We have known for quite some time that we're expecting another little boy but have held off on announcing it for a few reasons.
One, we wanted to choose his name. We take naming our children very seriously. We do not do trendy. We want our children's names to have tremendous significance for who we hope they become and what we want them to know about themselves and about God.
Two, we wanted to wait until our major ultrasound and confirm that everything looked as it should. This is right about the pregnancy stage that Grace's heart defect was discovered and identified and I wanted to see with my own eyes that his heart was perfect. And it is, thank the Lord. As is everything else. I'm not naive enough anymore to think that's a guarantee for a perfect baby at the end but it still does our hearts good to see it.
And third, I feel incredibly protective of this sweet baby in my belly. The thought that anyone would be disappointed or sad that he's "another boy" makes my heart ache and my anger and protectiveness immediately rise. We are not disappointed in Luke that he's another boy. We already have a deep, deep love for him and cannot wait for the day when we meet him face to face.
So it is with great joy and great anticipation that we introduce our Luke Honor. You are loved, sweet boy.