Monday, October 25, 2010

Polls are still open...

Laundry's caught up (for today), floors mopped, bathrooms cleaned, family room vaccumed and dusted again, kitchen is tidied, lists for grandma jotted, groceries stocked, trick-or-treat costumes assembled (from previous years pickin's, thank goodness), bag nearly packed...and polls have officially opened. The kids tallied their votes for whether new sibling is a boy or girl, and how big baby will be. (Frank was cute when asked how big the baby would be...rather than a number, he first raised both hands in the air and spread them about "yeah-far" apart. Funny.)

I've had babies of all sizes here...first and smallest twins were 4 weeks early and weighed in the 5# range, singles ranged 8# 9oz to 10# 2oz. And my largest twins were a combined 15# of baby. Wow. Thank goodness they were 3 weeks early!!

The name game continues and the most recently suggested include Luke Skywalker or Aniken Skywalker, Clyde, Robin Hood, Angus Radiohead, Jack, Phineus, and Frank's constant favorite "Mr. Goldenbutt." As with each child that's come our way, we checked the church calendar for Saint's feast days for the week, and can't say I'm feeling super inspired by anything there. We'll just have to wait a fuzz longer to see this new little person, and pin the perfect little name on him or her.

I'll try to post one last time in the morning...that traditional sleepy-eyed, caffeine-deprived, chubby belly picture taken before leaving the house...all for posterity sake. I'll try.

Oh, and most definitely thank you for all the prayers and well-wishes. I can't wait to share the news with all of you!!

1 comment:

April said...

There are some really interesting names in the Eucharistic Prayer I ... Peter and Paul, Andrew, James, John, Thomas, James, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon and Jude. LInus, Cletus, Clement, Sixtus, Cornelius, Cyprian, Lawrence, Chrysogonus, John and Paul, Cosmas, and Damian. Stephen, Matthias, Barnabas, Ignatius, Alexander, Marcellinus, or Peter.
And if it's a girl ... Felicity, Perpetua, Agatha, Lucy, Agnes, Cecilia, or Anastasia.

When I was a kid our priest used this Eucharistic prayer alot and I liked it because it helped you memorize the names of the apostles and alot of martyrs. Now they don't used it as much, I guess because it's so long.

Good Luck tomorrow!

April H.