What’s in a name?

Dear Sid,

first off I would like to point out that we have come up with your name.

Sidney Kopes Jennings

OK, so that name has been on our brains since I was pregnant with your brother.  Sidney was the first name of  my maternal great-grandfather, so your great-great-grandfather.  He was such a wonderful man and helped make me who I am today.  Kopes is the last name of your fathers maternal grandfather, so your great-grandfather.  These two men meant a lot to us, and this is a wonderful way to honor their memories and sharing their legacies with you.

Choosing a name for a child is rather difficult and stressful.  What if they don’t like it, will it make them get picked on growing up, what if it doesn’t end up suiting them, and the list of worries goes on.  When I was pregnant with your brother, we decided to not pick one until he was born.  We had a list of our favorites, but we were afraid of picking one and then deciding it didn’t fit him when he was born.  Your dad decided on Ian at the hospital, and it wasn’t even on the list!  I thought we might go that route with you as well, but from the moment we learned you were a boy, your dad started calling you Sid.

When we originally talked about the name Sid/Sidney, your dad wanted the name to be Sid.  But I said it had to be Sidney formally and we will just use Sid.  My great-grandfather went by Sid, but officially it was Sidney.  So that will be your name, although we will call you Sid, unless of course you are getting in to trouble 🙂

I say all this now, but you are still months away from being here, so who knows what your dad will come up with in the mean time.




It’s a……….

Dear little baby,

Yesterday we had an ultrasound appointment to check your growth and organ development.  It is also the day we found out your gender.

You are a BOY!!!!

When I found out you were going to be a boy, I was sad that I wasn’t going to have a girl.  Don’t get me wrong I wasn’t sad you were a boy, I was just sad I won’t ever have a girl.  I hope that makes sense, because I had always wanted a girl, and you are going to be our last chance.  Plus I thought it would be easier on you and your brother if you were different genders.  But then again, you will have tons of fun growing up and playing together.  It was kinda funny, at the appointment we were talking about what our predictions were, and the ultrasound tech said she thought you were a boy.  She wasn’t done, and had a lot of things to look at so I thought maybe there was a chance she was wrong….but nope.  We have a picture (which I didn’t put up online) that basically looks like a little baby boy sitting on a copy machine 🙂  You are most certainly a boy!

You are healthy, and all your organs looked fine.  Based on your measurements you are 14 oz, which is right on track for 21 weeks.  Your foot, pictured up there, has been doing a lot of kicking lately, along with the other one, and your hands have been punching.  Well you might be stretching or doing cartwheels, but what ever you are doing, you are very active.

I am really happy to have another boy, a little scared, but happy.