Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kachinvya Chad

Our darling boy has finally arrived!  As with Vava, we've had a lot of questions about his name. Here are some answers:

It's pronounced kuh-CHINV-yuh. Go on, take it for a spin ... try saying it out loud. Emphasize the second syllable. Not so hard, right?

Kachi for short, and it doesn't sound like "catchy" ... more like "caught"-chee, emphasis on the first syllable. 

We love the name on its own, but its meaning makes it especially dear to us. After infertility drugs, miscarriages, and a lot of heartbreak, we're not taking our kids for granted. Each of our children's names has a special meaning.  Sam means God hears my prayers. Vivian means life. And Kachinvya means victor, overcomer.  We're so blessed :).

Here's a peek at our little man with the big name.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

3381 to 3390

3381. You hear our prayers.
3382. You create life.
3383. Through You we overcome.
3384. You are enough.
3385. You carry us, we don't carry ourselves.
3386. You are eternal.
3387. You came here as a baby.
3388. You know us from the inside out.
3389. You love us.
3390. You love me.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

3361 to 3380

3361. Little Kachinvya Chad coming safely into the world.
3362. Superhero Chrissy, coming in the middle of the night to stay with Sam and Vava.
3363. Superhero Rachael, being my strong and calm friend throughout labour.
3364. Superhero mama, letting me crush her hand and counting me through each contraction.
3365. Superhero Patrick, giving me such glad glances of excitement and pride to keep me going.
3366. My wonderful nurse, who was so competent and pleasant and kind.
3367. Apple juice and ice chips.
3368. Sam and Vava, who suddenly seem huge and astonishing.
3369. My night nurse, who kept Kachi-boy so I could sleep.
3370. A zillion well-wishers making meet smile.
3371. October sunshine.
3372. God holding me close.
3373. A refreshing shower.
3374. Coming home to Sam and Vava after two days apart.
3375. Vava wearing her Peppa Pig costume to bed.
3376. Kachinvya in his carseat, so teensy tiny.
3377. Sam and Vava cuddling Kachinvya, careful and adoring.
3378. Coming home to my own house with my own family to be together always ... kind of heavenly.
3379. Gillian's visit.
3380. Walking into my bedroom and being surprised to find Kachi ... delicious new normal ♥.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

3351 to 3360

3351. Patrick being home today.
3352. Sick Sam loving his apple juice popsicles.
3353. Vava snuggling Sam when he fell asleep on the couch.
3354. Mom's help in painting the bathroom.
3355. Vava dressing up as a "Pip-ess Tiger."
3356. Patrick's laundry marathon.
3357. My uncle surviving a horrible crash.
3358. My loving family.
3359. The kids falling asleep right away.
3360. Watching a movie with my beautiful mama.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

3341 to 3350

3341. Vava's adorable excitement over her balloons and streamers.
3342. Presents and cake for breakfast.
3343. Sam helping Vava find her presents.
3344. Sam and Vava playing tea party.
3345. Our church family being thankful together.
3346. The way God makes beautiful things out of the dust.
3347. Hearing a birth mother thanking God for good adoptions.
3348. Making freezer meals with Mom and Patrick.
3349. Mom's delicious gf stuffing and orange-cranberry relish.
3350. Vava in bed in the dark, still playing tea-party with an unresponsive (sleeping) Sam.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

3331 to 3340

3331. My patient husband.
3332. My patient mama.
3333. Vava being so in love with her spyglass.
3334. Sunshine.
3335. Puttering outside with my mama.
3336. Sam's dramatic sleep positions.
3337. Prayers for patience.
3338. Cheetos at just the right time.
3339. Encouragement to endure with hope.
3340. Hearing my Dad's voice.

3321 to 3330

3321. Another day to enjoy my beautiful mama.
3322. Running into Stan at the store.
3323. Sam asking for chocolate ice lollies.
3324. Sam and Vava's hilarious early-morning conversation.
3325. Patrick coming with me to
3326. My appointment, which was better than I'd feared.
3327. God giving me another peek at how much I am governed by my own fear.
3328. Park playdate in gorgeous fall sunshine.
3329. Vava watching out the window for me to come home.
3330. Bubble tea and Pad Thai.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

3311 to 3320

3311. A Chapters playdate.
3312. My restful morning massage.
3313. Sweet texts from friends.
3314. Vava's adorable food belly at lunch.
3315. Sam's independent play.
3316. Sam wanting me to hold his hand and walk upstairs.
3317. Vava trying to tuck toys under my shirt for baby K, then squealing "he's so cuuute!"
3318. A gorgeous full moon.
3319. My husband ♥ my wonderful Patrick.
3320. Mom taking such care of me - of all of us!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

3301 to 3310

3301. Sam's friend sharing his awesome new toy with him, generously and happily.
3302. Sunshine morning.
3303. Banana pumpkin loaf.
3304. Sam playing happily outside by himself in the leaves.
3305. Friendship and Coca-Cola.
3306. Cold rain drops dashing down.
3307. Mom and Patrick cleaning up after supper.
3308. Cheetos.
3309. A riveting new show.
3310. Mama crocheting baby K a beautiful turquoise blanket.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

3291 to 3300

3291. Being able to tell the kids to go back to sleep without getting out of bed ... hello awesome monitor!
3292. Peanut butter oatmeal.
3293. A sunny morning.
3294. Love and hugs at church.
3295. Taking a huge nap while mom cleaned up.
3296. Waking up to find my amazing husband had painted the downstairs bathroom.
3297. Sam's eagerness to go to bed.
3298. Eating chicken nachos and
3299. Watching God's Not Dead with
3300. Mom and Patrick.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

3281 to 3290

3281. Sleeping in while my handsome love manned the kids.
3282. Coming downstairs to receive ecstatic hugs from Vava.
3283. Being spoiled like crazy by friends.
3284. Hospital presents.
3285. Spinach and feta egg puffs.
3286. My mama taking care of me ... making carmel corn and vacuuming the stairs.
3287. A happy dinner out with friends.
3288. Cheesecake.
3289. Knowing I'm 24 hours closer to meeting baby K than I was last night.
3290. Hearing the kids talk in their sleep on our new monitor.

Friday, October 3, 2014

3271 to 3280

3271. Waking up to hugs from my mama.
3272. Patrick coming with me to my appt with ScaryDoc.
3273. Moms group.
3274. Vava sitting on the couch wearing her dinosaur hat and princess crown, drinking from her sippy cup and fondly cradling her huge pumpkin. So much weirdness, so much cuteness.
3275. Sam wanting to be a big boy all day.
3276. Green chili tacos with blue corn chips.
3277. Lying on the couch while my mama did the dishes.
3278. Patrick manning the stay-in-bed marathon.
3279. Kind kind friends.
3280. It's Friday!