Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Evidence - another post by Russell

Well, as many of you know, we had a doctor's appointment yesterday. Shireen was brilliant to schedule it on our anniversary. So, we had a lot to celebrate. First, Shireen has put up with me for a year now! Secondly, we are expecting a BOY!

In this picture you're looking up at the butt with a thigh to the upper right and another to the lower left then the head up behind the butt cheeks. And of course, you ought to know where to see the evidence.

I've been convinced it would be a boy ever since we found out we were pregnant. But about two weeks ago, after hearing so many people say that they predict a girl, I started getting nervous. Not that I don't want a girl. I desperately do. But at the same time I'm terribly frightened by the idea. Not that girls are too much but that I'm too little. With a boy I'm somewhat experienced. With a girl I'm clueless. Just ask Shireen!

So, I am relieved and quite excited that we are having a son. I'm sure the next will be a girl. We have considered some names. His name shall be Samuel Rhys Wright. We will call him Rhys (pronounced Reese). That is the original Welsh spelling. Rhys means "God breathed" or "Inspired of God." And Samuel means "God has heard." He may endure a little ridicule because of the odd spelling but it will only add character.

Ashley found a verse in Job that we are very fond of and plan to use it with Rhys a good bit. It's Job 33:4, "The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life." I look forward to the day of walking through the book of Job with Rhys. I pray that Jesus takes hold of his heart at an early age. That he learns to walk as Christ did, in spite of my shortcomings. Your prayers are greatly desired!

And, as you know, Rhys likes to wave!

15 comments:

Darby said...

I've been waiting and waiting for this post... eventhough I already knew! He's beautiful and God-breathed! Congrats on your anniversary and on a handsome young man!!!!

Evan Travers said...

Praise the Lord! My prediction was wrong, but I'm so happy for you guys. It's a beautiful name. Good choice.

JOY. said...

Guess the lil Wright girl will be on her way another time...I still think she's comin- just not with this one, I guess. :) Congratulations to you both, Russell and Shireen, and God bless you- all three!!

Dan + Mae said...

i knew it would be a BOY! :)

Missy said...

so great. thanks for the update! so happy for yall. praying!

Angie Davis said...

congratulations! he's photogenic already!

Melissa said...
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Melissa said...

woo hoo! congrats, you three!

melissa

Kathryn said...

Congrats! My predictions are always wrong- even on my own kiddos! We're excited about Mr Rhys! I have a feeling this new pack of boys will be a handful for us mommas! :)

Karen Connor said...

AW congratulations!! My friend in California has a little boy named Rhys. How cool. I think you'll be seeing it more and more so not to worry. YAY! How blessed.

elaine davis said...

AW! That is so amazing and wonderful! I can't believe that little wave, how cool! And all in shireen's little tummy. Truly a miracle. You two are going to be amazing parents.

Mama Matteo said...

YEAH! i loved the post and the pics were great. dan and i have been talking about little nathan and rhys ever since we found out it was a boy. i bet they will even look similar, with shireen's dark hair and more olive skin to match what dan brings to the table with nathan. regardless, i know they will be best buds. love yall and we are so excited!

Britney said...

What a perfect name. Congrats again with your tiny (BIG) blessing! :)

Todd, Kristie and Sierra Mitchell said...

Your child is already mooning people and waving. He must be yours Russell! Congrats!

Adam Glendye said...

congrats and thanks for the anatomy lesson! i would have been lost! :) haha.