We started announcing our baby's name this week. It is nice to be able to refer to him by his name, but it is just a weird thing to start telling people because I know everyone has an opinion, but they aren't going to tell me because they don't want to hurt my feelings if they don't like it. But then again, I am pretty sure I don't want to hear it if someone doesn't like it. =) It was fun to tell my mom the name because she cried and laughed and was just so happy we told her. But no matter what we would have named our little guy she would have loved it.
So to tell everyone who reads this blog (if there is anyone). We are going to name our son Jude Elliott Swanson. We decided to use the name Elliott as his middle name to honor our first baby and because we still loved the meaning of it, "the Lord is my God". Jude was one of four first names we were considering and Ashley and I decided on Jude for several reasons, but the main one being that it means "praise" and we just feel like it is a very fitting meaning for this pregnancy. We feel very blessed and thankful to have another chance at having a child and we don't want to forget to praise God for this little blessing. As time continues to tick we realize 14 weeks really isn't that far away and Ashley and I can't wait to meet little Jude Elliott.