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Unused Baby Names

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We all have them, list of baby names to consider for when the time comes.  I started mine before Little Man was born and he is now almost 4 1/2.  Now that I’m pretty sure we are done in the kid department after Baby J is born I feel like I should share.  But first the breakdown of the names chosen.

I don’t remember having a set boy or girl name before we knew that Little Man was a “Man”.  I just remember once we knew that he was a “Man” that it was between two names there for while, Liam or Lane.  With this one I had a full boy name and a full girl name before we knew the sex ready and waiting.  Once we found out it was a girl the name did evolve and change some.

Original Boy Name:  LOGAN HOLLIS

No connection to the names except that I liked them.  I have never heard of the name Hollis before and saw it on Facebook one day so it had the strong and unique factor.  With already having a boy I thought the first names should start with the same letter, Why do we do that people?  My mom is 1 of 4 girls that all start with P.  I am 1 of 2 girls that start with S.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against it.  I mean, if we were having a boy right now then I would be on that bandwagon too.

Original Girl Name: JOSSLYN SADIE

Josslyn has been on my list since before Liam.  It has the feminine and unique factor.  The spelling is different and modern, which I like.  Sadie just sounded pretty and rolled off the tongue.  BUT it was a little country and didn’t stick.  I really wanted a family name in there somewhere.  So I sat down with the Big Man and I told him that he could choose the middle name but he had to choose one of the following three:

Josslyn Jane (Grandmother’s Middle Name)

Josslyn Ann (Other Grandmother’s Middle Name)

Josslyn Teddie (Big Man’s Middle Name is Theodore after his grandfather so it is a girly version of the family name on his side)  Plus have a mentioned yet that I love Girl-Boy names?

Baby’s Name: JOSSLYN TEDDIE

Other Unused Girl Names:  Girls

Reese

Paige

Leah

Liv

Ellie

Larsyn

Rory

Leni

Laney

Sawyer

Slone

Macie

Sunny

Lexie

and I know a lot of people will think this is on the wrong list but I love the idea of Logann for a girl.

Unused Boy Names:

Lane

Landon

Lennon

Rider

Sawyer

Sloan

I must have known I was going to have a girl in the back of my mind the whole time.  I really didn’t focus on those that much this time around.  I will say though that I do LOVE my boy name so if anyone wants to use it go right ahead!  I was very leery of it when the top baby names came out because Logan is in the top 10 boy names of 2011 or something like that but in the end I didn’t care I still loved it.

 

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!!

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Don’t worry, I’m still here!!  I sort of lost the blog bug for a little while and hope that I catch it again with the soon to be birth of our baby girl!

Update:  The pregnancy has been going great.  I’m not a complainer so even if it wasn’t I’m not the one to say much different.  I have the usual late pregnancy stuff going on.  Heartburn, swollen feet and ankles.  It was stressful there for a couple of weeks/months but that was due to getting the room ready.

I insisted on having bead board in the room.  My husband and I are pretty handy people but we had never taken on a bigger job like that.  My husband did a wonderful job with a help of a friend.  It took longer then expected b/c of the weather and what not but none of that matters because it came out BEAUTIFULLY!!

I also insisted on having a girly blue color for the room.  There is just something about a girl and feminine blue with me.  I love it!  Here are some pics of the room.  Some phone pictures and some my sister took. Wish we would have stopped and taken more.  There are a couple of things that we didn’t get pictures of that I wish we would have now.

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Another thing that came out ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFULLY was the Baby Shower/Sprinkle <3.  My two best friends put it on for me with the help of some others, 😉 they would not let me get involved at all.  I’m going to be honest, I was really upset at first because I love to party plan and craft and be creative.  But God knew what he was doing with them and I was able to put my efforts towards the baby room.  They blew my expectation out of the water and now I’m intimidated to put a shindig together when they are around.

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Me with my Mom and Sister!

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Me and the Hostesses and Besties!!

So there is a quick snap shot of the last couple of weeks.  After this Easter weekend I plan on taking it super slow and easy.  I’m getting to the, I’m really tired and don’t want to do much but wait I need to take care of this, while my husband gets really frustrated and insists that I sit down.  Thanks Babe!

Anyways, I hope that everyone has a Wonderful Easter and remembers what it is all about!

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Makes me SMILE week 50

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A loving and understanding Husband.

Sleeping in after a long week traveling and away from home.

A Christmas Dinner with our closest friends.

Seeing Kids Christmas Excitement.

A meal I did not have to make or buy for.

A Family Sunday.

Little Man talking about the baby.

Big Man having dinner ready, food on the plate and plate on the table still warm when I got home late one night this week.

The Christmas Excitement and feeling of content this time of year.

The thought of baking cookies and getting ready for Santa with Little Man this weekend.

Makes me SMILE week 48 and part of 49

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Man, I can not get my stuff together over here on the blog.  Because I will be out of town for most the week and have limited access I’m throwing in part of Week 49.  Can’t believe I have almost made it all 52 weeks.

Running errands as a family!

Marking things off my Christmas List.

Wrapping Presents.

A Lazy Sunday trying to stay cozy.

20 Week Sono, even though the baby would not let us see the goods!

Little Man’s Christmas Program.

A Surprise Date Night with Big Man!

A Breakfast Birthday Party!

A caring and servant heart husband.

Crossing more off the Christmas List.

A wonderful TCOC Christmas Program.

Catching Little Man singing “A baby change’s everything”

 

Makes me SMILE Week 46 and 47

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Man, time off and not being in front of a computer has really messed me up with getting these out.  Here is another with 2 weeks in one!

Thanksgiving Lunch with Little Man at School.

Sleeping in on Saturday Morning, Thanks Babe!

Volunteering.

Hanging with the Family and Besties.

3 Day work Week.

VERY impromptu Family outing to the movies.

Little Man’s face and reaction when we pick him up from school.  He is so excited to see me or Big, like he hasn’t seen us in a couple of days.

THANKSGIVING Dinner at our house with Family and Friends.

Thanksgiving Leftovers!

Christmas Decorating!

A new Car, thank you Lord!

Free Lunches at work!

Christmas Shopping! (even online shopping)

 

When am I going to be a grown up?

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I swear, kids are great!  Lord only knows the random thoughts and things that go thru their heads.  This morning Little Man asked me,

“Mom, When am I going to be a grown up?”

I didn’t know exactly what to say, so I responded, “When you are old enough to live on your own without Mommy and Daddy”

I couldn’t see his face because we were in the car driving but the tone of his voice got real sad and he said, “I’m going to miss Mommy and Daddy.”

“Me to baby, me too!” 

Boy or Girl?

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BOY or GIRL?  I thought it would be fun to do a little experiment and try all the online quizzes and old wives tales-do-it-yourself tests to see what the different outcomes are.  FIRST UP….

The Age-Month Gender Test – Okay this comes from one of my friends and they say it works like 97% of the time or something.  This is a simple one.  Take the age you were when you conceived and the month you conceived in and add them together.  Even Numbers it’s a Girl Odd Numbers it’s a Boy.   (This baby  28 + 8 = 36)    (Little Man  24 + 1 = 25 Odd and he was a boy)

Results:  IT’S A GIRL!

Old Wives Girl or Boy Quiz – You can take the quiz here. This one takes all the old wives tales and lumps them together for one quiz.  You know like the are you carrying low or high?  Craving Salty or Sweet? Rate of baby’s heart beat? Ect., Ect.

Results:  You answered 3 items out of 10 Yes.   Your score is 30%. Congratulations! According to the Old Wives it’s a girl!

Ancient Chinese Birth Chart – You can take this one here. This is an “ancient Chinese calendar” It states that there is a 93% accuracy.

Results:  Congratulations! It’s a boy!

Is it a Girl or Boy Quiz – You can take it here. This is another general wives tales type of quiz.  Things like, Boxer or Briefs, Who is frisky first, Salty or Sweet, High or Low?

Results:  It’s a Boy!

Gender Prediction QuizYou can take it here.  Another general wives tales type of quiz.

Results:   Congratulations!  It’s a Boy!

Girl or Boy: The Heart Rate Test – To conduct the this old wives tale you simply take your baby’s heart rate in beats per minute (bpm) using a doppler or fetoscope and look at the chart:   Over 140 = girl    Under 140 = boy  (Little Man’s heart beat was in the 140’s the entire time)

8 Week Check up: 160’s

12 Week Check up: 160’s

16 Week Check up: 146

Inconclusive for now!

If all goes well we will find out Dec. 8th!  That’s in like 20 DAYS People!