October 2, 2012

A Name

Hello there baby boy! It's been a little while since I did an update on you, and I'm in the writing mood this morning something fierce, so what better subject to talk about? So, what's been going on?

We were thrilled to a trillion tiny pieces last week to find out that you are a boy! Your Daddy even teared up after he had assured me he would not be crying in the least. "He doesn't cry", he said. Ha!

You officially have a name! I've only shared it with very few people and I know the people that don't know are very curious. It's a very special name and we wanted to be sure to share it with Trey's family first. We've had a little bit of trouble communicating, but I think everyone is aware at this point. I'm really ready to announce it and I think it's pretty safe to do so (aka.. it won't be a out of nowhere announcement to the people it affects), so without further adieu -

Your sweet little name is Wesley Riggs. It's perfect, isn't it? Here's the meaning behind it all:
You are named Wesley (Wes) after your Daddy's Uncle Wes. He passed away just a few short months ago while Daddy was away at NTC. He was an outstanding man who passed way before his time. Your Daddy couldn't have thought more of Uncle Wes. He always made such a huge effort to be a part of Daddy's/our life.. even when it wasn't always easy to do so. He was hysterical and your Aunt Melissa always said that Daddy and Wes reminded her so much of each other.. their senses of humor, I think. It was obvious he had such a great heart and went after what he wanted (I can infer that since he lived in the Cayman Islands). I know people from all over loved him from the outpouring of love I saw from his family and friends all over the world when he passed away. From the short amount of time that I knew him, these things were clear. So, in short, you're named after a man that is thought very highly of and we feel like we couldn't have set you up better. Plus, as a bonus, Wes Welker is a pretty awesome football player, so you're bound to have some athletic skill as well.
Riggs is Mama's Grammy McGrane's (your Mizzy's mother.. make sense?) maiden name. Your brother has Daddy's Grandmother's maiden name, so we wanted to do the same for you.

We can feel your kicks from the outside now and we're loving it! Still faint, but definitely feelable. You move around so much little guy!

Andrew is grasping the concept of you more and more. He asks to talk to his "little brother Wes". And to hear his little voice say that, it melts me! I pray all the time that you two will be the best of friends! I think you lucked out in the big brother department!

That's all for this week! I go in this afternoon to check on you and go over your Ultrasound pictures. I can't wait to hear your little heartbeat!


Jen said...

I love it!!!!! Such a wonderful name. :)

Expat Girl said...

What a perfect name, I love it!

Julie Danielle said...

I love it!

Sarah and Derek said...

LOVE that name! I think it's absolutely adorable.

Mel said...

That name is incredible. I really, really love it!

JG said...

Awwww, little brother Wes! I love it!

I love family names, and I double-love how he's named after both sides of his family tree. That's so special!

And I'm sorry to let my English Geek side muck up this very sweet post, but you have no idea how happy it made me to see "infer" used properly. Not surprising, you're an intelligent gal, but still.

Okay, sorry. :)

Steph said...

I love the name! It's perfect!

Kristy said...
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Kristy said...

I love the name too! Somehow I know that it will fit him perfectly! And I'm a sucker for family names too! (
(Dying to meet Miss Thing so we can finally be settled on a name!)

____j said...

Congratulations! That is a sweet name :)