April 30, 2008

Yeah, that's right

This baby is a BOY! We are so happy and so excited!! I was so excited to tell Jenna because she was really hoping for a boy. I waited til Eric got home from work and then I showed her the ultrasound pictures. She was so thrilled to be seeing the baby, even though it looked funny. So I'm showing her these pictures

She gets to this one and I ask her to read what it says:

She reads out loud "Looks like a *huge gasp* BOY!!" then she looks at me with big ol' eyes so excited! I wish I had thought to film that, it was so cute! And we'll never get another moment like that... but what can you do? Oh well. Anyway, it was a fun moment and after that we asked Jenna for some name help because we are feeling lost in this area. The first name she suggests is Crick. LOL She was so serious too! So after a few more ridiculous names I had to pull out some paper and make a list so I could post them to the blog. Here is what Jenna came up with. Remember, she is telling me these names with complete seriousness in her voice and face.


I was trying so hard not to laugh, and of course not doing a good job. Marah suggested Kiki for the baby, better be sure to mention that too.

As for us, we're still thinking about it. I really want to figure it out soon because I feel like having the name just helps you to bond with the baby before it's born. Since with Jenna we didn't know if we had a boy or girl we weren't able to call her by name until she was born and then the name just felt so foreign. It was a very weird experience for me and with Marah it was so much easier because we knew she was a girl.

Anyway, we were throwing names around yesterday and not agreeing on much as usual. Eric did say he thinks he's okay with Clayton, which is what we had chosen when I was pregnant with Jenna if she had been a boy. However, even though I still love the name and it does have personal meaning attached to it, I have a hard time picturing calling my son that now. So we went back to the drawing board. We both liked Joaquin with the nickname Jack. I thought it sounded like a good name that a kid could grow into. I still don't think it feels perfect though. I used to really not care for one syllable first names however lately I have been liking names like Jack, Mark, Sam, etc. We are both kinda thinking of Alexander too. I like the nickname Alex and I like the full name too, I could go either way. So I think the two main contenders at this point are Joaquin and Alexander. I'm hoping Eric will feel comfortable with one of those two by the end of the week so it can be settled.

I picked this up yesterday at Target to give Eric the news:

I thought it was cute and when I showed Jenna she went to work drawing this picture:

This is her and her baby brother. See what he's wearing? :) She also drew a little family portrait:

So that's about it for news. I have to get to cleaning now as my morning free hour is about up. I'll just throw in these cute pics of Eric and Marah I took last night and be done :)

Have a lovely day!


  1. I was so excited to check your blog this morning because I knew you would have posted the news. The first ultrasound image is the clearest ultrasound I've ever seen. Jenna's reaction is hilarious, and I LOVE her drawings. Too, too adorable. Personally, I like Crick the best. : )

  2. Congrats! Name him "Uncle Pat."

    I think Jenna's art would make a totally cool TV series. I am not kidding. Can you imagine those characters brought to life? What a blast that show could be!

  3. Great pictures Ashley, especially of the ultra sound. You did a great job explaining Jenna's reaction and all her enthusiam. Would loved to have seen that. The pics of Eric and Marah are great.

    Let Jenna know I liked her name list. I don't think you can get any better than Crick.

    Love you all,

  4. calllll me

    joaquin? really...? that name only works if you have a last name like pheonix.

    how about grave? or grey?

    or eternal darkness?


    but really, my number one choice would be Cosby.

  5. I love how Jenna's women all have cleavage. =p

    And I love the name Alexander. It's really the best of both worlds, because it is old-fashioned, yet still just so...modern. =] I also like Alexis, for a girl...


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