Middle name is "taken" so-to-speak, by my middle name (which is also my mom's middle, my grandma's middle, etc.). In principle, I agree. Our son's middle name is the name of DH's grandfather. The husband of the grandmother after whom we had planned to name a girl. So in a way I kind of feel like we have fairly honored that particular side of the family (even though it's not about fairness...).
I wasn't sure how your post would come off. So I posted for the benefit of other mamas who might be on the fence about it, ykwim?
I planned a home birth, ended up with a hospital e-cs, and am planning a home birth again this time. (No changes to the plan, actually, down to the doula and location of the birth tub.)
We have had a girl name since before we were married. At least 7 years. But now I am probably going to refuse to use it even though it might break DH's heart. It's his grandmother's name. But it's rising in popularity sharply, and I'm fairly certain will be in the top ten in the next couple years. I can't logically explain why, but this completely rules it out for me. :(
Quick plugs because they might not be easy to find:
I have found a lot of great information on vbacfacts.org. I'm planning an HBAC with the same midwives I had the first time. I had denial of labor and thus didn't ask for the MW early enough, my water broke after transition, my son's feet fell out, and long story short we took an ambo ride to the hospital for a c-section. He was vertex throughout my pregnancy, but he had turned in early labor.
No one was at fault and the only thing I might do differently would be to ask...
Sounds like everything is going the right direction!
I don't think my supply has dropped; I an hear him gulping down the milk. I've been nursing him laying in bed. Maybe the side-lying encourages a longer suckle. NAK right now, actually.