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!