We are so pleased to introduce Miss Josie Jean Williams. On Friday we had dinner at the Williams', which turned into a family photo shoot because we are all just a little bit obsessed with baby Jo. I love visiting the Williams. I cuddle with Jo, and pretend like I know what I am talking about when Andrea and I discuss strollers and pack-and-plays. It's pretty amazing to see your friends begin a new adventure, and to see the slight changes that happen when they become parents. I can't really describe it--just an impossible love for this little one.

Let me tell you something: I think about babies a lot. Babies, babies, babies. Yes, I am baby hungry. But, don't get too excited--I may be baby hungry, but that doesn't mean that I am ready to have a baby. I am just in love with the idea that I could possibly have a baby whenever I want--technically. I love baby blogs and baby things. I love the pretty, little baby dress that I made Sam buy from the Baby Gap. I got all starry-eyed when I saw this little, blue swiss dot ruffle dress, while Sam put his foot down and told me that it was ridiculous to purchase baby clothing for a baby that didn't exist. But a few days later, he surprised me and went back to the Baby Gap armed with a coupon to buy me the dress. So, when I have a baby girl, and when she is 6-12 months old, she will have the most darling, little dress to wear. Am I crazy? Am I the only one who does this type of thing?

It doesn't help that I have been attending so many darn baby shower lately. I paw through newly unwrapped shower gifts, and grab at other people's children. I spend a good half hour holding someone's baby and I feel like my heart will explode. One of the things that I look forward to the most is having a child and being the mother that this baby reaches for. Like, when I desperately want to squeeze someone else's child, and all they want to do is reach for their mother. I want to be that mother.

But, I assure you, it is not time for the Gray's to multiply. We are so very happy right now, and we look forward to that day when we both feel it is time to bring a child into our home. And, for now, I will just keep jotting down baby names in my journal and hide my stash of tiny dresses and shoes under my bed.


  1. you are not crazy. i bought fabric for a future baby quilt last thanksgiving. like, really far in the future.

  2. 1. I don't understand why you don't come hold my BABY!!

    2. These pictures are BREAKING my heart because Jo Jo has been out of town

    3. you captured THE BEST Jo Jo faces!

  3. UPDATE: I just looked at the pictures again.

  4. oh my gosh! what a cute little baby.

  5. I'm pretty sure that all women start stashing away little baby things.
    We're meant to be mothers, it's engrained in us long before actual babies come into being.
    Also, you know I have TWO babies, right?
    And Travis is out of town so I'm just here by myself all day, with two babies to hold.

  6. I LOVE this. Andrea is such a babe momma! And a baby momma.