Friday, November 14, 2008
Thank you for all your congrats! I had to laugh about the name suggestions that have been slowly coming in. Marina, Asia, Laken Joy, Seas.... but here's some you've forgotten! Pacifika, Brooke, River, Moana (ocean in Maori), Wave, and Aqua.
Well, this isn't an invitation for names, but I know I've started something now. Knock yourselves out. I don't think we're going the matching name route. I was never one for matched names. Ooh! It just occurred to me I might get to do matching girls outfits next year! Ok, *slapping hand* I hated it, but maybe the girls will love it! <---- That's the first time I've referred to them as the girls. SO CUTE! Reminds me of my... ENTIRE ... life with two sisters!
I have been noticing a trend lately where parents share the sex of their child, but not the name, until it's born. I like this! With Oceana we didn't have any patience. We promised we wouldn't say we were pregnant and all of 2 minutes later were blabbing it around. Same with the name, but with her name we didn't even try not to tell. I never considered keeping Joshua's name a secret. We hadn't planned to know his sex, but when I realized something was wrong, I knew I couldn't ask people to pray for 'the baby with a problem'. I needed to know if he was he or she, and wanted to talk about him as though he was already here.
But this time, I think I'll be keeping the name a secret. But let's not get ahead of ourselves - as Matt keeps telling me, we have 21 weeks left to decide(he always tells me exactly how many weeks, no fudging over and saying "20" or "a few months". Nope, he's counting every day. *I like fudging those dates over* - "I'm nearly 20 weeks", "I'm almost 5 months", etc. Don't tell me you didn't do it too!
Or we could be like friends of my parents who were having trouble naming their son. Dad had heard a few options when he went to visit (they were already home from the hospital). Three weeks later they had him dedicated at church where my dad was the pastor. He turned to them and said, "And the baby's name is.......Evander?" They looked at each other, shrugged, and nodded. Dad thinks to this day he actually named the poor boy. He'd been the boy or the baby for three weeks! No, okay, I won't be that bad!
In other news. Thanks for checking up on Oceana's appointment. Basically - I was right. There is something wrong, but it's not major and it's not something that would need to be corrected anyways.
Her right femur rotates in a bit more than it should, so when she runs her foot turns in from the momentum of running. I guess this is pigeon-toed, but the doctor never called it that. He kept saying femural rotation blah blah blah. I didn't ask him to write it down, as much as I'd love to be googling it. Basically, instead of her feet turning out into a basic 1st position (ballet), they don't make it. Instead they rotate in and over one another in a complete inverted 1st position. (Her feet cross over one another in the middle). We had noticed this, but didn't put it together with her foot turning in.
She's had an x-ray and will go back in a year to make sure she's growing out of it. He said she may grow out of it complety, or she may not - but that it wasn't something that needed corrective measures. Her pelvis is growing fine (no deformities) so it's only that her femurs turned themselves in a bit when she was growing in-utero.
As we have been saying right along, it's not something that stops her from doing anything. She still does everything. She just might have a an uphill fight doing technical ballet.
I'm not worried. The doctor's not worried. No biggie. :)
Oh, if you notice your child doing this, it's not because they walked early (Oceana did), but they shouldn't sit on their knees because this encourages the rotation more (Oceana does this ALL the time). We're really having to stay on her to not sit that way.
Posted by Susie Sams at 1:31 PM