Fun Times With The Beckers

All the fun, even if it's not always blogged…

my secret — June 8, 2010
Hi My Name Is… — June 1, 2010
At Least That’s Ready… — May 31, 2010

At Least That’s Ready…

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.

nope, i knit up four.
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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.

Funny Things Heard While Pregnant #9 — May 26, 2010

Funny Things Heard While Pregnant #9

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”.

Number 9:

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!

Chinese Birth Chart? Honestly? — May 5, 2010

Chinese Birth Chart? Honestly?

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!

the name game — February 19, 2010

the name game

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.
– Carson?
– Camden?
– Ryder?
– Quincy?

nope.

then i would get my nose out of joint. why didn’t he like my names? hrumph!

then i started to make a game out of it.
STRONG NAMES OF MYTH
Ares
Zeus
Achilles
Odin
(We already have a THOR, so why not add another God-like presence?)

SPORTS FIGURES – HUSKERS
Ndamukong (my personal fave)
Dontrayevous
Pelini

SPORTS FIGURES – OTHER
LaDainian (or really, just add a “La” to anything on the list)
Ocho Cinco
Phelps

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 Jaguar? — January 25, 2010
all in a name — January 22, 2010

all in a name

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.

Pink or Blue? — January 20, 2010

Pink or Blue?

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! 😉