Monday, September 28, 2009

Let the Monogramming Begin!

Chad and I have decided on a name . . . the perfect name! Drum roll please . . .


We love this name! It's special to us because it's a family name. Griffin is my grandmother's maiden name and Gray is Chad's middle name, as well as his dad's and grandfather's.

As my friend Bri said . . . let the monogramming begin! And how great is that monogram?!


We Love you little Griffin and can't wait for you to get here!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It's a BOY!

Today was a BIG day for us...we found out that we're having a baby boy! We are beyond excited and absolutely overjoyed! It was the neatest feeling in the world to see him inside my stomach just squirming around. The doctor said he was very active in there and wouldn't hold still while they were trying to take his picture. (That's got to be forshadowing, right?)

Here are some pictures of baby boy Herring (don't worry...Chad and I will be discussing names more in depth now and will let every one know as soon as we decide on one!) I'll try to describe what you're looking at in the pictures.

This is a profile view of the face. See his forehead, nose and mouth? The doctor said he has a pretty lip!

These are his arms, covering his face. The fists are towards the right of the frame.

And these are his sweet little legs and feet. It looks like his knees are pulled up in a ball so we're looking at his shins and footsies (to the left of the shot).

And this....THIS is how we know it's a boy! This is a shot of his penis (we're all adults here, right?) from the underside. He's just lettin' it all hang out!

Like I said, we are beyond excited. Oh, I also went to the new doctor today and really like him and the practice...first impressions were good anyways. We had to go over to the hospital for the sonogram and the women's center there is so nice. It was so fun seeing all of the new dads walking around the lobby. They were easy to spot because they looked a bit haggard and they all had wrist bands on. Very cute! We're half way there...soon enough that will be us!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Coming to you by popular demand is a picture of my "baby bump." I'm in my 19th week now and it's growing by the day, I swear. I feel like I got off to a slow start, but now we're really cookin'!

Speaking of bumps...I think I MIGHT have felt the baby move a few times here and there. It's hard to tell if it's the baby or just indigestion. It's about that time to start feeling it/he/she move though. It never happens more than once in a row really, so it's not something I can "share" with Chad just yet. I'm excited for Baby H to start getting active in there so Chad can feel it too.

Gender countdown = T minus 7 days. This time next week we will (hopefully) know if we're having a boy or a girl! (I just have this fear that something is going to go wrong with the scheduling and the sonogram is going to fall through since it's our first appointment with our new doctor.) I will be so disappointed if we have to wait longer than expected to find out. We are so anxious to know if we are having a son or a daughter, a grandson or a granddaughter, a nephew or a niece....

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Grandparents and their "Names"

It's been said, and I will gladly say it again, that baby Herring is going to have the BEST grandparents (although, they do have pretty stiff competition coming from the great grandparents). However, there is one issue that keeps arising...what the grandparents will be called. Now, as far as I know, the Herrings don't have any name requests thus far. The Knights on the other hand keep signing emails as "GiGi" (for my mom-she's decided on the spelling and everything) and my dad...well, he just wants to be called "Charlie" - nothing else.

My brother and I find this hilarious! The fact that they think they actually have a choice in what their first grandchild will call them is beyond our belief. Let me give you some background on this subject...

We had no say in the naming of my dad's parents, Nanny and Papa Knight. Good names, right? My cousins, the frist born grandchildren, did a good job with that. My mom's parents, however, are a different story. Ramsey, being the first born grandchild on that side of the family, had the honors of naming them. My grandmother wanted to be called just that - "grandmother." By all means, she did NOT want to be called Granny, or anything of the sort. Well, those of you who know my grandparents know how that turned out. They were bestowed with the names "GaGa" and "GinGi" (GaGa is the girl, GinGi is the boy...we get that questions a lot..."which one is which?")

Aren't they so cute?! And could you imagine them being called anything other than Gaga and Gingi?! No way! I think they have grown to love the names as well (or at least they love us enough to not say otherwise).

So, GiGi and Charlie - we love you AND the names you have chosen, BUT...we can't make you any promises.