Baby Countdown

Granddaughter Ripley, 26 months old, is going to have a sibling at the end of August. Mom and Dad (Amy and Judson) are decided on names. As with Ripley, they have chosen not to know the gender, which makes it hard on the grandmas and greatgrandma. Of course, back in the “old days” none of us ever knew until the birth what we would be having, but that was long, long ago and far away. Now, there is ultrasound and most parents want to know in order to plan ahead and get things ready. I mean, what good is technology if you don’t take advantage of it! Hence, neutral colors – yellow, green, beige – and themes – animals, forests, farms, shapes, space – abound at showers of the intentionally uninformed…(sighhh) I vote for showers after the birth!

Ripley was named for Sigourney Weaver’s strong, tough character in “Alien.” Our Ripley is always smiling, gives great hugs, loves to wrestle, and has the most fantastic laugh. Sometimes when something pleases her, we’ll do it over and over until she’s laughing so much she cries. This chain of events gets the whole room rolling. We hope she will think her brother or sister is amusing.

August 27th has been proclaimed to be The Date, but we all know how that goes. As of last week, the baby weighs about 4-1/2 lbs. and is moving around like crazy. Amy is doing well but on restricted lifting. She sees the midwife every two weeks now. She and Jud are going to birthing classes.

Will keep you posted…

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About Cyranette

I have been writing since I was 11 and am now a grandmother of 9. Aside from my family, I love writing, reading, movies, gardening, genealology, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 18 years. I am a survivor of rape, abuse, and cancer. I believe in love, kindness, and common sense. I was born/raised in Indiana and have lived in Massachusetts, Texas, and California. I have visited: most of the United States, British Columbia, Germany, Austria, and Costa Rica. My husband and I would like to visit England, Europe, and New Zealand and to take a train ride along the Canadian/American border. I have written essays, articles, short stories, a romance novel, a self-help book, and several children's books.
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5 Responses to Baby Countdown

  1. Jo Kelsey says:

    Such a special blog Monnie! I loved every bit of it. Glad to hear everything is going well with the pregnancy.

    I know Ripley comes by her hugging talents naturally, because her Grandma Monnie gives the best hugs ever! I always look forward to my special “Monnie Hugs”! I think I am about due for one soon, don’t you think? Love Ya! Jo

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  2. jennibug says:

    Very exciting. 🙂 Ripley is so precious…

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