(copied from my MySpace blog)
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Current mood: happy
Hm. Yet another blog posting w/o a “proper” category provided. Can I really be the only one here who wants to post about family? Or kids? Just kidding w/ that smiley. I was looking for one rolling its eyes up.
So, #4 dc, whom I’m carrying (internally, I mean), is a girl. This took me a little while to get used to. Folks assumed that I would be thrilled. Dh cried at the u/s. (Cried in a good way.) Many a woman squealed upon hearing the news. However, I was a little shocked. I come from a family that has girls in it, obviously, but I have 3 boys. My db has three boys. Dh comes from a family w/ 4 boys. I just assumed we’d all have boys forever.
I’m familiar w/ boys. I’m comfortable mothering them. I know, at least up to age 8.5 (my oldest), what to expect. But, girls are a whole ‘nother universe. I’ve never felt really super girly, and was a little startled to discover that I’d need to bequeath some girliness upon a little one of my own.
I’m adjusting, though. Maybe I’ve adjusted all the way. Don’t know yet. But, at least I’m not freaked out anymore.
And, we came up w/ a name today: Audrey Sophia. Audrey means “noble strength” and Sophia means “wisdom.” Our last name means “king,” so that’s quite a lofty moniker for the dd.
I like names that are uncommon, but not odd. Well, kinda odd, maybe. I wanted to name this baby Fiala, which is a Czech name meaning “violet,” but dh didn’t like it. First, he said it was too weird. Then, he decided it wasn’t too weird, particularly, but he just didn’t like it. I was a little heartbroken over that, b/c the name Fiala fit everything that I wanted: uncommon, feminine, w/ a lovely meaning… Plus, I’ve always been enamored w/ The Czech Republic, and purple is my favorite color… Fiala just seemed so fitting.
But, I’m over that heartache, b/c I’m elated that dh & I totally agree on this name. I like it a LOT. And, “Audrey” was #80 in the SSA list of most common names, so it’s not like when I call “Audrey!” at the McDonald’s PlayLand that five little girls will come running. But, it’s not so weird that we (or she) will get met w/ a lot of faces like this: upon hearing her name. It’s just right.