Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What Sesame Street Character is Named "Gigolo?"

Kind of a nerdy title, I know, but that’s exactly what we’ve been trying to do this week. This morning was no exception. It was quite hilarious actually.

Last night, Cora was playing with a stuffed pink poodle. She has given names to a few of her toys: her pug dog purse is named “Pepper”(pretty sure was named after Aunt Lil’s dog) and her baby doll is “Red”(used to be her favorite color to say)---- so Geron asked her what this one’s name was. She piped up something that sounded KIND OF like “doggie”, but wasn’t sure that’s what she’d said. So, he asked her again. “Dophie” was her answer. “Dorothy?” Geron asked. “Dophie!” said Cora. I tried for the life of me to figure out where she’d learned the name “Dorothy”. I could only think of a lady in our church who Cora doesn’t know very well, yet. I was pretty sure it wasn’t from her. Eventually, I remembered Elmo’s goldfish on Sesame Street is named “Dorothy”. AHA! Geron was way ahead of me on it.

So this morning, Cora was in the living room getting into all the baby stuff we were working on. We wanted to find something to entertain her, so we so her to go get her puppy. We asked her what her puppy’s name was and she said “Jig-lo”. Geron and I looked at each other for a second and then, Geron said it… “gigolo?” We were very quick to remind her the puppy’s name was “Dorothy” . Now, we’re trying to find out which Wonder Pet, monster on Sesame Street, or dinosaur on Barney has been talking about gigolos.

Any guesses what she was trying to say?

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Ripping books

Timeout chair

update on baby name

Ok, We have left you on the hook long enough, and most of you have figured it out anyway.

If you right click on the page and select "view source" or "view page source" the answer should become apparent.

thanks for all of you that played.


We're down to a week and one day before our son arrives. I'm not sure I'm ready for this.

I'm starting to get nervous about the surgery, even though I've been through it once before. Last time's experience wasn't exactly normal, and while the doctor knows what to look for this time, I can't help but feel a little apprehension. I also have this continuous fear that I'll go into labor before the fourth because this baby is supposedly so much bigger than Cora. My mom jokes that I could go into labor while using the bathroom and not even realize what's going on---apparently as a child I was a lot less of a whimp when it came to pain than I am now.

I know it's too late to go back now, but I'm also beginning to wonder what I've got myself into having two in diapers at the same time! Cora is gradually getting the hang of the potty, but we're far from big girl panties.

Cora will probably be a big help with the baby, I'm guessing. She's a pretty bright little girl, and yes, I'm sure I'm biased because I'm her mommy. She already loves to help with unloading the dishwasher and doing laundry. And she's getting better at putting her toys away when we tell her to. (I spoke to soon. I told her to put some toys away just now and she threw them across the room. Lord, help us!) But Cora loves babies that she sees out and about, so I think she'll be good with her baby brother.

Any prayers offered on our behalf in these next coming weeks would be greatly appreciated---as would offers to babysit an almost 2-year-old little girl!

Thursday, July 24, 2008


So we have an O.R. booked for Lydia's C-section on Monday, August 4th at 7:30 am. Our baby is actually due the 14th, but our doc usually takes his elective c-sections a week early. And he is out of town the 6th, 7th and 8th; So we were bumped up to the 4th.

Congrats to all of you that have figured the name out, Jeff, Holly, Ann, and Daniel.

Here's a Hint: HTML

Hope the rest of you can figure it out. We will definitely let you know before the big day.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Let The Fun Begin

Holly and Jeff Prosser Win the big prize! They were the first to find it. I won't publish their answer, So you can continue searching.

So most of you know that we would never tell you what we will name our new baby until the big day arrives. We know how much our friends and families like puzzles, so here's the deal!

Hidden somewhere in our blog is our new son's full name. It will not be easy to find, only the very clever and those good with codes will find it. But it is there!!!

We have turned on comment moderation until this game is over so you can't spoil the fun for everyone else.

Friday, July 18, 2008


So in prep for the new arrival and the expanding of our family we have made some changes. The OFFICIAL url for the blog is now http://blog.geronbrown.com. if you go to the old address you will be redirected, but you should probably update your bookmarks and links anyway. We will probably be coming up with a newer name for the blog with a little more zip. I promise it won't be "Vive" If you get that lame attempt at humor you have known us a long time. If you don't get it, it's an ekubsu thing.


We aren't gonna tell you what it is, but Lydia and I are both in agreement. We both kinda knew instantly that it was "the one". Cora can say it and almost spilled the beans to pawpaw and yaya tonight. Thanks for all of your suggestions. We'll let you know soon.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


This should have posted Tuesday, Cora is much better now.

I'm missing these bright eyes today. Yesterday, Cora woke up with goopy
eyes and today they are the same with red circles underneath. She's been
running a fever and vomiting occasionally--just pitiful. Her doctor said
it's a virus that should run its course within 4 to seven days. In the
meantime, my sunshine has turned into a rainy day.

I hope you feel better very soon, little princess!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Big Girl Bed Update

Cora has been sleeping in her big girl bed for about three weeks now, I think. So far, she's done farely well, but has fallen out a few times. At bedtime, I've been putting a pillow beside her in hopes of it helping keep her in bed. But, she's rolled and fortunately, the pillow has fallen so that she lands on it when she hits the floor. We are checking into a bed rail this week. She hasn't been hurt any time that she's fallen out of bed, but it breaks my heart to hear the thump and cry when it happens. (She's managed to stay safely put during nap, only falls out at night.) If anyone knows any other ideas besides the bed rails, please pass them on to us.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Unexpected Results on Baby Names

WOW!! A little surprised at all the comments here. Thanks for all the suggestions! Several of the names you've mentioned have been my favorites. In fact, I think everyone mentioned at least one, and I think Rebekah stole my list of names for that matter! Grant and Graham have been two I've really liked, also. To my brother, you have first dibs on David in keeping with tradition. Ann, don't you wish I'd tell you the middle name? NICE TRY!

One of you has hit the nail on the head in mentioning a name we've been considering off and on for quite a while. So, don't be surprised if that name shows up on here in a few weeks.

Suggestions still welcome!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Name That Baby Contest

We have 3 to 4 weeks left to go and don’t have a name yet for our little guy, so I’m instigating a “Name That Baby Contest”.  People, send in your suggestions.  Looking for something short, as well as easy to spell AND say.  No “Mapoopis”, “Ruddy”, or any other jokes on the last name.  Everett, I know this will be hard for you, but keep them to yourself, okay? 


Maybe I shouldn’t say CONTEST, just suggestions..  We’re about spent on names and have yet to agree on one.  Middle name, I THINK, we have down, but first name still needed.  Whoever is thinking “Mathusula” should also keep that to themselves. 


Okay, bring’em on!

Good results

We are thanking God today for good results at the doctor’s office.  We met with the high-risk doctor today and he did another ultrasound.  While the ventrical hasn’t decreased it’s size, it hasn’t increased either.  Today we were told that this baby is basically just a big boy and is measuring just above normal.  Doctor seemed very comfortable with the baby’s health and size and told us he didn’t feel we needed to continue our visits with them anymore.  However, since there are still 3 to 4 weeks before baby is due, he said we could have one more visit just for safety’s sake.  So, last week of July will be our hopefully final visit with them. 

In the meantime, baby boy--who HONESTLY has yet to be named this time, people!—is weighing in at 6 pounds today.  We may have a 9 or 10 pounder this time.  And if that’s the case, I will be thankful for another c-section!


Thanks for all of your prayers for our baby.  We love you all!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Fourth of July Fun

I'd say Cora definitely enjoyed the fourth of July---doesn't take much to
entertain a toddler on this day. We grilled out with YaYa and had
watermelon for dessert. The weather was great, so Cora took a dip in her
pool after the watermelon "fest". People were already setting off
firecrackers around here at 5, so Cora enjoyed listening to and imitating
the "pop-pops!"

After a quick "almost-visit" to see PawPaw (Someone opened the doors to the
ICU while Cora was in the hallway and she took a mad dash in to find her
PawPaw...YaYa or Daddy caught her before she could get very far), we drove
home and watched fireworks on the way. More pop-pops with lots of color and
lights...a perfect way to end an almost 2-year-old's day.