So the other day it occured to Katie that we should name the baby. Now if you know my Katie she generally names things for some physical attribute like "White-White" the doggie who has two white patches. I was really looking forward to what she would come up with but first we had to have a conversation about gender.
Whenever anyone asked Katie if she thought the baby was going to be a boy or a girl she would reply"Just a baby!". Apparently in Katie-land babies aren't boys or girls, just babies, until they reach the age of 2 or so and then become "big girls" or "big boys". When I asked her if Abby was a girl she looked unsure, then finally said "yes" but she didn't look convinced! So I explained to her that babies are boys and girls too. I mentioned the little baby at church who was a baby and a boy at the same time and little Bethany who was a baby and a girl too! She took this all in and thought about it for a few minutes before accepting the idea. Then we got back to discussing names.
I asked her whether she thought the baby was a boy or girl and she said "girl!" becasue she wanted another "Sisser"! So I asked her what girl name she thought would be nice for the baby. She exclaimed with great happiness "Katie Rose!" and then did her happy dance! I tried not to laugh and then told her, her name was very nice but the baby should probably have a new name so we could tell them apart. She accepted this and then fell into deep thought. After a moment she got a big smile and shouted "Lady Bug!" and then burst into a fit of giggles! That girl is obsessed! Lady Bug Mitchell. Hmmm...sounds like something a movie star would name their kid! Maybe she could be friends with Apple or Coco!