We originally created this blog to keep family and friends updated about our little man Jacob, who was diagnosed in the summer of 2011 with a rare, life-limiting genetic disease called Niemann-Pick (type A/B). Jacob earned his angel wings on November 15, 2012, but remains our daily inspiration and constant reminder that we must live in the moment and fill each day with JOY, LAUGHTER and an abundance of LOVE.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Watch Our Love Grow

It's been a while since I've posted and I can assure you that this blog post was worth the wait. We've had a lot going on over the past few months and have some exciting changes underway. With that, we are beyond thrilled to announce...

That's right folks, you read that correctly! Kelly is going to be a BIG SIS!! Our family will welcome a new little bundle of JOY sometime towards the end of August. The best news is that we've completed all the appropriate genetic testing and confirmed that our newest addition does not have Niemann-Pick Disease! We are so unbelievably happy and feel incredibly blessed to welcome another baby into our family. Little Miss Kelly Joy (so appropriately named) has brought such an abundance of joy and laughter into our lives; reaffirming our belief in God's perfect timing and giving us a reason to smile every day. We are so excited to watch our love grow even more.

I'm just over 15 weeks pregnant and feeling great! You might be wondering...Pink or Blue? Well, we decided to wait a bit longer to find out. Since we completed extensive genetic testing, my doctors already know the baby's gender, but we wanted it to be a little bit more special than an anticlimactic phone call revealing the results. Truth be told, all I ever need to know is that our baby is healthy! I wanted to wait until the baby is born, but between the 'planner-side' of me and a hubby/daddy who needs to know, we have ultimately decided to find out at our 20-week ultrasound. Meanwhile, Kelly responds very excitedly with the word "Yeah," when we ask if she's going to be a big sister. In fact, she is already working on mastering two new words: "bro-thurrr" (brother) and "siss-terrr" (sister). For now, guess we'll all have to wait and see what gender Brooks Baby # 3 will be!


  1. Oh Sarah and Josh - I am reading through happy tears! How absolutely wonderful. Jakey is sending you a very special someone! xoxoxo

  2. Congratulations! I am so thrilled for you and your beautiful family. :)

  3. Congratulations! Some more rainbow love in the NPD family!