Colta, those names are gorgeous! Glad to hear that things are going well!
My fever finally broke this morning! I'm so relieved. I was really nervous when it was still around last night (30 hours after it started). I'm on the mend, with only a sore throat remaining.
Dh and I are having a bit of an issue with our decision about who to tell. Despite deciding that only our close family/friends would know before the 12 week mark (or first ultrasound, which ever comes first), he wants to tell his work and some online friends. While his work isn't a huge issue, his online friends are mutual friends of his brother in law and brother, which would be such a huge mess if they found out through random internet people rather than us. I'm so happy that he's so excited that he wants to tell everyone, but we have to be on the same page with the same rules for both of us. I really hope he gets that. I'm also not sure how to deal with my work and the whole facebook situation. You see, I'm a part time staff member at a local college, and I've been trying to get a FT job for the last 6 months or so. There's one job I'm in competition for, but if they find out I'm pregnant now, it could cause some major issues. Unfortunately, I have some work people on facebook, and despite being on top of my security and visibility settings, I worry that someone will let something slip prematurely and I'll have hell to pay. (My co-workers can't see my wall, but I think they can see it if I'm tagged in something? I'm not sure. I should create a dummy account to see what they see). This is especially important because I want to wait as long as possible before telling them (after the 12 week mark, after we've told friends and family). Tricky? Definitely. I may have to temporarily block those people and hope they don't notice.
In terms of names, this is what we've come up with:
Boy: For our first, we really love Liam John Robert (Liam is a name that i've loved since I was 14 when my best friend of the time with in love with a boy of the same name. It's also a short form of William, a name which is found throughout my maternal family tree. In my close family, it's my grandfather's name and my uncle's. John is both my husband's father's first name and my father's. Both of ours Dads have passed away so it was important to us to use that name. It was also my paternal grandfather's name. Robert was my Dad's second name and the name he went by.). We also really love the names Connor and Mason, which we will consider if we have more boys in the future
Girl: Jillian. We love this name so much. It's the name of my favourite fictional character from a series I love by my favourite author (Jilly, from Charles de Lint's Newford Series). It's also the name of a woman who's had a huge impact in my life (She spelled it differently, with a G. She was my trainer and the head of the Birth Companion program at Mothercraft. She's a doula and one of the most incredible women I've ever known). For middle name, we aren't sure. We were thinking Patricia (my mother's name, who passed away a year ago), Melanie (my mother's middle name, and another maternal family name), Syianna (a name my sister goes by). I also really love Bridget, Brianna, Bronwyn, Wren, Stella, May, and Kaitlin. For whatever reason, girl names are the ones that the hubby and I can't seem to agree on, with the exception of Jillian.
Edited by Maevankayt - 8/11/11 at 9:39am