A couple more entries from my TTC journal:
January 21, 2012
been talking names a lot lately. I’m really into androgynous names, but
unfortunately my favorite one (Charlie) is super popular right now.
When we were pregnant before with “Bacon,” we were planning on naming
the baby Cooper if it was a girl. Jason really really loved this name,
and I loved it too, but I kind of feel like that was Bacon’s name and we
shouldn’t give it to anyone else. For some reason we have both been
into old-fashioned, Southern-sounding names for girls as of late. Our
favorite is Clementine, but I also like Jolene and Juniper. For boys, we
both love the name Owen, but I fear it is getting more and more
popular. I am really into prep-school sounding names for boys, but Jason
not so much. My absolute favorite is Julian, Jude for short, and I have
been campaigning for that one for a while now. I liked Sebastian for a
bit, but recently ruled it out.
matter what we choose as a first name, we are in agreement that the
middle name will be Stevens, whether it is a boy or a girl, after my
dad. This was his middle name, but he went by Steve his whole life.
According to family folklore, my grandmother spelled it wrong on the
birth certificate (it was supposed to be “Steven”), and it just stuck.
It’s one of my brother’s middle names as well.
name(s) pose a whole new set of issues. Jason and I each kept our birth
names when we got married. Although Jason is open to the idea, I don’t
really have any desire to both change our names into a single family
name. At the moment, I really want to hyphenate our kids’ last names,
but Jason is not 100% on that yet (I don’t think). It’s not the most
elegant solution, but it’s the one I can live with the most.
February 2, 2012
past weekend, I thought maybe I was showing early pregnancy symptoms. I
mean, a lot of them are the same as PMS symptoms, so it’s kind of
impossible to tell. I was getting headaches and fatigue and my breasts
were the teeniest bit sore. So I jumped the gun and took a pregnancy
test on Tuesday morning: NEGATIVE. Sad face. Then I started my period
yesterday. So yeah, there goes that. I think this cycle I’ll do a bit of
research on the best time to have sex and go into it more informed.
was disappointed to not be pregnant, but not devastated. I think this
time around I have a more solid grip on my emotions. I hope I can keep