During the last 24 hours I have been asked no less than a couple dozen times what I think of John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin to be on the Republican ticket with him. I have no great insights into the selection (so you might want to stop reading now), but I share here four or five quick observations.
Our baby is due in September so “baby news” catches our attention these days. I simply can’t understand the kind of thinking that would result in the scenario below. This is excerpted from The Sun Online:
A British couple abandoned their newborn twin girls, conceived by in vitro fertilization, at a hospital — because they wanted boys.
The 59-year-old mother and 72-year-old father conceived in India with fertility treatment and returned to England for the birth.
They told horrified hospital workers they did not want the “wrong sex” babies immediately after the Caesarean section at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, England.
The husband then asked how soon it would be before his wife could try IVF again in the hope of getting a boy to continue the family name.
Female babies are often abandoned in India for being the wrong sex.
I think that we were all kind of hoping that Child #5 (we still don’t have a name picked out) would be a girl, so that Tessa would have a little sister rather than four brothers. However, when this baby gets here we will love it just as much regardless of whether it is a girl or boy, healthy or not.
If you have not yet seen the baby news regarding Sarah Palin, CLICK HERE to read Susan’s thoughts about it. That is a baby news story that is inspiring rather than heartbreaking.