Gene was nose deep in baby name books for most of the months of December and January. He had a good list of 30 names or so and add that to my list of 5 or so names and we started out with 35 possible contenders. I slowly began eliminating names that I knew I couldn’t see naming my child. Most names that were eliminated right away were names that current friends or family had already used or names that I thought were very charming but couldn’t see my own child being named that.
After slowly elminating names each week and doing a lot of role playing with a brown stuffed bear named Nick, it came down to a tight race between the names Skye and Zoey. Skye began to grow on me but Zoey was always sticking out in my head from day one. On my morning drive to work and my evening drive home, I would call the baby Skye or Zoey as I talked to her and Zoey just seemed to come naturally to me after a while.
So Zoey it is! This sweet little baby girl’s name will be Zoey Elise. I can’t even express how much of a huge relief it is to have that little (uh, major?) detail out of the way. It also feels good to call her by a name instead of just baby now.
This weekend we shampood the carpet in the nursery (with our new Hoover SteamVac that is AWESOME, by the way!) and then put the crib together and moved all of the baby furniture in there. I washed up all of the bedding (bumper, comforter, sheets, mattress protectors) and got the crib set up and the mobile put on. It is PRECIOUS beyond words!!
At Target on Saturday I found some Classic Pooh appliques for the walls I snatched those. We got a curtain rod but it is the wrong size. I’m gonna get a new one this week and I’m hoping to have the appliques and curtain rod up before the end of the week. I also need to get a bed skirt for the twin sized bed that is in that room as well. Oooh we are getting so close to having that room done and it feels fantastic! I will try to take a lot of pictures later this week or this weekend.
All is going swimmingly (he he, are you proud of me Gene?) with the pregnancy. Baby moves a lot more than before. Still waiting for that great day when Gene will be able to finally feel her move from the outside. I have felt it a couple times but it is sooo hard to catch it at the right time.
Only about 9 more weeks until my due date! I keep telling this little munchkin that she can come sometime after April 20th when I am considering “full term” hee hee :) My sister graduates high school on May 16th and I am worried that I’m going to miss it and I really don’t want to! But I guess right now is a good time to start learning how to let go of all control I have over my life and the events that happen in it because sometime in the next 9 weeks or so, there is going to be a little boogerface that will be controlling my life!