We're having another BOY!
We had our ultrasound last Monday, and everything looked perfect. (This is not a shock, except that I fell, face-forward, three days before the ultrasound and had quite the scare!) The kids went with us and we all found out the sex together. It was pure joy. Brennan's eyes and mouth got super big when he found out it was a boy, and then he buried his head in Jim. He was so excited. I was shocked. I had thought it was a boy all along, but I had started second-guessing myself in the last few weeks and thinking it was another girl. Deep down, I really knew, so I don't know why I second-guessed. I haven't been able to come up with a decent girl name to save my life, and with each child, we've had a hard time coming up with a name for the wrong sex.
In keeping with our tradition, baby boy's name will be kept a secret until he arrives in early April, but since we don't have a name yet, we're still open to suggestions. Here are the "rules:" :-)
1.) The name can't be in the top 100 list of baby names from 2010.
2.) It has to have a decent meaning.
3.) We want something unique but not weird.
4.) I would prefer that it not start with the letter B or C. (I'd love to use a D so I can have my kids in alphabetical order, but it isn't a requirement. Yes, I'm sick.)
Okay, use the comment form at the end of the post for your suggestions! I'm counting on you!
In other news, my friends Kylie, Hope, and I helped to decorate a Christmas tree for a friend who was dealing with some stuff and wasn't really in the Christmas mood. Her six-year-old daughter really wanted the tree up, so the three of us put it up and decorated it while they were at school / work and took some mischievous pictures while we were at it.
We hung the photos all over their house in conspicuous locations for them to find when they came home (in the refrigerator, inside the lid of the trash can, amongst the nativity set...).
Many thanks to Hope for her use of the props so we could infuse a little joy into everyone's lives! (Hope is a natural at that, as she radiates joy all the time!)
You may have thought the props looked like something I would make, and although I'd like to take credit for them, I can't. I can, however, take credit for this ribbon shirt:
I saw a similar one on Pinterest and just had to make one for Cora. I'm so in love with it, I'll probably make one for next year, too! :-)
Laughter and great baby news bring joy, and so does some adult time out. This past Saturday we went the legendary Lampo Christmas Party, and it did not fail to disappoint. It was nice to put on fancy jewelry and clothes (thanks, Rachel and Brooke!) and get spoiled with good food, entertainment, and gifts.
So far the words for the month are JOY and BOY. :-) What a good way to start December!