Sunday, November 30, 2008

It's A Boy!

Todd was able to come with me to my ultrasound last Wednesday. I was 12 weeks 3 days but the measurements put me up to 13 weeks 2 days. Even though it's still really early, we were told that we are having a boy! We are both so excited! It was so much fun to see the growth of the baby, it's amazing how fast they grow! He was really active and even did a little turn around flip for us. He also relaxed for a second putting both hands behind his head. I am so grateful to have had so many ultrasounds so far, it's been very exciting. I've had 3 ultrasounds and have heard the heartbeat during those and also one extra time. I love getting to see and hear our little baby and know that everything is going well. I actually look forward to every doctor appointment I have:) We are just so grateful for this wonderful blessing and opportunity that has been given to us. We have two trimesters left but I know the time will go quickly.

Todd and I have been talking about baby names for quite some time now. We had a girl name picked out already but we were struggling with boy names. Since all five grand kids on Todd's side are girls, I guess I was thinking it would probably be a girl. Anyway, we've looked at names and have received many ideas from our families. I was thinking about each of the names on Thanksgiving night but my thoughts kept returning to a name that Todd and I have talked about for quite some time...Matthew. Todd and I both like the name, I've just been hesitant because I wasn't sure how I liked Matthew Todd together. I looked up the meaning of Matthew in our name book and found out it means "gift of God." I instantly decided that this is going to be the name of our sweet baby boy. We have such a strong testimony of prayer and know that Heavenly Father does hear and answer our prayers. We feel like this baby is a miracle and is most certainly a gift from God. We look forward to meeting Matthew Todd Eichelberger next June!



Our baby boy with his hands in front of his mouth

10 comments:

Crystal and Rosario said...

Congratulations! That is such a great name with a wonderful meaning. I'm so excited for you guys!

Monica&Kevin said...

Congratulations! How exciting!! He looks so cute in his little ultrasound pic ;)

Aunt Pam said...

Alyson & Todd,
What a wonderful blessing from God for the two of you! Congratulations and much love to the three of you!

Aunt Pam

Carrie & Tyson said...

Wow, that is a really good ultrasound picture. Hooray for baby boys! I love having a little boy. They are such sweethearts.

Dinga said...

Yeah! I am so excited for you! I was just about to post an entry saying we are having a boy, when I noticed your new post! I am so excited for you and Todd. I am so used to having a little girl in the house that it is going to be weird to change our mindset to boy stuff. :)

Angela said...

Beautifully written! Perfect name for your little guy and what a great early ultrasound picture :)! Your joy bounces off the page. Nothing like early Christmas...So happy for you.

Heather said...

yeah you are going to have so much fun little boys are awesome. not sure why i think that though. matthew is going to love having austin and rexford as role models and playmates. you are so lucky you didn't have to wait until 20 weeks to fins out. i can't wait to meet him. Congrats.....

kimberly said...

We are super excited to meet little Matthew :)

The Nates said...

Congrats on knowing you're having a boy, thats so exciting!! I love the name, so cute, perfect for a cute baby boy! I'm so happy for you guys, what a blessing! Keep in touch!

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