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Monday, April 14, 2008

The Chinese Calander was right!

Well after an unscheduled trip to the doctor's office on Thursday evening because of spotting we of course got an ultrasound to check everything out and everything looks okay, but the doctor noticed a small contraction (I couldn't feel it) on the monitor. Well of course that freaks me out and so I get a little IV fluid and a few days of bed rest. It is one thing I miss not being home at Brack - the nurses would have given me such grief if I showed up anxious and stressed out. Instead of Sandra Brown, I was indulged by all the doctors and nurses which I think made me more nervous. It probably didn't help that I spent all day Thursday going around to three different meetings at three different places and, um, didn't drink enough water... yeah, I know, who is the prenatal instructor? Hey, I never said that I was a good patient.

Anyway, after looking at the placenta and cervix, etc.. my doctor asked if we wanted to know the baby's sex. We said of course since we didn't really care one way or the other - this just helps with our shopping and choosing between our boy and girl name! So I just have to say - the Chinese Calendar was right. My mom said with the other three nieces and 5 other friends' kids, this Chinese way of figuring out has been 100% so far. So I want to poll all those parents out there to go to the link above and put in the info and see if we can get a more accurate analysis.

That being said, our kid was not shy on the ultrasound and so the other US picture is of Finn in all his glory. I'm sure he'll appreciate this as his very first embarrassing shot with love from his parents.

So I know we are going to get grief for the name, that is just too bad, but we will explain our high level thinking of course. Finn is short for Phineas which starts with a P. Our last name is Claxton which starts with a C. So his initials so far are P__C. Since we are currently living and planning on delivering in China (aka People's Republic of China or PRC) we thought it only fitting to give him the initials of PRC. Groovy, huh? Yeah, yeah, once again, we know we are mad and he may get beat during his school years so that is why I figure I should enlist the help of my peeps to come up with a reasonable middle name. So any "R" suggestions? I'm being serious that I would like suggestions. We have Grandpas with the names: Robert, Raymond and Richard, so I'd rather not choose those specifically versus just honoring them all with his R middle name.... but anything else is fair game. Just don't get too goofy on me - remember the kid has to deal with Phineas already.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Since I thought the name Phineas was something from the Greek/Egyptian era. Phineas Ramos Claxton, sounds very political. Or maybe a great actor!

I also thought of Rudolfo...Rudy, Rudy, Rudy...just in case he needs a different nickname.

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm absolutely thrilled for you two! Boy or girl, this baby is going to be loved, regardless of it's name. I told Rob and Karen when they were pregnant w/Chayse that they could call her shithead and I would still love the baby. That being said....Finn is an amazing name and he's going to be an amazing lil man. Love you guys....Carie
ps..my vote is for Phineas Redford Claxton

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe there is even a question...it has to be Rhett. We didn't watch Gone With The Wind for all those years for nothin'!

Throw in a Butler, while you are at it. PRBC...let China decide what the B is for. Just a thought.


1:12 PM  
Blogger willandtracy said...

You all are too much. I love you gals. Rhett... duh!

10:51 AM  
Blogger DAVs said...

Congrats Tracy and Will. I don't have any "R" names off the top of my head...but Lee would suggest Robot I'm sure. Take care...and send some of that baby dust our way!

2:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kelly! You are so right! Oh Mr. Rhett....you is bad!

I was thinking Redford for The Way We Were...Robert Redford was so dreamy

2:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phineas Rex?? Anyone have any comments about that one?

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Along the lines of movies that we watched...what about Grease and good ole "Rydell" High!
Phineas Rydell Claxton......a thunderbird in the making. Go grease lightning!

One of the original pink ladies

2:20 AM  
Blogger willandtracy said...

Mom voted for Rhys ("reese") - that flows alright - just don't want to get to weird on this kid. But that evens out the lettering so his name is not too long.

6:37 AM  
Anonymous Diane Henker said...

How about Phineas Roy? It has a nice ring to it. Also like someone else's suggestion for Redford.

Or you could go all hoity-toity and name him Phineas Randolph... ;)

4:47 AM  

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