Friday, January 22, 2010

Baby names and other news.

Both the headaches and morning sickness have been pretty mild lately, so mostly I'm just battling with exhaustion at this point. Which is much better and I pray it stays that way. 17 weeks along today! We have an ultrasound this coming Wednesday that will hopefully tell us if we are having a girl or boy! We have no clue on boy names, but we do have a couple of girl names we like. I love the name Evelyn (it was my grandmother's name...I'm a sucker for family names) and Brianna (pronounced "ana" not "anna"...not sure what spelling I like though). It was funny; usually Avery and I never agree on names, but when I mentioned I like Brianna, he chimed in and said he liked it too! I know a lot of people wait until the baby is born to decide on a name, but I really enjoy the closeness I feel by being able to the baby by name and talk to him or her. So hopefully we can come up with some good boy names pretty quickly. William is one of the names I like, but Avery says only if his middle name can be Wallace. :) If anyone has any other suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them. We like Bible names and unique names, but don't care for names that are trendy, unisex, or sound like last names. (Some of my favorite male Bible names are Paul, Philip, and Caleb, but Avery isn't crazy about any of those.)

Anyhoo, that was kind of jumbled. I'm definitely going to bed in a few minutes. Since I've been feeling better, I've been trying to catch up on housework and take advantage of the gorgeous weather we've been having (sunny and in the 70's!). So I took the kids to the park this afternoon for a little while and was pooped by the time we got home (pushing a double stroller is NOT easy). The kitchen is gradually getting cleaner by the day (still a long way to go though), I'm cooking more often now, and all the Christmas decorations are finally put away. So I think I deserve an early bedtime tonight. :)

Oh, before I forget, Avery got some surprising news when he got to work today. Because of a shortage of officers on the shift following his, he's getting moved temporarily. When he graduated they told him that they would only pull for mandatory transfers from the bottom of the class ranking (a motivation for them to get good grades), but apparently it's easier to transfer within sub-stations, so they just pulled Avery and a girl from his junior class to make the move. Basically he'll be working the overnight shift (10 - 6) for the next month (they promise it'll be only a month, but the official special assignment is for 60 days) with his days off being Monday and Tuesday. And, go figure, he starts this new schedule TOMORROW. Did I mention he just found out today? We're not sure how the whole sleeping thing is going to work. The room we're using for our master bedroom doesn't have a door on it and gets really bright during the day. So I think we're going to move Kirk back into Shiphrah's room (their nap schedules are somewhat close now) and make Avery a temporary bed in Kirk's room so he can sleep. I wish we had an extra twin mattress or something though...I don't think he's going to want to sleep on a camping cot for a month. Poor guy, I hate that he's going to be exhausted for an entire month...he doesn't do well on night shifts...he can't seem to sleep well enough during the day.

Well, I'm off to bed. Goodnight, all!


  1. okie dokie. since you arent on facebook i'll suggest some boy names here :)

    -Aaron (dont know if thats too boy/girl for you) it means light-bringer, brightness
    -Elijah (i know its a little different but i think its kinda cool) means my God is Yahweh
    -Gideon (again with different but also very manly!) means a cutter of trees, woodsman
    -Zachary means remembered by Yahweh

    those are all the ones i can think of for now. miss you big sister!

  2. Yay for picking names! I have a love/hate relationship with the process of picking names.

    Also, have you ever heard of melatonin? It's the natural chemical that our bodies produce that causes us to sleep. Anyway, you can actually buy it in vitamin form at most any drug store. It is not habit forming and is a natural supplement. I always have some in the house for if I go through a time of having trouble sleeping. It won't make you feel groggy or anything and it is just enough "something" to help you sleep. Anyway, perhaps it could help Avery over the next month get some sleep during the day. It isn't expensive and may be worth a try!