Girls…

(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.

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About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

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