Pius --- Pie-Us, like the Pope... or the adjective that means worthy/virtuous/dutiful/religious. I'm putting a link to the word pious, which is pronounced the same. Turns out, I can't put all those fancy stress marks over words to indicate the true pronunciation. Pius is a tricky name. Believe me when I say we've heard all the different possible variations. It's nothing we didn't expect when we decided to choose such a unique name that is so close to our hearts.
Forrest --- For-rest, like the woods... or like the way Great-Great Aunt Janet D. knitted his name on his Christmas stocking (inside joke!). We're banking on the hopes that 95% of his generation will have never seen Forrest Gump, so he can avoid hearing the infamous line, "Run, Forrest, run!" 200 million times throughout his life. We've already burned up about 100,000 times thus far.
Danna --- D-Anna, just like it's spelled! Or, "Anna" with a "D" in front of it (which, I guess, is still just like it's spelled). You know...rhymes with banana. We purposefully put an extra "n" in her name to help reduce the number of times she'd have to say, "No, it's not pronounced Day-na...It's Dan-na!"
Laine --- Do I really need to walk you through this one? I'll give you a hint....Laine rhymes with "main".
Now, because it's really late and I should be sleeping, I'm just going to link you to the post we wrote almost exactly one year ago regarding why we named the babies like we did. They were named while still in-utero (Baby A=Pius, Baby B=Forrest, Baby C=Danna, Baby D=Laine), and
Sorry for the 2 crossed out words in the last couple of posts. I just figured out how to do that and can't seem to leave it alone. I get a little
P.S. Crystal...To answer your question, Pius, Forrest and Danna didn't meet the insurance company's qualifications to receive the Synagist shots for RSV this year. Even though they were multiples, they said they wouldn't cover it because: 1) They were born at over 29 weeks gestation (31 weeks, to be exact), 2) They aren't in daycare, 3) They don't have older siblings and 4) They don't have any chronic heart/lung condition. Laine did qualify because of his Reactive Airway Disease and his need for occasional breathing treatments. I guess we can be thankful the other 3 didn't qualify to get the monthly shots because they were "too healthy", but it still pisses me off a little!
P.S. #2 - No worries all my Multiples Mamas.....the Graf's like to share. Feel free to leverage (as Jac so eloquently put it) the "home from the hospital special baby day" idea!P.S. #3 - Shelia, we're still working on the college teams. Go Bama and Go KU are the next tricks were working on. Don't worry, we'd never lead them in the wrong direction!