This is going to be a fun post…..We have been sooo incredibly busy with everything in life that writing hasn’t happened…at all….sorry!
We are finally going to announce on here, (although many of you already know!), the gender of our precious baby bee!
Let’s do this with pictures…they are more fun anyhow!
Since this is baby number 6, (um…wow, 6, I still can’t get over that!), we wanted to do something special for this little one and decided to do a “What will it Bee???” gender reveal party….
Chocolate cake for a boy, Yellow cake for a girl….we were really trying to go all in with this honeybee theme!
And the verdict is……
Yup! It’s a BOY!!!! This makes boy number 5…..there was some devastation of those who were hoping girl, thankfully she had her best friend there to sympathize…. The timinator is still in a bit of denial of another little brother…he insists we have another and to make it a girl…but, they are all happy now!
His name is Isaiah Duane….We wrote how we chose his name on our facebook page, and I have copied it here….
I really wanted to get on here and explain our name for our baby boy….it has a special meaning for us…. His name is Isaiah Duane…..Isaiah means “Yahweh is Salvation”, and Duane means “song”. So put together it means Yahweh is salvation song. Why does this have meaning for us? When we first found out we were pregnant we began bleeding the same day. After going to the doctor we weren’t given much hope, given paperwork for blood work, and a sonogram paper…with the doctor not very certain that this little one would make it. I have a history of miscarriage- 2 confirmed, and 2 possible…..this combined with the amount of bleeding and not being able to find out why, except that my progesterone level (needed for sustaining a pregnancy) was not high enough for pregnancy…..it was a very shaky beginning, and honestly I was guarding my heart (although it was already in love with our baby) by not being excited, so afraid we would get terrible news at some point. We were put on progesterone supplements a couple of times a day to hopefully bring the levels up to sustain, and we went for follow up blood work and sonograms. After the first trimester passed, I asked my doctor if we were in the clear….at this point he felt he could say yes! I got my new OB packet before walking out the door (they didn’t give it to me to begin with since they didn’t want us to have something to remind us of grief if our little one went “home”).
I knew from the beginning we were going to have a boy (we do have a track record here!), and we felt we could really be serious about names….we knew if it was a boy his middle name would be Duane after my grandfather (we have put a family name in each or our boy’s names….a way to pass down a part of our families). Our oldest son really liked the name Jonah for a boy….we agreed but it didn’t quite set right….
Isaiah was a name we had considered for each of our sons, but it never quite felt right for any of them…. When we found out for certain that we were having a son, we both felt Isaiah fit him perfectly….it will be a great story to share with him as he grows. Our heavenly father has truly been our sustainer through all of this, and we don’t know what the future will hold for our son, the rest of the pregnancy or beyond, but Yahweh is Salvation, how fitting it is for this little one…and all our children as we pray for each to KNOW salvation, but what a picture of God’s grace with our little Isaiah!
Little Isaiah does have what is called a 2-vessel cord and a higher than normal amount of amniotic fluid, which could bring complications down the road- but as of now he is looking great! We are now 27 weeks along in our pregnancy, he is moving and kicking…he seems to like his daddy’s voice and music 🙂 The kids are having so much fun feeling him tumble…our 4 year old keeps hoping that he will come out soon!
We always pick out a verse(s) for each of our children….Here is his verse(s): Isaiah 40:28-31 (KJV)
28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Next time I will have to write about all our house projects going on and hopefully soon to be finished before his arrival!
Special thanks to Auntie Liz for taking photos of the reveal for us!!!