Arriving in March!

15 Dec

Charles Matias (“Charlie Matu”) Callender

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This Christmas season, we are counting our blessings, and anticipating saying “hola!” to this little guy definitely tops the list.

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After our initial dazed and giddy shock of finding out we were expecting, we were surprised a second time to find out it was going to be a boy. As soon as people learned I was pregnant, everyone – family members, people I work with, a hair dresser who claims a perfect track record, even random people in my apartment building – predicted I was having a girl.

So, we had to rethink names. We immediately liked the sound of Charlie, and we knew we wanted his name to represent the beginning of his story in this world. Charlie will be born in Argentina in mid-March and will have duel citizenship here and in the United States (our Argentino anchor baby). The name Matias (Mah-TEE-ahs – soft s) is popular in Argentina, rolls off the tongue nicely with Charlie, and we like it.

Spring in Buenos Aires may be the most beautiful time of year here as the periwinkle jacaranda trees are in full bloom. Recently, we took advantage and set out with our super-talented and generous friend Emma Johnson to photocapture this exciting season for our growing family. These are me at 25 weeks.

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Emma’s good!

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9 Responses to “Arriving in March!”

  1. Kara December 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    These are completely beautiful. Nice work, Emma, and nice work, Callenders!

  2. tom borland December 15, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    I seem to recall first suggesting the idea of an anchor baby to you before you left and being gently rebuffed. Dyann and I look for ward to seeing you both in Feb/March.

    • Stephen December 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

      I think the idea of having a child in Argentina was what was rebuffed. :)

  3. Oscar and Anel Martinez December 16, 2013 at 1:33 am #

    Congratulations on such a precious occasion. Best wishes!!

  4. Tina Bell December 16, 2013 at 4:34 am #

    I’m very happy for you, Maggie and Stephen! Wonderful news! Be well. God is good!

  5. Cristina (Lentas Maravillas- Colonia) December 16, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    Congrats and God bless you!!!!!!!! I thought of you last week. I’m impressive with that news!!!!!!!! Happppyyyyyyy 2014 and bring baby next year to Uruguay, please. Big hugs to 3!!

  6. Jane & David December 17, 2013 at 3:44 am #

    Stephen & Maggie, what great and blessed news! Charlie will enjoy learning his life’s beginning was such a great capstone to an already wonderful story in your lives! We are so happy for you both, and excited for the arrival of CMC! You’re in our thoughts and prayers always! Maggie, you look fantastic! Blessings to you these Holidays!

    Jane & David

  7. Corinne December 22, 2013 at 1:53 am #

    I’m so happy for you and for little Charles Matias Callender. I always imagined myself with a girl too but we couldn’t be any more in love with our little boy. You’ll love being parents. The Bergmanns miss you guys! hugs & blessings, from our family to yours.

  8. Jill January 15, 2014 at 9:13 pm #

    Yay, for a baby boy!!! Congratulations!!

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