that first week, it was very hard for me to sleep. i saw the numbers 3:30 on my alarm clock almost every night. my brain was going full speed ahead while my body was completely worn out.
those nights were the hardest.
it was during one of those nights that i went over boy names in my head. greg and i knew we needed a name with significant meaning because this was going to be a very special baby. we didn't have a book of names yet to look anything up, so we hadn't talked much about names we liked yet.
but as i lay there, a name literally popped in my head from nowhere: "what about Jonathan?" i liked the name a lot, but it wasn't necessarily a name i would have picked out originally. i thought about jonathan of the Bible: he was a young man of courage, strength, and determination who looked to and relied on God. i decided to look the meaning of the name up on the internet first thing in the morning.
so imagine my pleasant surprise when i found that the name means "Gift from God." i can't help but believe that this name was meant to be.
we are still working on a middle name.