Monday, September 28, 2009

Big Brother Matthew

That's right! Matthew is going to be a big brother.

Big Brother shirt
I found out the day before Bill's birthday and told him the news on his birthday. We decided to hold off on telling friends and family for a few weeks. We did so with this shirt. He has a white short-sleeved shirt too with the same wording. We had fun using this shirt to share the news with family and friends. Matthew - the messenger.

I was tempted to have him wear it about a month ago when we met up with Jack and Julie, Braska, Kinlee, and RK, and Henry and Heidi. But I didn't. During our fun playdate, I almost said something when Heidi said, "Henry is ready for a sibling. Do you think Matthew is ready for a sibling?" I was smiling on the inside and just nodded in agreement.

I wanted to wait until I was further along and had seen my doctor. I saw my doctor today and I'm going back for an ultrasound in a few days. I'm about 9 or 10 weeks along. Big brother Matthew doesn't realize what this means for him yet though. He will - in time.

Matthew, Henry, Jack, Braska, Kinlee
In the photo, Matthew is in the red/white striped shirt, Henry is in the light blue shirt with the red stripe, Braska is the only one with the ponytail, Jack is in a white shirt right in the middle, and Kinlee, Braska's little sister, is in the light pink shirt.

29 comments:

heather said...

Oh. my. goodness. What exciting news!! I am sooooo excited for your family and this new adventure. Matthew will benefit so much from having a younger sibling. Griffin is Morgan's best friend and I can't imagine them not having each other. Congrats!!

Ann said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news. : )

ABandCsMom said...

How exciting!! Congratulations!

Adrienne said...

Yay! Congrats!!!!

McTriplet Mommy said...

EEEEEEEK! SO exciting!!! Oh my goodness - what great news. Matthew will be thrilled (okay, no, he won't at first... :)) and how exciting for you all!

Take care,
Kara

Cathy said...

Oh YAY!!! Congratulations!! Matthew is going to be a great big brother.

Julie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!

You're good at secrets! I've seen you a couple of times! I'm very excited for you!

RK said...

You sneaky little thing! Holding out on us!?! :o)

Big congrats, and I can't wait to see Matthew with his little sidekick!

mrsstrickland said...

AW! What GREAT news!! Congrats!!

Rochelle said...

Awesome news Ria! Congratulations to you and Bill AND big brother Matthew!!!!

Lori said...

Yippee!!! Congratulations!! I pray you have a happy and healthy pregnancy. Thanks for sharing and making my day! =)

datri said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!!

Sharon said...

YAY!!! Congratulations to you, Bill and Matthew! That is wonderful news!

Perplexing Situation said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What a cute way to share your news too. :-)

Anonymous said...

The little person who has Matthew for a big brother will be lucky indeed!!! We are looking forward to meeting your new addition!
love,
Matthew's Auntie Kris

Jennie said...

Congrats!!!!

Brandie said...

How exciting!! Congratulations!

Jill said...

YAH YAH YAAAAAAAAHHHH!!! I am so happy and excited for you and your family!!! I can't wait to read about how you're feeling, names, nursery stuff and all the great excitement that goes with pregnancy. Yah Ria!!! btw....CUTE SHIRT

Monica said...

Congratulations!!! Love the shirt!

Jasmine said...

Congratulations once again. What an exciting time. Matthew will benefit greatly from having a younger brother or sister.

I'm sincerely happy for you and your family. YAY!!!!

Renee' said...

Congratulations. I am very happy for you guys. I bet you are all on cloud nine. I just know that Matthew will be the best big brother in the world.

Tina said...

Congratulatiuons, how exciting for you and eventually for Mathew, once he realises what great times are ahead. I am sure he will benefit greatly with having a sibling, its so wonderful news, hope you have a great pregnancy, enjoy it, I loved mine! Stay healthy :)

ds.mama said...

Wooo hooo! I am so excited for you! I stink at math... when are you due?

Amy said...

Congratulations!

Monica Crumley said...

Happy, happy thoughts and prayers for you and your family! That's awesome news!

Beverly said...

so happy for you! Congrats! Such a blessing!

heidi marie said...

so i missed this post! you are veryyyyyyyy sneaky! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! i'm so excited for you. matthew is going to make an excellent big brother!

and don't tell justin, but i'm going to surprise him in the same way when i am preggo again. i'm just going to put henry in a big brother t-shirt and see how long it takes him to see it.

Michelle said...

Congratulations! that is very exciting news..and how fun to tell Bill on his bday!

It seems like it was just yesterday when you were posting about trying to decide to have another one :)

So happy for you guys!

That's how we announced we were pg w/Lucas - Kayla had a "Big Sister to be" shirt :)

When are you due? Or did I miss that in the excitement?

The Cooking Ninja said...

Congratulations!

Matthew will be a great big brother full of love to share with his little sibling. :)