I think our first blog post should go out to our precious little one, Kinley Ann! Considering she is the reason we are starting a family blog, I think it is only right! We are so excited that we only have almost 5 more weeks until we get to meet this beautiful gift from God and time seems like it has been flying by! We had a doctors appointment today and she is doing great! I love feeling her movements daily and it amazes me how someone so small can be so strong!
I recently had a beautiful baby shower in New York and we are so thankful for all the giving hearts there that helped us start up a huge stock pile of diapers and also lots of other goodies for Miss Kinley! It was so wonderful to see how many people already care and love her even if they have not yet met her! She is going to have one amazing set of friends in family when she decides to make her entrance into this world! While I was gone Ted repainted his "man cave" from Washington Redskins colors to pink and gray! It is so beautiful and I'm so thankful that he spent so much time doing it! It definitely has started to make things more real!
A lot of people ask me how we came up with the name Kinley. When we found out she was a girl we had no idea what we would name her because we were so sure that we were going to have a boy. So, the name picking started from nothing and then grew to some different names. We started rhyming the names that we were considering in the car one day and I said "Kinley!" After this we would only call her by her name to see if we liked it and we both soon fell in love with the name! We came up with the middle name Ann after my grandma and Ted's mother. I told Ted that I really wanted her to have the same middle name as my grandma because I admire her so much for her strength, good heart and love for Jesus. Then, Ted said that would be perfect because his mom's middle name is Ann. We both agreed this would be the perfect middle name because his mom never named a girl and this way she could be apart of the naming process of her granddaughter!
If you are curious and like to know what names mean and where the come from here is what Kinley means: Fair Haired Warrior. It has Irish origins.
Until next time friends!