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post #101 of 127
Oh, MaryE, I am so sorry to hear that you are still having issues. I am sending you lots of pain-free, calming vibes and big, bit hugs! I hope the next couple of weeks go by quickly. Sounds like a lot of us are starting to enter the "uncomfortable no matter what" phase - I am soooooo there, too. This pregnancy has been especially hard on me and although some issues have resolved, other ones have crept up that I don't remember happening until I was at least 37 weeks with my last one. Yay, and extra 3+ weeks of misery! eyesroll.gif I really, really just keep reminding myself that it could be so much worse and I should be thankful for the good days that are woven into the bad ones.
post #102 of 127

Feeling very off today. Can't put my finger on it.

 

All the girls clothes are sorted, and the diapers are as ready as they can be. DH cleaned up the livingroom last night. He's on his way to work. There's still so much to do, but if she decides to come before we can get supplies I don't know what we'll do. Obviously just have her without it all lol.

post #103 of 127
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*delurking*

 

I Think you should go for it! Painting that is, not with the leftover green color,. :) White looks nice a clean with aqua, but what about this color? Or maybe a grey? Or an urban style wallpaper to mix up the white?  I was just at the hardware store and bought sample paint for our bedroom. I told dh last night I don't want to birth/babymoom in there until the room finished and feels like a comfortable place to spend hrs of my day in. :)  (We moved in 2 years ago, isn't that they way it goes?!). He agreed! love.gif

 

Or actually maybe I should have asked how many weeks you have left. I have about 6 so it won't technically be a "last minute" project though it kind of is.


I love that kitchen! I showed my mom and she liked it too. I especially like the butcher block counter tops. Someday.... *sigh*  Oddly enough, the leftover green that I have from DD's room is just a few shades darker than the green in that picture. lol   I have about 5 weeks left before baby is due, and I tend to go right around my EDD, so I have plenty of time left to paint the kitchen. We have to paint the ceiling anyway because of the soot from the cast iron pan overheating incident. We've been in our house for a little over 18 months and there are always tons of projects that need to be taken care of.

 


 

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Today at my rotation a coworker asked if I was already scheduled for an induction in case I went "overdue". That wasn't how she phrased it but I forget what precisely she said. It was a very weird question and also really depressing! Are there really places that DO that so far in advance? I'm not even due for over a month, for pete's sake.


Ugh. I hate this mindset! I've had some people asking me when I'm scheduling my repeat c/s, others asking about induction, and others who just don't have a clue about anything making comments that I "need" to have the baby out before the EDD "or else". Or else what?? I don't think they have any idea what they're talking about and it's really annoying to hear that stuff over and over again. I was involved in surrogacy for a while (never got to the point of actually being a surrogate though) and it seems like there is rampant scheduling of early inductions and c/s. It makes me CRAZY!!!



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Jenni-- Don't look at me to talk you down from a project.... you know me, at the rate we are going I'll be painting and grouting until the baby plops out onto the floor!!! hahaha But anywho... yay for your amazing nesting skills energy.gif

 

Sorry to all the ladies who aren't feeling well, it seems to be a trend lately!

 

I had to go back to the hospital tonight for another round of Tributalyne--sp? and when that didn't work....then I got Pro--something something. Bascially, two muscle relaxers... that didn't work 100%. I got so frustrated and annoyed at the nurses and doctors thinking I am stupid for turning down pain meds. Either I can be super high and have a migraine with the meds, or I can deal with the pain that I have dealing with for days.... I think I'll stick with the contractions, thank you. My doctor isn't helping matters either... I wish I could switch and get some answers instead of "if you don't want the medication, I can't help you". Why can't you help me figure out what is causing this and come up with a plan to stop it? Can you tell that I am super tired and stressed???? I asked the nurse how long they will let this go on and she said that if I can make it to 37 weeks... they will probably up my c-section date. I can't believe that I am looking forward to not only a c-section, but one at 37 weeks!! <--- who am I?????? Maybe I will wake up and all this will go away....


MaryE, you're my inspiration! I keep thinking, "MaryElizabeth is doing all of this, the least I can do is scrub the kitchen." lol     I'm sorry that you're feeling so awful lately and dealing with all those contractions and stuff. It sounds awful. Have you tried taking a magnesium supplement at home? You can do up to 400 mg a day without worrying about toxicity and it might help your muscles relax some more, which would help you feel better. Hugs mama.



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Totally overdid things today.  As it was a nice day & dh's birthday we decided to take a family walk/bike ride.  Big kids were  on their bikes, dh and I walking  with the 2 year old walking/ on dh back and me walking the dog.    All was going great the walk was wonderful, or should I say the waddle was wonderful.  We ended up going about 4 miles, which is an easy average walk to the park and back for us.  OMG.  Not so the case at 36/37 weeks pregnant.  Holy hell I want to die now.  My hips hurt, like hurt to the point I can't sleep.  I just hope it's better in the morning!

 

Jenni- I say go for the painting.  We are ripping out electrical and ceiling tiles and glued down carpet right now.  Right in the area that the baby will likely be born.  We should have the electrical, drywall and carpet done by the 3rd of June.  Not cutting it too close I should be able to wait until the 7th at leastbiglaugh.gif


I've been overestimating my capabilities lately too. And then I realize that I'm way too pregnant to be doing some of the stuff that I'm doing and I am totally worn out afterwards. I hope that you're feeling better today!

 

Your project sounds like stuff that we need to do here, except for the carpet bit. We have hardwood floors that need to be refinished. That's not going to happen any time soon though.

 

 

For reference, here are some pictures of our kitchen. These were taken when we first bought the house & hadn't moved in yet. There's now furniture and stuff everywhere, of course. and ignore my weird kids. They wouldn't get out of the way when I was taking these. LOL  (the series moves in a clockwise circle)

 

Kitchen 1.jpg

 

Kitchen 4.jpg

 

Kitchen 3.jpg

 

Kitchen 2.jpg

 

post #104 of 127

Jenni- I'm in LOVE with those cabinets!!!!!!!!!!! For real... the color is so pretty! IMO, a nice creamy white or gray would look so good! I got one of those "edgers" at Home Depot and it makes cutting in SUPER fast. If you are careful and don't press to hard, you don't even have to tape around doors and ceilings/floor. You could totally paint that kitchen in two days. I got BEHR paint and primer in one (it's low VOC) and did all of my rooms in 2 coats--- except for the hunter green rooms haha.  And I am NOT the inspiration, you ladies are! You deal with a whole heck of a lot more than me on a daily basis and do it without blinking an eye. Meanwhile, I am whining, crying, and not getting things done haha.

 

Thanks for the well wishes mamas! I am determined to make it to at the very very least 37 weeks. And if I can just settle into having this pain, I know I can make it June 8th. It just seems weird that no one wants to figure out WHY I am having painful, sem-regular ctx everyday. Sorry I don't dilate... but this still is happening ya know

post #105 of 127
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We usually buy the low VOC paints. My mom is a LEED certified builder and she has reams of knowledge about green building, including indoor air quality. So we spend the extra money and it's well worth it. I can totally tell the difference between regular paint and low VOC paint. I won't be painting the kitchen today anyway. There's too much other stuff to do!

Well in that case . . . go for it! Just no ladders, okay? Looking at your pictures - I do love your cabinet colors. I'm thinking a close to white gray or grayish beige would be very modern and fresh.
post #106 of 127

I'm home! :)

 

DH and I had a great time in Auckland - although we did WAY too much walking and my entire lower half is killing me. :p We saw a movie, ate many many things, had two spas in our in-room spa, bought a couple of cute things from cute boutiquey shops... it was fun. Best of all, DD wasn't a nightmare! According to Gran she only cried twice, upon waking up (in the morning and from a nap the next day); but she went to sleep just fine, and was easily distracted with treats, so it was all good. We were all impressed - I was semi-convinced she'd wake up in the middle of the night and bellow. She was very pleased to see us again, though. :) I think I must have confused her by telling her this was a trial run for when I go to the birthing centre and she'll sleep with Gran - as soon as I saw her she said "Did your baby come out?". :p She has also commandeered a nasty white singlet belonging to my little sister; DD insists this is a beautiful white nightie, and wore it most of yesterday and all of last night!

 

Also, I managed to drive all the way to (and into!) Auckland and back with only one nearly-killing-us disaster, when during a flaky moment I turned right when other people were trying to drive straight ahead into me. *ahem* DH, fortunately, couldn't be too cross; I made him park the car at the hotel because I was terrified of crashing into someone's fancy-schmancy Porsche (it was that kind of hotel), and because I was zonked from the drive and had to lie my pregnant self down in the hotel room. DH turned up looking embarrassed five minutes later; he hadn't hit any Porsches, but he had managed to make an impressive ding in the side door by scraping into a pole, getting stuck as he tried to reverse, and generally tangling the car up in it. Now one of the rear doors only works if you slam it very hard, and the window doesn't go all the way down. :p Oh well - it's a 22-year-old car, of which DD highly disapproves (she points out all the "old bits" to visitors - snob!), so no great loss. I'm glad it was him and not me, though!

post #107 of 127

I think I've figured out why I'm off.

 

I don't want to go back to work. Ever. Or at the very least, doing what I am doing. The thought has me nervous and aggitated to the point I want to hole up and sleep and pretend life doesn't exist outside the square of my bed.

 

Short of a miracle, I have to. DH can't get back to DOC because we are on a hiring freeze. State-wide. We can't live on less than the $1800/mth I make. It makes me physically ill thinking about going back. And I just don't know what to do about it.

post #108 of 127

Smokering your trip sounds great! I'm glad your DD handled your absence so well. I'm sure that takes a huge load off your shoulders about what will happen when you are away giving birth.

 

Sarah Lynne, I'm so sorry that you're faced with that dilemma. I know what it feels like to not want to work anymore and have to. Hugs mama.

post #109 of 127

Today on the way home in the car hubby and I were nattering about the baby, like you do, and he was like "So do you think your belly button will pop out like a turkey timer when she's done?" I seriously laughed for like a minute straight after that.

post #110 of 127

Wasn't it cheery and inviting! I'd love to make breakfast on a summer morning in a kitchen like that (or a chilly winter morning). I found this site too. Your kitchen is so airy, a great canvas for sure!   I found another kitchen with aqua cabinets and very light yellow walls with some yellow patterned wall paper and tiling mixed in with white. Butcher block counter tops would look great! We installed them in our last kitchen. I love their earthy look, even though the oiling was a hassle at times.  Painting is so much fun, but it always seems to be a slippery slope for us that leads to even bigger changes. :)

 

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I love that kitchen! I showed my mom and she liked it too. I especially like the butcher block counter tops. Someday.... *sigh*  Oddly enough, the leftover green that I have from DD's room is just a few shades darker than the green in that picture. lol   I have about 5 weeks left before baby is due, and I tend to go right around my EDD, so I have plenty of time left to paint the kitchen. We have to paint the ceiling anyway because of the soot from the cast iron pan overheating incident. We've been in our house for a little over 18 months and there are always tons of projects that need to be taken care of.

 

post #111 of 127
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I'm home! :)

 

DH and I had a great time in Auckland - although we did WAY too much walking and my entire lower half is killing me. :p We saw a movie, ate many many things, had two spas in our in-room spa, bought a couple of cute things from cute boutiquey shops... it was fun. Best of all, DD wasn't a nightmare! According to Gran she only cried twice, upon waking up (in the morning and from a nap the next day); but she went to sleep just fine, and was easily distracted with treats, so it was all good. We were all impressed - I was semi-convinced she'd wake up in the middle of the night and bellow. She was very pleased to see us again, though. :) I think I must have confused her by telling her this was a trial run for when I go to the birthing centre and she'll sleep with Gran - as soon as I saw her she said "Did your baby come out?". :p She has also commandeered a nasty white singlet belonging to my little sister; DD insists this is a beautiful white nightie, and wore it most of yesterday and all of last night!

 

Also, I managed to drive all the way to (and into!) Auckland and back with only one nearly-killing-us disaster, when during a flaky moment I turned right when other people were trying to drive straight ahead into me. *ahem* DH, fortunately, couldn't be too cross; I made him park the car at the hotel because I was terrified of crashing into someone's fancy-schmancy Porsche (it was that kind of hotel), and because I was zonked from the drive and had to lie my pregnant self down in the hotel room. DH turned up looking embarrassed five minutes later; he hadn't hit any Porsches, but he had managed to make an impressive ding in the side door by scraping into a pole, getting stuck as he tried to reverse, and generally tangling the car up in it. Now one of the rear doors only works if you slam it very hard, and the window doesn't go all the way down. :p Oh well - it's a 22-year-old car, of which DD highly disapproves (she points out all the "old bits" to visitors - snob!), so no great loss. I'm glad it was him and not me, though!




Your getaway sounds so nice!! Minus the ding to the door of course.

I'm totally feeling your "him, not me vibe"! Dh just got his first speeding ticket (via a photo machine). Upon reading the date, time, and place my heart sank, it was right around the time and route take to dd's preschool... but not that day! It happened to be Dh's first time picking her up. I was so relieved it wasn't me! (He's better at presenting a rational argument anyways, here's to getting the fine reduced! We do have a good case to make).

 

I've had higher blood pressure this pregnancy (#3). I tried out the high protein (90-100g a day) diet and have felt "off" all week. I usually eat around 60g a day when pregnant (that's a loose guess) which leaves a lot more room for veggies and fruits. I feel so full all the time and I think it's the extra protein, or am I totally off with that theory? Has any one else experienced high blood pressure after their first few  pregnancies?

post #112 of 127

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Ugh. I hate this mindset! I've had some people asking me when I'm scheduling my repeat c/s, others asking about induction, and others who just don't have a clue about anything making comments that I "need" to have the baby out before the EDD "or else". Or else what?? I don't think they have any idea what they're talking about and it's really annoying to hear that stuff over and over again.

 To that end I've stopped telling people my EDD. I just say "late June" and hedge with "they come when they come". I thought about this attitude and realized that it only makes any sense at all in a climate where everybody does it. Since an emergent c/s or induction will always get to cut in line before any elective ones, nobody has to worry about needing the procedure and not being able to get it because other women have an elective one scheduled. So the only reason to schedule an induction well ahead of time, really, is because you think you're going to be sick of being pregnant at 41 wks and you don't want to not be able to get a spot because some other lady who thought she'd be sick of being pregnant at 41 wks had the foresight to sign up first. Blah.

post #113 of 127

Klynne, I love the idea of a yellow kitchen! I want an actual color on the walls, not a variation of white or grey or cream. I think a pale yellow would be so pretty in there! I LOVE that picture with the white, lime green & shades of aqua tile backsplash. It's great! Eventually we'll be redoing the entire kitchen. Right now it's soooo not in the budget so some paint and elbow grease are as close as we'll get. I also like the idea of concrete countertops, or the new kind made out of the various recycled materials. I hate our old white laminate counters. They show every speck of everything. And our sink is old white porcelain and it's impossible to keep clean. I hear stainless steel calling my name... along with new faucets and new floors. I have a vision of our kitchen with 12" black and white checkered tiles. I would seriously love that.

 

Well, no maternity pics for me today. I completely spaced putting sunscreen on at the ballpark yesterday, which is incredible in itself. I am the sunscreen queen and everyone always teases me. But I sat outside in the sun for about 5 hours yesterday and now I look like I have a clown nose! :(  I'm hoping that more aloe helps fade the redness a little bit by time the baby shower starts today. But I have a feeling I'll be looking like a true redhead, face and all, during the shower and in all the pictures for all eternity.

 

Erigeron, I usually tell people that I'm due in mid-June instead of the actual date. Everyone gets so attached to that day and it just causes problems.

post #114 of 127

jenni, have a great shower today! hope you feel loved and honored. love.gif

 

smokering, your time away sounds luxurious! i would love to do something like that... now you have me thinking about planning something with dh... oh, and i have to just say this: every time i see your name i think smoke-er-ing, and not smoke-ring. it is just stuck in my head as three syllables! lol.gif

 

erigon, i also use "late may/early june" as my edd. it drives certain people nuts to not be given an exact date, but oh well.

 

afm, mamas, i start week 38 today! so exciting. it so could be anytime now. i've never gone this far in any other pregnancy! my twins were born at 37 weeks, and my dd came at 35 weeks (though to be fair, my dates may have been way off with her, since she was 8.5 lbs at birth!). i am really curious to see what's in store for this one. i have had strong "end of may" vibes for the whole time, but that could be influenced mainly by the fact that i've never gone to 40 weeks before!

 

i have been saying that i would like to have an "unplanned unassisted home birth" for this one since the beginning. i've kept it kind of light-hearted when i share that with people. as though i know it won't happen, but in my heart of hearts that is what i want. dh is not comfortable signing up for a planned home birth, and to be fair, we are a good 30+ minutes from the birth center/hospital (depending on traffic, it could be more like 40 mins.). and, my second twin had a prolapsed cord so his birth was a crash c-sec. this time we did hire a doula who has her ass't midwife training as well, so we have an objective attendant who can help advise if things should go complicated during labor...

 

so, i guess what i wanted to share is that this morning, i have strongly felt that i just want to go for the home birth. no ifs, ands, or buts. that's the way i truly want it in my heart. i'm tired and frustrated with going along and planning a birth center birth that i really don't want. if you look at my birth plan, it is so clear that i want a home birth. i just want to own the fact that my heart and my baby are calling out to just be home. i've tried to make the birth center part of my vision of birth, but i have a lot of resistance. i just don't want it! i'm not sure what to say to dh. he knows, because i tell everyone, that i would love to just stay home; to not have enough time to get to the birth center. but i feel like maybe i need to face what i actually want and really ask for his support in trying the home birth. of course, we can plan and then life happens. if i need to transfer, i'm prepared and open. i just feel wrong and not at all authentic about "planning" my birth center birth when i really don't feel it at all.

 

 

 

 

post #115 of 127
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Klynne, I love the idea of a yellow kitchen! I want an actual color on the walls, not a variation of white or grey or cream. I think a pale yellow would be so pretty in there! I LOVE that picture with the white, lime green & shades of aqua tile backsplash. It's great! Eventually we'll be redoing the entire kitchen. Right now it's soooo not in the budget so some paint and elbow grease are as close as we'll get. I also like the idea of concrete countertops, or the new kind made out of the various recycled materials. I hate our old white laminate counters. They show every speck of everything. And our sink is old white porcelain and it's impossible to keep clean. I hear stainless steel calling my name... along with new faucets and new floors. I have a vision of our kitchen with 12" black and white checkered tiles. I would seriously love that.

 


Erigeron, I usually tell people that I'm due in mid-June instead of the actual date. Everyone gets so attached to that day and it just causes problems.


Great! I just googled "aqua kitchen cabinets" and came up with a lot of images. I had no idea aqua was such a popular color for kitchen cabinets.

I love concrete counter tops too. My dad has made and installed some for a few customers, I naievly thought it would be a breeze for us to do, ehh, after some research it was pretty clear it wasn't an easy job! (I'm talking a whole kitchen, not just a small bathroom countertop). Needless to say, I really like Cheng counter tops. Happy painting and good luck finding the perfect color!

 

I didn't think about the white countertops showing every crumb... we've been mulling over white engineered countertops for their clean streamlined look...

 

 

I also only tell a handful of people my EDD the rest get the vague answer. My sanity over their curiosity. :) 

post #116 of 127

Jenni-- Now that you say it, a light yellow would be so breezy and cheerful. My kitchen is a light yellow (well, my whole downstairs... haha) And I love it. Nice and bright!!!!!!

 

I hope you have a great day at your shower :) :) :) Enjoy being blessed and loved!

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I'm totally feeling your "him, not me vibe"! Dh just got his first speeding ticket (via a photo machine). Upon reading the date, time, and place my heart sank, it was right around the time and route take to dd's preschool... but not that day! It happened to be Dh's first time picking her up. I was so relieved it wasn't me! (He's better at presenting a rational argument anyways, here's to getting the fine reduced! We do have a good case to make).

LOL! Yep. I'm a pretty nervous driver - I only got my (restricted) licence a few months ago - so I actually get pretty tickled when anybody else on the road makes a mistake. I feel all smug and say "HA! He wasn't indicating! At least I always indicate when I leave a roundabout..." Petty, yes, but it makes me feel less unworthy to be polluting the roads with my noobness.

 

I can't get my head around "the baby could arrive very soon". I can kind of grasp it for a few minutes, and then I forget, or block it out, or something. :p I need to make a big effort this week and do a bunch of sewing, not to mention ordering cloth nappies online - but I don't really want to. Also, I have an article due in next week about homebirth safety stats, which I really need to write. And I need to do a bunch more Spanish practice... and wash my hair... and make heaps more frozen meals for post-partum, except I can't find too many Atkins-friendly recipes that freeze well.

post #118 of 127

I read Smoke-er-ing too.  It sounds more Kiwi that way to me. :)

 

I'm loving this chatter.  I know most of us are uncomfortable, but I love looking at the aqua cabinets and talking about funny driving situations.  I wish we could sit around a living room together and just chat about life, but I guess this is as close as it gets!

 

*Sigh* I have so much more I need to do.  I can think of hundreds of loose ends I want to tie off and not one room feels completely finished and ready.  I have piles of boxes that need to be toted to the shed or to a specific room to be opened or just broken down and taken for recycling.  There are baby things to find and wash (like pump parts and various carriers).  I want to hang pictures and organize closets and on and on. 

 

I have been nesting like crazy.  When I wake up at 5:30 in the morning and my arms are painfully asleep, I often will give up trying to get comfortable, and go do something quiet--paint something, unpack boxes, straighten, organize, iron, etc.  Today though, I feel off as well.  I started out strong, but now feel totally unmotivated.  I am getting slightly uncomfortable BH frequently whether sitting, laying or moving around.  Not specific to today, but my feet have been puffy and swollen despite trying to keep them elevated, eat protein, and drink lots of water.  Also, my knee is hurting and protests when I have to bend it, even just to sit on the toilet which--surprise!  happens all the time these days!  *sigh* I think I am ready to be done.  I half think, "Yes, bring labor on.  Let me have a May baby!" and half think "Nooo!  I don't even have the birth supplies gathered.  I haven't done laundry in a week!  Not yet, Baby!"  Ironically, I am 37 weeks and "legal" tomorrow.  However, I already determined that if I were to be in true labor today, I would not give up my home birth.  I would tell my midwife "I'm not budging, but I'd like you to come over with the oxygen anyway just in case this baby isn't quite cooked."  So, all that said, I am sure that I am going to go to 41 weeks now :) 

 

Next week, however, I have good things planned and am going to get a massage, see a chiropractor, get a pedicure with pregnant friends, and go swimming (if I can rustle up something decent to wear in the pool for me and DD).  All of those things sound wonderful for my poor pregnant body, so I hope the baby stays in at least one more week!

 

---> On a side note:  I am woefully behind in this, but I need to make up my mind once and for all.  Should I buy a fishy pool, liner, hoses, thermometer, net, tarp, etc. or should I just get something like this and this for my deeper-than-average (not necessarily wider) jetted bathtub?  I am not convinced I want a water birth and hate all the hassle of setting up the tub, but I don't want to deeply regret not having a better option when in the throes of labor.  Thanks!

 

Oh, and I am sorely needing the PERFECT little girl's middle name. If you happen to have one.  My DD's middle name is Joy and I LOVE it.  I want something sweet, short, feminine, meaningful, and possibly starting with an M or S.  I am NOT inspired!  Maybe I'll have a boy or maybe they'll arrive with a name tag this time! :)

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Oh, and I am sorely needing the PERFECT little girl's middle name. If you happen to have one.  My DD's middle name is Joy and I LOVE it.  I want something sweet, short, feminine, meaningful, and possibly starting with an M or S.  I am NOT inspired!  Maybe I'll have a boy or maybe they'll arrive with a name tag this time! :)

Hmm. Well, my middle name's Marie and I've always liked it! I'm not sure how meaningful it is, though, unless you're Catholic. In my case it's a family name - DD is a fifth-generation Marie! - so that makes it more special, but mostly I just think it's pretty. 

 

Let me see....

 

Mae/May

Maia/Maya

Meg

Mara

Molly

Sue

Sadie

Grace or Faith (would kinda go with Joy)

Beth

Phoebe

Ann/Anne

Rose

 

Ehh, that's all I've got. If this baby had been a girl, my top name contenders were Katie Rose (Katherine really, but I liked the idea of calling her Katie Rose in day-to-day life) or Katherine Leia. I'm not sure if we would have actually gone with either name, though! I also love Hazel, but DH vetoed it... and I'm very fond of Joscelyn, but I guess that's too similar to Joy for you? Oh, and I like Charlotte. And Elizabeth. And Marguerite. Girls' names are so much easier than boys', I think!

post #120 of 127
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Hmm. Well, my middle name's Marie and I've always liked it! I'm not sure how meaningful it is, though, unless you're Catholic. In my case it's a family name - DD is a fifth-generation Marie! - so that makes it more special, but mostly I just think it's pretty. 

 

Let me see....

 

Mae/May

Maia/Maya

Meg

Mara

Molly

Sue

Sadie

Grace or Faith (would kinda go with Joy)

Beth

Phoebe

Ann/Anne

Rose

 

Ehh, that's all I've got. If this baby had been a girl, my top name contenders were Katie Rose (Katherine really, but I liked the idea of calling her Katie Rose in day-to-day life) or Katherine Leia. I'm not sure if we would have actually gone with either name, though! I also love Hazel, but DH vetoed it... and I'm very fond of Joscelyn, but I guess that's too similar to Joy for you? Oh, and I like Charlotte. And Elizabeth. And Marguerite. Girls' names are so much easier than boys', I think!



Whoa! I was just about to post my list and it's nearly the same:

 

Molly

Maisie

Mia

May/Mae

June

Lucy

Ella

Wren

Claire

Chloe

Faith, Hope, etc

Pearl (June birth stone)

Rose (June birth flower)

Skye

Sadie

 

Great minds think alike. winky.gif

 

My middle name is Jane. I guess that could work too.

 

I feel so out of the loop round these parts!

 

DD has finally recovered from her most recent illness, so back to preschool tomorrow.

 

DH is still sick and frankly it's getting both of us down a bit. He has various ongoing health problems and it's just stressful all round. greensad.gif

 

In other news, I made another tutu for DD. I made one a couple of weeks back, which she liked at first, then rejected it on the basis that it wasn't "sticky-outy" enough. eyesroll.gif Here's the far more successful second attempt. Luckily DD approves of it. I love the colour! So soft and pretty. smile.gif

 

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Anyway, I need to get to bed!

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