Some people asked how my kids reacted to the news that the baby was going to be a boy... and I realized I never even told how they reacted to the news at all.
Back in early December, one Sunday morning, I made our usual egg & a-hats. I made three, and Lucas asked why I wasn't fasting.
Me: "Well, I am not fasting today, because in July I am going to have a baby; I am pregnant."
Lucas: "You've got a baby growing in your belly?"
Lucas: "And your food goes through it's cord and feeds the baby."
Me: "Yep the umbilical cord."
Alex: "I love babies! I will hold them and be soft with them."
A little later in the conversation...
Eric: "Do you guys want a boy baby or girl baby?"
Alex: "I want a boy baby and a sister."
Me: "I will probably just have one baby."
Alex: "Okay a sister, the boy can go to another family."
Lucas: "I want a sister too"
Lucas: "What are we going to name the baby?"
Eric: "We don't know yet, we will have to start thinking of names."
Alex: "We can spell the name A-A-A"
Later at church Lucas offered me one of his goldfish and then he said "the baby ate that gold fish now"
They are both still so excited. Alex is always talking about what she is going to do with the baby when it is born and how she will be so soft. She also always asks to touch the baby and will come up and barely poke my belly and say "touch". Hopefully after the baby is born she is still so excited.
I wasn't sure how they would react to the news that the baby was a boy as they both had been asking for a sister.
The night after I found out we told them at dinner. I simply told them, today when I went to the doctor I was able to find out if the baby was a boy or girl, and he is a boy! You are going to have a little brother.
They both smiled and seemed totally happy and didn't seem to mind one bit that it wasn't a sister.
Eric asked, so what should we name him? To which Alex replied: "Hmmm.. I think Jibba-Jabba!"
Yes, she is just like her daddy. Lucas just sat there and smiled and couldn't think of a name.
Other suggestions I have gotten from my helpful family from Eric: "Bronco LaVell" (BYU football coaches names put together). Also from Alex: "Hercamur Jerkamur"--another silly name we just sometimes say around our house. So as you can see my family is very helpful when it comes to names.
Luckily, I have veto power :)