Christmas this year is eagerly anticipated in our home,  we are already counting down the months until the Birth of the Christ Child, not only because it will be His Birth, but….. this Christmas we will be holding in our arms our precious new Gift from God.  Baby is due to be born December 22nd but as is well known, they come on their timetable (mummy is praying early, thank you;)

Our children are all so very excited, every day they chat about the baby, give her/him a little caress, and bemoan just how long they have to wait until the arrival.  The joy in which they all received our news just makes our hearts sing.  Our older children were so delighted when we rang and told them, and though they are saddened by the fact that they will be away at College for most of the baby’s early years, a huge blessing of having a Christmas baby is, they will be home for several weeks right at the beginning:)  Plenty of time to bond.  We’ll have 20 years between our oldest and the baby, which incidentally is the same difference between myself and my youngest sister.

Begging for prayers though as we do have a ‘slight’ complication, I have a subchorionic hematoma (blood clot), I’m trying not to worry too much, but it is a niggling concern nevertheless. Actually I’ve had a subchorionic hematoma previously with Jem, but as that was a positive outcome my thinking is good (mostly).

Must be off as I have a date with a ‘Dictionary’, 14,000 names to cull through, and as Jelly Bean is sooo keen on a sister (it’s been 9 years since our last girl baby!) I best brush up on girls’ names too.  My previous choices no longer appeal, so starting from scratch. If you want to suggest some names I’d be most appreciative.
Criteria is:
– Saint’s name
– Not Common
– Strong for boys
– Pretty for girls.

19 Comments on A Very Special Christmas Gift

  1. Congratulations, Erin! I'll keep you and baby in my prayers.

    Just from what I know of you through your blog, you are someone I admire very much–and you have a wonderful family. This blessing is richly deserved.

    God bless you!

  2. How exciting! My name suggestion is Emma for a girl. It's not common in my area and I think it is a beautiful name and there is a saint to match. No boy suggestions as I never had any ideas (but always tons of girl names picked out) and I only have boys. ; )

  3. Congratulations! I read the link about the hematoma; doesn't sound too bad, does it, (thankfully), but I will surely keep you in my prayers! I'd give you some suggestions for boy names but I think you already have 2 of my favorite unusual boy saints! And as for girl names… sigh… haven't had occasion to think much about those, I'm afraid…

  4. Wow! 🙂 Congratulations! 😀 I hope everything goes well for you, I'll be praying that your baby is born safely.
    Oh I'd love to help find a name for your baby, I'll look this afternoon 🙂
    I'm really excited for you!! ^^

  5. Dear Erin,
    Congratulations to you dear friend and all the family
    Prayers that all continues to go well for you and your cherub.
    Talk soon
    Love and blessings
    Gae and all the O's

  6. Dear Friends
    Thank you for all your warm wishes:) You make us just smile:):)

    That is fascinating to know about your dh.

    Names: Funnily enough Emma was my nickname as a child. Ha ha, didn't know Jeanne was a saints name! Angela I wonder which ones? Do you have other suggestions?
    One friend has been sending me lists and it is funny how accurate she is to our taste.

  7. Oh wow – how did I miss this? Well wishing you all the best wishes in the world – can't think of a better Christmas present (except you'll be really preggers in summer – yuck poo).

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