Monday, May 23, 2011

Boy or Girl…the Tech did not know…

We were so excited to announce the gender of our baby boy, Jaxton Thomas Coke! We had the sono pictures from the tech from our doctor and had a cake made to surprise our families of the baby boy -to-be!

Well, the surprise was on us! We found out that our tech was wrong, and we were having a baby girl!! Thank goodness for Michelle at Sneak a Peek, showing us our baby girl in 3D! We were excited either way, and could not be happier when we found out the news.

Justin Wright came over the night we found out to celebrate by smoking a cigar with Ty. After there long talk out on the porch, Ty came in and asked if I liked the name Blakely Dawn. I immediately fell in love with the name! Our little baby girl, Blakely Dawn Coke, I could not wait to announce it to the world. I felt bad because all of this time we had been talking to her like she was a little boy, and we had her room all designed in a baseball theme. Luckily, we had all of the baby boy stuff still with the tags attached, and were able to do some exchanges! Our friend Stephanie, Justin’s wife, threw us a surprise party to celebrate the announcement of Blakely. Of course, Blakely had to have a pink cake. I couldn’t let her grow up and see that we only had a blue cake, ha! Stephanie had the most beautiful pink cake made for my family and friends to share.

It was a wonderful night, and Ty and I were completely surprised. We are very blessed with wonderful friends and family.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pregnant in Heels...

What is wrong with being pregnant and wearing high heels? I guess I truly began to ask myself this after being stopped in the DFW airport this past Tuesday so that a lady from Denver could take my picture to send to her friends back home and in California to show them how "cute" I was. Though, you could read her thoughts of wonder to the fact that it was such a crazy concept that a pregnant woman would be wearing such a thing that got me thinking.

Okay, so I am not one whom likes to dress plain. Yes, being pregnant has altered my attire some, but I still enjoying wearing my heels! My family gives me a hard time, my co-workers give me a hard time...doesn't anyone understand that this 5'3'' girl needs some height?! Especially since I am quite a bit larger in the mid section now, I will take all the extra length I can get, ha!

To be honest, wearing high heels since I have been pregnant has not bothered me one bit. In fact, I feel more attractive and powerful. Why is it that a cute pair of pink pumps, or a sophisticated pair of black pointed toe stilettos, can give you that extra burst of self-confidence to walk tall into a room?

I am 26 weeks pregnant, and I know I still have a ways to go, but this pregnant girl will be working the high heels as long as possible!

"Give a girl the right pair of shoes, and she will conquer the world. Cinderella is proof that shoes DO change lives."

Creating a Blog...

Okay, so I am very new at "blogging". I look to all of my fabulous friends who are mothers that also have husbands, careers, volunteer work, church ministries, and etc. They have busy lives to manage, and they keep these amazing blogs. I enjoy reading about their lives and watching their growing families. So, here is my attempt to be as creative and multitasking as those ladies!

Naming my blog has been so hard for me! I looked to Ty for advice and his idea was, "Tonya's Coke Habit". I told him I wanted a family oriented blog, not a blog for drug addicts, haha! So, "Fabulous Life of the Coke's" will have to work for now, but I am still open for suggestions!

I am so excited to start this new journey of blogging. I hope you enjoy reading about our lives and crazy times!