Last Week we went for the usual scan and they took the samples needed to tell us what the baby will be. Today we returned to get the Results.
All along I have been wanting a little girl but Sa thinks a little boy would be better in the typical Thai style. Her reasoning is that when we get older Sons can look after you, where as daughters get married and go away. All I can think of is the Sin Sod (Dowry). We have already had to help Cha with his Sin Sod as he is going to Marry Nui next month before there baby is born.
In the west the idea of Children looking after there Parents when old is so different to Thai style. I know that it will not work out like that becaue this baby being 1/2 western will grow up with a whole load of different ideas to the typical Thai ideals.
Anyway I digress, in comes the doctor and…….Its a boy!!!!!
Oh Well, give me a few days and I am sure I will get used to the idea.
Sa seemed happy enough until I told her that the next one needs to be a little girl. Definately not the smartest of moves on my part!
Today Sa and I had some news which I think is probably good in the long run but was certainly a shock to start with. Sa’s Son, Cha came to talk with his mum after lunch sounding very sheepish. He came to tell us that his girlfriend was also pregant and due about two Months after Sa.
So, Cha at the age of 26 is going to have a new brother or sister followed very swiftly buy his own Son or Daughter. As Cha is now living in the flat above the Salon and this is where we also spend a lot of time, I guess the two of them are going to grow up together. I am finding it very strang to think of all the babies around this place.
Firstly we have Pat and Purn who are Sa’s sisters daughters aged 7 and 10 years.
Secondly we have our baby for which we borrowed Na’s eggs so they are sort of related.
Thirdly we have Cha and Nui’s Baby who will be the youngest and grow up with its Uncles and Aunties who are only a little bit older.
Nobody seems bother at tall by all this but my head starts spinning every time I think about it.
At least if all these Children are under one roof we can play pass ther parcel and hand down clothes etc which will keep the cost down, but I have a feeling its going to be a mad house with the Neo the Cat and Lucky the Dog thrown in for good measure.