S: Céline Hope Tran 2012
1: It all began with mommy and daddy falling in LOVE.
2: Our journey through the pregnancy of little baby Céline Hope, beautiful, sweet perfect little girl. We will always cherish our first 9 months together.
4: On a cold winter day in January, I realized I might be pregnant...? After secretly taking a pregnancy test I called Vyna to see the results with me. We sat there anxiously awaiting and not even a minute later my life had changed forever, I was pregnant! Wanting it to be a surprise, I placed the test stick in a little black watch box and gave it to Donnie after dinner. Camera in hand, I said, "Guess what, I have a surprise for you!” After he opened it, he looked twice at me and asked " Is this for real?" I had tears of happiness... he was over come with joy.
6: Watching you grow for 9 months... We thought it would be fun to take a photo each month to document the growth of our baby. It was so fun to see how much my belly grew month to month. It's such a miracle to see the changes that our bodies go through while a little life is growing inside.
8: Oh the joy of being pregnant and the funny things I crave... First crawfish, which I had almost every weekend. Then came the midnight peanut butter sandwiches and ice cream. Donnie has been such a sport running out to get me whatever I crave at all hours of the night. This has got to be the best part of being pregnant; I get to eat so much Food! Food! Food!
10: February 17th is a day we will never forget. We had our first appointment to see our ultrasound. Hearing Céline's heart beat for the first time was so magical, I could feel the miracle in my tummy and couldn't wait till she arrives.
13: April 27th, second ultrasound, the day we find out the sex of the baby. Immediately upon seeing the screen the anticipation of "Boy or Girl?" was stronger than ever! After our nurse announced "It's a girl!" we had to tell everyone. During the ride home we immediately discussed names, smiling all the way home. It was the best day ever.
14: After MANY countless nights of flipping through pages of baby names and discussing many options praying for the perfect baby girl's name, we had narrowed it down to; Gisele, Sophia or Céline Hope. After contemplating, we found the perfect name and was done searching, our mind was set! I had said from the beginning that we would have Hope for her middle name. Her name will be Céline Hope Tran! Céline: French Origin : Meaning: Heavenly Hope: To Cherish a desire with anticipation
15: Isabella | Sophia | Leah | Céline Hope Tran | Gisele
16: We had been dreaming of the perfect nursery for our little girl. After months of shopping for the perfect nursery set we finally found one.Thanks to Donnie the crib turned out beautiful. We decided to go with a French inspired Pink and brown theme, something that little Céline will grow into as she gets older. I can't wait till the nursery is completely done.
18: The first time I felt you kick was amazing and weird at the same time. I realized that I actually have a real human growing inside of me. You had grown so much that your little legs and feet were strong enough to kick! WOW! I will never forget that first kick! Dad was singing to you one of his favorite song and you decided to kick him on the cheek.
20: The food, favors and decor were lovely. I had so much fun visiting with all my favorite family and friends, those that have been there for us through this wonderful journey. We are so blessed to have such amazing people in our life. It was so fun to watch everyone play the fun baby games. Thanks to all of the generous gifts we received, we have everything we need now. Cute clothes, diapers, a beautiful swing and even a car seat. We're ready to welcome her home.
22: We have been on this journey for 8 months now and I can't believe I get to meet you in one month! It has been such an easy pregnancy with the exception of the first 4 months of morning sickness, but you're well worth it.
23: I have so many plans for us. Trips to the zoo, play dates with your friends, tea parties, birthday parties, shopping for pretty dresses, baking your favorite cookies, exploring life's wonders and watching you grow into a beautiful young lady. The count down begins....5 more weeks!
27: Céline, You are our joy. I don't know much about you yet, other than we share DNA. I know you have part of my blood running through you and when you're born, you will have some of my traits. Hopefully, my personality, daddy's smiles, and my eyes. Maybe you'll be like me in that you'll see the beauty of living life freely to make your own choices when you're older because of God's grace. I don't know what struggles in life you will have to face, I don't know if we are able to protect you from anything or anyone that may prevent you from being happy but I pray that we will. I know that we are so in love with you and you have yet to take your first breath. With every breath you breathe we pray you always feel our love. The one thing I know, without any doubt, and beyond what my mind can comprehend is; we love you more than you will ever imagine. LOVE, Mommy & Daddy