It’s a Boy!!

We’re a little late posting this, but most of you know that it’s a boy!!  We went out of town in VA Beach and I didn’t have time to update the blog.  So, here’s a shot of the little one. Boy does he know how to work the camera with the classic thumb sucking pose!  It makes moma so proud!

Parker-19 week ultrasound

We were ecstatic to see him squirming around and his little heart just working overtime pumping away.  There’s nothing better than knowing that there is a life being created and growing inside you.  I intend to cherish every moment of it.

We’ve been working a little bit more on the baby’s room.  The furniture was delivered a few weeks ago so now we’re looking into getting the room painted and decorated.  I have an inspiration page that I intend to add to each time I see something I love:

I know that I won’t put all of this in one room, but anytime I run across something that I like, I add it so I can go back.  So far, I’ve purchased the Blu lil Hoot owl pillow (displayed first) and the “leaf me alone wall graphics” displayed second.  I really like the pottery barn kids area rug, and we’re trying to decide if we should go with that or not.  We’ll see once we’ve had a chance to look around more and decide if that’s the best rug.

I love the idea of using retro owls.  Owls are great because they symbolize wisdom. I pray that he will have God’s wisdom as he guides his way through life’s challenges. We are naming him Daniel Parker Christiansen.  He will be the third Daniel  in the family and will go by Parker.  The name Parker is a name that I picked out and have always really loved.  According to, Parker means “Park Keeper” and Daniel means “God is my judge”.  I am happy with the names that we chose!

I’m so looking forward to our vacation next week!  I have so much going on at work that I will need to finish first, but after that it’s all sunny skies and beautiful Hawaii beaches!  This is our last vacation before little Parker arrives, so we are going to relax and enjoy it to it’s fullest!  Dan is planning to book  a snorkle adventure, evening sunset dinner cruise and a dolphin encounter.  We’ll see what kind of deals we can find online.  I’m planning to take the third book in the Twilight series with me to read since I stopped reading it when I started reading all of the “mommy” books.  Some of my friends will be happy to hear that!  It’s going to be so nice to get away for a while!

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