Sunday, August 14, 2011


When we found out that we were expecting a second baby, we were super excited.  We loved Quinn like crazy and knew that the addition of a second baby would just add so much more love and joy to our home.  We were right.  I wasn't sure about how I would do with a boy.  I grew up in a house of girls, other than my Dad.  So far I think we're doing just fine.  We named the little man Judah because somehow, since the day that I very first heard that name, I knew that one day I would have a Judah of my own.  And Chris liked it too. :)  Judah means PRAISE.  I like the fact that Jesus was from the tribe of Judah.  Although we are not Jewish, I feel like this name was made for our little round-headed baby.  Quinn was a very mature baby.  She would observe things before making a move.  She would check out all of the possible effects of her decision and then make a mature choice. As mature as a 9 month old could be, I suppose. Judah, on the other hand, is a wild man.  We have a Dora car that rocks.  When Quinn was a little baby, she would ride it and push the buttons and then get off like the dainty little princess that she is.  Judah gets on and rides and then when it's time to get off he just throws his arms out to the side and falls off.  No tears.  Carry on.  It's hilarious.  Quinn got teeth at a year old.  I was getting concerned that baby dentures would be in our future.  Judah had them at 4 months-six of them.  It just makes sense that a little "shark-man" would need teeth to attack with.  He is also the gassiest baby I have ever known.  I have a lot of nieces and nephews and never have I known a baby with as much gas as this kid.  As much as Judah is a little wild guy, he is a Momma's baby.  Both of our babies have been.  I'm completely okay with that.  He is the sweetest natured guy.  You might not know this if you didn't know him well. He is a very rough and tumble baby.  His slapping, twisting, biting, kicking, and head butting is really just a result of him being such a manly little baby.  Judah has been and continues to be such a great blessing in our life.  This baby boy, gas, sharp teeth, wildness and all, is "just what I always wanted." 


  1. He is all boy and there is no doubt about it! In addition to everything Lauren said, here is another tidbit about him. Quinn NEVER climbed anything, Judah, if it looks like it can be climbed he tries it. Play kitchens, chairs, coffee table, treadmill, highchair, ironing board, stroller, toilet, bathtub just to name a few. He is a fun little guy!

  2. ohhhh boys.... I do not have a girl to compare with but after growing up in a house full of girls that were raised as manly as could be. I am also finding that this adventure of boys is something, and especially as a second child they are strong!! We look forward to all that the Lord has in store for these little powerhouses, and with them only being 10 weeks apart I am sure they will have lots of play time together! God Bless you and yours!!