Thursday, December 07, 2006

Its a....

For those who haven’t heard:

It’s a Boy!

So we go in on Dec 5th to my doctors apt. and were so excited to find out what it is. I mean who wouldn’t right? To our dismay the doctor was like…. “well, I don’t like telling” (We were like…what the heck?) He said that “Studies show (what are these studies anyway?) that the father doesn’t bond with the child once he knows beforehand what it is.” We were like… whatever psycho-babble you throw our way isn’t gonna stop us from finding out!! Really? You think Clint isn’t gonna love our son cause he found out in Dec instead of May? Crazyness. We saw the baby suck its thumb, and jump around! And then the doctor was like….uh…that’s a boy! But he said that the next ultrasound would confirm it in a month....So exciting!

So now if you have any name suggestions, please comment! (All the name suggestions last time were for girls!!!)

And good news: Clint got a 10 year multiple entry visa for the States, which is the best news possible cause it’s the best visa you can get! And we found out that our boy will be American cause I am (he even comes with an American birth certificate and passport, crazy huh?)
This last week marked our 1 year anniversary in South Africa (Dec 1st). I expected to be sad, but I just couldn't help but think about the Lord's amazing plan for me, and for all of us. I read a devo in Piper's "Taste and See" from one of my fav passages, Hebrews 11:
"These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city."
Piper then spoke about how God is proud (not ashamed) to be called our God because we desire a better country (heaven) that HE created for us in the first place. It made me think alot about heaven, and if my desire is really for that "better country" all the time. Or am I "thinking of the land from which I had gone out?" Desiring God and His greatness seems to put any of our lame earthly desires to shame, doesn't it?


Ben and Melissa James said...

Congrats! I'd give you some advice on raising boys but I don't know the first thing. Let me know when your having a girl then I'm full of ideas! We only have one boy name that we had decided on and it's Caleb. I don't think we're ever going to get a chance to use it. Caleb Archer has a nice ring to it. It sounds stately!

Alicia said...

Hi Kim! Heather told me- I'm so excited for you guys! A little boy Archer... he's going to be adorable. I'll let you know if I think of a good name :o)

andrea said...

yay!! boys are tons of fun. :)

Emily Swearinger said...

Congrats to you!

My friend named her baby Malachai (I think that's how you spell it) and I think it's a cute name. Call him "Ky" for short. Cute, huh? There's also, Josiah. John? Macarthur? Spurgeon? Okay, now I'm just being ridiculous.

John & Daisy said...

I love the name Cole or Benjamin "Ben" for short. Those both sound great with Archer too! Congratulations! We decided to wait and find out in April. The ultrasound was amazing wasn't it? Baby Cox had its arms folded behind the head and was leaning back. So funny. I am feeling it move like crazy!! How have you been feeling? Lots of movement?

Shantiwilliams said...

You look darling in the pictures! Caleb is a nice name...hee hee...(That's our little boy in case you didn't know!). I am expecting too (well actually #3) in early July! Don't know what I am having and may not know until the delivery (they won't tell us in India and we are on our way back there on December 31st!)I like Micah too!

Van Straaten Family said...

so cute!!!!!!Congrats!

I like Jan......hee hee or what about Piet or Sarel.

No really I like Daniel, Lian, Thomas and favotaite is Caleb

jenn said...

a boy! congratulations!