Friday, September 26, 2014
A full week after writing "I hope to chat more here next week" last Friday, I pop my head back into this happy place of mine on the web. Not exactly more chatty this week, was it? But the week was full and busy and...being lived.
Matt's brother John (his twin, in fact) and his wife Holly welcomed a new wee one into their family yesterday. My children, of course, have been anticipating the day and the gender as much as pretty much everyone else. Yesterday, I asked them what they thought Aunt Holly would be having. The overall consensus was that the boys wanted a boy, the girls wanted a girl. (Naturally.)
Mama: "Soooo....what do you think Aunt Holly is going to have today? A boy or a girl?"
Judah: "I think it is a boy."
Adele': "I think both."
Then, as if to clarify, she said... "Or maybe it will be a boy OR a girl."
I should hope so!
Come to find out- it WAS a boy or a girl. Specifically, a girl. And she MAY have a name as beautiful as her...in fact, the name was on my own list! They haven't decided 100% so I had better not say, but I am hoping it is what they were thinking because, well, I am a bit partial to it! ;-)
I'll let you know soon. And you'll certainly be seeing more of her here...I practically begged to do some newborn shots of her. ;-)
I hope that maybe having a little sliver of a thing just over the hill from me, I can satisfy that baby itch that I seem to constantly have. It's a terminal condition in my case, I am afraid.
(A note on the hat: Little Lamb hat pattern found here. I made the hat first without the ears. I wanted the inner ear color to be gender specific so I waited to find out whether it was a boy or girl before making the ears. Had it been a boy, the inner ear would have been a light gray.
The first one I made looked impossibly small so I ripped it out. The second one I made would have fit a 2 year old...ripped it out again. The third and final one I made seemed the appropriate size so I kept it but, as is often the case with newborns...it was too big still. I should have kept my first attempt knowing that most newborns ARE impossibly small!)