Monday, January 3, 2011

Where To Begin

Oh my goodness! I can't believe it's been over two weeks since I've posted on here. I don't think I've gone that long since the beginning of this blog. I really don't know where to begin to catch myself and everyone else up on what has happened over the last 2 1/2 weeks.

I could talk about how I have the most amazing husband, and how he gave me one of the best birthday gifts ever, I could talk about how this Christmas was seriously one of the best and craziest Christmases we've ever had, I could talk about the 5 days we spent in California for a family reunion, or the fun New Years Eve we had, or... the list goes on. As you can see, the reason I haven't been on the blog for the last 2.5 weeks is that our lives have been crazy and busy, busy, busy.

Now that the holidays are over, and we are somewhat settling back into our routine, I want to get caught up on here. I do want to talk about all of those things that I listed above, and I hope to eventually, but what I really want to talk about is the exciting news that has changed our lives forever.

As most of you will recall, we waited for 6 looong weeks to find out if we will be bringing home a boy or a girl in just a few short months. I posted here about our plan on how we would find out.

So, Christmas morning, after opening our stocking gifts, Caleb, Elliana and I sat together and opened our "gender reveal" gift.

Here is what we found inside:



Yep, it's a BOY!!



I was both shocked and not shocked. I was pretty sure I saw little boy parts during our ultrasound, but the technician went on to tell me that a lot of people think they see boy parts and really it's just the umbilical chord that they see. So, I doubted what I saw. Then my Dr. had me convinced that it was a girl due to the heartrate, and about 95% of my friends and family were guessing that we were going to have another girl. So, as the weeks went on, I kept going back and forth.

Caleb is over-the-moon excited and I'm a little intimidated to be honest.

All I know is girls. I grew up with 3 sisters, and all this time that I've been a parent I've been raising a little girl. I have absolutely NO idea how to raise a boy. I'm sure I will be seeking lots of advice in the months and years to come from other moms of boys. Right now I just envision chasing two crazy active kids around the house and it makes me exhausted already. ;-)

Don't get me wrong, I feel very blessed and excited too. I can't wait to meet my little man and discover his personality too. It's getting so close, only one more week and I'm in the last trimester! :)

We are planning on naming him Ethan James. Ethan, because we love the Psalm he wrote (Psalm 89) and because his name means "Strong, firm, and steadfast". We chose the name James because that's my dad's first name. My dad raised 4 daughters and was always sad that his last name would not be passed on through us. So we decided at least his first name could be passed on through his grandson.

That's it for now. I know this is old news for most people that are friends with me on facebook or follow my sisters blogs, but I had to get this on here too before I went on to any new subjects.

Hopefully I'll be back on here soon. I hope everyone's 2011 is off to a good start!

5 comments:

Courtney said...

I love the name Ethan every time I hear it. I can't wait to meet him and see who he takes after!

Marianne said...

Christine!!!! Jenn told me you were having a little boy but reading this still makes me so excited for you that I even teared up!! Little boys, your 'little man' will steal your heart in so many ways:) I know I'm biased because all I have is my little man:)-plus I'm actually very intimidated to think of some day raising a little girl!!- but you will do an amazing job because you are an amazing woman, and an amazing mom!! Congrats, best wishes, lots of love and prayers headed your way during this last trimester!!

Erin said...

Congrats again on the little boy. After just welcoming our 2nd little boy, I can honestly say you will be blessed beyond measure. I am so excited for you. They truly are precious gifts from the Lord.

Amber L. said...

Congrats on your news. That's so exciting. You will love having a son. Lots of climbing and growling, but lots of love to go with it. What a fun way to find out.

Anonymous said...

Christine-
We are SOOO rxcited to meet Ethan James soon!!! =) Dad is more than thrilled that you are naming him after him too!!! It will be sooo fun to see how he adds to your family and how he will be with Elliana!! Can't wait!
Love you, Mom

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I am a daughter of the King. Saved by grace. Follower of Christ. I love my God and I believe that he is faithful and true to his word! I'm still figuring out and trying to follow his plan for my life. I am a wife to my best friend Caleb, a mother to my miracle babies (they are my greatest joy and challenge), a sister and best friend to 3 passionate women, and a daughter to 2 amazing parents that continue to teach me what it is to be real and faithful to God and his word. I am lucky to get to be a stay at home Mom (thanks to God's provision). I love music, singing, coffee, cooking, baking, traveling, our beautiful state of Colorado, and mostly being with the family and friends that I love!

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Caleb is an amazing husband and father. He is always so good to me. He is my best friend. He is the romantic one. We love to laugh and spend time together. We've been married for 7 years and I just love that I get to spend the rest of my life with him.

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Elliana Faith... God blessed us with our first miracle little girl in December 2008. She is sweet, smart, spunky, funny, strong willed, precocious, extremely outgoing, vocal and so full of life! She brings us so much joy.

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Ethan James,.. God blessed us with our little boy in March 2011. Ethan was a bit of a surprise and an even bigger miraclle. Ethan is ALL BOY! He is very active, into sports and running around. He is also sweet, introverted, affectionate, and laid back. These days he often has us laughing, he's starting to show a little bit of "clown" in him. He makes our hearts happy too. :)

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Emsley Jeannette... Our surprise baby girl was born on June 11th, 2013 and came into the world 4 weeks early. Her first 2 weeks of life were spent in the NICU, but due to God's hands and the prayers of many people, she grew quickly and came home to join our family! She is an easy, sweet baby and we are enjoying getting to know her personality.

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