Hey mamas! I spent a little time reading updates on everyone today. I have not able to get on here much. Things have been so busy around here. For example, last week: I switched midwives, my brother moved in with us from OH (got a job here as Nurse Practictioner) and my 3 year old now has August off from school (not the best timing because of how big and tired I am). She starts everyday out with "mommy, what are we going to do today??" :)
I am almost done with my big to-do list, finished ordering all the home birth supplies today. I haven't done any freezer meals but I am not sure I will. I am feeling quite exhausted most days (so different from last time) and so so very large. Anyway, it was good to see babies are arriving and everyone is in the home stretch. This pregnancy flew by, I barely remember those early days of nausea! :) Yesterday, I found out my husband has 2 PAID days this time. We went back to see family in June for 2 weeks (a longer trip because of the cost and dividing time) and he thought he had 2-3 weeks in a sick leave reserve but turns out, NOPE, he is not eligible to use it. My heart is broken for him. He had 7 weeks paid off with our first daughter (I know, unheard of, different company) and his bonding time means so much to him. We cannot afford for him to be without pay. We have no family here to help (my brother just moved here but he will be starting a new job and is no Mary Poppins). I found 12 hours free of post partum doula help but otherwise, friends will bring frozen meals once a week. Hoping for a vaginal birth for an easier recovery and that he can still bond successfully. Sad.
So, we have two names and I feel like we will have to wait to meet her but at this point, I like them pretty equally. This has been a much harder decision than we named our daughter Camille Elise.
Hazel Corinna (Cor-reen-ah)
Hazel is a family name but that is not incredibly important to me. We have loved the name for a long time but it is now becoming super popular? trendy? It was 48/100 in my state last year and while I do not know any personally (no friends or family have used it), I hear it in the community and we live in a pretty trendy town. It's hard to decide if popularity is the main reason we don't use a name we do love. And it is so hard to know if this is a name that will keep gaining popularity.
Willa is much less common! There is just something about it, I really do like it a lot. It is a classic name but yet it is spunky and sweet. I thought we could use Hazel as the middle name and it sounds okay. But the middle name is not as important to me because one never remembers middle names, ya know?
Thoughts? Thank you for reading!