Monday, September 22, 2008

It's a....

Baby warning message: If you do not want to know the gender of our upcoming baby, stop reading right now...

Last week we went to the doctor in Dar to get a big check-up done. Everything is now checked up and Joe Joe and the baby are both doing great!! At our ultrasound we were able to watch the little rascal kick and play (which Joe Joe has been feeling for quite some time). One highlight was when the tech doing the ultrasound poked to get the fella movin and we watched as a little foot raised up twice to poke right back.

And indeed, we did discover that we're going to have a little boy!! In celebration, we decided to go out to eat and indulge ourselves in some manly meals. Here's Joe Joe enjoying her NY Strip Steak with baked potato and Michael tearing into his Texan-Chili Burger. We're ready for ya big guy!!

Swahili word for the day is mvulana, which means boy.

10 comments:

Jimmie said...

Yayy!! I'm gonna be an uncle- I didn't know for several months if I was going to be an Aunt or an Uncle

Ryan and Maria Harrington said...

We can't wait!

J & K Wilson said...

Yeah, another baby boy! Beware he will be wild! Cameron is always into something but you will love it. And Joe Joe, having a baby boy is so special. You will be a great mom. We can't wait to see him!!!!

Cook Family said...

I am so excited for you guys. Hey, when are you coming to Zambia again? We miss you and love checking in on the blog to see what's going on with you. Congratulations on the great news - a BOY!

Michael & Joe Joe said...

Thanks guys, we as well can't wait. Our boy? Wild? You're kidding right? He'll be tame just like Daddy. Already he's very calm as he rolls and kicks in mommy's belly!

We miss you guys too, cooks. Don't know that we have any near plans for Zambia on the table. Maybe a rendevous in VA or SC sometime in the not-too-far-off future! Love keeping up with you guys on the boog, keep up the good work!

Reality Show Reject said...

Congrats! And here all this time I was hoping it was gonna be a monkey or a giraffe...well, I'm still happy for you guys. It seems I'm becoming quite the expert at boy crafts lately as everyone I know has been having boys! Expect a care package soon!

Hallie said...

Hey friends!!
Mike, Brady, and I just read your message and got SO SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!! We love you guys and know that you are being prayed for! Take care!
Michael, Brady, and Hallie
p.s. Brady thinks your shirt in your picture is pretty sweet Michael! =)

brady said...

Wow!! Saffi sana sana sana! Congratulations, guys. That is awesome. Hope you two are doing well and keeping your neighbors in line... :-)

Michael & Joe Joe said...

It is a sweet shirt... really soft and comfy, and it has this natural manly smell built in, like it was on a manly manican for many days first.

the robs said...

Congratultaions on your news of a baby boy! Kresta was right that there was something special about having a little boy. Matt and I are so excited for you guys and miss you very much. We also wanted to let you know that we are also having a little boy! Talk about crazy I can only imagine what it is going to be like having two boys 18 months apart. Love you guys and hope that you are doing great!