In my Family, our babies come home from the hospital in overalls. Since my first nephew Lucas was born in February of 1983, followed by my first son Jordan and four more brother cousins in the next five years, this specific pair of overalls has been worn. After the last, the overalls were stored carefully in waiting for the next generation.
So when my great nephew Grayson was born (wait a minute: why is my brother’s GRANDson not my GRANDnephew?? But that is a different conversation.) in December of 2011, the overalls were removed from their storage place in preparation for his first car ride to his new home. When we learned we would again be gifted with another boy, the overalls were passed to Jonathan James.
But now, we have a new life coming in this new batch of babies, the overalls required the addition of pink trim: we are having a girl baby! Of course, all babies are most precious, even those stinkin’ boys, but this girl baby is long awaited.
Moira will be the first girl in just shy of 57 years when she arrives sometime in July of 2013. We are certainly no more in love with her than all our wonderful boys but the pink rick rack on the overalls? Well just imagine that is only the start of a whole new kind of wardrobe, toys and accessories for this boy rich/girl poor family!
And just in case the next baby reverts back to our usual, I can easily remove that pink stuff…
ADDENDUM: Moira got here on July 10, 2013, an auspicious as it is also the birthday of her Great Grandmother Myra Davis Edwards and her Grand Aunt Wanda Davis Hoffman. I seems these overall swallow her but we have continued the tradition. Can't wait to see who the next baby will be!