Thursday, July 27, 2006

It's a ...

We had the ultrasound today. Around Christmas time, we will have a healthy little BOY.

His name will be Asher Paul Gates.

Asher is a Hebrew name that means "joy of the Lord." We chose this name because we like the meaning, and because we wanted to name a child in honor of our friends, the Searcys. We met the Searcys when I taught their son, Asher. We chose Paul in honor of the Apostle. Though we can all argue with his theology, we admire his perseverance and strength of character.

Asher - joy - and Paul - perseverance - seems to mark well the season in which this little boy entered our lives.

Most importantly, he appears to be a healthy little boy. We saw the chambers of his heart, the shape of his brain, his spinal cord ... he even gave us a little "thumbs up" sign during the ultrasound. Unbelievable.

10 comments:

buf said...

awwwwww MAN! I wanted to use the name Asher :) ever since I read "the Giver".
maybe we can have Asher Squared someday :)
I'm so exxxxxxcited for you guys! Congratulations!! *happy dance all over the place* -- jane'

so glad he's healthy and thumbs uppy :D

\o/

Mechelle said...

Congrats!!!!

The Bean said...

Yea!!!!! I am soooooo excited for you guys. Congrats again!!! Let me know when you guys register for baby stuff somewhere.

mikkeeliz1 said...

yeah!!!

Liz said...

I am just so pumped!!! I had a dream about Asher last night!! Well, not just about Asher. But it was Thanksgiving, and we were all at my aunt's house in Atlanta (remember that?) only Asher was there too! I can't wait to see you in a few weeks, and can really hardly wait to meet Asher Paul!!

jonathan said...

awesome!

Heather said...

I love his name and his wonderful parents who deserve so much joy (Asher).

aubrey said...

YAY!!!! Talk about woman's intuition! You knew it! I can't wait to meet that little man!!!

Laura M. said...

thats so awesome steph (warm smile)

Mary said...

I SO knew it was a boy. Congrats!!