Wednesday, February 20, 2008

bennett's announcement

bennett has some exciting news to share. he is going to be a big brother! he is very excited and can't wait for his mommy to get out of this miserable first trimester so we can do some fun things again.

i am 11 weeks and we had our first dr. appt last week, complete with a very cool ultrasound where we even saw our baby waving to us. i am due september 18 which, lucky me, means yet another summer in phoenix where i am miserable and huge. the "good" news is, the high today is supposed to be 81 degrees. to most of you, that sounds quite nice. to those of us in phoenix, we look at the calendar, realize it is only FEBRUARY and know that if it is this hot now, we are all going to die for sure this summer!

so yes, back to the baby. although we were a bit surprised at God's timing, we are very excited and feel so blessed to be able to have another child in our family. we do realize we may never sleep again, but that is a small price to pay to add to our adorable collection of children. :)

we told ella last week and her first response was to run to me, look at me intently and ask, "are you just teasing?" (apparently we do that often in our family.) once i assured her we were serious she got so excited and started running around. and then she asked, "what's his name?" we told her we didn't have a name so what did she think it should be. she thought for about 2 seconds before a huge grin broke across her face and she said with confidence, "zaccheas!" and somehow, for ella it has stuck. every time she points at my belly (which is not yet "baby" and is more so a "surplus of carbs") she talks about zaccheas. i'm a bit worried if it is a girl whose name would then mean "wee little man who climbs a tree."


Poppa said...

Yippeee by September I will have 4 grandsons. 1 more and we can have a basketball team, 5 more and we can have a baseball team, 7 more and we can have a football team. I have 2 very cute cheerleaders, too.


Charlotte said...

Oh Stephanie!

Congratulations to you and your family! I bet you are one of those very cute pregnant women ... with just the basketball in the belly. :) Zaccheas huh? Well, if it's a boy, Zac would do, but if it's a girl ... I don't know, I might ask Ella to reconsider. :) Just wanted to drop by and share in your new joy! May you start to feel much better very soon. love!

Bethany said...

Congratulations Naimo family!! That is wonderful news! :) Be sure to keep us all updated through your blog! We'll be praying for a healthy pregnancy and of course, healthy new baby. Love ya!!

Teri said...

That is too funny that Ella has already decided on a name. Bennet looks too cute in that shirt.

Nicole said...

Congrats! We are very happy and excited for your family! It is such a blessing,however, don't plan on getting much sleep for the next 3-5 It'll be great having them so close together in age as they grow! God is good and yet He has a great sense of humor too! :o) Another little boy and Drew & Bman have a running buddy, a girl and Brady has a prom date, so we are happy for ya either way!!!! CONGRATS!

lmngirls said...

Okay, now I'm getting into the whole blog thing too. Congrats on the upcoming addition! So exciting, especially to be almost done with your 1st trimester, that's the worst.
I have a blog now too lmngirls.blogspot check it out if you have a chance
Christina Leaman