Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I thought it was about time I scanned this and put it up here. I know a lot of people can't make head nor tail of these things, but they are like those magic eye pictures - once you 'get it', it's obvious. The picture is a profile shot, so you can see the outline of the nose, lips and forehead, lit up with a white line. So, there he is. We have a name picked out, have for a while, and there are no other contenders so this is the one...Christian. We'll be shortening it to Kit as my Dad is a Chris and I can't deal with two in the close family.
I'm not used to feeling so settled with a name. Taylor was nameless for almost a week, and with Isobel we were armed with a list of names just in case Isobel didn't fit her, but this is the only name that seems right this time. It's his name, and that's that. It haunted my every waking thought for about two weeks before I mentioned it to Pete, and he loved it too, and that was it settled. It feels bizarre being so certain.
I've been very busy this week, starting to move bedrooms around. I started by clearing out the wardrobes and moving them around earlier this week, and today the kids have swapped rooms. The bedroom situation here has been terrible for ages, really bad. When Ryan moved in 3 years ago he started off sharing a room with Taylor, but as time has gone on he has basically pushed Taylor out of the room. He plays Xbox live really late, and moans at Taylor for snoring. The poor little guy has been sleeping on the sofa for the last 6 months.
After Christmas we are building an extra room downstairs for Ryan by cutting our lounge in half as it's huge, but until then I've moved Ryan into Isobel's small box room, and Isobel is now sharing with Taylor. She's such a good girl, it didn't faze her at all and she's gone straight to sleep. On Sunday we will be swapping our large bedroom with their medium sized one, and splitting it in two with a room divider to give them some private space each. Once the new downstairs room is built in 2009 Ryan will go down there and the baby will be going into Ryan's box room. Eventually, once our new little boy is sleeping through the night, he can share the big divided room with Isobel, and Taylor can move into the box room on his own as he'll be getting older. Whew! Confusing, and a lot of work still to be done.