It turns out that BabyPenguin3 is going to be a girl, too! Or so the technician thinks, it’s not absolutely definite. But we’ll go with the assumption that she’s right, because I think I saw what she was pointing out, too, unless we’re proved otherwise.
Which means I need a girl name! So far we’ve tossed around Margaret (maybe), Sophia (but getting to be really popular), Cecily (husband vetoes this firmly, but he might be warmer to Cecilia), Emily (we thought about this for Josie, but like Sophia it’s an incredibly popular name right now). I’d welcome any new ideas, though! We like fairly classic, traditional names, standard or legitimate alternative spellings only (Christine, Kristen, Christina, etc. are fine, but no Krystin). No nicknames as their given name, but them having a longer given name and going by a nickname is fine (like with Margaret, she might go by Maggie). Only 5 months to come up with the perfect name! Plus middle name.
Beth was cute when we were getting into the car today to make a quick grocery run for snacks. Seth: “I need to buckle you up, we’re going on a wild ride!” Beth: “We’re not going on a wild ride, we’re going to the grocery store.” Seth: “It might be a wild road to the grocery store.” Beth: “No, it’s not a wild ride, there aren’t even any dragons.”
Today Seth had a friend of his come and help load stuff into the moving truck. They got out a bunch of furniture, like all the bookshelves and dressers, the entertainment center, the big cabinet we had in the living room, and the china cabinet, plus two reclining chairs. We’re basically down to beds (ours plus both cribs), Seth’s desk, the table I’m sitting at with its chairs, and the couch. They also got lots of boxes loaded. The house is gradually beginning to look a bit emptier, although quite the mess. If one doesn’t look at the basement, it appears that we’re making great progress, considering that we have a week to go. But then one looks at the basement and faints. Right. Tomorrow I’ll have to figure out how to corral the kids while I make the living room safe enough for them to play in again. All sorts of child hazards around.
That’s about it for right now! See you tomorrow!… or next week… or maybe next month. I’ll update eventually. 🙂