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Kicking around a name

Saturday, July 12, 2014

I have been wanting to name a baby boy after my grampa for a few years now. When he came thru ellis island from Transylvania his name was Enrich Jack. They told him to go by Jack, so he did. But I really like the name Enrich. My issue with it is that it is kind of weird and it doesn't look like it sounds. So we have been looking at alernative closely related names. I am just frustrated, none of them sound or feel right. I really don't wanna be one of these difficult ppl who give their kid a name that just leaves them correcting everyone 24/7. The name sounds like Enrick but looks like Enrich, old world. I saw a record also on naming him Emerick. The variations we have been looking at are
Enrich (bothering me sounds like enrichment)
Emeric (Hungarian Saint killed by boars, also the french version of Emerick, my dads name was was Marc, the french spelling of Mark)
Emerick (Could nickname him Emory, not sold on that as a birth name tho)
I just feel kind of blinded for some reason to any other name. I used to think a boys name would be easier, now I am thinking girls would be easier. Oh and to top it off Scott wants to give him his first name as his middle name. Enrich Scott, so he wont have a fall back name. His dad did this with him and he wants to follow it for first born. What's funny is I found out my cousin Scott, his middle name is Enrich after my grandfather, ha! I had a dream the other night my dad was writing me a check and the name at the top of the check was Enrich. He's been visiting me a lot lately in dreams, mostly in phone calls.

Two days ago I was so tired I went to bed at 7:30, 39 steps short of my 10k steps for the day! Ahhhhh how annoying! Been kind of a low steps this week. My hours at work were cut from 32 to 28 which is nice, I can use getting off my feet for sure. Especially since the new and exciting spider veins I have been developing really pop out when I am on my feet too much. I asked my doctor about them, I love how u need to ask a doctor like 8 million questions (that you write down) but you have time for like 3 (and no time to get paper out) and can't seem to think when she asks "how are you?" I asked if they would go away and she goes "Maybe they will, they might not" Great thanks! I feel better now lol My dad's side is notorius for spider and varicose veins. Online it said to exercise and elevate feet.

Eating has been a little better. Except if I am really good and eat 2200 calories then I wake up starving to death at 4 am. Exercise has been good this week, going to my 3rd dance class this week! Lifting twice and hit 1 water aerobics class. It was a good week.

22 weeks after 3rd dance class for the week.

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JEREMY723 7/12/2014 6:53PM

    I have no advice on the name except to say best of luck!

I hope that you're having a nice weekend:)

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PHEBESS 7/12/2014 10:11AM

    I like the idea of somehow combining your grandfather's and father's name, maybe going with Emerich (pronounced Emerick).

And as a teacher, we see tons of unusual names, not to worry.

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Tired so tired

Monday, July 07, 2014

This was one of those weeks where I could take 3 naps a day if you let me. Thank goodness my work schedule is getting cut down by 1 hour. So I am off at 4 pm starting tomorrow. That will make a big difference. 8-5 on my feet is rather rough at this point already. I keep thinking I look more pregnant and then I look in the mirror and I don't. Kinda frustrating to feel pregnant and not look pregnant at 21 weeks. I had a friend who was like 8-9 months pregnant and she still didn't look pregnant hardly. She was a little skinny thing too. I am starting to really believe those shows of women who never knew they were pregnant at all. He's in there I have proof and we have been calling him by his name and reading to him. Plus he makes me want hamburgers when I am usually the person who gets the fish sandwich at hamburger places.

We started our hunt for baby stuff. So far we settled on a jogging stroller/car seat combo and a crib and nursery color. Took three tries to get the perfect pastelly lime green for his room. It's so frustrating talking to people about what you did. You will need a breast pump, ehhhh maybe not. You will need a regular stroller and a jogging stroller, that one I nixed. I also talked to my dance teacher who also runs and asked what she has and that helped a lot. You can spend so much on a jogging stroller. I wanna start garage sailing for stuff, hopefully this weekend. Really wanna get the room painted before I start filing it with crap. Come on energy no failing me this week. Maybe if I do some painting, Scott can finish it next weekend. His brother was town this past weekend I didn't wanna make him miss out on his visit.

This was a rough 4th of July so I just kinda ignored it. It was always my favorite holiday to spend with my dad and the last time I saw him last yr before he died. Now we still have to face his death day on 7/19 which is coming up in a few weeks. Rough month.

Exercise last week was better. I made it to 3.25 fitness classes. One of the new dance teachers has been subbing for this teacher I like. You never know either til you get to class. Which is frustrating because her music is awful. Really poppy crap I have never heard of. She is obsessed with One Direction... I woke up last week for the 5 am class and looked in to see who was teaching and went home lol I know i know I woke up, why not go? Cuz I can just as easily go back to sleep...and pretend I was never there. I am better off not being there than making bitch face at the teacher completely not on purpose for 60 minutes. Eating has been so so. With no enegy comes no energy to cut up fruits. Hopefully this week is better for fruit cutting and painting!

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PHEBESS 7/7/2014 2:19PM

    I think tired is a major part of pregnancy - though then it lasts through infancy too!

(On the other hand, it's 3 AM and I can't sleep!)

Wanna trade for a bit?

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DNJEN471 7/7/2014 1:37PM

    You've already got a name? Do tell....

With the first everyone has an opinion and advice. Some is good, some is bad. Trial and error, honestly, is all that works. I had people swear by one thing and I'd try it and hate it. For example my sister told me "never use pampers- they are a waste of money". She swore by huggies. I tried them and hated them. I ended up using pampers. :)

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COOP9002 7/7/2014 11:09AM

    Sometimes, our bodies simply need the rest. Hopefully, you'll be able to get some downtime so that you can get the rest you need. Blessings upon you today.

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    I was tired a lot when I was pregnant too. I'm glad you will be working less.

We had a woman who worked at our hospital who didn't know she was pregnant and came in and delivered. Things didn't go well.

Funny........... before I was pregnant I would have ordered the burger and while pregnant would have ordered the fish. LOL.

I think it would be better for Scott to paint, instead of you and the baby being exposed to those fumes.

August is a bad month for me as my mom and grandma and aunt all died in August.

Maybe the good dance teacher will be back this week now that the holidays are over.

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JEREMY723 7/7/2014 9:33AM

    Our baby doctor told us when we were pregnant that she her parents were in college when she was born. They would pull out the bottom drawer of a dresser and that's where she slept as a baby.

So much stuff is nice, but no needed. You can always have the baby and then decide you need a few things and get them then. Heck, even if you have "everything" you'll find a few things you need once he comes!

Best of luck with everything:)

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JPONCIN 7/7/2014 9:26AM

    Please I want to see the perfect shade of green! :) :) :)

No worries about skipping the class, sometimes you just have to go back to bed. I heard that people were hauling their kids to the gym and when they saw who was working in the child care room, they turned around and left. So you are not alone! It's a shame though that people go to the trouble of getting to the gym just to be disappointed.

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Happy July!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The past week has not been the most amazing for calories or exercise or sugar for that matter. I have been getting this nasty habit of getting a different box of ice cream bars when I go to the grocery store. Of course there are like 20 servings in each box. Must stop that habit, the sugar just makes you want more sugar. The humidity the last few days is so nasty. Which makes it hard to walk. I went for a walk with a friend and the dogs last night. At 6 pm and you just come home drenched like you had run 4 miles instead of walking 1.5 miles lol At least we are getting constant rain lately. In the past 24 hours we have gotten at like 1.5-2 inches of rain. Rain barrel is staying nice and topped off.

Sunday morning, Scott and I were eating breakfast together and Joel our cat jumps on the bistro table at the window outside with a half grown rabbit hanging from his mouth. Trying urgently to bring the rabbit in lol Scott closed the blinds as fast he could. When we opened them again he was on the table and rabbit was missing. I hope it was alive still and got away but I highly doubt it. Never seen him with a rabbit. One of our cats growing up he would kill rabbits almost the same size as him and leave them next my moms car lol Funny tho that cat knew that my pet rabbits were off limits. He would never even attempt to look at them as prey. Must have smelled completely different, who knows.

We didn't go shopping crazy yet for the new dude. I got some paint to try for his room that turned out to be way more yellow than green with the lighting in there. So I gotta go back and try again. My friend Mindy sent us our first baby accessory a Snugapuppy. So we started our collection. I probably will have a baby shower for gifts. I hate being the center of attention but if ppl wanna help me get what I need, sure why not. Right now I roam thru the baby sections completely clueless to what anything is. So friends and family are welcome to help. We did our facebook gender reveal pics.

Joel had to get in on it. He was in our wedding pics as well.

Have a good week everyone and a nice start to the month!

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PHEBESS 7/2/2014 9:35PM

    Lots of baby powder!!! And I love the photos - you two are so cute!

We see these great popsicles here, made with diced fruit and fruit juice - there were some spark recipes with things like that - might be worth trying instead of ice cream?

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    Th humidity is horrible as is the heat. I don't enjoy being outside at all. We went from winter to summer. Ugh! The rain helps but not enough. I have been craving ice cream too.

Joel is like my Maynard was. We fed Maynard well but he still liked to hunt and eventually he killed everything that walked through the yard. Frogs, birds, squirrels, snakes, and once he did the same thing to me with a bunny. I didn't notice he had a live bunny and he brought it into the house and killed it. He ate the heart out and left the rest in the hall. I almost puked. From then on I watched what he was doing before I let him in. He always wanted to bring his victims into the house and would show them to me. I have no idea why but we always thought he was saying, "See, I can bring in food too." Gross.

Loved the pictures!! Joel is quite the ham. LOL.

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JPONCIN 7/1/2014 3:14PM

    Now that my kids are out of diapers, it's amazing to me how temporary "baby stuff" is. People who want brand-new, matching baby-everything are wasting their money, in my opinion. There are guides that are helpful as to what you need. But do register, so you won't find yourself overwhelmed with having to buy everything yourself. And please let me know when the shower will be so I will have time to prepare something special for him. :D :D :D

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ASHESS85 7/1/2014 9:15AM

    awww cute pics! Fighting the sugar bug is so hard! Maybe try some skinny cow ice cream bars instead? Lower in sugar and calories but still yummy!

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JEREMY723 7/1/2014 8:57AM

    Great photos! We used the Consumer Reports Best Baby Products book for a good explanation of the features of a certain product (like car seats, or cribs, etc) and the recommended ones. I don't know if there's a new edition though.

I know what you mean about the heat. I run every other day and walk the other day. The dog only goes on the first 7-10 minutes of the walk and I drop him off, he goes so hot and panting.

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Gender guessing is over!

Friday, June 27, 2014

My mom can't fight me on what sex the baby will be. We are having a little boy, penis and testicles were present this morning! So happy to finally know, this has been the longest week ever, waiting to find out.

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JPONCIN 6/29/2014 2:52AM

    Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you!!!

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PHEBESS 6/28/2014 3:14AM

    He looks like he's waving at the camera, LOL!!!!!

BIG congrats!!!!

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FUEL82 6/27/2014 6:01PM

    He looks so good! Does he have a little hand up there? Congrats!!! :-)

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PAPER_WINGS18 6/27/2014 1:28PM

    awww yay!! Congrats. I had a feeling it was a boy. :)))

Now.. the names!!!

My coworker is having a boy and they are naming him Beckett....
My other coworker is having a girl and they are naming her Eden...

I love all the classy oldtime names: Hazel, Lucille, Eleanor, Stella, Maria, Giovanna,
Boys: Jack(my dad's name :) ), Michael, Joseph, Samuel, Dominick...

Mike and I will never be able to agree on a child's name probably. He'd probably think my list of names are too "weird" LOL. Whatevs! My cousin named her sons Maverick, Jarett(Jett...), and Skylar. No thanks! They sound like Alien names to me.

Anyway, sorry for the ramble!LOL!! yay for a boy!!! :))))

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ASHESS85 6/27/2014 12:22PM

    Awwww congrats! That's so exciting!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/27/2014 12:11PM

    Congratulations!! We were right about you having a boy. You can always have a girl next time. LOL. Now you have to start working on names. I waited too long and was at the hospital and Benny named our son. LOL.

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EDDYMEESE 6/27/2014 11:03AM

    Yay, congratulations!!!! Your father is so happy for you right now, I know it!

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MRSCAMACHO 6/27/2014 10:50AM

    yay congratulations!

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Hello Summer!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Or it will be here any day now and the temps are sure showing it. They finally turned the AC on at my job which is nice, I was kinda dreading going and it being off. Our work cat G is knows where to be when it reaches 90 outside in a 1200 dollar chair of course.

I have a whole new pet peeve, somehow recently I keep acquiring diabetic friends. Neither of which really care to control with eating well, health and exercise. It's so frustrating to watch. Both of them are losing their eye sight from neglecting signs. You can feel bad for someone for so long and listen to them complain about how sick they are. Then watch them eat donuts, always be carrying a large pop from Mcdonalds and smoking. It's too personal of a matter to mention, I know that. I just seems like common sense. I could have easily become diabetic at the weight I was at. I know people have to wanna change. It's just so frustrating to watch someone shortening their life before your very eyes. I can understand if you were diabetic for so long and so many restrictions have been put on you.But people do lose weight and get better. I would hope they would wanna feel better.

My baby sexing date got moved up 3 days. So now we find out 1 week from Friday! I am so ready to know so that we can start actually planning. Plus I can stop fighting my mom on what the gender is. Healthy baby is all we want. I went in for a doppler on Monday and she found the heartbeat ASAP. Starting to pop out a little more. Yesterday morning after my 5 am dance class.

Still been super active with work and exercise. Averaging about 14k steps a day right now. Today might throw me I didn't wake up for my dance class this morning. Eating has been good, hardly craving any meat this trimester. Craving tomato sandwiches like no ones business and kraft mac and cheese? lol and also watermelon. Scott keeps trying to get me to take Iron cuz my prenatal has none. I have always heard unless your doctor tells u take Iron, you shouldn't take Iron. I eat a lot of spinach and broccoli, I would rather get natures Iron.

For Fathers Day I finally found a tree for my dad. Scott's aunt has wanted to buy a tree for our yard for my dad since he passed 11 months ago. I picked out a Tricolored Beech, it was one of his favorites. Scott and his dad planted it for me on Fathers Day. It was so nice of them.

Oh yes and Joel helped as well.

I better get the dogs out on a walk before it reaches 90. Better bring some water for them. Have a good weekend everybody!

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FUEL82 6/27/2014 5:50PM

    Looking good! Great pic! Ya, taking iron isn't very enjoyable. I had to take it even after I switched to a prenatal with iron. What's funny is I couldn't find a gummy prenatal with iron in it. I hated the horse pills. I ended up only taking the iron every other day.

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JPONCIN 6/26/2014 1:21PM

    I love the tree!

I can totally relate to your frustrations because I'm living that little bit of HELL right now. I hate watching my husband slowly kill himself. :(

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EDDYMEESE 6/23/2014 7:47PM

    Cute :)

Love the tree for your dad!

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PAPER_WINGS18 6/23/2014 3:43PM

    aww you look so cute! :)

You're so right- your friends have to realize it themselves... But still frustrating to witness.

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    Hubby doesn't have air conditioning in his department where he works. They work in a metal building. It makes for a miserable day. His new employee has already offered to supply an air conditioner if the boss will allow it. I hope he does.

I love G!! She/he has good taste. That is a beautiful display at your store.

Re your diabetic friends. I find it hard to watch people kill themselves slowly. I saw it too much as a nurse. People who had both legs cut off. Ended up on dialysis. Obviously they don't want to get better and live. Maybe they like being dependent and the center of negative attention.

We never did get to find out what sex our son was. LOL. We didn't get any pink stuff though.

I would only take what my doctor prescribed. You eat right and are healthy.

So cool about the tree. I have a memorial garden for my family - part for my mom, part for my MIL, part for my FIL. It's great that they did this for you and that Joel helped.

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CONFUSEDBIRD 6/19/2014 2:39PM

    Evie, thank you for the tips!

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PHEBESS 6/19/2014 9:38AM

    Nice tree!

And glad the pregnancy is going well!!!

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EVIE4NOW 6/19/2014 9:24AM

  There are lots of diabetics out there now. The trick is to control it. Eye sight isn't the only risk, but one of many. Perhaps you can come up with a "make believe friend". Tell them about him or her with their diabetes out of control and you are so worried about neuropathy. blindness and amputation happening to them, not to mention heart problems and kidney problems. Might be a wake up call for them, especially if they don't know the extent of the consequences of diabetes.

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