Do you want to know the gender of the baby?
Absolutely! We can't imagine not knowing. I frequently cancel the microwave countdown with a few seconds left, so I'm not big on patience. This is momentous stuff!
When do you find out the gender?
It should be in early June at the anatomy check. We will also find out how many arms, legs, toes, and/or tails that our child currently possesses.
Will you name the child after me?
Blog Audience: What are the chances of you guys naming the baby after me?
Chris and Shannon: Well, that's pretty difficult to say.
Blog Audience: Hit me with it! I've come a long way to read this site!The least you can do is level with me. What are my chances?
Chris and Shannon: Not good.
Blog Audience: You mean, not good like one out of a hundred?
Chris and Shannon: I'd say more like one out of a million. [pause]
Blog Audience: So you're telling me there's a chance!
We have a few lovely names picked out, but we're not spilling the beans quite yet. The dialogue above was cribbed from a great movie. Bonus points for identifying it.
What are your thoughts on bringing a child into this world, a world where "Cavemen" became a featured television show and subprime mortgages are defaulting?
These are troubling times. I watched an episode of Cavemen, and it haunts me to this day. Also, the sub-prime mortgage crisis is scary. Home prices could fall quite a bit. We do feel prepared to have a child. We're doing well in our careers, and we have kept two pets alive.
Do you have any idea what you guys are getting into?
Not really, but we're learning and anticipating as much as we can. For example, I learned that a baby will use about 2,400 diapers in the first year! YIKES!