Friday, September 16, 2011

38 Weeks

I can't believe we only have 2 more weeks till we meet this little one! I'm so excited this time around. Everything is in perfect order for it's arrival: diapers, cradle, frozen meals, coming home outfit, etc. Christopher is really excited about the baby. He's been telling me that he will feed the baby a bottle and hold it (just tells me this out of the blue). He also insists the baby is a girl and he says "girl" so funny. I put up the cradle and he said "Is this for the girl baby?" We'll find out soon enough.
I find myself really emotional lately too. I keep thinking about how much I'm going to miss having just the two boys. It's been this way for two years and I'm so used to doing everything with just them. I have systems worked out for baths, grocery shopping, car seating and now that's all going to change. I've enjoyed it being this way. I've also liked not having an infant for awhile: no baby food, formula, high chairs, swing, both kids are mobile and both can do a lot of things for themselves. I love babying Andrew in a way and it makes me sad he won't be the baby anymore. I worry about how he's going to take it since he's younger.
Lastly, we decided (as in yesterday) that we have to come up with a different middle name for the baby if it's a girl. I'm not going to get into all the reasons why, but I'm really stressed. The middle name we had was PERFECT and now I have very little time or ideas to come up with another. Any suggestions?

12 comments:

  1. oh no!!! names are SO stressful.

    I love this website:

    http://www.catholicity.com/names/

    It gives so many variations on different names.

    I love the names Vivienne and Eloise but Simon hates them.

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  2. I always think it's cute for a girl to have some version of her mom's name for a middle name... for example you could use something like "Em".

    Names are hard. I'm afraid when I have kids I'm going to be that crazy lady that can't decide a name until the last minute!

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  3. I'm so glad you made it to 38 weeks! I'm in the same camp as Christopher; I'm almost 100% sure you're having a girl. Obviously, I don't know why you have to change your girl's name, but names really are stressful. Everyone has opinions about every single one. I still get asked why we picked Elliott Zachary over a myriad of different options. I love names that are under-used classics (Elliott and our girl option, Molly). Older names appeal to me as well (Jane, Rose, etc.). Good luck and no worries: whatever you pick will be perfect. :)

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  4. Congratulations on making it to 38 weeks! Beautiful pictures of the cradle. I was walking through barnes and nobles saw your cradle on the cover of a book. It is just gorgeous.

    Middle names...hmmm...Rose, Sophia, Faith, Lilly, Grace, Anne,

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  5. Hi, this is my first time visiting your blog! Congrats to you! xoxo

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  6. Thanks for all of the suggestions!

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  7. Two more weeks! so basically, any day now? Love the pics, the neutral colors. Can't wait to meet baby girl/boy!

    my sister is having twins and is naming their sophie evon and stella eva, middle names after both her and her hubbys grandma's names :)

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  8. I bet you super excited! Your pictures look beautiful!

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  9. Wow, you are so close! I can't believe you don't know the sex! That's so exciting!

    You can always use the middle name Marie if it's a girl. I hear that one is pretty popular. ;-)

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  10. You are almost there!!! What a pretty nursery!

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  11. Thank you everyone! This actually isn't our nursery, but our bedroom where the baby will be sleeping for the first few months.

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  12. Beautiful crib! I know how you feel! I have two baby girls and I always wonder what it will br like when number 3 comes! You'll do great! Your a good mama for worrying ;)

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