Sunday, March 6, 2011

2011: A Rabbit Baby

In honor of my brother Jonathan serving in Hong Kong and the fact that at work I sit next to a girl from Hong Kong, I have learned about what kind of baby Tyler and I are to expect come August, according to the Chinese Zodiac. Thanks to Wikipedia, we know that our baby boy will be: "Rabbit (🐇 🐰) – or () (Cat (🐈 🐱) in Vietnam) (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Gracious, good friend, kind, sensitive, soft-spoken, amiable, elegant, reserved, cautious, artistic, thorough, tender, self-assured, shy, astute, compassionate, lucky, flexible. Can be moody, detached, superficial, self-indulgent, opportunistic, stubborn."

Let's discuss some of these traits. The first few seem like the kind of characteristics a Tyler & Rebekah offspring could possess. However, "soft-spoken" is something neither me nor Tyler has ever been called. I don't even know what we'd do with a quiet child. Maybe the child will be quiet because Tyler and I will talk so much that we won't give the kid a chance to speak. As you move down the list of positive traits, once again, shy comes up. I just cannot imagine a child of mine being shy, but I guess you never know.

After two rounds of ultrasounds though, this baby boy has demonstrated some of his rabbit qualities already. He likes to keep his legs crossed the entire duration of the ultrasound, thus showing that he is both reserved and stubborn. We tried speaking to him, telling him we just wanted to know his gender and that it was okay to uncross his legs for his parents. This must also be his shyness manifesting itself.

In all seriousness, we are really excited about having a baby! However he decides to behave, we are happy to have him in our family and excited to start training him in the ways of goodness, funniness, and intelligence (like his parents, of course).

We have decide on the name William Fielding, taking the middle name from the father, Tyler Fielding Hutchins. William is a pretty grown up name for a baby, so we will call him Will or baby Will until he decides he wants something different. As many of you know, naming a baby can be a difficult task, so there are no promises that his name won't change by August 14th.


  1. Congrats on baby boy! In contrast to his shyness, my baby girl has inherited her mother's complete lack of modesty, readily displaying the good parts at the ultrasound. I think it took the ultrasound tech about a second to identify the sex. That's my girl!

  2. Yay for little bunnies! (that's actually our code word for baby:) now you're in on the secret. love the name william. and no, i don't imagine you two having a shy baby. ha. but i DO believe he will be good at boggle and catch phrase.

  3. yay for baby Will!! August 14th is going to come very fast and you will have that baby boy in your arms.. can't wait!!! Congrats guys.

  4. Our baby boy was definitely NOT shy about his gender - I wonder what the Zodiac says about that!
    And I love the name you picked. Johnny is in charge of picking our boy name, so we don't have one yet. But we got until July. Yea for babies!

  5. Kara, I figured if we would've had a girl, she would've taken after her mother in modesty and not been so shy. I love that your baby girl just let the world know, hahaha!
    And Lisa, baby Will shall be taught in the ways of word games, don't you worry.

  6. excuse moi--HI friend. We are having a baby boy in May. Bring on that goodness. Glad to have found your blog Hermanita!! soy la whicker from mtc, if you didn't recognize :)

  7. Hi Ali! Good to be in touch. Glad we can be blog buddies. Yay for 2011 babies :)