Thursday, November 20, 2008

Just another baby blog

I'm sure you'll be sick and tired of hearing about my pregnancy by the time these next 8 months are done. But, until I get a pregnancy journal (which is likely to be never), I will be chronicling the in-utero life of my baby here.

People ask us if we have names picked out yet.


Boy names are hard. Girls names are relatively easy but D nixes 90% of the names I suggest. There's one name in particular that I've been trying to warm him up to ever since we've been married, practically.

D, if you're reading this, please reconsider.

He wants to be able to call our potential daughter by a shortened version of the name I love and I'm just not a fan. This makes it sound like I have it all figured out that we're having a girl. I don't. Just sayin'. Anyway, we've decided not to start considering names until we find out what we're having. Lord willing, that will be late January or early February. D has also said that he doesn't want to name our child until we've seen his or her face. That might change when he has to address baby in my tummy as "Girl baby" or "Boy baby". I support either way. I'd love to keep any potential names a secret, but I'm a horrible secret-keeper so if I cave easily on that, just want you to know ahead of time that "I told you so".

What are you contributing to Thanksgiving dinner?

I'm contributing a green bean casserole, Waldorf salad, and a pumpkin cake.

I'm a little concerned for my cooking/baking abilities right now. There's a good chance that I could lose my lunch at any given time while making food from scratch. I have faith that I will be able to pull off making said dishes.

At this point I do not make dinner at home - I went out and bought a lot of macaroni & cheese, Spaghetti-Os (yes, my 30-year-old husband still enjoys a bowl of Spaghetti-Os with meatballs), frozen pizza, and hot dogs. I'm such a lucky girl to have a husband who is so low-maintenance. I find that I can eat hot meals as long as someone else prepares them. Hey D, Mexican sounds good - when's our next date night?

My family always eats breakfast out on Black Friday then we hit the sales. This year we're hitting the mall first. Pray for us. I'm seriously considering breaking out some elbow pads for the occasion and using them to push my way through the crowds. I'm one for great bargains but not one for crowds. Maybe I'll get one of those motorized scooters. Or, maybe I'll leave those for the older people. I'll get through it - I always do. It never fails to feel funny to get home around 10:30am and marvel at how much of the day is actually left.

Question of the day: Milk, dark, or white chocolate?

12 comments commented:

Mainly a midwife said...

Here's to low maintenance men! YES!!!

Noah said...

Dark chocolate, definitely.

And I dunno if you've looked into the "dinner's ready" type places, but the food is really yummy and the prep is easy (easy enough for a husband) if you get tired of all the prepared/processed store stuff.

Anonymous said...

I will never get tired of hearing about preggo things! I love it although it makes me long to get preggers myself!

Vintage Mommy said...

I've been a lazy blogger lately, so I didn't hear of your wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your husband!!!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

I, for one, love your baby blog! Keep 'em coming!

Jennifer said...

I'm not pregnant yet and don't have any kids, but I for one love reading baby and pregnancy stories. So keep 'em coming!

Lucky that you can get away with Mac 'n Cheese and hot dogs. We have to have some form of meat or meal that can make a good amount of leftovers a couple times a week. However, spaghettios are my favorite. I would eat them once a day if I weren't cooking!

Oh, and dark chocolate. Yum!

Debbie said...

Milk Chocolate!

I'm contributing to our Thanksgiving Dinner by being hubby's date and driving to the place where I made reservations. Since it's just the two of us, we made Thanksgiving a tradition to eat out.

Here's wishing you a wonderful Holiday Week!

You two are so cute and I can see so much excitement with your new little bundle.

Blessings - Debbie

Brooke said...

Good luck with the name game. When I was pregnant with our daughter, we didn't agree on a name for a while. He was stuck on naming her Ellie. I liked it but we also both wanted a biblical name. So, since Elizabeth is a family name on my side, we decided that we would name her Elizabeth and call her Ellie. She is almost 6 now and everyone knows her by Ellie. Congratulations!!!!

foreverfoldinglaundry said...

As for your question of milk, dark, or white chocolate? My answer is 'Yes, please!'

Liz said...

I avoid Black Friday like the plague, but am always amazed at the women brave enough to do it!

Dark chocolate... hands down.

Sweet Simplicity said...

Milk chocolate
I love spaghetti-o's!

Diane said...

I, too, craved mac 'n cheese! Yum! Your pregnancy stories are great!

We decided on a boys name right away, then found out it was a girl. I was sure we'd pick out the name and talk to her for 7 months. But, we could NOT decide. We narrowed it down to 3, then waited until we saw her. After a day together, we knew she was "Charlotte". It works out in a way where you can't imagine it any other way :)