Friday, July 25, 2008

Project Updates

The Behbeh: Ultrasound this morning... the critter has all the applicable parts that I've come to expect from a baby in utero, with the notable addition of boy parts!

You heard me! A BOY!

Don't get me wrong, I would be very pleased indeed to get me a fourth member of the Chaos Posse, and frankly a girl would make life easier on so many fronts. On top of that my friend Mama D just put up some pics of her brand new baby girl that tweaked my heart something fierce.

... but sometimes a mama knows what she knows, and I have felt the presence of a particular spirit waiting patiently for his turn for several years now, and if he didn't come to me biologically, then I would have to find him some other way. I like this way.

Feels complete.

Now I challenge Dadguy to come up with a better name than the one I have picked out. Sorry Birdie... We will not be naming the kid London.

The Basement: Picking at it bit by bit. Project was interrupted by a family trip up to Bear Lake, a fun-in-the-sun party that I am still not recovered from. Worst sunburn I've had in years.

Dadguy's Project: This project has actually been in the works for quite some time... starting with the gearing up for this specific project, and the others to come like it. A few months back we purchased a laptop and determined that we would also get the newest incarnation of iPhone when they came out. Dadguy was going to try his hand at designing and coding applications for the iPhone, eventually with the intention of selling his creations from the iPhone store. It has been a rollercoaster, a very informative rollercoaster ride. If you care to read up on all of his doings you can check his developers blog for his first creation, Geopher Lite.

Frankly, while I have known that Dadguy was this cool for years now, I am impressed with his vision and tenacity. I think that so much of him, his personality, philosophy and ethics really shines through in this first endeavor, and all the hurdles that he had to jump through. If you have any interest in Dadguy, his projects or geocaching? Check this out.

If you have one of the new iPhones? Go spend two bucks!

Seriously... this newest stint of wing stretching has been great to watch, but hard to live. We have had to give up some family time, couple time... and I personally have had to put in more parenting time in at a physically rough part of my life, with this fourth baby on the way, and in my decrepit state. Oh yeah! And the basement! And the yard! And the church callings! And the family life! GAAHHHHH! The hours have been longer, and the initial financial investment has been significant (at least for our budget!) without any guarantee of a return. The ups and downs have been emotionally rough on both of us... and I wouldn't trade any of it!

And that's good, because it looks like he's just gearing up. It's an exciting time for our family!


A Sarah said...

Hee! A boy! Congratulations! :) :) :)

(And Dadguy does indeed sound cool. I love your description. Has he seen it?)

elizasmom said...

Yay! I'm so glad that the spirit you've been feeling is in fact your new baby! Yippee!

And, go Dadguy! That is really awesome. I hope gobs of people buy his application. Good luck!

Fantastagirl said...

Yay!! A boy!! that's awesome.

Clicked the link - as someone who geocaches, I think this is an awesome just wish I had a iphone!

Nobody™ said...

Boy rock!! They give you a good excuse to get some really cool toys.

As for the name, it's quite obvious to me that there is one perfect name for a boy. Bob. I always wanted to be named Bob.

Suburban Gorgon said...

Wahoo! That's fantastic news, Bon!

moo said...

A BOY! How wonderful! You are going to LOVE raising a boy. They are awesome!!

Mama D said...

A boy, A BOY!!! So exciting. I am so happy for you guys.

Exciting about Dadguy's project. I hope all his hard work and all the sacrifices you have all had to make really pay off!

Jo said...

Told ya so, told ya so!!!
::::doing the I told you so dance::::
I do so love being right!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! A boy! You are going to have lots of fun :^)

Meredith said...

Yay! Congrats to you! Or, as my family says - Mazel Tov!

Boys are pretty awesome and I am sure the girls will dote on him big time.

Amber said...

Congrats on the boy! Woo!

Superwoman said...

Yeah a boy!!! We'll know on Dec. 2 what were having. It is so exciting that there is going to be a boy thrown into the chaos. And just think, he won't have 3 sisters, he'll have 4 mothers. Cookie keeps telling me we should name the kid Ethan, I keep telling him he doesn't get to pick the name, he's a little peeved at us.

beth - total mom haircut said...

Congratulations! Is Dadguy just thrilled for a boy? That's so great. Boys are fun, I must say. And I'm glad you have that sense of completeness - I've felt it myself and it's kind of nice.

Charline said...

Congrats on the boy! I always wanted only girls growing up, but I do love my little guy. He can be such a sweetie.

Sounds like it is a very exciting time! Enjoy it!

(Thanks for commenting on my entry on Beth's site!)

Becky..AMHW said...

A boy? I've got some of those and NO patience or the ability to try for a girl. Good for you!

I don't have an iPhone. My phone doesn't even take photos or text. I'm so behind.

Tracey said...

Congratulations!! Hope the pregnancy continues smoothly and that he's everything you ever dreamed.

Now, get ready for the "Oh, were you trying for a boy?" statements. HATED those. (only in reverse genders)