Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Can I have Your Attention Please!

We have a very important announcement to make!

Look closely at the pictures!
Especially the one above!

I have known for awhile but was sworn to secrecy 
by the Mommy and Daddy to be...

I been dying to share this with you!
It was so hard to keep the secret... But it wasn't mine to share,
 so I had to wait for the okay!

Andrew and Katie are "expecting"!
We are so so so excited for the new addition of "Baby Burgess"! 

Katie is about 17 weeks along now!
The due date is April 8th!!

Okay... sorry this is sideways!

But the we all had fun naming the baby while in Orlando!
Andrew and Katie are leaning towards Snow White if it's a girl and Shrek for a boy!

Isn't he or she adorable!
The other children looked at it and said...
"it" looks like a peanut!

A cute peanut that is... a very, very cute peanut!

What's a good Grandma name?
I love Mimi but that is Jim's sister and our dog since we had to change her name from Mia to Mimi ;-)
Crazy... I know!!
May just wait and see what baby calls us? 
But I would love some ideas!!

There is more good news - no it's not twins!

 They will be moving back to the good ole' USA next summer!
In fact they will be in Colorado!
Not too far from Matt and Caitlin(1 hour)!!


Praising HIM! 


Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Congrantulations! So excited for Katie and her husband. Babies make a husband and wife one! They bring joy to everyone around them. Congratulations to you Grandma, Nana, or Oma! Too bad about the Mimi, I like that one! I say find a new home for the dog. Just Kidding!

Meredith said...

Yay! That is so cool! Congratulations to them and to you.

When my little sister was born 22 years ago, I suggested that we name her "Donald Duck." Katie is welcome to use it if she likes it, but my mom picked something else for some reason that I still don't really understand. ;)

(Small world - My baby sister was born at Landstuhl last November.)

Lisa said...

Nana? Grammy? GramBam (my sweet daughter in love's name for her awesome grandmother)? How exciting! I am so....glad they're moving back to the US much fun are you going to have visiting both kids/spouses and grandkids at once (when that time comes of course...I'm getting a little ahead of myself

Congratulations to all!!

Jboo said...

Congrats to all -- so exciting!!! Double congrats that they will be back in the states!! My grandkids call me Mimi -- how about Nana or Gigi? Fun!

Sarah said...

How wonderful! Congratulations!!!!

Stephanie M said...

Oh Jean - so exciting!!! Congratulations to you ALL!
I love Oma for a Grandma's name, and our children call their great grandma MeeMa.

Lori said...

GoodNESS! This is such fun-fabulous-wonderful-terrific-JOYFUL news!!

Congratulations! You'll be THE best grandma ever!

Emily said...

Congratulations, Jean!!!!! I was wondering when you were going to announce! I had seen the news on Katie's blog a little while back.

I hope to be called "Grammy" one day!

I see someone suggested Oma as your grandma name. I believe that's German for Grandma, so that may be cute, given that "peanut" will be born in Germany. My twin (now 30 year old) nephews were born in Germany and they tried using Oma and Papa for Grandma and Grandpa. It never stuck though, and they are just Grandma and Grandpa.

Oooh, and let the name game begin!!!!! For both of you!


Emily said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!! She's due a week ahead of me! My own dear mom was Grammy before she passed away. My oldest daughter got to know Grammy for 8 precious months. Clearly, I'm partial to Grammy, and hope my grandkids will call me that someday.

Shelia Jacoby said...

Wonderful news! So glad they will be state side next summer as well. None of the "old" traditional grandma type names appeal to me personally and I have a college friend whose mother is called "Honey" by the grandchildren. It is very "sweet" and just seems to fit. That is the one I have always like the best. Baby Burgess will have no lack of "aunts" and "uncles" :-)

Suzanne said...

Nai Nai is paternal grandmother in Chinese and Lao Lao is maternal grandmother. Either of those is cute! My MIL was Nai Nai to our daughter.

Jessim said...

My Mom's grandma name is "Lovely". She stole it from someone else, who had told us "I felt like, I needed a constant reminder as I got older". The first grand-baby went through stages where he couldn't say it well (and his father was kind of resistant to it) so for a second we were worried she'd end up "Bobby"; but he eventually got Lovely out, and the other grand kids call her that with no problem.

And now that she's had the name for 7 years, it no longer seems as odd as it did at first (since our grandma's were always was a bit of a deviation.)

Peggy said...

Congratulations! Our daughter, adopted from China, has an April 8th birthday!

Heather H. said...

We use nai nai, Lao Lao, and Lao ye for my children (ye ye passed away before they arrived). I think it would be a wonderful incorporation of your children's heritage, as I'm guessing their grandparents may no longer be living.

Mary DeGennaro said...

Congratulations, Jean!!!!
I am partial to Nana, that's what my grandkids call me. My grandmother and mother were both Nana so I knew that was what I wanted to be called.

anyabar1987 said...

I think waiting will be good because my grandparents were gram and gramps to my other cousins but because I practivcally lived with them (during the day they were my babysitters) I formed my own names for them and it has always been a good thing that they have seen as special and my sisters took those names for them as well because it signified a special bond we had for them.

Margaret said...

Jeje or Jiji- a twist on Gigi!
Fits you perfectly.

Janet said...

I love Josiah--so much I have one=) I like Owen too....
So excited for you whole big family!
My grandmothers' names were Nanny and Mamaw...but those sound way to old for you=)

Jo's Corner said...

Grammie! I am so happy to hear about this new family member. Congratulations to All!

Wendy said...

What wonderful news!!!! It is so nice to hear such wonderful news! Nice to hear good news. I am so glad they will be moving to Colorado....a nice road trip away.
Grandma Jean is a nice name.

Jolene said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news. I have always loved that my children call my mother, Nana, but Gram is nice, too...speaking of Gram (Graham, maybe) I've heard some Grandma's called "Cookie"....Also, April 8th is a rocking day...that is my oldest baby's birthday!

Alison S said...

My Dad was all ready to be called Grandpa but when my daughter started talking she started calling him Elbow and it totally stuck.

Yes, seriously, Elbow, like the part of your arm that bends.

Sally-Girl! said...

I am grandma, but I like grammy better, however I do see you as a JeJe!!

All of our children call Robert Papa since our granddaughter was born prior to us adopting the littles and then we went to Guatemala to get Marissa and she called him papa and it has just stuck! So he is Papa to our kids and now our granddaughter!

Sue said...

Congrats on becoming a g-ma (that is what my kids call there grandma) and to have Katie and Andrew back home (or at least closer to home)

Susan A said...

this happy news got me smiling.. how exciting!!! :D

EHedden said...

My good friend's grandchildren call her Honey....that may be too southern for you.

Hanna said...

Congratulations!!!! :)

Megan said...

Congrats to you all- that's so exciting!
And, I vote for the Chinese name for "grandma", whatever that is ;)

ChouchouPoussin said...

what a good new ! congrtulations !
friendly from France