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Friday, September 5, 2008

And the baby is . . .

Today we all went to the doctor with Coby for an ultrasound and to find out what the gender of the baby is. We have been waiting for this day for a long time. The doctor told us the baby is healthy and doing very well . He was quite pleased with the progress of the pregnancy. Thanks be to God! We are half way through our pregnancy, please keep praying for us, especially for Coby and the baby!
The moments we have been waiting for since we found out we were pregnant, we are having . . . another girl! We are very excited about this and the girls are just thrilled to have another sister. They are already planning who she is going to sleep with.

We are doing something fun to come up with a name for the baby, there's a poll on the left column with some selections of names you can vote from now until sometime in January 2009 (couple of days before the baby's born), or if you don't like any of the names, you can submit via the comments with a name suggestion.

5 Comments:

Steve said...

Congratulation! to Mike and Coby. Since the baby will be born in January, I picked the name Christina or Agnes or Elizabeth (like Oma)

January 18: Blessed Christina

Blessed Christina lived in the sixteenth century. She was born in Abruzzi, Italy. Her baptismal name was Matthia. As she grew up, Matthia felt the call to a life of prayer and penance. She chose to become a cloistered nun. Matthia entered the convent of St. Augustine in Aquila. She was called Sister Christina.

Sister Christina's life as a nun was hidden and silent. But the people of Aquila began to find out about the beauty of her vocation. She and the other nuns were bringing many blessings to them through their prayerful dedication. Sister Christina was cloistered but she was very aware of the needs of the poor people of her area. She and the nuns provided for them whatever they could. Sister Christina also kept herself aware of the crosses and sufferings people experienced. She prayed and offered penances to the Lord for their intentions.

January 21: St. Agnes

St. Agnes was a Roman girl who died in 304. She was just twelve years old when she suffered martyrdom for her faith. Although few historical details remain, St. Agnes has always been popular. This is especially because St. Ambrose and other well-known early Church saints have written about her. Agnes loved Jesus so much that she chose only him for her husband. Since she was beautiful, many young men wished to marry her. However, Agnes wanted to give her heart only to Jesus. She would always say, "Jesus is my only husband." She even turned down the governor's son, who became very angry. He tried to win her for his wife with gifts and promises. Agnes just kept telling him, "I am already promised to the Lord."

Tante Lian said...

Hello everyone.I'm Tante Lian that hasn't contact each other for so long and Steve send me the article to vote a name .Do I get an award if I vote for the right name?Ha haha.I vote for Bernadette because from your 1st till the 3rd child I make an abbreviation of G R A B.It click in my mind like that.Ok Coby &Mike I'm looking forward .Irene often show the pictures to me.Cute and pretty girls.Good bye for now
Tante Lian

Papa & Mama Soeherman said...

1st Option;
Papa and Mama have voted the name BERNADETTE MARY SOEHERMAN for your fourth daughter and our 5th Granddaughter! Mama and Papa thanks Our Lord for the Gift of one more grand daughter.
We do have her Relic and have it with us when we came to Hoover, Alabama from San Jose, California and have it with us now here in Lincolnshire, Illinois; 'together' with all the other Relics we have; St.Francis of Assisi; St.Therese of Lisieux; St. Rita of Casia, Saint of the Imposible; and Saint Faustina on who's Canonization by Pope John Paul the Great Papa and Mama WERE present in the Vatican on September 30th in the Jubilee year 2000! Saint Bernadette, born Marie-Bernarde Soubirous on January 7, (a January child!!!) daughter from the town of Lourdes in southern France. From Feb, 11 to Jul. 16, 1858, she reported eighteen apparitions of "a Lady." Despite initial skepticism from the Catholic Church, these claims were eventually declared to be WORTHY OF BELIEF after a canonical investigation, and the apparition is known as Our Lady of Lourdes!!, Who's 150th Anniversary we are celebrating! After her death, Bernadette's body remained incorrupt, and the shrine at Lourdes went on to become a major site for pilgrimage, attracting millions of Catholics each year; among whom Papa and Mama who went in 1995 with both you Michael, and Anthony, now Father Miguel Marie. On December 8, 1933 she was canonized as a saint by the Church.
2nd Option
FAUSTINA MARY SOEHERMAN! I have always hoped and prayed to have a granddaughter named of Faustina! The FIRST Saint Cannonised in THIS our Century.Papa and Mama WERE PRESENT during the Canonization of St.Faustina in the Vatican of September 30th, in the Jubilee Year 2000! Pray over it, and may the Holy Spirit inspire both of you Michael and Coby, your 4th baby girl the name what GOD wants you to name your 4th daughter as per the COMMENTS written for both of you. May God Bless us all and Our Lady of Lourdes Keeps us.
Yours Papa and Mama in J.M.J.

Kym (Leeds) said...

OOOOHHHHH! I'm so excited!!! Another little Soeherman lady!

I voted Jacinta. Ever since you told me it was a possibility, I fell in love with it. It's a beautiful name.

Congrats Michael & Coby, Gabriela, Rebecca and Abigail! What a lovely family....can't wait to meet you Baby! :)

Donna said...

Congratulations on baby girl #4!! We are so happy for you guys!

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