Sunday, January 3, 2010

Timing

I just realized:
  • T was born the day after we completed the homestudy for his adoption.
  • When T was born, we were attending a 2-day adoption education class.
  • P was born exactly one week before we completed the homestudy for his adoption.
  • P was also born on the day Kyle blogged that we'd gotten the court date to finalize T's adoption.

When we were working on all of that paperwork, the reality of critters coming home seemed so far away. But their lives were already beginning - we just didn't know it yet.

And also?  I'm trying to come up with nick names to use on the blog.  T and P is going to get confusing.  Ideas?

-Robin

7 comments:

Kerrie (and Jason) said...

Spooky timing isn't it. But then all things happen for a reason! On the name's thing - do you know the boy's Thai nicknames? If you do you can always use those on the site rather than T and P.

rachel said...

Or spell out the letters - Tee and Pee. or use their middle names. Or go with a cute couple, like...something cute. I am really out of cute or clever now.

Timing is spooky, isn't it?

Becky WJ said...

Kid 1 & kid 2??

Courtney said...

Well, it has to be a name that is a win, win, win for all parties involved. Hmmm. I just can't think of something off the top of my head.

I just read "Eat Pray Love" and she says that in Bali they name their kids by birth order, so all first sons are called one name, all second sons are called one name, etc. So, thats something.

On the timing thing, the day we first heard about our daughter, the day of our official referral, the day we got our travel call and the day of our board meeting all fell on birthdays of family members (well, one was on T's birthday, but he is basically family, right?). Crazy stuff.

rosemary said...

I spent a lot of time in Ghana as a child and there they name everyone by the day of the week they were born on. Perhaps, if you know that you could go with "Thursday" and "monday" or whatever. It has a great deal of significance in many cultures and I always love that old rhyme we have "fair of face and full of grace" Or however it goes... How does it go?

Robin and Kyle said...

Courtney - so every 1st born boy in Bali has the same name? Crazy!

Rosemary - I love that idea! But they're born on the same day of the week. I know Thai people find the day significant, so it's kind of neat that they'll share that.

Rachel - I think we're going to go with a variation on your idea, but we can't call him "Pee". =) Post coming soon...

Vui Nha said...

Cong ty Nha vui
Mau nha dep Cong ty nha vui
Cong ty Thiet ke nha vui