Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A more in-depth explanation

So apparently, a friend who shall remain nameless, but rhymes with caressa has expressed puzzlement over why we keep all those phone books....  Well, here's the low down.  Because we never know where we are going to go until the last minute, there's always the possibility of going to the same place again.  For instance, Killeen.  So, on the off chance that we will return to the scene of the same crime, we keep the phone books so that we will have the yellow pages handy.  Its nicer than trying to look everything up on the internet.  I hope this explanation has been most satisfactory and fulfilling. :D

Now then, I was also asked by another friend when my next OB appointment is.  It is on Sep 14.  I think I am also going to be getting my sonogram around that time.  You know, I've been having second thoughts about finding out the gender of this baby.  I'm not trying to be a hiney head or anything (I know you like that expression, Vanerrrrsa, Rachel!), but since we have so many boys in this family and there has been expressions of the hope that this one will be a girl, that I'm hesitant to find out for sure.  Let me explain.  Every time we find out we are having another boy, as in family wide, its kind of like, "Seriously?  ANOTHER boy?!"  Not necessarily in a bad way, mind you, but there is this little sense of a let down of sorts.  I don't honestly care if this baby is a boy or girl.  I'm just excited we are being blessed with another child!  Don't get me wrong.  The shopping for girl clothes is way more exciting than for boy clothes.  It would be neat to have a girl, but it would also be somewhat of a novelty, too, since she'd be the only one.  It would be less preparation if we have a boy cuz I already have so much stuff for a boy.   My cousin on my mom's side is having a girl, so she wouldn't necessarily be alone there, but we are not close and rarely see each other.  If we don't find out until the baby comes out, it will be very cool because you just fall in love with whatever you are given anyway.  I guess I just don't want to have to deal with it all.  I just want there to be a gratefulness all around for God's unending blessings, you know?   We'll see.  I may give in to my curiosity in the end, but I may choose not to find out for a while.  Sam is in the not finding out camp, but he's okay if I do want to find out.


Nessa and Jeebs said...

don't find out- it gives you another reason to push :) and it's really a cool surprise. and I'm out- Vanessa the undressa, the caressa (none of which I do)

Michawn said...

of course i'm with the not finding out camp. oh, it's so much fun to find out AFTER all the work of labor...what a fun thing to look forward to and count the days to not only get to see who God gave you, but also what sex He chose. either way it's fun, but you know...that whole delayed gratification thing is great.

kjames106 said...

Now, now, Shelly, let's not talk crazy. My vote is TO find out!!! :-) I cannot be tortured this way! :-) Thanks for the update!