Monday, October 31, 2011

Shocked to announce:

Its a Boy!

7lbs 4 oz, 19 3/4" long
Looks like a BEAL!

Our little bundle of nameless joy was born at 3:30 Friday afternoon. I avoided a c-section and am feeling great! Baby is having a little trouble adjusting to life outside the womb, but I have high hopes that the all-night-long-crying will die down soon :)

Brigitte has done great with the new baby (although she cant understand how he isnt a SHE!) and Spencer has ignored him completely! 
Thanks everyone for all your meals, babysitting offers, and well wishes!

Ill type up the birth story with all the details as soon as I can stay awake for longer than 30 minute increments!
And in the mean time, if you have a great name suggestion send it here! We ARE DYING over a name we can agree on.  We have until Friday at 3 to decide!!!



18 comments:

Shawn AND Chelsey said...

ahhhh! christy! i am so happy for you! little boys are just the best (as you know!!!). i am so, so glad that you avoided the c-section! i bet that was a huge relief for you!! can't wait to hear the story!

OK, so my FAVORITE boy name that we will never use bc shawn hates it is: Emmerson. i just love it :) so feel free to hate it or love it :)


hope you get some rest tonight. cover up your doorbell and turn out the lights so the trick-or-treaters don't wake you or cute baby boy just as you fall asleep.
XOXOXO

megan&steve said...

Congratulations!! I kept checking in to see what's going on.
A beautiful little boy. Ask Jayna what boy name she would have used. 3 beautiful gals and no little dudes for her.
I already have a Jacob (Jake) and think he is pretty dang cute. My sister Heather is prego with a boy too, and I;m curious what she names him in February.

Erin said...

I knew it! i have been thinking boy this whole time. Congratulations to you beals! I have been checking in pretty much hourly to see what this little one was going to be. And Im so happy for you that you didnt have to have a c section. Good work Christy. Im sorry I cant be of any help in the baby name department. I havent thought of those in.... ummmmm years. Sorry. but i know lots of Porters right now. FYI...its becoming pretty popular.

Nichole said...

Congrats! I have been checking your blog like crazy for the news! Can't wait to hear his name and the story!

Lisa Stewart said...

Christy & Gabe:

Congrats! So happy for the good news! He looks super sweet and adorable...

I think almost any name with a "B" would sound really good with Beal - Braden, Bradley, Benjamin, Braxton.

My favorite boy name of all time is JAKE. LOVE it!

Also love GRACEN.

Good luck deciding - I am excited to hear your story!

Love, Jon, Lisa & Mir

DILENGE CREW said...

Christy so happy for you that you were able to get baby to turn and have a natural birth....I heard you had a boy I am still holding on to my original suggestion of Landon but, just as some back up names here are a few we will not be using since three is enough for me: Paxton, Layton, Ashton, Russel, and maybe for a unique name Hudson. Whatever you name him he is so sweet and healthy and you are so blessed Congrats.

the Allers said...

Congrats!!! Enjoy your hospital vacation while you can!

Kelsey said...

Harrison!!!

K.A.M. said...

Yeah!!! I can't wait to hear what you decide...its a lot tougher than I thought to name another human being :)
So excited for you guys!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! This is Courtney L. by the way! I knew he was going to be a boy!Name suggestions: Evan, Riley, Jordan, Carter or Trevor :)

Anna Beal said...

We can't wait to meet him.
Names? Ugh. Here are some:
Kamden, Easton, Maddix, Jace, Brody, good luck.

Di said...

Awesome!! Congratulations Beal Family! Here are some boy names of friends I have that I like, maybe you will too but I won't be offended if you don't.
Ronin
Harbor
Lewis
Kash
Knox
Jet
Sorry, that's all I got. Felt like I had more but now none are coming to me.
Good luck with the name picking.

Di said...

Ok, here are a few more that came to mind just as I finished clicking on publish my comment.
Rivers
Cohen
Krew
Cruz

K, that's really it this time.

Heather and Dave said...

A boy!!! How fun!! You must have named him already, I'm sure. I'm so excited for you and your cute family and hope recovery goes well and that you're getting LOTS of rest. Can't wait to hear the story and how the induction starting at a zero went. You are amazing, and male cute little babies. I bet Brig is in heaven with a real baby in the house!

Nicole said...

Congratulations! And congrats on avoiding a c-section!! Looking forward to details! :)

Dallas and Brittney said...

Congrat's guys!! He is so adorable! I hope he starts sleeping for you.
It took me and Dal so long to agree on Madden's name, so good luck! Here are some that I loved.
Maddux Crew Kingston Camden Oakley Rockland lochlan bridger kruz kashton Asher Axel Beckham Bosten

bob said...

Congratulations on the arrival of little Samuel! Such a charming and biblical name you chose!

Jana said...

Congratulations Christy (and family)!! He is darling and I'm glad he cooperated with the 'turning' process. And I know you've already chosen an excellent name, but for the record, I agree with the earlier commenter that 'Braden' has a nice ring to it :).