This morning Norm’s brother called us to tell us his girlfriend had her baby…… a little boy…….. unfortunately they had been told they were having a daughter and had either bought or were given gifts of all girlie clothing. Nate is having a fit trying to figure out how he will clothe this little boy. I called my one sister, Deb, to ask her if she still had any baby boy clothes at all. She didn’t think she had much but promised to look through her things to see what she had. We told Nate to try the local reusit shops and Salvation Army Stores because they are generally cheaper than even the consignment shops. He’s trying to exchange what they did buy but we don’t know how accomidating the managers will be without receipts. My mil is probably having a good laugh because she has been telling them they are having a boy and not a girl like the sonogram showed. I think also that Nate is just extremely disappointed because he has never had a daughter……. mostly sons and stepsons. His girlfriend does have an older daughter but I think Nate was looking forward to his own baby girl. I think he will get over it and love his son, but just needs to get over the shock. We were trying to come with creative ways to help Nate out.
I am hoping to be able to do some Christmas shopping for the kids next week. I know I probably won’t last long but for one, I like to get it done mostly before Thanksgiving and Black Friday, and for two, I want to get it mostly done with our future being too uncertain.
I have recently made a new friend named Jenn who is having a giveaway on her blog of a newborn boy’s outfit. Click on her name to go and have a look-see.