Wednesday, April 29, 2015

We Shall Be Awash In Beautiful Boys

We are having another boy baby! A trifecta of boys! Jessie and Vergil have made a male.
That is what the technician told us. As we all squinted to make sense of what we were seeing, she herself was sure that she was seeing a penis and we trusted her.
Of course she also said that this is a human baby's profile and we trusted her on that too.

Is that baby smiling? He has every reason to be. What a lucky baby this is going to be!
What Jessie and I bought this boy yesterday were two shirts that look like the shirts his daddy wears- plaid with pockets and a pair of cargo shorts. Why didn't I get a picture? I don't know. I was overwhelmed. But Vergil was delighted when he saw them. Now all we need is a tiny pocket protector and a teeny slide rule. Not really! (Well, sort of.) I wonder if the baby will be more like his engineer daddy or like his artistic and emotional mama. We shall see, won't we? 

It's gray here again today and the baby chicks are fine. 

Willy and Lilly, the ducks, have already become separated and are honking and quacking in full voice. I love those ducks but they are not the brightest birds in the hen house. Okay. They've found each other again. Much contented quacking ensues...

Our new sheets worked perfectly last night. Unfortunately they did nothing to repel the insane dreams. Oh well. Maurice tried to get me up at a reasonable hour but I ignored her kisses and pleas and she settled down by my hip and we went back to sleep. She knows when it's time for Mr. Moon to get up and she knows when it's time for me to get up. She's not completely insistent, though. Which is good. 

And so it goes. I must take a walk and after that I have no idea what I'm doing and I don't care. 
Some moments I feel as if my life is whirling by so fast that I can't catch my breath and other moments I feel as if I am stuck in mud and molasses. 

Another boy. Can you believe it? 
Let us give thanks. 


  1. Ohhh ... those big boys will love that little boy to pieces!

    I laughed about the ducks losing each other. Do they really do that?!

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  3. jenny_o- They most certainly do.

  4. Congratulations on the boy baby, what fun he will be! My geese also lose each other sometimes, the honking they do is so alarming we tend to rush out to see what the disaster is. The lady ducks escaped to the pond to eat some frog eggs, Mr Duck was quacking quietly all over the yard looking for them. Seems the ladies are the loud quackers!

  5. I was guessing a boy with the long legs and big feet. How absolutely wonderful!

    I almost spit my coffee all over my laptop when I read about your ducks.

  6. Hooray on another little boy!

    Also, last night was the night for bad dreams: i dreamed I was in prison and had work release to be a clown at children's parties. All the children were terrified of me.
    Then I woke up to find a giant centipede on my bed.

  7. A boy!!! So exciting.

    I had to look up what a pocket protector is. It is officially the funniest thing ever. Have you seriously seen someone wear one? If so, that's a thing that hasn't crossed the Atlantic.

  8. And by the way, your comment form keeps asking me if I'm a human, and I keep ignoring it, and it keeps publishing my comment anyway. I'm all "fuck you, I just want to comment" and it doesn't care. It just goes "oh, okay then."

  9. Congrats to Jessie and Vergil whose bathroom will never be clean again :)

  10. Aww, so exciting for all of you! Congratulations! Little boys are so sweet especially your two. The baby will have the best little protectors I'm sure. (And hand me downs I imagine)

  11. Big Mamabird- Since these are both ladies, the quacking is very loud. And very full of inflection. It makes me laugh. "Where are you?" "I'm right here!" "I can't see you!" "Come find me!" ETC.

    Birdie- They do not like to be a apart. And even if Jessie and Vergil were having a girl, the legs and feet would have been long. They have women over six-feet tall on three sides of their heritage.
    Mine not being one of them.

    Sylvia- Thank you!

    Ramona Quimby- Okay. That dream SUCKS! Cruel punishment, I would say. Cruel AND unusual. And then a centipede?

    Mwa- No one wears them anymore but everyone's algebra teacher used to. Well, if you're my age.

    Stephanie- I bought some Lysol myself today.
    I try to get the boys to pee outside but sometimes they want to use the toilet.

    Kelly- I think it's going to be awesome to watch Owen and Gibson help to raise this cousin up in the ways of boys.

  12. Such good news. Except for the insane dreams!

  13. I think my comment for this post should just be multiple exclamation marks:


  14. Yay, another boy! Exciting! And I love the shorts-and-shirt combo.

    I don't really see a baby in that ultrasound but as I said I'm terrible with those things.

  15. Congrats on having another boy!

  16. That is exciting to have another boy. But any healthy baby is good. Happy for all of you.


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