Baby names

Before I got pregnant, I thought I'd be a pretty calm mom-to-be. I didn't think I'd sweat the small stuff. In fact, I tried to make a secret pact with myself not to. I guess I'm doing relatively well holding myself to that pact...or at least trying to! The thing that I didn't realize is that it isn't possible not to have worries and fears and insecurities pop into your head..and obsess about them somewhat. At least if you're me:) I guess maybe it's how long you let them hang out there that's important.

My thought process usually tends to go down a path something like this before I can regain control: Am I eating healthy enough since I've been feeling so sick? Is my baby going to be normal? Will he or she have Downs Syndrome? Am I going to have a miscarriage? Did I breath too much paint in while hubby was painting? Are hot showers okay if it raises your body temperature too much? Why do they tell you not to take hot baths but never mention hot showers? Oh boy, my showers are definitely too hot. I need to take colder showers. I wonder if my make-up has aluminum in it? Why did my first doctor tell me Tylenol wasn't okay in the first trimester and my second doctor said it was fine? Why am I worrying about Tylenol when I haven't even taken it? Oh, I guess there was that one time right after I found out I was pregnant. Is there lead in our house? Please please please please please please please please please let my baby be okay. I'm trying to do the very best that I can!

I find that whenever I'm feeling stressed or worried about the many things there are to be stressed and/or worried about while pregnant it calms me down to think about something fun and simple....like baby names! I really like thinking about baby names. Maybe a little too much. I think it comforts me because when I think of baby names, when I actually assign a name to the little plum in my belly, it makes it seem so real. It makes my little plum a child who is healthy and safe; who has all the scary stuff out of the way...who has a name. I think I need to buy myself a GIANT book of baby names to read in bed before I go to sleep at night. Hey, whatever works, right? :)

Here are some names Jeremy and I have thought of that we both like:

Beatrice (BeBe)

I would also like to say that I completely adore the name Clementine but I am alone on that one;)


  1. If a vote makes a difference (and I know it really doesn't) I LOVE the name Piper! They are all really good names though!

  2. PS - I think all of your worries really show what a great parent you will be. Look how much love you have already for the little one. It seems to me that great parents come from great parents. A John Mayer song comes to mind if you are a fan...If not..
    "Fathers be good to your daughters..daughters will love like you do."
    Embrace the crazy pregnant mind! I still haven't let mine go! Tee Hee

  3. I LOVE Tripp, Mazzy, and Piper. And Megan. I LOVEEEE the name Megan. Something to think about.

  4. I like Clementine if I can focus on the fruit. Unfortunately, my brain always winds up at "Oh my darlin', oh my darlin'", etc.

  5. I love Mazzy, Ezra, Tripp or anything you want! I am just excited to meet your little plum!