Friday, February 12, 2016

Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln!

It's no secret that we are history lovers in our little nerd family. We especially love American History, and we enjoy learning about the lives and stories of past presidents and leaders most of all. There is SO much to be told, so many cool stories, that there simply isn't time to discuss in school...but that's not really the point I'm trying to make today. The point is, we get a little excited when it's one of our favorite president's birthdays, and today would be the day that our most favorite president of all was born...207 years ago. Happy 207th Birthday, Abraham Lincoln! Thank you for being born.

We have traditions in our family with naming our children. All of our daughters have flowers for middle names...Lily, Violet, and Rose were our picks the first three times. And it was decided long ago that all of our sons would receive the names of some of our favorite presidents. We weren't able to get very far with that one, haha. But...we do get to take a stab at more time. :)

Yesterday we found out, with what we're calling 99.9% certainty, that baby Robert is a BOY! Woohoo! Haha. He was definitely not shy during the ultrasound. Even before anything was made official by the ultrasound tech, Eric and I were pretty sure we knew what we were seeing on our own. :)

And now we get to use the name we've been reserving for a few years now. We're giving this baby a DOUBLE WHAMMY presidential name. Meet Lincoln Theodore Robert. 

Do you see that brain? This kid is definitely going to be sitting in the oval office some day...just saying.

We're totally excited for all of the adorable nicknames we get to call this child...Link, Teddy, Stinky Linky...just kidding on that last one. But little Link. He's so cute. I can tell already.

I can tell you some others that are also super excited about the news. Our kids! Even Gracie was hoping for a boy this time around. And one of our children is especially happy for a little more balance in the force.

You're not alone, buddy!

We decorated the dining room blue yesterday while the girls were in school. I failed to take a picture, but there were streamers and blue stars hanging from the ceiling. As soon as they walked in the door Evelyn shouted, "It's a boy!!!" She knew right away. 

We haven't known the gender of one of our kids so soon since Evelyn, when we also had an ultrasound around this same time and they took a good guess. I'm thrilled to know. I can start preparing things that much sooner, and since we are likely to be moving at some point before he is born, it will be nice to have things prepared ahead of time. 

At our appointment we were measuring a full week ahead, but they still decided to keep our original due date for now - August 16. I'm honestly not super trustworthy of the dates, so it's very possible we may be seeing him a little sooner than that. Thank GOODNESS he can't possibly come in the middle of a snowstorm...I mean, I really hope not. :) I'm one of those weirdos who doesn't mind having my babies in the heat of summer. I much prefer it to bundling up like crazy!

Another thing the ultrasound confirmed was that we are definitely not having twins. Eric would not stop bugging me about that. "I'm just mentioning it over and over so that we're not so shocked if it happens." Haha. I mean, I know I'm showing super soon this time,'s the fifth child I've carried this far. Totally normal, right? I'm trying to convince myself that consuming double the calories I usually do has nothing to do with that. 

So yes, while the rest of the world is swirling in pinks and reds this weekend, we are seeing BLUE! A great Valentine's Day present for our family. I hope you all have a great weekend!


Heather said...

AHHHHH!!!! I was SO hoping that's what the title of this post meant! Congrats!! Now I can really start selling off of all my little girl stuff.

Someonesmomma said...

Congrats! Glad you decided to stay with Dr.M too!!!

Adrien said...

Heather, Charlotte LIVED in those clothes. Got any more? Haha!

Thank you very much, we are glad we stuck with her, too. ;)

Heather said...

Yes, I have TONS!! I'm going to be have a H.U.G.E. baby sale as soon as it gets a little warmer!


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