Big brother levi??!

I searched and searched for the right t-shirt (ok, I went to three stores) but I couldn’t find one anywhere… so I had to make Levi this one instead:

I didn’t take into account how much the word “brother” would stretch over his little tummy… but I love it.

In other news, it’s soooo weird to think that my baby boy is now a big brother!!!

But yes, that’s right friends, all FOUR of us made it safely through Cyclone Yasi last week.

Finding an open store to buy a pregnancy test and confirm my suspicions two days after the cyclone? Well, that was another issue all together!

But eventually I found one.

Ok, two.

Just had to be sure, you know?

Dear friends, what are you expecting in 2011? 🙂

excited to be expecting,

adriel booker | the mommyhood memos | 2011 
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About Author

Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️


  • Mandy
    9 February 2011 at 6:11 am

    I already commented on your FB! (and yes, I'm FAST!) But I'll comment again here!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's so amazing!! I'm super excited for you and your family!!

  • Ana
    9 February 2011 at 6:30 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!! Levi will be an awesome big brother. I'm so glad all of you survive the storm. Keep growing that babe of yours, savoring your solo Levi moments, and taking it easy.

    Cheers to your growing family! God is so good!

  • Mayra
    9 February 2011 at 6:46 am

    Awwwwww, Congratulations!! I wish you a very happy & healthy pregnancy!
    Levi s going to be a charming big brother. =)

    PS. What a cute way to let us know you're expeting!

  • Ilze
    9 February 2011 at 7:53 am

    Many congratulations! Levi is such a cutie with his big brother shirt!

    I only started following you a few months ago and still reading through your archives, but I love your blog! 🙂

  • A Little R&R
    9 February 2011 at 8:52 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I am so happy for you!! I love the shirt, by the way!

  • Kat
    9 February 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Congrats to you!

    Booker staffed my school waaaaay back in 2001, then I returned for YMT staff the following year at RTO. I love reading your blog and seeing what you guys are up to!

    Our two are 22 months apart and it is FUN!

  • Jennifer Kay
    9 February 2011 at 1:02 pm

    If I would have gone on a vacation like yours, I would have come home with one of those too…CONGRATS!

  • Jamie
    9 February 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Congratulations, Adriel! I'm not expecting anything nearly as good as you are in 2011. 🙂

  • Cory, Chelsea and Isak Bergman
    9 February 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Congratulations Levi and family! We'll be praying for a healthy pregnancy. We are expecting number two in in 2011 as well.

  • Morgan
    9 February 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Congratulations! I found out I was pregnant and a few months before my oldest sons birthday and now my boys are 18 months apart. I love having them close together.

  • The Planet Pink
    9 February 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Many congrats again! Praying for a healthy and happy 9 months!

  • Cameron
    9 February 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I'm so excited for you all!!!! Levi is going to have a blast as a big brother & I can't wait to follow along with this new part of your journey! I have to say, I'm a little jealous, but in the best way! I will definitely be looking to you for advice with having 2 kids!!! Can you believe you're going to be the mom of 2?!? You're going to be great at it!!


  • Amy
    9 February 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Congratulations! What a sweet time!! Levi is so cute!

  • Stephanie Carls
    9 February 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Congrats Bookers! I've been reading your blog for a few months now (Ryan staff my husband and I's DTS in '03) and we're both over the moon for you all!

  • Tiffany Larson
    9 February 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Congratulations! Two is a lot of fun!

  • Sarah P.
    9 February 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Congratulations!!! Such amazing news. And Levi is a completely adorable big brother. 🙂

  • ElissaM
    9 February 2011 at 9:31 pm

    congrats! what a fun transition and event for 2011! Levi will be a great big brother and you will love being a family of 4!!

  • Laura
    9 February 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Congratulations! Such lovely news I'm sure after a pretty scary time!

  • Sommer J
    9 February 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Congratulations!!! Glad you and your family are safe and multiplying!

  • cubanlover
    9 February 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I'm so excited for you and your family! Levi will be an awesome big brother! I just found out on Friday that I'm expecting a BOY!! 🙂 I'm so happy. Can't wait to read all about your journey.

  • flyrish
    9 February 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Awesome news! Congratulations on your expanding family! SO exciting!

  • Casey Martinez
    10 February 2011 at 1:05 am

    I get excited when I hear that someone is preggo. I don't know what it is but, it gets me all giddy and I can't wipe the big smile of excitement off of my face. IN other words, CONGRATS!! That is a very wonderful thing and that just means this year is going to be that much more awesome!!

  • Heather M
    10 February 2011 at 3:57 am

    Oh what awesome news congratulations! Im so happy for you!! YAY YAY!!!

  • Chelsea
    10 February 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Congratulations! When are you due?

  • Rachel
    10 February 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Congratulations! I hear two is more fun than one!

  • Jessica W
    10 February 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Yay! Adriel, I am so excited for you!! What am I expecting in 2011? A baby as well!! We're having a boy, due in early July. Good luck with your pregnancy!

  • Lindsey
    11 February 2011 at 12:23 am

    Congrats! We're in the same boat. Abigail just turned a year and we're expecting!

  • JIll
    11 February 2011 at 2:13 am

    That is wonderful. Congrats!!

  • Becca
    11 February 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Woohoo!!! Congratulations!!!

  • Livy
    11 February 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Adriel! I haven't been online much lately, but saw your news and I'm so excited for you! Congratulations! When are you due? Details!

    Oh and thanks a lot for fueling my ever-increasing baby fever. I don't know how much longer I'm going to be able to hold out.

  • Stephanie Thigpen
    13 February 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Congrats! I'm so happy to follow along to hear about your little family of now FOUR! 🙂

  • Jessica
    14 February 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! That's fabulous! When are you due?

  • Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom)
    14 February 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Congratulations!! How exciting. I can't wait to here about your pregnancy journey. You have such a beautiful family. Here comes another lucky child to be loved by you three 🙂 XO

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