So a big HA to all of you (the majority of my friends) who thought we were having a girl. I knew it was a boy. After all, the odds were very much in our favor, and my husband doesn’t think he is capable of producing a girl.
Everything looked good at the Level II ultrasound, which made me super happy, and I truly don’t care if we have a boy or a girl. This being said, though, I do someday want to have a girl, so the plan would be for us to adopt another child in the future. I think Mike was a little disappointed that this one isn’t a girl, because I think he’d really like to be done with 4 children. And of course, neither one of us is at all eager to get started on another adoption in the near future, given our experience with Emmett. So we’ll see.
Being that this baby was completely unplanned, I am just thrilled that for now, this pregnancy has been really smooth, which is a lot more than I can say for my pregnancy with Sawyer. Please keep up the good work, baby and uterus!
So: names. Of course I have 2 perfect (for us) girl names all picked out, but at this point, boy names that I absolutely love are a bit harder to come by. The top choice right now is Winston. We would call him Win, and I like that the name has English connotations (Churchill). It also fits pretty well with Emmett.
I think I’ve gone over my naming criteria in the past – this name must start with a different letter than the other boys (Noah, Sawyer, and Emmett), and I’d like it to end differently too, although that’s not a deal breaker. I’d like for it to sound good with the others, although we already have names that fall into different categories. We have to be careful about names that end with Ks or hard Cs, as they can make a joke out of our last name (like the name Mike does). And finally, it can’t be too out there, but also not a really popular name either. The middle name will be a family name, probably either Robert, John, or Coburn.
My other choices right now are Campbell – which the boys like, because they want to call the baby Cannonbolt (from Ben 10), and Jasper, which was high on my list when Sawyer was born, but Mike didn’t care for it (but he also didn’t like Sawyer until I wore him down and we decided on it). I really really like Jasper, but I’m afraid that because we already have an Emmett, and both are character names from Twilight, that people will think I’m a Twilight freak, even though I had picked out Emmett as a top choice before the books came out, and Jasper was a top pick wayyyy before the books were even written. I guess Oliver is still high on the list, although I think its a little too popular for me (and Beth, it makes me think of your super sweet-natured cat). I still love Atticus, but I don’t think it goes well at all with the others, and Mike really doesn’t like it. I love the name Silas (and can’t wait to see pictures of Angie’s baby Silas), but can’t do it with Sawyer.
Mike’s suggestion, as with each of our children, is Stephen. Stephen is a nice name, but is not going to happen. Mike doesn’t ever suggest anything else, and doesn’t even really enjoy talking about baby names, so its up to me and my friends and family to come up with ideas here.
So what do you think? Would Jasper be too Twilight weird with Emmett, or am I overestimating the popularity of the books? Because if it isn’t too weird, that would be my top choice. Is Winston too uptight – too British? What other names do you think are cool?
Please help me out y’all!
In other news, I am FINALLY done with the mountains of laundry produced by the lice invasion. Emmett has been in a pretty good mood the last couple of days, following a few days of NONSTOP crying, after leaving the hospital, remembering that he is not my only child, AND getting vaccinations (would have liked to have waited longer, but really, the kid is almost 11 months old, is hardly ever healthy enough to get them, and was waiting on his 6 month shots). He is doing good with the pump (which I ADORE) overnight – right now he’s getting about 3/4’s of his daily intake overnight, and we’re steadily increasing that so that we won’t have to give him any more boluses through his tube during the day, and he can just work on eating and drinking by mouth in the daytime. Let’s see, other than that, we’re still working on the MRSA treatment, and gearing up for Noah to start back to school tomorrow. Oh, and another appointment heavy week. Oh, and just really looking foward to Mike coming home, which will happen who knows when.