November 1, 2009

The Name Game - part 1!?!?

After last weeks BIG ultrasound, it's time to pick a name. This could be interesting...

Neither side of our families have "family names" that we could pass down and now that I know we have to pick a boys name for some reason all these really cute girl names come to mind?! Hmmm...

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Mr. GB has it set in his mind that Baby GB is going to be his Jr - NOT going to happen! Not just because I don't like the idea, but because I have valid reasons (at least I think they're valid). My father is a Jr and he constantly got teased being called Little R instead of R Jr. Additionally, being a Jr poses problems of credit report, banking information, and other personal information getting mixed up. Especially between two men who share the same address for a good 17-18 years?! Also, using Mr. GB Jr would make his nickname the same as my sisters - weird?! Maybe it's just me - Mr. GB and his mother (a whole other story) don't seem to think these are valid reasons.

So, that's where our discussion ended. I really don't understand the need for names to carry on?! Isn't the fact that Baby GB carries his last name enough? I guess not. I think I'm going to suggest that we separately make a list of 10 or so names in the next few weeks that we individually like and then we'll compare. He can include his idea of Jr or variations of the nickname he likes. I'm going to try to include some ideas with his first name as the middle name so he feels like his name can carry on since that seems important to him.
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We have 21 or so weeks... I'm worried this may not be enough time to agree on a name - stay tuned!!! In the meantime, here's what Baby GB is up to this week.


Baby's now the size of a mango!

Vernix caseosa, a greasy white substance made of lanugo, oil, and dead skin cells (yum) now coats baby's skin, shielding it from the amniotic fluid. (Picture yourself after a nine-month bath, and the need for protection makes sense.) You might get to see the vernix at birth, especially if baby is premature.



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2 comments:

Sunshine Bud said...

Hey Glow - that really is a town in Colorado - No Name!

Glow Bud said...

Haha I figured it had to be real somewhere! :) I laughed when I googled "The Name Game" to find a photo though...

 

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