Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Last Thursday was the sonogram and we were happy to hear that all appears to be well. The baby was in a ball, with its feet up by its head, thus making some things difficult to get a good look at. The gender, for example, seemed a little tricky to tell. The tech told us, "Looks like a sissy. Think pink." So, we're tentatively planning on a little girl!! This brings a mixture of excitement and anxiety. I'm not really around little girls as all of my close friends have little boys and I work primarily with elementary age boys. So, girls seem like a mystery to me. On the other hand, I'm pretty excited about this (possible) new adventure into the world of baby girls.

Yesterday, Tyler put his hand on my stomach. I asked if he knew what was in there, and he said, "a baby sister." I asked what he thinks we ought to name her.

He thought a minute and responded,
"Flower... Salt... Fuchsia."

I smiled and asked if he knows what fuchsia is. He laughed and said, "it's a crayon color!!" Ha. Who knew.

He said that these were all the girl names he knew.

After which, he came up with lots more silly "names." SpongeBob Squarepants, Pink, Apple, and Tyler Wayne Stuckey to name a few. He was really cracking himself up at this point. Too bad there weren't any other 4 year-olds around who could really appreciate his sense of humor. :)


Kathy Beachy said...

Two little girls in your family after 4 boys! Boy or girl, it doesn't really matter.

Rustin and Lynette Polinder said...

I really like the name "Salt" and think you should take his advice. "Squarepants" is also up in the running for our baby names. Funny how we have that in common.
Love the funny little stories!