Tuesday, December 30, 2008
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Mama is happy. Both Coys are quite proud.
BB and Pappadaddy (or PopPop)...
Fresh from the womb...
For those of you who can't get enough...
As for the name, the Swiss give us 3 days to decide, so we're waiting to see what fits him. And besides, we couldn't give up on all of the suspense now, could we?
As for the winner, we're pretty sure it's Shannon Block, our across-the-street neighbor, who guessed both today and boy. We'll give out prizes later this week.
Thanks again for all the love, attention and support. We can't wait to introduce BB to our group of friends.
We look forward to talking to all of you soon.
Off to rest,
Mom, Dad, and BB
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
looks like. We're pretty curious too. We will keep you posted!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
As for the surprising number of girl predictions, I thought I should tell you that a number of people have used 'science' and said with certainty that we are having a boy. There was Guiseppe, the Italian landscape guy at my school, who hung my wedding ring from a string. After watching it circle in front of my belly, he declared BB a boy. When home in Memphis this summer, my very good friend Toni la Mexicana, declared that my nose is now more upturned than before- another boy indicator. Coy's father says that he can just look and tell. He says he'll be meeting his grandson this week. Now if only we knew what our friend Maggie in Ghana is due to have, we could be certain. Coy held a spoon from a string in front of my belly and then Maggie's. We don't know what the movements indicate but we do know that they moved in opposite directions!
We appreciate all of the interest and we will keep you updated. If you're of the praying persuasion, we are hoping that all will begin and progress as naturally as possible.
Monday, December 08, 2008
And it's not that we aren't trying- Saturday night we were fed a meal that the cook guaranteed would bring on labor. Mark and Tara claim that their deerburgers have jumpstarted at least 2 deliveries. We were hopeful that BB would be #3. Ok, I was hopeful. Coy was more excited about the prospect of Mark giving us a police escort to the hospital. It was a delicious meal but no baby.
Now I guess it's time to start running stairs!
So any guesses on BB's actual arrival? Give us your best prediction of date and time. We'll send a Swiss prize to the guess that is closest. You can speculate on gender too, if you're feeling particularly prophetic.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
On Thursday, our hearts were in Dixie at the various Thanksgiving tables where our families had gathered but our stomachs were satisfied to be here in Switzerland. Friends from church hosted an international crowd for a T-Day dinner that had almost all the fixins you could hope to find. (Coy was pleased to find no marshmellows on the sweet potatoes, I consoled myself with extra cranberries.)
Friday night, we shifted gears and headed to Coy's office Christmas party where a good time was had by all. In an attempt to create a more subdued atmosphere this year, a quiet jazz band provided the night's music and Coy was not asked to repeat his role as Santa. He did, however, entertain many by singing some duets with a fellow accountant who would also be happy as a lounge-singer.
But Christmas season officially began for me yesterday when I went to Switzerland's biggest Christmas market in a nearby town called Einsiedeln. This town is famous for its beautiful, large monastery and its golden Madonna statue.
Snow fell slowly the entire time. I countered the cold with some apple dumplings and a sausage. Hey, I may lose the 'eating for two' excuse any minute now!