Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Baby Mikalatos On the Way

Krista and I are pleased to make our "official" announcement that Krista is pregnant. She's about ten weeks along, and you can see a picture of the baby above.

The bright white spot in the center of the baby's body is the heart beat, which was a strong 165 beats per minute at our appointment. The baby was moving around during the ultrasound, too, which was a beautiful moment. We both cried when we saw the baby and heard the heartbeat.

The baby should be joining us as a detachable person around August 13th. Z and A are thrilled and have been coming up with a bevy of names. Z picks names like "Gracey" and A picks names like "Lightbulb."

So, get ready world, one more Mikalatos is on the way! We figure seven months is plenty of warning.


  1. Congratulations to the entire (expanding) Mikalatos family!!! You may want to start preparing the girls for the possibility of a brother. From the nicknames, it sounds like they're expecting a girl. :)

  2. Congratulations Matt & Krista! That is exciting news. :)

  3. Congrats! So happy for you & Krista.

    BTW, I had a friend in elementary school who was called 'Lightbulb'. Not his real name, mind you. That was Kelvin. But his head was shaped like a light bulb, hence the moniker.

  4. We are thrilled for you and your pending offspring! You are in our prayers, let us know if we can help out in any way. (other than the usual laughs.)

    Much love to you.
    "Not Chris"

  5. Mazal tov! What great news!

    Sam from the PSW office

  6. We're so excited for you guys!

  7. Anonymous8:34 AM

    Congrats Matt -- another you? oh my...i'm gonna go start preparing...even though we live out here in Hickman, the effect of things does venture out yonder this way sometimes. LOL. Really -- Congrats!!!!!!

  8. woohoo ... congrats! if it's a boy, you should name him kengos

  9. Yay Yay Yay! My kids usually come up with the name "Sweetheart." Works for boy or girl for them.

    My husband is the main probelm. We decided on Petra for a girl - he called her Petrol. I then suggested Anastasia - "Station." Since I din't want a Petrol Station for a child, we went back to the Baby Name Book. We're currently on Isabelle however, he pronounces it like Jezebel. Arg.

    I'm going to try to convinvce him of Harper next, not sure what he'll do to that.

    Feel free to use any of our rejects unless you or Krista have a heavy indian accent.

  10. YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!

    Matt and I are sitting here smiling and so happy for you!

    We will ponder name suggestions for you. Matt thinks you should name him Matt after him.

  11. Back to the Lightbulb thing. My brother Dan was called "Lightbulb Head" for many years.