Friday, March 2, 2012

Zoey Rose

Hubby is out with the guys tonight and I convinced myself that this little alone time would be the perfect time to blog. I don't know what has happened, but I think once you get out of the habit of doing something, even if it is something that you love, it just takes an effort to get back into the swing of things again! Even though my initial little blogging break was due to morning sickness and now I'm feeling like a whole new preggo {I'm even doing YOGA!!!!} but I still have gotten out of the habit of checking in, writing my thoughts down..  My brain doesn't think in blog posts anymore! haha! I know you know what I mean if you are a regular blogger... you almost go through your day and when something happens you think to yourself that this could SO be a blog post!

Anyways! So here I am and I have big news to share...

I'm officially 20 weeks now and on Wednesday my sister and I both had our scheduled ultra sounds to find out first and foremost if the babies were all healthy as can be and secondly to find out the gender!!

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you probably remember my post about confessing that I wanted to be pregnant again... and I also confessed that we already had names picked out and that we would wait until the baby was born to find out what we were having this time. Well, that all went out the window. Funny how things change huh?

I was so eager to find out if this was another little princess or another little man I could barely stand it! My sister was the same way. Especially being her first.

Well at 9:30 am I was called back to do my ultra sound first. Everything checked out perfectly, something to be honest I was quite nervous about this time around. And then the tech announced that we would be adding another baby GIRL to our little fam!! It was such a fun moment... I actually had been convinced I was having a girl for the last month or so. I have no idea why. It was just my gut. I'm thrilled to bring on the headbands and princess stuff again... I feel like it was so long ago that we had a baby girl around!


So then my sister and I switched places and the ultra sound tech announced to them that they had a healthy baby BOY on the way!! She came out and we just kinda started making a scene in the waiting room! All the receptionists and nurses were cheering.. it was so funny!  I mean come on, how often do two sisters get preggo at the same time and find out on the same day what they are having!? It was just an insane moment and I will never forget it. Our hubby's just laughed and John joked about needing a few more shot guns now that we had 2 girls. lol. Sometimes I just honestly can't believe that we are both pregnant and going through this right now together. I feel so incredibly blessed to share this with someone I am so incredibly close with to begin with. And praise God for 2 healthy babies... a BOY and a GIRL. Couldn't be better.

I really don't know if I was more excited to find out what I was having or what she was having! I got home and during naptime jumped on Pinterest and started pinning tons of stuff for her BOY baby shower. It was too funny. This will be my first nephew on my side of the family. I was the first to have kids out of my sisters so this is huge for me. I never saw any of John's in-laws pregnant or with babies so this is just a little different kind of special for me. If that makes sense. I can't wait to be called Auntie by one of my sister's babies...melts me just thinking about it!

So John and I had been throwing around a few different name ideas for if it was a girl. We loved Eden and Charolette, but I just wasn't sold on them. We knew the middle name was going to be Rose, after his grandma that passed last year. Then while I was in the shower Wednesday night, I thought of the name Zoey. I absolutely fell in love with it and loved how it sounded with Rose. I told John and he is very visual so he wanted to see how it looked written out. So he did. lol. Don't you love that font btw?!

He ended up loving it and we pretty much are now set on it being her name. We are crazy like that. When we come up with something we love it doesn't take us long to come to a decision. I also loved the fact that the Z reminds me of my maiden name, Zeman. So I felt like that kind of had a special meaning as well. We looked up Zoey and the name means: life. I really liked that. She is such a little gift of life to us... and she is definitely full of life! I have been feeling that little girl since I was 13 weeks!

And of course I like how all the kids names sound together... Haden, Addyson, Sawyer & Zoey. I like all the Y's too! I'm silly like that. 

Anyways, my sister is still tossing around names with her husband. I can't wait to hear what they decide. 

So that is my little baby update as of today. 

I have so much more I need to share about... what God has been teaching me... I'm hoping to get back into the swing of writing more. I miss it. I miss reading all the blogs I love... I hope you all are doing well..even though I'm not on here all the time and reading, I think about everyone often. 

Oh and if you have instagram, follow me! That has been a fun way for me to stay in touch. I love seeing all the pictures... Okay this preggo mamma is off to bed... 

Here are some Instagram pics from the last month! ♥ 

Instagram: @hmhawthorne

A little bling that hubby got me for our 5 year anniversary!

Sawyer woke up with this curly Q! I had to document it. lol.

My little lunch date. Dang those baby blues!

My other little lunch date. Look at that eyebrow!! haha.

Belle blowing bubbles.

Spontaneous trip to the beach in the evening!

Visiting Uncle Ian at his fire station!

All dressed in his Sunday best! lol.



  1. Oh my goodness, Heather your kids are ADORABLE!! And I'm SOOO excited for you and your sister having found out the genders!! That's so awesome. And what a pretty name you've picked out. I love it. :)

    So glad you're feeling better!! Can't wait to hear more from you very soon. :) Blessings!

  2. How exciting to have another little girl! When my friend and I were pregnant for the second time together we found out we were both having girls on the same day too!

  3. How fun to do all this with your sister! My sister-in-law just gave birth to my first nephew on my side of the family so I know what you mean; it is totally different!

  4. Your family is precious! Congratulations on your baby girl!!

  5. Congrats! there's no better surprise than finding out first, that your pregnant and second, the gender :) Lovely little family you have!

  6. I love the name! Congrats! And I love your blog!
    -new follower

  7. i love the name zoey rose, it's beauitufl! yay for a girl again, glad you are feeling better!

  8. What a beautiful name! Love and miss you guys...been thinking of you lately! :)

  9. Just came across your blog - what an exciting time for you!! My sister in law and I were pregnant at the same time (our babies our 16 months now). It was so fun and we loooove getting our little boys together - they will always have a best friend :). I love her name - so pretty! I'm a new follower :).

  10. So exciting momma! Love the name - beautiful. And you are just glowing...seriously beautiful preggo.

  11. You look so cute girl!!! :) :) Love you!

  12. You are too cute girl! I hope some day my sister and I do our ultrasounds together!!! Love the name!

  13. yay for sweet girlsand congrats to you sister.

  14. Hi Heather, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  15. Honey I`m watching u for a while! I like your blog and I was thinking...maybe we can follow each other! tell me what do you think, kisses :X

  16. YAYYYY! :)


    newest follower too! Found your through "Christianity" on Blog Lovin'. !!!

    Excited to see Jesus shine through you more on this blog!

  17. this is just all so lovely in every aspect.

    love the blog girl! can't wait to read more! :)

    love, rach.

  18. First look so great! What a fun time for you and your sister to have little ones so close in age. Love the name as well!;)


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