Everyone else in the U.S. is enjoying a long weekend and trying to stretch it.
I just can't wait for Tuesday morning. If you read my previous post you know why!
Impressing even myself, I've only mentioned "they have some babies" to J twice. Once at each 24 hour-ish mark. So he'll get one more tomorrow afternoon.
In honor of being overly excited I've gone back to daydreaming about baby names. We won't choose a name ahead of time but we'll have some favorites stored up so when we finally see a picture we can decide what fits.
General plan is to keep his/her first name and middle name as two middle names and add a new Amharic, or at the very least African, first name of our choice. It isn't a firm and final plan. We'll just see how it plays out.
Now on to the good stuff!
We have one boy name we both agree 100% on. It is Amharic and we love its meaning.
But I will keep it a mystery for now.
The girl's list is long and gets longer all the time.
Meron (pronounced 'mare in' and we would probably call her Merry) (means gift of God)
Lulit (jewel) (nickname for this is Lulu which is too cute)
Liya (bringer of the gospel)
Naia (blossom - but it is African origin not Amharic?)
Lalla (tulip) (we both love this one but it would be a better middle name so might get bumped off the list soon)
Mihret (pronounced 'meer et' I think?) (mercy)
Sosinna (a rose) (nickname would be Sosie)
As I'm writing this Talay (our youngest dog) is all over me licking, bumping the computer on my lap, trying to distract. It's almost like she can feel herself being displaced!
My plan is to take the list of favorites to Ethiopia and run them by some Ethiopian friends. Both for pronounciation and for their opinions. :)
PS. Today J and I chose a lovey that we'll sleep with that we can send ahead to "baby" as a transition object. It will smell like us and I guess there is a theory behind this. We chose owl lovey. An owl is supposedly lucky and J has always said I'm his owl.