Monday, January 19, 2009

Clytemnestra or Ptolemy?

Many years ago, Husband and I started thinking of baby names and decided that we would come up with the most ridiculous names we could think of and try to convince our family that is what we are naming our children. For a girl, we decided on Clytemnestra (Agammemnon's queen) and for a boy, we decided on Ptolemy (because I have a thing for silent letters). I can't keep a secret, so the family was soon clued in that those were fake names. However, we still joke about the names.

Today was our big u/s, and we found out whether we will have a Clytemnestra or a Ptolemy. More importantly, the baby looks great, was wiggling and moving like crazy and was measuring as it should. The baby now weighs 12 ounces. A can of Coke! At first the baby was a little shy, and I was worried that the gender would remain a mystery. However, the baby eventually cooperated. We are having...

A Ptolemy!!!

A boy! I can't believe it! Husband and I are still in shock. F thought we were having a girl b/c she was dreaming about girls. I had thought for the past few weeks that we were having a girl, but today I woke up pretty certain it was going to be a boy. That means we are having the 4th boy in 8 months on my mother's side LOL. I can't wait. I don't know anything about little boys, but that's ok. I had breakfast with a good friend on Saturday and met her 6-month-old baby boy. As I held him, my heart melted. He was adorable, and I knew that a baby boy would be a good thing. I am in TROUBLE! LOL

In other news, work has been quite busy. I had my first management issue to resolve last week, and my two direct reports are going to keep me on my toes. But it will be good. A lot of work but good.

And what's up with this sudden snow expected in NC tomorrow? I checked the weather this morning, hoping to find out when I might see a snow shower and was stunned to see we are under a winter storm watch and might get a few inches of snow! I'm always leery of these sudden storms b/c 9 years ago, we ended up with a very unexpected 21 inches. I hope it does snow!

Crap! I've got so much to do, but all I want to do is look at baby stuff LOL.

15 comments:

Intending To Be Parents said...

Congratulations!!! Welcome to Team Blue :) I know very little about little boys too so it's good to know I'm not alone :) But I'm confident we'll both figure it out.
I understand the immediate need to start shopping online for all things "boy" once you find out. At first I thought shopping wasn't going to be as much fun - but at least for this phase in their life there really is a ton of cute stuff!! I find it hard to stop myself :)
And yay - you get to do some serious name list making now!!! So fun!!!

Mary said...

Whoo hoo! Congrats. Now you can start shopping:)

Duck said...

Congrats ! Such a big step - how exciting for you guys, glad that all is well.

Carrie Jo said...

Congratulations! Won't it be fun to pick a name other than Ptolemy? And buy cute little boy's clothes?

Niki said...

Congrats on your little boy! Ptolemy was such a great philosopher too, so that's another bonus! ;)

sacredandscarred said...

Raising boys is so fun and fantastic BECAUSE I don't know much about them :)

I remember Clytemnestra from Classical Studies at high school, but not Ptolemy.

Sue said...

Congrats on your little boy!

Sarah said...

Oooh, congratulations! You are going to love having a little boy!

kate said...

WOW! A Ptolemy! Congrats!!! I've been feeling 'boy' a lot in the blogosphere lately... it held true for both you and JJ...

Sorry your direct reports aren't being more cooperative. Ah, the fun of managing a "team"...

And yeah. That snow was a blast, though we really only got about an inch of it (since we are basically on the cusp of the foothills, and they got almost NO snow!). I was warned when I moved here that we would have one super crazy snow event each winter, but this is our 4th winter here, and we have yet to see more than a dusting... someday!

sara said...

Oh congrats on the boy! That is awesome. You should totally use that as a middle name just to mess with the family, LOL! Just kidding...but wouldn't that be fun? If you don't mind...could we email sometime about your journey with surrogacy. We would love to add to our family in a few years and my OB has told me all future pregnancies would be the same as our first with a lot of risk of prematurity and problems for our next kiddo. We're thinking of going down the same path that you are. Any help would be so appreciated if you're up to a little chatting. Thanks so much and congrats again!

niobe said...

Yay!

Ellen K. said...

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

I for one can tell you that boys are AMAZING and they do love there mamas! I'm so happy for you!
Lea

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