Archives for October 2013

Karl, Jennifer, and Karen.

Lately my child has been insisting I name everything, as in “Mommy, what is that girl’s name? Look at my new stuffed animal. What is its name?” This is actually kind of new for my 3 year old. She’s never much been into “naming” things. Our cat is Kitty. Her pet turtle is Turtle and her stuffed lovey (which is a reindeer or moose or something, we aren’t sure) is called Moose.

Last night we went to get some Chinese take out for dinner and there was an aquarium in the waiting area. There were 3 fish in the tank: 2 that looked like Nemo and Dory from Finding Nemo and a yellow fish. Bella was able to point out Dory fish and Nemo fish but wanted to know the name of the yellow fish. I told her his name was “Yellow Fish”. Then she said, “No, Mommy. What is his NAME?” So I said, “Karl, his name is Karl.” She accepted this and squealed, “Oh, HI, Karl!” (I don’t know why I decided that it should be Karl with a “K” but I”m going with it.)

In the car on the way home from picking up the food, she wanted to eat the fortune cookie, so I handed it to her out of the bag. I’m obviously mother of the year and really have no problem with dessert before dinner.

There was a drawing of a woman on the fortune cookie package and Bella wanted to know what her name was. I decided she looked like a Jennifer. Bella said, “Ohhhh, Jennifer. I like Jennifer.”

Later that evening, Bella insisted I call her Karen and not Bella. After about 30 minutes she changed her mind and said her name was not Karen anymore, but it wasn’t Bella either. So I asked her if she had decided what her new name was. She said I should call her “Poodles”.

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Our Gender Reveal for Baby Numero Dos

So, I apologize to all my friends that read this blog, because this post is most likely going to be about something you already know about and something you have already seen about a million photos of.

2 weeks ago we had a gender reveal party. I had gone to the doctor 2 weeks beforehand and had gotten an anatomy screen. I asked to not be told the sex of the baby, so they had me close my eyes when they were taking a look at the “goods”. They then sealed the sex of the baby in an envelope ¬†which I then handed off to my sister (without looking at the contents of course). My sister was the only one that knew the sex of the baby and therefore planned the reveal party.

I have to say that if you are thinking about doing a gender reveal, or are on the fence about it, my advice would be to do it. Of course, you’re going to get a lot of people that are going to be like, “I don’t understand why anyone would want to do that”. Be prepared for that. My response to this was: there are so few surprises left in life, so why not? My husband and I weren’t willing to wait until the baby was born to find out the sex (we’re patient but not that patient), but we still wanted to create an element of surprise. We wanted to make exciting news more exciting, if that makes any sense, and we wanted to allow our friends and family members to share in that excitement.

I can’t speak for everyone else, but me? I was really excited. I was like a kid waiting for Christmas morning. How often do we get to experience that kind of excitement anymore as we get older? My answer is: not as often as I would like. So for me, the experience was well worth it.

So, all that said, here are the pictures (and the results) of our gender reveal:

 

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IT’S ANOTHER A GIRL! WHEEEEEE!

 

 

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