Monday, August 13, 2007

Announcing...Pondegore.


You who know us well thought sure we'd pick another cracker when we got pregnant again, something like Ritz or Graham or Cheezit. But, alas, this time around we have a beautiful, smart, wonderful, amazing daughter who did the naming for us.

So, allow me to introduce that ten week bulge in my belly. That one's name is Pondegore.

That name is all Alla's creation.

And she's pretty protective, too. Like today when we went to the doctor again and the midwife whipped out the doppler and Alla said, What are you doing? And then proceeded to lay on my belly while the kind midwife searched for Pondegore's racing heartbeat.

Perhaps the laying helped. It was 180 beats per minute.

So, since we Killins' are not finder-outers, let the guessing begin. Girl or boy?

22 comments:

Shelly Z. said...

Love the belly shot! You look GREAT! I'm guessing boy...Dane needs a guy to wrestle with :-)
Shell

Elizabeth said...

I TOTALLY KNEW IT. I am feeling so smug, because for the last month or so I've been thinking... "that J.J.... I just know she's pregnant. I wonder when she'll tell?" Hee hee. It was the new car that gave it away. Congratulations to all of you!! You look terrific.

And guess what? I'm 2/2 today on my correct guessing abilities. ; )

katherine.laughrey said...

So I think the old wives tale, says a fast heart beat means you're having a girl...or maybe "he" is just really active and doesn't want to hold still already! Just 30 weeks left until we know! Congratulations! (-:

erin said...

Definitely girl.

Congrats again, friend!

Susie said...

I was wondering when you were letting the cat out of the bag!
How about a ... boy. I'll wish you one anyway!
Love you, friend! Many good wishes during your pregnancy.

Megan said...

I was wondering too when you were going to tell. I hope you are feeling well. I guessed a boy with Alla but you look different this time around so I am going to go with a boy again. Where did Alla come up with that name?

chicolovesmariah said...

Guys!!!! We are so happy for you!!! I will call soon. I only hope it is a boy so Sebi can beat him up like I did Ron.

Amy said...

Congrats! You look great! I'm guessing a sister for Alla.

ROZ said...

LOL! Surprise, surprise. Congrats to you and the family on increasing the number in the family unit. You're great at making kiddos (could Alla be any more precious???! I'm guessing boy.

Trice said...

Yeah. .Congrats.. I didn't want to know the sex of mine either but now I can't help it. I am going to guess a boy also, so adorable.

Missy said...

Congratulations!

boo arnold said...

I think it's a girl!! Sisters are the BEST!! YOU LOOK DARLING! you popped quick! we need a comparison to when alla was in the belly:)

Tara said...

So exciting!

Jenny L. said...

Congratulations J.J.! You look great, and I'm crazy about Pondegore. :D

Tasha said...

WOW, so round that Pondegore is. I'm thinking maybe that fast heartbeat might be 2 heartbeats and Pondegore is Pondegore(s);) So, my official guess is a girl and a boy, so Ron can have his boy and Alla can have her sister, and you, well you get 4 times the love from all of them. CONGRATS!

A.K. said...

congrats!!! i just checked back in with your blog after being gone for the weekend... SOOO EXCITING!!!

Renee said...

it's a boy, i just know it! i called alla, and now i'm calling pondegore! lol. p.s.- although i love alla's creativity, please don't let her give pondegore it's real name i'll end up with a nephew named "Kunger" or something ;)lol. miss you all!

Renee

Sue Thomas said...

How exciting to officially welcome Pondegore!!!!!!! Alla will be an amazing big sister and this baby is incredibly lucky to have you and Ron for parents!!!!

Katy said...

oh, how sweet and wonderful.
I'm guessing... a baby! (I don't find out either, love the surprise of it all).
oh just oh so wonderful.

Mary Jo said...

Congratulations, J.J.!! :0)

Susan said...

180!!!?!?!?!
Pondegore needs to be renamed Pondegor-A.... it is so a girl!
congrats again to all of you!!!
:)

PS - thanks for the pesto suggestion... my windowsill basil will become a tasty pasta topping later this week...

Melanie said...

congrats to all of you, j.j. - you look great!