Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I'm Having a What??

"I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger. "- Anon

I don't really have a hard time deciphering that line, I usually just choose to eat when I'm bored. So I try to keep myself busy, or say to myself "Dude, Jenn, you're not hungry, you're bored, go do the dishes, or laundry, or read a book to Elle, go do something!" (those tasks never seem to end) I'm not an emotional eater (in fact, when I'm stressed, I don't eat), nor am I really an over-eater, I just eat because I'm bored, or it looks REALLY good! But I'm really proud of myself this pregnancy. I'm 22 weeks (even though the baby weighs 1 lb. 4 oz., which is how big it should be at the 25th week, not 22nd) and I've gained 10 pounds total!! Seriously, I'm really proud of myself, even if I look like I'm in my 7th month (I'm short, so I always look further along). I think a lot of it has to do with my thyroid. The doctor has really been keeping track of my levels and adjusting my medicine when it needs to be. It's amazing how one little thing wrong with your body can wreak havoc on, well, everything! Honestly, though, it doesn't even matter if I end up gaining 50 pounds, I know I'm eating well (even if I do have a Jam Thumbprint cookie once in a while). And that feels good! I'm so glad I'm on this journey with all of you!

I'm having a boy! I really thought I was having a girl, but nope, it's a boy. all. I'm shocked and excited. I had a girl name all picked out and am a TOTAL loss for boys' names. Any suggestions would be helpful. I love the name Eric, but that's my brother-in-law's name (Mindelicious's brother) and I don't think my husband is too keen on that. The only other names I think I really like are Ryan (and my husband's name is Brian, so that's out) and Edan, which means "little fiery one" (and my husband is a red-head, so I'm keeping my finger-crossed for a red-head). I think that's cute, my little fiery one. Anyway, seriously, I need some names that aren't weird, but aren't in the top ten either.


  1. Bear with me here: I have two girls so I've never been able to use my fav (or not even fav) boy names.

    Charles (Charlie)

    I'm serious when I offer up these names. I just like the oldness.

  2. Boy names are hard. We took forever deciding on our boy's name. Be careful what you pick though my son's name means mighty and warlike and boy does he emulate that sometimes. Congrats on having a boy they are fun.

  3. I had no problem picking the name of my last boy, Samuel. It's a name I'd liked since the first boy sixteen years ago. But it was the middle name we just couldn't decide on. We just about threw darts at names on a board at the end. Now that I think about it, I wish I'd been thinking outside the box, and given him the name of a city, places we've lived or just cities we like or wish we could visit. I have a niece named Sedona, and I really like that name. I also know someone who's daughter's name is Milan, and I think it's a beautiful name. Sue has a little story about her son's middle name, but I'll let her share that, if she wishes. Hope this helps!

  4. I like traditional names. I think it's really nice if you can use family names without offending anyone, gives the child something to live up to. I always look at a name from all angles especially on how peers might use it for teasing. I like James, Matthew, Luke, Jonah, Samuel, Ezekiel, Adam, Samuel, Christopher.... yep those bible names. I have a friend who named her son Ezekiel and they call him Kiel. Check out the names in your family history you might find one you like. Can't wait to find out what you finally have decided for this new little fellow.

  5. Lori, those are all names of Weasley children in Harry Potter!

  6. Hahahah, I thought those names seemed familiar!! I like old, traditional names also, but more for girls. My boys' names are Dalin and Scott, not weird, but not used a lot. Elle is my daughter, and that is such an old, traditional name that people forgot about it. Anyway, Thanks for the suggestions. Watch, I'll end up naming this boy nothing traditional.