Monday, April 25, 2011

Making Memories {Baby News and Easter}

Last week was one of the most exciting weeks for The Simmons' family. We found out we are having a BOY and could not be more excited!! We decided on Cooper for his first name, but are still looking for the perfect middle name.

I had the option to get an ultrasound where I work and definitely jumped on the opportunity to do so. Clay was off of work last Thursday, so I thought this would be perfect for him to come up for the ultrasound. The day didn't go as planned...the ultrasound department was very busy, Clay couldn't make it into town and the ultrasound tech only had a 30 minute gap to work me in. So, needless to say, I had the ultrasound done without Clay there. I was a little sad at first, but I cheered up pretty fast! Since Clay wasn't there, the tech said she would put the pictures in an envelope with a note that said "It's a Boy" or "It's a Girl" for Clay and I to open together later that night. Let me remind you that I thought this was an excellent idea and thought it would add a special and unique touch to this pregnancy. As soon as she went to put everything in the envelope...I broke down and I begged her to tell me! She asked what the names were and I told her "Emma" for a girl and "Cooper" for a boy. She said, "Well, then you have a Cooper"!! This is a picture of Cooper's profile (I'm leaving the picture out that shows his little turtle, you can take my word for it)
Cooper is about 5 in. long and appears to be maturing perfectly! My next appointment is May 17th for my 20 week checkup. 

Easter was a wonderful time that was spent with family and remembering His ressurection. Since I found out that we are having a "Cooper", I thought this was an awesome time to share our news with the family. Cooper may not be here yet, but he was definitely a part of this Easter. I dyed eggs that had his name on them and Gma Shelia gave him his first baby chick and baby duck. Here is a picture of the eggs that we dyed and of course, Coop's special egg =)


  1. Congrats on the BOY! We love boys (as you well know). They are so much fun! And I love the name y'all picked out. Cooper is already a blessed boy!

  2. Thank you! We can't wait to learn more about boys =) When do you find out?