Quote (Don't know if she wrote it or if it was from someone else, was written in a gift card)
Mom & Dad are still making guesses,
if Iíll wear pants or whether itís dresses.
If I could speak from my little crib,
in these days of Womenís Lib,
Iíd soon tell them Ďbout wearing dresses,
I couldnít care lesses.

While chatting to my mom about how I was named, we got to talking about how being pregnant has changed from when I was born to nowadays. There were no ultrasounds, no drug store pregnancy tests, no decisions about whether to know the babyís gender ahead of time or not... Those luxuries werenít available to them back in the 70ís.

When a woman thought she was pregnant, there was no quick way to confirm it or not. The doctors would tell her to come back 6 weeks after her last period for an exam. At that exam, they would be able to tell whether or not... in this day and age of almost instant confirmation, can you image waiting 6 weeks to find out if you already suspect it? and no ultrasounds? that seems archaic already and it really isnít that long ago when they didnít have them.

They didnít have the luxury of finding out the gender ahead of time but womenís intuition has been strong for ages...

When my parents had my brother, they couldnít find any girl names that they liked. And when they had my sister and I, they couldnít find any boy names...

And sorry mom, but after all the baby years of being in pink dresses, you may never, ever, ever, ever see Jennifer or me in a pink dress again. Dresses and us girls barely get along and pink?!? letís just say that red and burgundy are about as close as you will ever see us in pink again! but then you have come to know that and still love us.

Designer Digitals

Katie Pertiet
A Garden's Treasures papers
Graphic Pop Clusters No. 2
Border DIe Cuts No. 2
Barely There Alpha
Drop Shadow Styles

Pattie Knox
Shades of Spring Alpha

Mindy Terasawa
Paper blocks - Web Challenge 010608

Andrea Victoria
Oh So Square Alpha

Anna Aspnes
Monoblendz Grafix {blended}

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