So I’ve pretty much accepted your reality now, and have moved on to more practical matters: how to afford you, what to call you, things you’ll need, how to raise you, etc. Obviously, some of these discussions we’re having are more theoretical than practical, but some things have been decided:

  • We want to know if you’re a boy or a girl as soon as possible. I, however, don’t want to tell anyone else.
  • If you turn out to be a boy, you’re going to be named ‘Liam’. We’ve yet to decided on a girl’s name we both like, so that’s up in the air. Leah, however, thinks that you’re going to be a boy. I don’t know if I have a preference at this point.
  • Again, if you’re a boy, we’re not going to circumcise you (Of course we wouldn’t if you are a girl, so I don’t know why this point comes up at all – but it does, so there you go)
  • We’re going to strive to not overly gender-type you as a baby, and give you options that are traditionally for girls and those that are traditionally for boys, regardless of your gender. I suspect that this will be an uphill battle.

In other news, we’ve got an interview with the Pacific Heights Housing Co-op, where we’ve been trying to live for as long as we’ve been together. We’re hoping that this is a ‘sign’, positive both for you and for us that you & this co-op is meant to be. We’ll wait and see. Regardless of the outcome of this, we’re going to move before you’re born. Ideally, in the next month or two, into at least a 2-bedroom. We can’t possibly afford anything larger, so we’ll see where we end up.

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