September 04, 2007

Joshua Bumatay

I have a son! HoOuOYAaahh! I'm still so stoked to have a son! Lily and I were debating over names for our new baby boy because we hadn't really come to a decision until yesterday about the name. We didn't know if it was going to be a boy or girl, and it was so worth it to keep the surprise!!! When the time came the doctors let me announce it, and of course I choked at the last second - I think I said something like "it's a boyrl!" and had to get my composure (and a second look) before saying it loudly "it's a BOY!". LOL So it was not that easy picking the name... well I think Lily would have liked Jason Bourne Bumatay, which would have revealed how much we both love action movies. I kind of toyed with the idea of naming him after a hero warrior by the name of Datu Lapu Lapu, but Lily argued he'd forever be picked on by other kids. We tried coming up with something profound or clever, but our minds just came up with some pretty goofy ideas. When it came down to it, we picked a name we both liked for our own different reasons. Lily wanted a name that she simply liked. I wanted something that was somewhat masculine, nothing that could be same sex like Sam, Pat, or Jo. So we are naming our son JOSHUA. It just so happens that Joshua from the bible led the Israelites into victory over all their enemies. So I wasn't too heart broken over not having Datu Lapu Lapu. (hahaha it's late and I need to stop jabbering and just show some pics!)






Thank you all for those that already left us emails, messages or blog comments to congratulate us. I truly have that "warm and fuzzy feeling" inside of me - it so nice to know that we're surrounded by family and friends who care about us.

24 comments:

Britney said...

Congrats, you two! Can't wait to see him in person!

Anonymous said...

Your baby is precious! I love the first two and the last picture!!! Congratulations.

Jasmine said...

Welcome to this beautiful world, Joshua!! You're beautiful and you look just like your mommy!! ;)

Dindo & Wai - clients of yours :) said...

Congratulations, Greg & Lily!

susan said...

CONGRATS! :D

Jason and Josie said...

Congratulations to the Bumatays! Joshua is a great name indeed....but we were disappointed you did not choose Datoo Lapoo Lapoo- LOL! Did you also know that Joshua in Hebrew means Jesus?! What a choice! Hope to see you soon...God Bless!

The Truongs'

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to The Bumatays!!!
Joshua, indeed, is a grrreat name...but we were disappointed that you did not choose Datoo Lapoo Lapoo- LOL! Did you know that "Joshua" in Hebrew is the same as "Jesus" in Greek?? What an inpired choice!!! Again, Congrats and we hope to see all of you soon! God Bless! ...The Truongs'

John Y. said...

Hi, I have been following your blog but haven't ever commented. Congrats on the new baby. This post really hit home for me because my wife and I are due for child #2 in the next week or so. Very exciting times and again, congrats!

Nataly Lemus said...

Aaaaaw, welcome to the world, Joshua! I have a feeling that you are going to be one photographed baby ;)

Deanna Chapman said...

He's just perfect! Congrats!!! Joshua is a wonderful strong and solid name. He's headed for a great life!

Christine Farah Photography said...

That is one absolutely adorable newborn! Joshua has a great ring to it....welcome Joshua!

Anonymous said...

~~~ Congrats Lily ~~

Joshua is so cute & he looks just like you :))


Asraa & Nayna

Stephanie Williams Photography said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful

Louis Palos said...

Congrats to the whole Bumatay family! Welcome Joshua!

sdohana said...

he is absolutley beautiful greg! congrats and blessings to your family!

Scott Watt said...

Congratulations Greg !!!!!!

Tempting Weddings said...

This seriously will be one of the times in yoru life you will remeber forever!! I am very thanksful for God delviering a healthy baby to your family, so glad we know you and feel blessed that dwc has brought us to know a great photographer- Btw
I love the name jason bourne too! ahahahha
so many blessings.....
kena dn teresa vigil

Luz and Jeffrey said...

We are so happy for you, Lily, and Rebekah. Been in a fog lately and didn't have a chance to congratulate your family. Blessings and best wishes for a full nights rest!!!

Tania said...

Congratulations, he is beautiful and great pictures. Datu Lapu-Lapu Bumatay would have been good name. Well, maybe your wife will have a change heart for next time. Best wishes to your family. Tania/student

Will said...

Hey congrats to you, Lil, and Rebekah! How exciting. I can't wait to meet the little guy!

Jet

millie said...

congrats to you and your family, he is beautiful!

jules said...

He is SO cute, Greg and Lily! Congratulations! Hi Joshua! Welcome! Oh, and always remember that your dad actually does have eyes -- look around behind the camera once in a while and you'll see them!

Neil Cowley said...

Oh congratulations on all the new responsibilities! Cheers to rearranging your life and priorities!

I just stopped by to say thanks for the cell phone slideshow article. I've been trying to figure out how to do that for a few months and didn't come on anything that worked everywhere - thanks!

Neil & Kristi Rosales said...

Great Looking Baby there....What a wonderful gift. Best Wishes to All of You!...Ps: nice Bokeh :)