I would show you a really cute picture of my sister and I both pregnant except every time Rick took a photo of us, we deleted it. We both agreed that we are much more adorable in person.
She was visiting with my nephew for the weekend and the two of us got a chance to take an exercise walk. And a car actually beeped at us!
“Oh my gosh, did that car just honk at us?” my sister said.
“Do they think we are sexy mamas or is there toilet paper hanging from me?” I responded.
“Actually, it’s your scarf. It’s dragging on the ground.”
Neither my sister and I can come up with a suitable boy’s name. She doesn’t know what she’s having and I know I have a boy in there.
Every time Rick and I come up with a new name, he practices yelling it.
Like, “Archer! Come down for breakfast NOW!! You are going to be late for school.”
Which is exactly how we named our first daughter Dylan except instead of pretending to yell the name, we imagined her sweet adorable face in the bassinet, and whispering to her, “We love you sweet Dylan.” But I think by your 5th kid, you just practice shouting it.
Rick and I have never been very good at coming up with names that we both like.
He finally likes the name Harper for a girl which I tried to sell him on SIX YEARS AGO. So there is some lag time when it comes to us agreeing. And it’s hard not to name your baby for six years.
I try to come up with names when I’m lying awake at night. It’s really hard to sleep these days because the baby starts moving like crazy as soon as lie down. And then Dylan will have a nightmare. And then 2 1/2 year old Chase and Harlowe will have to pee during the night. At different times. And by morning, I feel like a minivan ran over me.
I said to my husband, “I can’t deal with this. I need more uninterrupted sleep!” And he responded, “Well, it’s going to be a LONG time before that happens.”
You know what? I don’t need that kind of reality-based negativity. So I explained to him that I wanted a more positive spin or else I was going to have an epic nervous breakdown.
He clearly got the message because the next time I complained about the general chaos and insanity in our house, he said, “Oh no worries honey. Calmness is right around the corner.”
Yup. We’re just about out of the weeds. That’s what I need to believe.
mama bird notes:
My biggest pregnant regret? You can read about it here on Alpha Mom.