Tuesday, January 31, 2012
It's a girl! (Open forum for baby names...)
It's a girl!
I would have been happy either way, but the missus really could use a feminine presence around the house. We love our boys, but they DO tend to leave a smoking wasteland behind them. And everything is about trains, mud, breaking things and soon, we expect, a fascination with poop. (I wish I could say it was different around the office...) A girl...wow. Well, that's just another whole frontier for us.
I wish I'd gotten her reaction on film. On the drive over she downplayed it. I knew she wanted a little girl, but on my side of the family, at least, we appear to be single-gender producers. So far we've had two little boys, my brother has three little boys, and my sister has two little girls. Fate seemed to have predestined us to have another boy. "I really don't care," she said. (Which isn't to say that she was going to just put whatever it is in a box out in the garage with a bowl of gruel -- it just meant that, well, she'd be fine whichever way.) Her reaction, though, told the whole story -- she really, really, REALLY wanted a girl.
My reaction? "Wait--what? Huh? We just found out???"
I had taken my eyes off the ball in just that second because I was holding Boy #2, Kolbe, who was determined to either wreck the sonogram machine, or find out what was in the hazardous waste container. Also, at the precise second that the doctor decided to find the gender, I got a text from our operations manager asking about whether to buy some straps today.
Work always intrudes. I fully expect to be checking texts while at my kids' graduation from Harvard, Yale and the Hollywood Upstairs Medical School (I won't mention which kid THAT will be, but come on, we all know it's true, little one...)
Anyway, that's Baby #3. Not to be crass, but with each boy's arrival, MTB jumped to a new level (out of necessity, mostly -- I couldn't be moving, then running things on the admin side, AND taking care of little ones while my wife recovered). So, who knows, maybe this little arrival will herald a new franchising model. Just sayin'...
So, names. Right now we're fond of Cecilia, but we need to get some options. Thoughts?