Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Baby (Girl) Brain

Well, I've been trying to blog for almost a week and thought that blogger was having an attack of stupid. I kept getting this incorrect password deal and I'd try to fix it only to have it go nuts again in a matter of minutes. Turns out I was just not remembering my username properly and was also not reading all of the info they sent me to "fix" the problem. Apparently I am the one having an attack of some kind. Instead of stupid though, I'll just call it baby brain.

If you've never been pregnant, jsut let me warn you that your brain power decreases as the baby grows. You will NEVER recover all of it which means as you continue to have more children you start with less each time. I'm thinking that the mom in Yours, Mine, & Ours had no brain left at all and was simply functioning out of habit. So, consider yourself warned.

Now for the real news........it's a girl!!! I have mixed feelings on that announcement. Easy had almost convinved me it was a boy, so I'd really been thinking about all things male. Now I have to shift gears and get ready for hair bows and shoes all over again. Of course, I'll get to do some things I didn't with Paris. Things like buy a really cute pink outfit to bring her home in. We didn't know what Paris was going to be so she came home in a white polo shirt with a duck on the collar. I'll also get to make the nursery a girl's room. Again, something Paris had in a completely neutral fashion. So, I'm warming to the idea and there's a little part of me that is even excited at the prospect of more estrogen than testosterone in the house.

For those that are curious...her name will be Vivian Faith. Easy had an Aunt Vivian that was tragically killed as a young woman. I never knew Vivian. She was the youngest of his mom's siblings (I think), and her death impacted them all. It is a beautiful name and I am beyond happy that Becky (my MIL) is pleased with our choice. It feels so absolutely right I can hardly even explain it. I think this baby's conception and her name are complete and total "God things."

Enough rambling...it's time to put the kids down for "rest time" and attempt to get some laundry done and maybe even rest a bit myself.

3 comments:

Nellie said...

It was absolutely awesome to see Vivian Faith moving around within you during the sonogram on Tuesday. Every time I think about it I feel a smile coming on!

I was actually leaning toward wanting a girl, but kept it to myself since everyone else who was willing to express their preference was saying "boy!" So, I was quite elated when we discovered it's a girl.

Now I will have a Princess, a Prince and a Duchess to love and spoil in the way that only grandmothers can do. Vivian will be so special just as Paris and Tripp are.

Chad said...

Oh how Easy and I will be able to relate! We're outnumbered. My cat doesn't even count as a male in the house since he's been fixed.

I do pray for you guys often though I hardly ever get to talk with you when you're down this way.

Sarah P said...

YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! Oh, how fun!!! Baby girls are wonderful. I had a dream last night that I gave birth to a baby girl. I guess I need to stop reading your blog. It's affecting my dreams. (Those birth and pregnancy dreams are what I call dreams....Brock calls them nightmares).
Anyway, huge congrats are in order. YEAH! I think being pregnant over Christmas is a fabulous idea (for you). I think I'll give it a whirl in about 4 years.
Can't wait to see you very soon!