Friday, January 29, 2010

You Just Never Know

So much of this pregnancy has been the same as my first. I very rarely felt nauseous; I never throw up; and have similar cravings (tomatoes and pineapples - not together). So I have convinced myself that this was another girl. I know...not very scientific, but really, with only one pregnancy to go by it seems logical.

A little over a week ago, I had my first ultrasound. My friend, Lesley and Duck and I drove to the hospital with anticipation of seeing the baby for the first time. My husband and I had already chosen her name...Topanga Grace. The first name means 'unexpected' - get it? Unexpected grace! Which we thought was pretty cool. The ultrasound was just giving us confirmation to call her by name starting now.

Well, I was on that table for 45 minutes. The baby would not hold still for pictures (in fact, I have to go for a follow up u/s next week to try for better measurements). After about half way through, I had to ask to change position and the technician started talking about what she was seeing. At that point, I mentioned that we did want to confirm the gender if she could see that.

"Oh, I already know that.", she says with a grin.

"Can you tell me, or do I have to wait.", I ask as I bite my tongue to be patient with her.

"Sure, definitely a boy."


I was wrong. Something so rare I was speechless for a moment ;o)

So now the dilemma. We had no boy names prepared. Oh sure, we had tossed a few around in a casual manner early on...and there were some names we had considered in previous times. However, to officially be having a boy brings out the serious discussions! So here is a list of some of the top contenders. For the sake of being fair, I won't tell you which are mine, which are my husband's, or which are Duck's choices.

Comments and suggestions are encouraged!





Makobe (ma - KO - bee) - it means river, but mostly it is a combination of Mack and Jacob


We certainly talk about alot of others, but these are the ones that keep coming forward.


Mrs. Parunak said...

Well, well. It's a boy! Congratulations! I was the first born in my family, and then after many, many years of wanting another baby, the Lord gave my parents a little boy, too. My brother and I are twelve years apart, not exactly the same distance as Duck and her brother will be, but pretty close. And I can vouch for its being delightful to be a much bigger sister of a little brother.

As for names, Isaiah is a favorite over here. If the Lord ever gives us another son, Isaiah will probably go on our list, too.

Mary @Raising 4 Godly Men said...

Congratulations !!! I just found your blog again. I have been wondering about you tons and I MISS you tons. I pray blessings on you and your family. What a amazing blessing ! ((HUGS))

In Him<><

Janet said...

Wow! A boy. I have a little brother, 12 and a half years younger than me. I had a big sister, a bossy sister, only 17 months older than I was. She was a princess, and I was a tomboy. I wanted a brother! I prayed and prayed and prayed that God would give me a brother... and He did!

I love all of the names. I'd be making the final choice according to the meanings of each name.

By the way, you'll have to have another baby, a girl, so you can name her Topanga Grace. That's a great name!