if you ask me what i think i am having, i’ll tell you i don’t know.
and i don’t.
i have placed a mental block on it.
you know why?
i don’t like being wrong.
any guess i make- i have a 50% chance of being incorrect.
the stakes are too high.
Hi My Name Is:
Yes, I am due June 18
No, We do not know what we are having
No, we are not as crazy as that look you are giving me right now.
something like this would come in handy for just about any time i step out into public
since we’re crazy enough to not know what we are having… that means i also can’t knit just one cute little hat to take to the hospital.
i am not yet adept to the typical size of a Newborn’s Noggin… so i ended up making two sizes in each color.
so, we’re set, as far as that goes.
more nesting continues on this lovely Memorial Holiday. I hope you all are enjoying yours as well.
I am learning that sometimes people just don’t know what to say, or can’t help themselves from saying what they want to say… Thus continues a compendium of the funny/odd/weird/tasteless/forthright things people have said to me whilst in “the family way”.
amidst the nesting, i have amassed a pile of clothing items that were worthy of a visit to a local Consignment Shop (go check it out – and buy my stuff!). I was mindlessly browsing the store while the woman was checking my items to see if she could consign them for me.
once she was finished, she called me up to the counter, and then said, “So, when is your little boy due?”
well, that caught me off guard! i explained that we didn’t know what we are having.
she said, “Oh, well you’re carrying just like I did with my little boy. From the back you can’t even tell you’re pregnant”…
well that was kind of her… and i’d have to disagree… but kind, indeed…
but we’ll all still have to wait and see… roughly 3.5 weeks until the big announcement!
so i am holding strong… the envelope remains unopened… we are still waiting for the arrival to know if this babers is all girl or all boy.
either way, i’ll be happy as long as it’s healthy. what more could a mommy want?
but– i was intrigued by a friend’s post today and her mention of the Chinese Birth Chart.
away i swept to Google.com…
the first link i clicked said: BOY
the second link i clicked said: GIRL
so i just laughed and reminded myself… roughly 44 days until the answer is revealed.
i can wait!
so it’s true, we have finally settled on a boy name – should we blessed by blue, come June.
but nope. we’re not telling.
however, i must say- that journey to find the right boy’s name was an interesting one.
as i may have mentioned previously, i decided years ago on the girl’s name… and made it clear that there was no negotiating on that.
so, one would think, since i chose the girl’s name, i should be kind enough to let AJ pick the boy’s name.
yes, but that would be assuming that i play fair – which, of course, i do not.
i had known for a long time that AJ had really enjoyed a certain boy’s name that really just made me say ‘ick” every time i heard it. i don’t care if it was used in a Legendary Waterfall movie with a certain hottie actor. i still felt that name was girly and i wasn’t having it.
i tried to be sweet. i tried offering alternatives.
then i would get my nose out of joint. why didn’t he like my names? hrumph!
oh, the games we played… and still were at a stalemate.
the one morning, AJ asked what i thought of a certain name. I calmed myself and tried not to noticeably wrinkle my nose and said…. “hmmm… i’ll think about it.”
later that day i texted, “That name isn’t all that bad…”
but later that day i made one more push for AJ to consider the name Ryder.
there was the nose wrinkle.
so i thought on it, and suddenly a longer version of his choice came to mind, well, it just seemed right. it seemed perfect.
i found the right time to spring my variation on him, and he said, “That’s it. (said name outloud). Yep. I like it!”
so, we have a name.
and i may, or may not have already given you a hint to what it is! (tee hee)
Baby Poll from The Nephew and The Niece:
Chase thinks it’s gonna be a boy.
Sophie thinks it’s gonna be a grown-up.
Both like the name Jaguar, simply so they can call it Baby Jaguar.
Thanks to everyone for weighing in on the Great Debate.
Keep ‘em coming!
As for how things are going inside the walls of the Becker Home:
AJ is just sure it’s a Girl – and he is terrified. He knows what teenage boys can be like – he was one, not so long ago – and he fears for his unborn daughter.
I am sure it’s going to be a Boy – b/c I’ve had the girl’s name securely decided for years… but not a single boy’s name is even piquing my interest…. zero. (okay, maybe there’s one, but i’m not telling)… so i joke that if it is a boy, it will come home with the girl’s name and that will be that!
so – at this point, if you have boy name ideas– real, silly, whatever… bring ‘em on! we’re listening.
and you never know – we might use your suggestion!
KT, AJ and The Bean.
i have the envelope right here.
sealed and tucked safely away in my desk.
if you know me, you know that i can wait forever to open it – no worries here.
20+ more weeks and we will know the answer to the question.
I am open to your thoughts here though… have at it!