Baby Talk: Personal

If you follow my blog, you know that Mike & I announced that we are expecting several weeks ago. Everyone who knows me knows that I’m not into surprises. I used to carefully unwrap my Christmas presents when my parents weren’t looking, because I just couldn’t take the suspense. Yep, I was that kid. So you can imagine how much it was just killing me to have to wait from September to January to find out if this baby was a boy or girl.

The day finally arrived, and we are so happy to announce that we are having a boy! I’m seeing guitar lessons & Little League in our future.

Here’s a photo of our little guy:


Of course everyone’s next question is “what’s his name?” Oh my. What a process it was for Mike & I to agree on a name. It was weeks until we came to a conclusion. Of course, that conclusion was basically Mike informing me that he needed to name our baby if he was a boy. I could choose a girl name, but he insisted on making sure he chose a boy name so it wouldn’t be wimpy ;) Such a typical guy!  I already knew I wanted our first son’s middle name to be after his dad. So after much, much discussion Mike came up with a name we both loved,

Lincoln Michael.

Why I liked Lincoln:

-It’s unique! I’m not a fan of overly popular names. I’ve always loved having an uncommon one. (You don’t meet a Heidi every day!) I didn’t want him to be one of 5 in his 1st grade class with the latest trendy name.

-The obvious historical reference makes the name sound strong and successful.

-I’m a huge lover of names that sound old-fashioned and modern at the same time.

Why Mike chose Lincoln:

(This is a direct quote) “Because it sounds like a surfer or a guitar player, and it’s just an all-around good boy name.” (Did I mention Mike surfs & plays guitar?)

While our priorities for names were quite different, we were finally able to find something that made us both happy! Now I just have to wait until May to finally meet him!

One of his first outfits courtesy of his Aunt Caimbrin. (She’s lucky her guess of “boy” was right or she would have had a lot of returns to make today!)


Kylie - Congrats on finding out the sex of the baby! And I love love love the name! Men are so funny when it comes to naming their boys! Ha! Congrats again!January 19, 2010 – 10:06 pm

Amanda & Bryan - Congratulations to you both, Heidi. Lincoln Michael is a very masculine name. I’m sure it will fit him well.

We look forward to seeing you in April for our wedding.January 17, 2010 – 2:08 pm

Annette - Lincoln Michael just perfect. I just can’t wait to hold this little one.January 10, 2010 – 4:09 pm

Lori - Congratulations to you and your husband. The relationship with my two sons are amazing a priceless!January 7, 2010 – 6:57 pm

Lauren Kelly - He is absolutely beautiful, Heidi… and gorgeous name. Love it!!! :) So happy for ya’ll!January 7, 2010 – 3:25 pm

Adeline - I am so happy for you. This put such a smile on my face, congrats to you and Mike. Can’t wait for baby Lincoln!January 7, 2010 – 1:07 pm