Monday, January 31, 2011

Whats in a name?

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet." Juliet

Hmm, Nice thoughts, Juliet, but I don't think my little boy will agree, if we name him Francis or worse still, Francine!
I knew that having a boy would be different from having a girl. I knew it would be challenging! I just didnt count on that starting so early on!

When it came to naming our girls, It was easy. Tim and I threw around a couple of names we'd heard and liked, and pretty quickly settled on one that sat right with us - Not too woosy but still pretty!
With our little man, however, We couldn't even come up with a list to discuss!
Either too boring for me, or too "weird" for Tim.
We wanted something strong and masculine, but not too plain, as it needs to match with our girls names (and my whole family kinda has a trend of awesome names)
 I tried writing down almost every boys name i came across that wasnt already used in my family, and that nobody has dibs on! (You have to get in quick around here, or there'll be no names left except Bob and Jill) However, in one 10 minute conversation, EVERY name was struck off the list!

How did you pick names for your children? Family names, Popular names?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

20 weeks - Half way!

Wow. I think this pregnancy seems to be going so much faster than the others!
Its been a very eventful time for Queensland this week, and as a result, I have kept busy between being glued to the news, and entertaining 3 littlies who had cabin fever after even one day of rain (and we all know, we've had alot more than one rainy day lately!)
So to fill you in, 19 weeks can be summed up in one word for me, Mirgraine... or maybe two, Mirgraine and Codeine. I've had quite a few chronic headaches this pregnancy, but one in particular, lasting 30hrs, really knocked me around.
Thankfully I know a very talented Musculoskeletal Therapist who has been a life saver! Its actually really novel to wake up without my head hurting, and to not be popping pills every 4-6hrs!

Well, I am going to make the most of feeling well, and continue making my baby boys quilt. 

Heres a look at where I'm up to:

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Its a....

Our 18 week Scan was yesterday, a day i have been counting down to for the last 2 months!
Elliott was going to come along to see the baby on the screen (Shes been very interested in the whole thing!), but at the last minute decided to stay with her Aunty Rita and the other kids.
I was very lucky to get an appointment first thing in the morning, so there was no all day waiting! And managed to down a good litre and half of water ( intermittent with Sherbet cos that baby had to open its legs!)

As they do, the Dr took her time check all the measurements and making sure everything was exactly as it should be. The baby seemed to be measuring a couple of days smaller than my dates, so i am guessing that the baby Dr will push my due date back to the 3rd or 4th of June. (Hello to sharing a birthday with its Aunties on the 11th!)

We did have to remind the Sonographer/radiographer (is that what they're called?) to check for the gender, and were quite disbelieving when she said without a doubt it was a boy! 
We both actually asked her if she were sure, so she checked a couple of times from different angles just to make sure lol!

So we are getting our boy! I am so excited!
Here is a scan photo of our little man: