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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Hello, World!!


HELLO! (that's him, waving)
Gideon Michael Sheets, due to arrive mid-June, has been dancing and kicking to show his enthusiasm for life.

For several weeks he has been making his presence more known, but today, his excited parents were able to see their second glimpse into his growing world.

And, for the first time, he was able to tell us to stop with the gender-neutral pronouns and announce his name to the world. :)

After seeing him in action (playing peek-a-boo, kicking, and wiping his mouth) Gideon Michael seems even more real. And his father is sure that he will prove to be a strong soccer player.

Here's a full-body shot of the tiniest member of the Sheets family. Gideon weighs 11 oz. The doc said he is healthy! We saw the heart beating srongly (147 beats per minute), the 2 sections of the brain, and all the major organs growing as they should. It is SO amazing to see all these things!

He is very active (at ALL times of day and night).

Below is a close-up of his profile. JR and I think that he has JR's nose. In this picture, his mouth is open. Durring the ultrasound, he was moving his mouth a lot. He was drinking, but it looked like he was singing (which, knowing his parents, wouldn't be surprising).



Please continue to keep our family in your prayers. We love you all.

The Sheets,
JR, Daisha, and Gideon

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

He's the most beautiful grandson ever!!! May God continue to pour his bountiful blessings on the three of you and keep you safe in His arms!

I love you all!

Gigi

Katie Johnston said...

Praise the Lord it is a boy! We need more boys with good Christian parents! I don't know if Daisha would have been able to handle a girl! Love you guys and see you in April!

Katie

Anne said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Curly Sue said...

Congrats! That's really exciting.

Tiffany said...

Congratulations! The three of you remain in our prayers, only now we can replace "...and the baby" with "...and little Gideon."

Anonymous said...

He is beutiful! I am excited to hold another little one in my arms. Daisha best be ready for another JR! All boy! Rachel and Gideon will have fun growing up together! A blessed family.

Lots of love, Grandma

Anonymous said...

He is beutiful! I am excited to hold another little one in my arms. Daisha best be ready for another JR! All boy! Rachel and Gideon will have fun growing up together! A blessed family.

Lots of love, Grandma

Anonymous said...

Woo--HOO!!! a MIGHTY Warrior--Who is like God! is a wonderful name to hand this soul. [You do know that Gideon aslo means lumberjack, kind of an irresistable force. (GRIN)] May God bless you and the soul entrusted to your care.
In case you may have missed it, we are very excited. Keep sharing HIS love and grace.
Papa Dan

Maggie said...

CONGRATULATIONS! How wonderful you will be having a sweet little boy. May God continue to bless you and little Gideon. We are keeping the three of you in our prayers!

Anonymous said...

Oh how wonderful! Little Gideon. You do us proud. May the Lord bless each of you. Our first great-grandbaby. What a privilege. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Sheets and thank you Lord. The pictures are good and he is beautiful and healthy. Life is good. Love and always our prayers from great-grandma Betty and great-grandpa Bob.

Hannah said...

Awesome! Congratulations! Can't wait to meet my next nephew. Though he's got high cuteness standards to live up to with my other nephew. ;) I'm sure he'll do just fine.

"Aunt" Hannah

Jill said...

Congratulations!!! It is so awesome to see his development...what a blessing! So now I have to ask...what name had you selected if the baby were going to be a girl? I love this kind of stuff!

Great Aunt Jeanne said...

All praises to our Father. I am delighted he is so healthy and so happy for you both and for Gideon as he is loved very much even now.
Love,
Great Aunt Jeanne