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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-16-03 05:30 PM
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20. Naming is a deeply profound matter
but in the end kids blossom into complex, full-blown human beings with ideas and opinions of their own. I agonized my entire pregnancy as to what I was going to name my child (I didn't know his gender until they pulled him out of me). There was a minor brouhaha in the delivery room when my obstetrician suggested a different boy's name for him than what I'd chosen. Even though I was not in any "position" to argue, I let it be known that his input was welcome as far as bringing my son safely into this world and after that he should butt out.

My son was the first grandchild for my parents. He walks on water as far as they're concerned and he feels the same way about them. When he turned 10 he changed his nickname from Billy to Bill. When he reached 21 he changed his nickname from Bill to Will. A few letters have changed but their 6'5" grandson is just as precious to them now as when he was a chubby, bald-headed newborn.

Your next grandchild will feel just as special as his brother because he will be equally loved and cherished. Discovering the new emerging person will be just as joyous the second time around.

Enjoy these early days, they pass so quickly.
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