doggylover: picking out names can be tough! DH and I agreed on a boys name pretty easily... but we had a lot of trouble with the girls name. Just before we went to go find out the gender actually on the bus ride there, we confided that we had gone off the original girls name we picked (Isobelle) because it was so incredibly popular here. So we just started naming off names we both liked, and actually settled on a new name super easy and quickly which was amazing! If LO was a girl she would have been called Agnes Joyce. Joyce is my grandma's name, and we both love the name Agnes. It means "little lamb." So that one will be tucked away in case the next LO is a girl. If the next LO is a boy then he'll be Oliver Felix.
Good luck picking out a new one!!
So after all the talk this afternoon about being stuck on nursery stuff, I had a massive desire to go shopping, and there was no stopping it! lol So I bought finally bought the curtains for the nursery.... I couldn't find green, so I bought some red ones which still fit the nursery theme well. My mom has a curtain rod we can have which I have to wait for though. I also bought some large cloth baskets to put in the wire cubby rack we have sitting in the wardrobe. I bought a green one, a light blue one, and a light purple one. They fit perfectly and they take up just about the entire cubby space so there's lots of storage in them. And then I picked up two multi-picture picture frames. Each one has four spots in it, so we have a total of eight. DH and I have been talking for a while about how we want to have family photos up in the nursery, so there will be a spot for each set of grandparents (X2), each set of aunts/uncles (X3), and each great grandparent (X3) I have five of the required photos already, and have sent out the word for the other 3 to send me one! I think it will be really nice and that way LO can get used to seeing their faces since some of them live far away.
Ugh Steph my DH said a very similar thing after I finally got him to commit to Mia as a middle name. The other night our convo was...DH: yeah but we could change the name me: which name? The middle name? DH: All the names Me: (evil stare) What? No! Her name is Annelise. That's not changing that one is set. The middle name we can change but this one is my favorite. DH: Well, fine... unless we think of something better Pffffft! Last time I was at the library I got three name books out, for his benefit, and he hasn't even cracked one. So I am unconcerned, since he suggests no names and criticizes any other alternatives I come up with for a middle name. So I bet that in 2.5 months time she ends up with the name I want
I'm sure you will think of something perfect Doggylover. Freddie was on my list too
All your nursery plans sound great Ready to Mum! I have some frames for photos too, but only two. One for my mum and one for my dad. I want to have just their pics in the nursery since LO will hardly ever see them and I want her to recognize their faces, so if they are the only pics in the nursery I feel like it will make them more important.
Hmmm ladies a common theme here - it's the MEN who are making naming choices a bit more difficult
I actually had a dream last night and we called the baby Freddie, so maybe that's a sign? Although in the dream he was also born with a full set of teeth so I hope that doesn't happen, it was awful!!
Readytomum it really sounds like your whole nursery is coming together well. All those final touches (like the baskets) are what really ends up making it look homely. We are also going to put some family photos up. My dh is concerned that the baby will forget his family, as they live so far away. So we are putting up two family photos, a big one of his and a big one of mine. Poor baby. Sleeping with all that lot staring at you
Afm, so tired today! I slept through our first alarm which is something I never do. Luckily the dh must have hit snooze, so it went off quite soon again afterwards. I don't know how I'm going to make it through until 3.30pm...let alone 6 more weeks!
yup men are arse heads when it comes to naming babies!! Aaron would find a name he liked then tell his work mates who would make fun of the name so he hated it and we would have to change it. I told him the baby's name is Benson and that is that!
I just had my 28 week check... she took my blood!! ouch! Got to book in for the whooping cough vaccine when my cold has gone and go back to see her at 34 weeks. Benson is looking good, all the tests looked great. BUT he is laying transverse!! I have some time until he has to be either breech or head down but if he doesn't flip round I'll be having a c section. :/ fun!
Ahh Candy I think my LO is still transverse as well, as I feel movement on both sides, and none high or low....I didn't realise that was bad at this stage! We better get bouncing on those birthing balls!!
I still haven't had any bloods done (apart from booking in appt) or my whooping cough..........
I didn't know she was going to get me with the blood thing lol. She kind of just went, shall we take some blood then?.... noooooooo lol.. Have you seen a website called spinning babies? they show you how to turn your baby with exercise You should get the vaccine from 28 weeks on I think. xxx I had to book my own vaccine on my way out xxx
Wow.... So I'm 27 weeks today & it seems like Mason is all over the place. I mean, he spins in cirlcles kicking high, low & side to side. Is that bad at this stage? Should he be laying up & down all the time or is it ok for him to be all over the place & side to side?
My lil man is head down and has been since 20 week scan! But don't worry ladies they still have time to flip round, Paige flipped round about 3 times, while I was in labour she was back to back then she flipped back round thank goodness! I'm buying a birthing ball this weekend! Had my ECG monitor fitted this morning! Gotta keep it on for 24hours its unconfortable, the pads are sitting right under my boobs and digging in
As for names, we are so struggling! All names I mention he doesn't like! I like the name James, his middle name will be Denis after my grandad who passed recently, James Denis, I think that sounds lovely, but because Stephens assistant managers name is James he said he will never hear the en of it! Pathetic!
As for me, I've got mw on Wednesday, I'm expecting lots of bloods to be taken and then I have my whooping cough jab that same day
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