Cravings: oats and honey crunchy granola bars, little debbie's (any kind)
New development: Our boys finally have names!!!!!
Naming these babies was hard! I always thought this would be easy... especially once we knew their gender. Unfortunately for us that just made it harder! We didn't agree on any names until these. We have 2 very different tastes in names which you can imagine only added to our difficulty. So how did we finally come up with these names, might you ask?
We knew we wanted non-rhyming names and different initials, but still have the names sound good together. We also wanted them to be gender specific and we wanted to name them what we were going to call them. So.... with all of those "name rules" our name journey continued and continued with no luck. We had lots of help from others, but actually came to these names on our own.
There has been a J.R.J. in every generation of the Jerkins family since the civil war so we knew we wanted to carry on that tradition, but coming up with a cute J name is hard! Most are very common names and I wanted something a little different. I was reading through the new testament and came to the book of Jude. And I couldn't get it out of my head. Jude. There was something different about this one. Then I looked up the meaning and it means, "praise." I was in love. Ryan just came naturally as the only R name that we really liked. So baby A is now Jude Ryan Jerkins.
Luke was a name we had both liked for a long time. Come to find out it means "light" and we obviously want our boys to be a light in this dark world. We never just loved it though until we put it with Jude. Then it was a no brainer. Because we went with the J.R.J (Jerkins side) for baby A, we knew we wanted to do something meaningful from my side of the family for baby B. David is my dad's middle name and it fit so well so baby B became Luke David.
I am so glad that our boys will carry on their grandfathers' names/initials. They are men that we love and respect more than words can fully express. And our prayer is that Jude and Luke will be men of integrity that love the Lord and their families like their Papa and Pop do.