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Went to a baby shower.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I helped my aunt and mother put together my cousin's baby shower today. There was SO SO SO much food. I was bad today and cannot even count the calories of what I had. A lot of the stuff didn't have nutritional info on it. So, I am not even going to worry about it and just start tomorrow back on track. One day of free eating isn't going to derail me. =) My aunt ended up giving me a pretty purple vase filled with Hershey kisses for helping her with the shower. I worked out that one kiss is 22.2 calories. I'm going to behave with those too. If I have the spare calories at the end of the day and I am wanting something sweet I am going to allow myself to have a maximum of three kisses. I shouldn't have any problem with it. Honestly, I doubt I will get much of them anyway because I am going to leave the vase out for my family to have some too.

Oh gosh, my cousin also is using the baby name I've had picked out since I was 15. Chloe. She knows I've planned on that name too and she just didn't care. She used to say how much she didn't like the name when we'd talk about names and look over the baby name book. I didn't say anything to her about it because what could I say? "BABY NAME THEIF!!" Lol. I'm 29 so that is a long time to have my heart set on a name. Do you guys think it'd be wrong for me to use the name still anyway if I do have a daughter once I decide I am ready to have children? I only see my cousin maybe three times a year and we're not close anymore like we were years ago.

Anyways, hope you guys are having a good weekend. Tomorrow is going to be in the 60s here!!! I cannot wait to get outside for a nice long walk. I want spring here now!

-Amy
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1STATEOFDENIAL 1/12/2013 11:03PM

    I've also had a specific name picked out for my first daughter since I was 15, but it seems I won't be having kids now. There's nothing wrong with making a decision, though when it comes time you may change your mind. I do see the reasoning behind people who don't make a decision until after they've met their child. To each their own.

If you want to say something to her, do it before her child is born and do it calmly. No need to be passive-agressive either. You could calmly tell her that you thought she knew you had chosen that name, but you respect her choice; you just wanted to let her know that when you have your own daughter you still plan to use the name Chloe and hope she will respect your choice as well. There's nothing wrong with both of you using the name, even if you did see each other more than you do. In classrooms there are often several kids with the same name. When together, you can use their middle names. Also, many kids end up with nicknames, so the nickname could be used too. Either way, no one has to give up anything.

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SHOES17 1/12/2013 9:52PM

    YOU are not bad! There are times when we cant always measure or even know how to measure the things we eat. I would say forgive yourself but there isnt anything to forgive. You were aware of the fact that you were eating and it is the exception not the norm!

My dog's name is Chloe. That is a great name. There are a lot of people that have the same name. When I taught school I quite often had two children with the same name. It will all work out!

You are a success!

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WISHICOULDFLY 1/12/2013 9:24PM

    There is no reason why you cannot use the name Chloe, BUT you might have another name you love when the time comes. But YES, she is a baby name thief. emoticon

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MRS.CARLY 1/12/2013 7:41PM

    I would probably yell at her "BABY NAME THIEF". J/K I hate when people do that!!!! I guess like some people say you can stil use the name, but I would probably want to have a talk with your cousin about why she chose that name!

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LISSA1976 1/12/2013 7:38PM

    Use the name, and if she ever says something, you have two options. You can tell her the truth about how it was your idea when you we fifteen and she knew that, or just say, well now it's a family name and walk away. ;)



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KNYAGENYA 1/12/2013 6:43PM

    Good idea on using the kisses at the end of the day. I like that. I say go ahead and name your daughter Chloe too.

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