Monday, January 16, 2012

My Contributions to the Baby Name List

One of the questions Mommy and Daddy are hearing a lot lately is, "Do you already have names picked out?".  Their answer is a firm "no"! 

It took Mommy and Daddy a looooong time to agree on a name for me.  Daddy tends to turn down any name that's remotely trendy or "snobby".  Mommy has a laundry list of names that will not be used for her offspring because they conjure up nightmares of past students (her own and/or those of co-workers).  And both of my parents really want to pick names that have strong meanings to them. 

Oh yeah, there's also the little issue of needing a multisyllabic first know, since our last name is monosyllabic.

Soooo, here is my personal list of suggested baby names.  Suprisingly, the names do fit at least some of the above criteria:

1. Totty
2. Taggy
3.  Umvilical Cord (nickname Cordy)
4. The Other Katelyn

As much as I love these names, I'm getting the vibe that neither of my parents are sold on them yet.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Guess What?!

I'm going to be a big sister!

(Well, actually, I prefer the term 'little sister who is older'...since I'm not really big yet.)
The vast majority of the time, I am very excited about this new development.  I already enjoying talking to the baby and giving him/her hugs and kisses each night. 

Mommy and Daddy have spent the last few months covertly preparing me for this big news, which I think was a wise move on their part.  I already know that when the baby first comes out, it will only eat, sleep, cry, and pee/poop.  I also know that you have be veeeeery gentle with little babies...although I think my interpretation of the word 'gentle' may be different than Mommy's.

Our baby's due date is July 14 but, judging by how things tend to go in our family, the actual delivery date will likely be later than that. 

In just 4 weeks Mommy and Daddy will get to find out if the baby is a boy or a girl.  My thoughts are leaning towards girl, but I keep reminding myself (and anyone else who asks) that it could be a boy.  If I end up being right, though, this is probably how Daddy will feel about living in a house full of women: