Thursday, April 29, 2010


First I'd like to say that I am so in love with this little boy!  Just look at how incredibly adorable he is =)
I know this little boy was not a part of my "plan" but now I can't picture my life any other way.  We are truly blessed.

Many people have been asking about names.. Steven and I had recently been talking a lot about girl names, which is funny because we both really felt Gum Drop was a boy.  I really liked the first names Cora, Lila, Layla and the middle names Jo or Joy.  I liked Jo as a middle name a lot because many people called Steven's dad Joe even though his name was Arthur.  His dad passed away in 2000 so I thought it would be a nice way to honor him.  I also really like the name Joy, not because of any family member or memory, just because it's a pretty name with a beautiful meaning.  We also like the 'letter' nicknames - CJ or LJ - I think they are adorable, even for little girls!  BUT none of that matters now since Gum Drop is not a baby girl!  [we could not find a 'G' girl name that Steven and I both loved, hence the non-G names!]

It is likely Gum Drop's middle name will be Samuel, after my father.  He is a man of little emotion and he and I are very different people but he is still my dad and I will always be his little girl.  I think it would be sweet to honor my dad and I know it would be meaningful to him.  We haven't figured out a first name yet, which is fine with me since we still have a good bit of time!  - 170 days to be exact! - Several of the boy 'G' names I like Steven does not, such as Grant, Garrett, Gareth and Garrick.  We have one name in mind we both like but it's not set in stone yet.

A couple of weeks ago we took a little baby boy into our interim care right from the hospital and his birthmother did not name him.  My coworker and I chose a name for him until he is placed with his adoptive family.  All I did was open the bible and say the first name I read - this time I turned to the book of Jeremiah and that was it - his name is Jeremiah until he joins his forever family, unless they decide to keep this as his name.  Why can't it be this easy to name my little man - I wish I could just open the bible and run with the first name I see =)

There really was no point to this post - other than to share my adorable photo again, acknowledge how blessed I feel and to share about names - that's it!

1 comment:

Meant to be a mom said...

You are so right, that little baby in that ultrasound pic is just beautiful!
I'm glad to hear you guys are happy and excited and trying to pick out his name. So much fun.

My niece's middle name is Jo. It is a cute middle name. :)
Maybe you could make your boy middle name Jo?