As a Type A personality girl, someone who plans everything, and, quite frankly, has a scary need for control (I’m not proud of it), with all 3 of my pregnancies I couldn’t wait to find out if we were having a boy or a girl. My husband is always just as excited to find out too, so we waited eagerly for that momentous ultrasound. This time, I didn’t have any intuition regarding the sex of our baby and honestly didn’t have a preference. Almost everyone in my family thought it was going to be a girl:).
We are having a BOY! We are thrilled! Nathaniel and his little brother will be only 20 months apart. Since we already have a little boy, we know how wonderful little boys are and couldn’t be happier that we are having another one. I am 20 months apart with my younger sister, and we grew up the best of friends and still are. I love that we have such a special relationship and I hope my sons will share such a special bond too. My husband and I both grew up in big families and our siblings were our best friends throughout our childhood and and still are up to this day.
We have chosen the name Joshua Paul as the name for our new baby. Whenever we name our children, besides liking the way the name sounds, it’s always been really important for the names to be meaningful to us.
We chose the name “Nathaniel”, meaning “gift from God” for our first son, since he was such a miracle baby, we knew he was a precious gift for our family. “Joshua” means “Jehovah (God) is generous”, and it couldn’t be more true. Nathaniel was our gift and we would have been more than happy to have just one child, if that was in God’s plan. Of course, we would have loved to have more children, especially for Nathaniel’s sake. More than any other reason, I wanted him to experience the joy of growing up with siblings. Well, God is SO generous and has surprised us by going above and beyond our dreams and has gifted us with another very precious child for which we are thankful with all our hearts. Yes, God is so good and very generous to us for blessing us with another child.
We also love the character of Joshua from the Bible. He was so courageous, positive and a great leader, so we think it’s great for our son to share a name with such an amazing man.
We are looking forward to seeing our boys growing up together.