Tuesday, January 7, 2014

It's a boy!

New Year's Eve was a wonderful day!!
My doctors appointment was at 9:00 AM, so there wasn't much waiting until we got to see the little squirt! We got to the doctor's office at about 15 till 9 and were in in no time! As we made our way back into the room I was just about ready to squeal. I had been pretty nervous, but when you get that close to knowing, you can't help but be excited. It didn't seem to take anytime and we were looking at that little baby on the screen. I was so cool! She started showing us what things were. We looked at the top of the skull and she measured the head. He was very active and rolling all around. {He had also been very active on the way to the doctor as well!} She finally got a good glimpse of him  and said, "Are you ready to find out?"
Heck yea!! So she said it's a boy! It was so cool! Bobby said he wasn't very surprised. He knew it was a boy all along. I was nervous cause I wanted a boy and thought I would have a girl since that seems to be what a lot of people are having these days. Don't get me wrong... I would have fallen in love with that little girl all the same, but when you have in your head that it is a boy, it's what you have pictured! At any rate we are as delighted as can be! God has blessed us tremendously!

This is the picture I shared with friends and family to announce what we were having. To me it seemed simple. His profile with him name in blue. It screams IT'S A BOY! to me. Apparently it was not that obvious to others. {Looking back I would have done something different, but it is what it is! I don't want to keep the name a secret, but maybe telling them in person instead of them seeing it written would be more clear.}
His name is Asa Barret. That is pronounced ace-uh bear-et. This was a hard concept for some of my co-workers. I got "ass-uh" and "bar-et" as one guess. Another guess was, "Is this English?" {HA HA} And several guesses that it was a girl. Guess this is not as clear as I thought it was! After explaining, everyone understands that it is a boy!

Now Bobby has liked the name Asa for as long as I've known him. I definitely love it now, especially now that I've called our son that so much! It did take a little for me to accept it.
With the middle name we couldn't decide on anything or even think of anything good. We liked a couple names, but if we ever have another boy wouldn't be able to use it again. So I started looking on line at baby names and meanings! I started with the B's since his first name starts with an A. It was about the 10th name I came across. I thought it was so cute, so I asked Bobby what he thought. To my surprise, he loved it! So Asa Barret it is. Also, he likes it because of William Barret Travis who was a commanding officer at the Alamo. Gotta love Texas History!! And Barret means- Bear brave! We're going to raise a tough and brave kid!

We are over joyed!

Happy New Year!!



  1. Congratulations! I'm so happy you got a boy since that's what you wanted :)
    I think your announcement picture is darling. You did a great job with it.
    I also think it's awesome that you already have his name picked out! Barret is a family name for us so it gets a double thumbs up from me!
    So excited for you guys!

  2. Love that name! I'm so happy for y'all! You look great, so precious with that baby belly!!