learning how to balance the importance of LIFE!! It has been a journey this far for sure. Thank you for supporting us along the way. We love all of you and cant wait to share more of what is new with TEAM WALKER!!