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Author Topic: Some news from BEB!  (Read 772 times)

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Some news from BEB!
« on: July 08, 2018, 04:44:43 PM »
Hi ladies! So I just wanted to start a thread to share my good news--I'm expecting my first baby at the end of November!

I'm almost halfway there (thank goodness), and things are going well so far. It has made this heatwave a little trickier to navigate, though...haha

Peder and I are really excited! We've tried to explain to our two cats that there's going to be a small human in their house soon, but it doesn't seem to have sunken in yet  LOL  :fav306:

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Re: Some news from BEB!
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2018, 06:39:08 PM »
Oh my!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I think we've all be waiting for news like this.   

Do you know the sex? Have you picked out names?

Tell us all.


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Re: Some news from BEB!
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 03:30:33 AM »
 :fav310: Oh, that's wonderfull, BEB! Congratulations to you and Peder!

Do you have a preference? Hermy wanted his first to be a little girl and he got what he wished. I wanted a boy but had to wait for number three to be granted my wish.

Of course, you don't need to have three but it's nice to have one, you'll see.
Lots of labour, though! And a bit less sleep.
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Re: Some news from BEB!
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 10:47:42 AM »
Congratulations to you both, BEB! That's fantastic news!

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Re: Some news from BEB!
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 10:25:24 PM »
Thank you, ladies!

Do you know the sex? Have you picked out names?

Tell us all.

We're thinking we'll wait to find out the sex and be surprised--that's the plan for now, anyway! Unless the ultrasound tech lets it slip  LOL

We have a couple of names we like both for a girl and for a boy; we have to ponder them a little more and make sure the initials don't spell anything goofy, haha. It'll be a Norwegian name no matter what, though! Gotta carry on the tradition :D

Do you have a preference? Hermy wanted his first to be a little girl and he got what he wished. I wanted a boy but had to wait for number three to be granted my wish.

Of course, you don't need to have three but it's nice to have one, you'll see.
Lots of labour, though! And a bit less sleep.

Part of me thinks it'd be fun to have a boy, I think, though I'd be happy with either! I've been trying to see if my intuition will tell me which it is--at first, I had been feeling that it's a boy, but I think that might have been partly because we found a boy's name we liked before a girl's, so now I'm not sure. We shall see!

Haha, definitely less sleep in store--we keep telling each other we'd better sleep now while we still can!

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Re: Some news from BEB!
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 09:56:10 PM »
Oh BEB!  That is wonderful news!  Congratulations to you and Peder!  You will be such good parents.

I bet you're having a boy.  We should start a betting pool! 

I envy you!  Having my kids was the best thing I've done.  What joy they bring!  At times you may think differently, but they are so precious!


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Re: Some news from BEB!
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2018, 04:00:58 AM »
Oso, wait until you're a granny! That's even better!
Next week we're going to the south of France with all our brood! Hermy doesn't move an inch from the poolside while the kiddies are in it. Our two big ones, Alexander 7 and Matthias 5, already swim but the other three are toddlers so there's a lot of watching to do!
Looking forward to this!
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Re: Some news from BEB!
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2018, 10:34:16 AM »

Next week we're going to the south of France with all our brood!

Luce, You can't imagine the image that conjures in a common American. 


Beb is having a girl first.  Sorry.

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Re: Some news from BEB!
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2018, 01:57:46 PM »

Next week we're going to the south of France with all our brood!

Luce, You can't imagine the image that conjures in a common American. 



What image? LOL
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2018, 03:26:00 PM »

Next week we're going to the south of France with all our brood!

Luce, You can't imagine the image that conjures in a common American. 



What image? LOL

LOL 
On TV drama shows, if one was headed for the "South of France" (la te da), they were considered part of the rich and famous. A young girl would pretend that the man who loved her would whisk her off to the South of France (la te da).  It was a place where the wealthy wintered.  Going back 30 - 50 years, it sounded like Xanadu on television.

Be careful not to bandy that word about around the poor.  You're likely to get mugged.  shhhh


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Re: Some news from BEB!
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2018, 04:27:18 AM »
 LOL.

That IS so funny!

Nowadays, the south of France is just a region where the poor Belgians and Dutch go. The very poor go to Spain and the very, very poor go to Morocco or Tunisia. Turkey and Egypt are also not expensive. Not for me, I don't like to spend my holidays in an islamitc country, thank you very much!
There is, of course, Saint Tropez where the big, luxurious yachts are. They belong to the rich oil sheiks of Arabia and the Emirates.
You can stay there for a reasonable price but that's not my cup of tea. I don't want to gawk at the decadence there.

I prefer the Provence region, just north of the Côte d'Azur.
Nice weather, nice people, very nice food and wine!
A county full of history and culture.
Did you know popes once lived in Avignon? One French king defied Rome and made his own papency!
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Re: Some news from BEB!
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2018, 07:03:56 PM »
Oh BEB!  That is wonderful news!  Congratulations to you and Peder!  You will be such good parents.

I bet you're having a boy.  We should start a betting pool! 

I envy you!  Having my kids was the best thing I've done.  What joy they bring!  At times you may think differently, but they are so precious!

Thanks so much, Oso!

One guess for a boy, and one for a girl so far, I see! My coworkers are all convinced it's a girl...I still don't know what I think  LOL

Haha, I like the betting pool idea! That makes me think of when a friend of mine had a baby last summer--Peder decided we should bet on what the baby's exact birth date would be and call the bet the "kiddie pool," and have a prize of...a kiddie pool.  LOL He got as far as buying a cheap little inflatable pool for the prize, but we never got around to betting because the baby ended up coming a couple weeks early. Which is always how these things seem to go, ha!

Luce, I hope you have a great time with your grandkids in France--that sounds so lovely! I've heard such nice things about the Provence area. A friend of mine went there a few years ago after a stint teaching English in northern France, and her stories about the south of France sounded idyllic!

 


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