Sunday, June 15, 2008

It's Official!!!

After much anticipation, we found out that under my newly purchased belly band lies our...DAUGHTER! We are very excited to have this mystery solved and start getting ready for the little one to arrive. This is my almost six month belly, courtesy of The Digital Orange (thanks Mike).

We also had a "Baby BBQ" this weekend with many of our closest friends. We were so glad everyone could make the trip out! These pics are also courtesy of The Digital Orange-so nice having a friend who is an awesome photographer.

Thanks Derek for standing in for Nikki
Best Friends Forever
We were lucky enough to get the classic "Silly Pic" thanks to Mike's timer. It was so fun having everyone over-wish it happened more often!

19 comments:

Kathy said...

These are such cute pictures! What a talented photographer.

Amy said...

Yay for my first niece! Fun pics and fun friends!

Julie said...

1. die, cause your belly is smaller than mine ;)
2. ryan, how did you get so lucky?
3. could you be more beautiful and have more beautiful friends?
4. SO excited for your baby.
5. i miss you guys.

Karen M. said...

I'm still having toubles believing it could really be a girl! What would be the chances on now getting 8 girls in a row? I love her already!

Nikki said...

Aww, look at that little belly that hides my first NIECE! Hee hee! Can't wait to see her. Your BBQ looks fun - can't believe how professional it looks! :)

Grandma Smart said...

Finally someone to play with all the Barbies! Let the PINK begin. My first grandchild and I get a grandDAUGHTER!How is it possible to love someone so much before you meet them? Not sure, but I already do!

Mike Cunningham said...

One of us really needs to get rich so we can all hang out more often at the wealthy friends expense....

Maybe if Ben revolutionizes the Gynecology business or something like that....

erika said...

Oh I love official little girls! You guys will make great parents--as long as you don't step on your baby. But if it makes you happy...

Nikki, Cody, and Tessa said...

I love that you're having a girl!!! Get her nursery set up fabulously, so I can see it next time I come to visit. Hopefully before your bundle arrives! I was sad I couldn't be there this last weekend!

Karen said...

Congratulations Erica and Ryan on looking forward to a baby girl. As your mom said Ryan, let the pick and I might add purple begin. So exciting to choose clothes for girls. Love you both, Karen Rose ps you both look wonderful

Karen said...

pink, I mean K Rose

Brittany and Derek said...

Thanks for putting on such a fun event! We loved it!! Next time we'll have to reconvene at the beach or something!

Carrie said...

Super cute pictures. Wahoo for the niece! Can't wait to meet her:)

Tim, Annie, Jack said...

Congratulations Erica! How exciting...can't wait to meet your baby girl! I love the belly shot at the beginning! Baby girl will love to see that when she is older...

Amy said...

Your belly kind of looks like mine, but I'm not pregnant (unless a bolus of food counts). Looks like you're doing well and having fun. Nice porch cover Ryan! Can't wait to see you guys.
Love,
Mike

Tim + Katie said...

Hi! I am sorry we couldn't make it to the Baby BBQ. My family decided that they want to come visit the same weekend. Looks like you guys had a great time. We will be coming out another weekend before we leave.

By the way, tell your brother 'hi.' I didn't remember his name, but I do remember him. My roommate Ashley and I worked with him for a while. What a small world!

jenny mark and gracie said...

baby girl!!! just as i predicted. karen wilkes even left some pink bubble gum cigars for you guys before they left for the african continent. congrats!!!

Erin and James said...

great pics. fun to see mia and brittany! your belly is 3 months, mine is the same size and I'm 3 months! you're so lucky!

Jacki said...

A girl first is the only way to go! Congrats!