Man, why can't my girlfriend be so open-minded about baby names. "We can't name him after Peruvian Rain Gods, we can't name him after your first D&D character, we can't name him Schadenfreude..." Sheesh.
It's a little known fact that Sebastian's name is Scample R. McChesney (the R. is for Rehastable) and Elliot's name is Scample J. McChesney (the J. is for Jehosaphat). (The McChesney is for no good reason.)
Thanks, everyone! I'm going to blatantly ignore the Marginalia and just answer some folks, and I trust you all will bear with me.
xenopulse - We didn't do an Ultrasound with the others, 'cause we didn't feel a need to know. My midwives did request one for Elliot, just to rule out twins. It was pretty neat.
Chris - Ha! Yep. I'm glad we know it's a boy, because I find these questions, in order, the most irritating to ask a pregnant woman: "Do you want a boy or a girl?" "What are you going to name it?" I mean, total strangers, asking if you have preference! Gah! I always liked answering "I want it to be clearly one or the other." The name one is almost as bad, so I ask them what names they like instead. Scample M is good.
N M J - Yep! We're raising the next generation of gamers/game designers all by ourselves. In 15ish years, it'll be Lumpley & Sons - World Games Ltd.
Peter - While I definitely credit Vincent with creative partnership, and also the puttin' up with, I'm the one with the weird food issues and the increased difficulty getting out of bed/cars/chairs! :)
Matthijs - I especially like his chin.
Kaare - I'm at ~21 weeks, so it's more like 3+ months. The other two were 3 wks early, but I really think any time in Dec. is early enough! And I'm fine, thanks for asking.
Emily Care - I'm great! Despite the above answer to Peter, you know I have disgustingly lovely pregnancies.
Ben - Singular! Not plural! (Thank goodness)
Clinton - Yeah, I think so too. I feel like we're doing a decent job with the boys we have, so I feel good about the whole deal. Plus, I always thought I'd have 3, ever since I was ~8 yrs. old.
Ginger - Ha! True to their natures, when the boys told their classmates, Sebastian (8) just casually slipped it in during his Monday check-in and not all his classmates even got it. Elliot (5), on the other hand, announced "Guess what! I'm going to be a big brother AND a little brother!" complete with wide-eyed astonished face and dramatic hand-waving.
Tom - Well, maybe if you make a string of movies, you can name them things like Fifi-Trixiebell and Nebraska. Also, things like Ereshkigel (and there is one around here) are a bit much to live up to when you're 2. And things like Sugar and Honey (also around here) are just doom on a resume.
Vincent - Obviously, McChesney is *your* secret name! I'm on to you now, you sneaky monkey!
Sben - Congratulations to you and Ms. Sben! Vincent once described having a child (especially the first) as similar to standing at the top of a bungee jump (or sky-dive, or other similar scary-but-fun thing) and saying "This is utterly insane, I'm crazy, I'll probably die" and then you go off, and it's scary and fun and exciting and amazing and dangerous all at once.
Me and my girlfriend are gonna have our first one in November as well. Some might think it's a bit early with her being 20 years old and me a mere 1 year older but we are both really, really looking forward to it!
It's gonna be a boy as well and that picture of yours makes me remember how exited I was seing the first live ultrasounds of our boy. My knees where shaking, hands getting cold, the whole program.
Children are amazing! I'm so exited and happy and scared as hell! And, no, we don't really know what we're getting into either. Especially with both of us still in college and all that... Well, life is full of surprises, ay?
I'm really glad to hear everything is going well with your pregnancy.
So if I'm reading it right, that's us, Kaare, Jasper, Sben, and Sven Seeland (who may be Sben, I'm not sure) all with babies due in Nov-Dec. That's like a mini-gamer explosion! Someone had better get writing games to play with young children! Dice have been a good thing for our 8 and 5 y.o. to help resolve disputes in their play. Although in the words of Sebastian (8) "We don't need dice, Dad. We use logic."
Sben go "Sben != Sven"*
MB go "Aha."*