Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Baby Girl

Now that I am almost 7 months pregnant the questions you know what you are having are MORE frequent. People do NOT like to be surprised. Josh and I have always told the ultrasound techs that we do not want to find out.......the looks of surprise and "torture" is displayed on their faces.....EVERY TIME.

Well, from the beginning of this pregnancy, I have really hoped we were having a girl. I really try not to get my hopes up, but I can think of so many reason why it would be perfect. Now, if only God had the same superficial reasons.

Saraa, my neice, needs a girl cousin. The way our family seems to have a lot of boys.....well, we need to have at least two in a row.

Oh, not to mention the fact that I really want to have a baby girl to dress up again, oh, and it would save me about $250 if I have a girl, and an extra trip to a doctor around 8 days old.

Now, I am posting this so that it can be said WHY I think we are having a girl.......

When I was pregnant with Jael I remember many times feeling like we were going to have a girl because her name was the ONE that I felt God gave us. Jael's middle name is Abeni; it means a girl prayed for, and long awaited. How perfect is that? Josh and I both liked the boy's name, but it just wasn't as fitting.

With all three boys it was the same way......the boy's name was just "perfect," or we didn't have a girl's name that we really liked. Ezekiel Savage's name means, "the Lord's strength is WILD." THAT name was the passion of our hearts. Levi Joseph has SO many reasons for his name; the meaning, "a union supported by Jehovah."

Now, the name we have picked out for a girl is Shallah Rianne, it means "river of grace." At the moment, we do not even HAVE a boy's name. About 2-3 months ago, I received a prophecy over this pregnancy, that it would be "full of grace!" After that, we talked about the fact that the Hebrew number 5 means "grace!"

Maybe I am overworking this a bit, but even Josh will tell you that he has a feeling we will have a girl. Names have always meant so much to me, and it always seems to play such a big part in the gender of our children. We always favor one name over the other.....and this time it's the girl's name!!! At this point I sure hope so.........because I need God to give us a great name for a boy.


Lady Dorothy said...

Okay, I'm all for you being right! And Saraa having a girl cousin her age seems like a really good reason to me! Not superficial at all! :-)

Leona said...

Love it! IT gave me the chills AGAIN!! I enjoyed READING about HER name:)

Gombojav Tribe said...

If you have a girl Saraa and Shallah should take pictures in those crocheted pink dresses like Meg and Jael did!

Lady Dorothy said...

Shallah and Saraa sound like good twin names!

Oh, yes, I will do everything in my power to get those dresses again! How fun!

Mrs. and Mama K said...

you guys are so cute already planning pictures and outfits! here's hoping!

Joshswife said...

Walking in faith! :)