Thursday, January 6, 2011
This Baby Will Be Named...
Since we didn't find out the gender of this baby, people keep asking if we are sharing baby names - and we are. So here is the inside scoop....
Both my husband & I have always loved surprises and life offers very few of them anymore. Consequently, waiting for the delivery to find out gender is an easy choice. Well, except for the fact that Gymboree is having their bin sale right now and TONS of stuff is $1.99 to $6.99. Calling the clinic to see what was written down briefly crossed my mind, but I digress. :)
If it is a girl we will name her Ava Marie.
Ava means "breath of life." Since we prayed about God's will for family size - to expand or not - and I instantly got pregnant we feel this name truly honors God breathing life into the womb.
Marie is my middle name and we've always chosen middle names in honor of someone.
If it is a boy we will name him Josiah Robert.
Josiah is translated to mean "Jehovah helps" or "Jehovah heals." In Scripture, King Josiah started his reign at the tender age of eight and under his leadership people turned away from idol worship to God. Check out more about this incredible Godly leader in 2 Kings 22 & 23 and 2 Chronicles 34 & 35.
Robert was my father's first name. He passed away when I was in college, and my husband and I have always known that if we were ever to have a boy we'd name him after my dad.
Thanks to all who have prayed over my health. The pneumonia is no more and my breathing is back to normal. To top it off, I haven't had to take any anti-nausea meds for a couple weeks! Praise God! Baby remains active (lets hope this is solely an in utero thing or lets just say I will get A LOT of writing hours in around the clock!) and its movements are strong enough now that people can feel it when they place their hand on my belly.
As I write this, I'm experiencing a very random Braxton Hicks contraction. Ava or Josiah? In around 4 months we shall see. :)