Monday, October 19, 2009

and she has a name

We've been known to change our kids' names (even after coming home from the hospital!), but we're pretty certain that we can confidently introduce...

Phoebe Joy Scheetz

Phoebe means "radiant" or "bright". The meaning of Joy is obvious, but it means more to us because it's the name of one of the dearest souls you could ever meet.

Psalm 34:5 "Those who look to Him are radiant, and there faces shall never be ashamed."

That's our hope for Phoebe Joy, that she would look to God her whole life.

She has dark hair and blonde eyebrows. Is this normal?
She's very sweet. Seems calm. We'll see if that holds.

And she's totally punk rock.

Oh, and I can say with all confidence that I would have lost my mind without those three standing behind me. In fact, I DID lose my mind about 10 times and they brought me back to reality!!! note. I'm sorry if I'm not making calls. I've slept all of two hours since yesterday morning. It's easier to type than talk. For those of you who I'd normally call, please know we'll catch up soon.


Rachel said...

I LOVE Phoebe Joy!! Thank you so much for sharing her beautiful pictures. I wish we could have book club in your room tonight, so we could squeeze that sweet girl. So so so happy for you and Brent!!

Sarah said...

TEARS!! I love the name...LOVE what you wrote about her name!!! I just can't believe it!! SHE's HERE!!! PTL!!! I LOVE YOU!!!

Tara said...

Congrats! She's beautiful!

neely said...

What a wonderful name!! We love little PJ!! An honor to share a name with Joy, too!

Love ya!

ps to all... i've already met this cutie, too! and Jenna looks amazing!

pps... i'm glad the word verification genius isn't naming your child.. otherwise, it would be falsicat today.

Melissa said...

so beautiful! and i love the name.

ah. can you tell me every.little.thing you did yesterday? it would be great if one of those things could send me into labor.

Jenny said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Oh my word, I can't wait to squeeze her (don't worry, I won't expose her to my family's germs, but I WANT TO squeeze her!!!!)

My kids weren't that weight until they were 2 mo old, by the way, HAHA!

Andie said...

Great name! The name Phoebe has totally been bouncing around in my head lately and I have been loving it.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS!!! So glad she's here. She's beautiful, like her mommy. And I must state here and now that your hair looks fabulous too - probably better than the day last week when you were all set for hospital pictures. :) Enjoy! Can't wait to meet her.

from Alice

Jenna said...

oh, the love!!! thanks, people!

alice-i have been faithfully flat ironing my hair so as to be ready for pictures. i was not ready for a baby, though, as you can tell by the shocked look on my face. i kept asking brent, "is this real? did this just happen?"

neely-LOL on the word verification

Melissa-grill chicken? waste time on the computer? maybe one thing that helped was that i was four days overdue??? i hope you have that baby soon...prefereably during the day when you don't have to go through the ER w/ people wearing masks and coughing and generally FREAKING you out!

jenny-i know. huge. she hardly fits in the newborn diapers. it's kinda hilarious. it's kinda flashing me back to having avery who was just an ounce bigger than her!

oh rach! having book club here TOTALLY crossed my mind. and i can finally have a glass of wine., yeah...c'mon everyone...or just drop off a glass of wine!

sarah! it made me cry to imagine you crying. isn't that just how we are!?! i love you!

glad you like the name, andie! it's the only name that we truly considered...not that we discussed it much. i guess we settled on it in a non-committal way early on.

thanks, tara! would it amuse you to know that brent ACTUALLY brought my ads and coupons to the hospital? he did. be amused.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jenna and Brent,
Phoebe is absolutely RADIANT!!!!!
She is truly beautiful! I cannot believe how much hair she has! You could literally put it up in a BUN!!! Jenna, you look AMAZING! Seriously, did you really just give birth? You don't even have a hair out of place! I was swollen like I'd been stung by a bee with greasy, flat hair and looked like I just got hit by a truck! You, on the other hand, look like you just had a visit to the SPA!! I cannot believe you have #4!! I still vividly remember when you told me in my kitchen that you were pregnant with Avery! You were on CLOUD 9 and your stomach was CONCAVE and you were SO YOUNG! And, now you have number four! Praise God! Four precious perfect blessings and gifts from above!! Craig and I could NOT be happier for you and Brent! You are both glowing in the picture!! I am truly more honored than I could ever express in words that I share a name with your daughter! I have thought about it all day and am so flattered, honored, touched, privileged, etc. and feel UNWORTHY! I know that with you two as her parents, Phoebe will be a JOY to all who come in contact with her!!! Praise God for her! And, thank you from the bottom of my heart! I love you both and can't wait to meet Phoebe :)!!


tiffany said...

tears! love her name. beautiful, beautiful! can't wait to meet her!

danielle said...

she is beautiful and awesome. such a perfect name for a scheetz child. love her dark hair and those precious cheeks! congratulations!!!

The Evans Family said...

Mia says, "Wow! Ohhhh she's a cutie pieeeee. Are they home? Cuuuute."

Oh, she is beautiful! I see a little bit of Jillian in her. You look AMAZING Jenna!

Carla Schmidt said...

What a day to find your blog again. Congrats on your beautiful new girl. I miss you all!

Nelson said...

Yay, Jenna! You got through the whole MEA weekend just the five of you. :-) Phoebe Joy is cute as a button and her initials are pj's (you probably already knew that) Blessings!

Kim said...

I never doubted for a minute that she was a Phoebe! Total doll-are you sure she doesn't have some ethnic blood in her? J/K The punk rock hair is to die for!! So happy for you guys

Dawn S. said...

WOOHOO!!!! SO happy for you all! and here I thought that you named her Joy after me! I am Dawn Joy! Oh well! :) Just kiddin'. Love her. Love her name. Love her hair. Love you! You are too sweet to apologize to ANYONE. Just do what you need to do right now!

Allison Dillard said...

So happy for you guys---jenna, you do look amazing! LOVE the name- even more because of the love and thought behind it. Can't wait to meet sweet Pheobe---get the bows ready for this one--that is some awesome hair :) I'm so thankful to the Lord that he has brought your through a fourth safe delivery--what a blessing and answer to prayer. It stinks to be back here in STL....maybe Joy and I can road trip it soon.

Love you --

Claudia said...

Wow. She's gorgeous. What a precious little gift.

Yvette said...

Congratulations Brent & Jenna! I'm so happy for you both, and I can't wait to meet Phoebe.

Carol said...

I missed all these blogs until today.You both really look happy! Phoebe is precious! Beautiful name & love her initials. Congratulations on your sweet little girl! Love you all!!

JohnnyB said...

Jenna & Bret,
Congrats again! What a fantastic name! What a wonderful way to remind all of us of the blessing our kids should be. I hope you're adjusting quickly and hope you enjoy every minute you can with all the kids!
Best Wishes,
Johnny B.

The McAlpine Family said...

Congratulations! What an amazing blessing from the Lord she is! May God give you extra grace in the next few weeks as you adjust to your growing family. Cute name! - Amanda McAlpine

P.S.- We are working on Addie keeping in hair things and hats. It's a struggle.

Leys said...

Congratulations, Jenna! What a sweet little one!