This Wednesday, Cameron is going to do an ultrasound to tell us whether we are having a boy or a girl! We are all so excited! The kids and I will meet Cameron at his office at the end of his work day. In the past, it has been so nice for us to find out the baby's gender together as a family.
So, what do you think the baby is? I am certain this one is a girl. However, I will tell you that the one other time that I was "certain" (which was with Elyse and I just KNEW she was a boy) I was wrong! Whenever I have had just a small inkling, I have been right. Seems the more convinced I feel the farther I am from being right! Thus far, this pregnancy has followed the tendency I have with my girls--to crave fruits and veggies and have an aversion, or indifference, toward meat. With the boys, I craved spicy foods and lots of meat. We'll see!
Yesterday, we went to a book sale at the library, and also checked out some books. The library kindly told me that I only had to pay $1.00 a visit in order to pay off our $43.00 in fines! WHAT?! I was shocked, but after reflecting on it for a minute, really I was not that surprised. Library due dates just never fall on days that are convenient for me. So, we haven't been to the library since last summer. But, I have turned over a new leaf and I have resolved to be much better at returning books! Please tell me I am not alone in accruing massive library fines! I have had to pay for a book that got left in the rain and a book that had water spilled on it on the way to the library to be returned! I just want to know how they can prove that all that damage was really us and not someone before us? Maybe the book was on its last leg and we were just the final straw. One of the books that Jonas checked out yesterday already fell apart. I almost called the library to tell them that it wasn't us, really!, but how can I prove it? I asked Jonas and he said it was like that when we checked it out. If that's the case, then why did they let us check it out and how can I avoid the blame? How do I know I haven't been paying for books all along that we did no damage to (except that one that got left in the rain). I guess it is pretty bad when the librarian calls your home and says she knows who you are (do we really stick out that much??) and knows that you would never knowingly return a book that was damaged and can you explain? Yikes. Well, at least she gave me the benefit of the doubt. So, after avoiding the library for more than half a year I bravely ventured back yesterday and have resolved to be the model patron of the library! :)
I checked out some cookbooks, as well as a few baby name books. Does anyone else have difficulty in choosing a name? The problem is the more children Cameron and I have, the less we agree. What usually happens is that I throw out a whole bunch of names and Cameron vetoes almost all of them. The ones he doesn't reject are names that I am lukewarm about. Also, there are names that sound similar to the names we have already chosen. Eloise and Elyse? Anna and Anneke? Can't do it. I need a baby naming expert to help us choose a fitting name, one that sounds nice, flows with our last name and fits the style of our other baby names--like one of those design experts at the stores that helps you match clothes or curtains to your rug or whatever. Can anyone help? ;)
So, I would love to hear your vote on whether you think we are having a boy or a girl, as well as ANY suggestions you have for baby names. We try to stay away from names that are over-used, and Cameron does a good job of telling me which names he hears used frequently when he delivers babies, but when you like a name, does it really matter? Also, meaning has always been very important to us, but what if you really like a name that has an insignificant meaning? Do you toss it out? Do you choose a name that you don't like as much just because it has a cool meaning? I would love your thoughts on this!
Check back Wednesday evening for the news! But leave me a name suggestion first! LOL!
In Christ, Laura