Cormac and Callum are two Irish names that fit your other criteria. Lochlan isn't Irish, I don't think, but it has a similar feel. There is Finn, Finley, and Finnegan, which isn't too short. Bruce and Orin are Irish, I think.
Thanks, SageR. I'm probably overthinking it. Anytime I write a post with four paragraphs on the same subject, I'm probably overthinking it. :P I realized after posting that dh isn't the only one of his siblings whose name rhymes -- in his family, there are two -an names and one -son name. His parents are sensible people who chose sensible names, so that makes me feel less worried about it.
So, I don't remember if I've posted about this before, but we've narrowed down our name lists. We made our own lists, and then vetoed the ones we didn't like on the other's list. Then we narrowed it down a bit more. For girls, we were down to Eleanor (my fave), Helen (his fave), and Laurel. I actually suggested Helen, and he said it was an awesome name and it immediately became his top choice. It's a name I really like, but I had a hard time picturing a little girl...
Congrats, SageR! I also have four boys, but with a girl in the middle to balance out all that testosterone a little.
I managed to feel the baby kicking from the outside today; for some reason, that made it seem a lot more real. I think I managed to feel the head (or maybe the bum, but it felt pretty round and hard to me). I felt little nudges and bumps off to one side, up at the top of my uterus, and some more little movements just above my pubic bone. They...
#1: Started around 10 pm, baby was born about 9:30 am (8:30 actually, but the clocks went back that night, so it would have been 9:30)
#2: Started around 10 - 11 pm, baby was born about 9:30 am
#3: Started around 12 am, baby was born about 3 am
#4: Started around 11 pm, baby was born about 3:30 am
#5: Started around 11 pm, baby was born about 3 am
So, pretty consistent for me, though the first two were later. And I'm not 100% sure of the times. But for...
I didn't have any ultrasounds with my third or fourth children, mostly for the reasons stated here already. There was no indication of a medical need for one, and the research I had seen said that routine ultrasounds don't improve outcomes. Also, I'm not paying for it, gov't insurance is, and I'm not keen on any procedures that aren't medically necessary if someone else is paying for it.
I had planned on not having an ultrasound with my fifth, but I was measuring...
And that other thread is hilarious. I'm gagging at reading about the dad who siphoned out the pool with a garden hose and got it started by mouth. Someone needed to tell him that he could just put the whole hose underwater in the tub, plug the end, and get it started that way. YUCK.
I feel you on the pee thing, but for me, it's just how often I've been pregnant, I think. I have cloth pads without a waterproof backing (because they don't breathe well enough) and I wear them all the time. Sigh. I hate it. And we're right in cough & cold season here.