And we learned this not a moment too soon. We have 24 hours to name him. Which I am kind of freaking out about because I am a little superstitious about names and I would have preferred waiting until he was born. But we do not have that luxury.
See, last night we called the airline to purchase our flights there and back. Two adults on the way out, two adults and an infant on the way back. And in a Post 9/11 World, babies must be ticketed and their names must exactly match the name on the passport.
Right now our flights are on a 24-hour hold while we come up with a name. We have to let them know by 11:00 pm (Swiss Time) tonight. Or we lose the current price on our tickets, which is higher than it was a month ago, or the month before that. With the way the price of airline tickets have been steadily climbing, we don't want to wait any longer to purchase them. (I wonder how much longer before the airlines start offering financing options and monthly payment plans?)
Thank God we know the sex. Otherwise we would have to go with a name like Chris or Pat...
And no, we won't be posting his name here, even once we decide what it will be. That's a little too much private information to post on a public blog.
But I have decided the baby's blog name will be Global Baby (GB for short). Because this child will have traveled more by the time he is 6 months old than the majority of people in the world ever travel in their lifetime. And because we fully intend to continue to travel, even with a baby, so seeing the world will be part of his education.