To prepare for my arrival, mom and dad have been going to what they call prenatal classes. At first, dad wasn’t sure that they needed to go to these classes, because he said “how hard can it be to have a baby?” I don’t think that mom liked that comment too much…and she made him go anyway.
But, after the first class, dad still wasn’t so sure they were necessary and said that he wasn’t sure why he needs to go–he’s not the one that has to do any work. Again, mom didn’t like that comment too much. Sometimes I think that dad has a lot to learn! So, if dad isn’t the one doing any of the work, does that mean that it’s me that has to do it all? Or just some? Or is it all just mom? Maybe I should start paying attention in class so I know what to expect.
Although he was hesitant at first, both he and mom have been going for a few weeks now. And while mom thinks that these classes are helping her to know when I’m ready to make my appearance, they certainly aren’t helping to ease any of her fears. But, I know that she feels like she is more prepared. At the same time, I think that the classes may have made dad a little bit more afraid, too. But, mom says that at least now he knows how hard having a baby really is!
Even though mom and dad call me baby now, I know that when I come out that they’re going to start calling me something different. And I know this because I’ve heard them talking about it a lot lately–actually almost every day.
But, the problem is, mom and dad can’t agree on what they want to call me. Mom wants one thing and dad wants another–they just can’t seem to agree! And, because they both seem pretty set on their names, I’m not sure what’s going to happen. Dad keeps telling mom that since he’s a man and that I’m a boy that he should get to pick my name. I’m not sure, it makes sense to me–what does mom really know about boy’s names if she’s a girl? But, mom doesn’t seem to agree with dad and I. She’s pretty set on using the name that she has picked out. One thing they do agree on, though, is that I am not going to be named after dad, since neither of them likes the sound of Neil Junior. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think it sounds too bad, does it?
They call my fur-sister a lot of different names–Molly, Missy, Lil Miss, pumpkin–so doesn’t that mean that they call me a bunch of names too? And then, both mom and dad can use the names they want…and maybe I can pick a name for myself! Since mom and dad have been watching the World Cup, I’ve heard of this player called Hulk. I like it a lot and think that would be the name that I would choose for myself–I can’t wait to tell mom and dad!
I’m not sure what they’re going to end up calling me, but since Mom says that I don’t have much longer in here, they should probably decide on something soon!