Last weekend -- Easter on the BEACH!
*How far along?: 19 weeks
*How big is baby?: A mango.
*Total Weight Gain/Loss: Ignoring the scale between Doctor's visits. I think that is a great plan.
*Maternity Clothes: Yes - a good mix of maternity pants with regular shirts/tanks. Dresses are my friend -- though my regular pre-pregnancy dresses are now like scandalous tunics on me! Leggings are also my friend.
*Gender: A BOY.
*Best moment this week? Deciding on a name. See below.
*Food cravings?: Weird, but milk. I never drank milk... in fact, I probably haven't had milk in about a decade if not longer until this week. I don't know why, I felt compelled to try some milk with Hershey's Chocolate Syrup and I've had a big glass every day since then.
*What I miss: My energy.
*What I'm Looking Forward To: TODAY. Today is a sick day, I'm home and trying to rest and feel better. I worked on Saturday and it really took the life out of me. I was on my feet running around all day -- which used to be a normal day for me. However, I woke up Sunday feeling like an old lady with swollen feet and missing ankles.
*Thoughts: Just getting by one day at a time. I'm trying to get back into cooking and feel more like "me." We were able to go out Saturday night and had a great time at dinner and out at a bar seeing some music. It was nice to be with people we knew and just BSing. Definitely a good night indeed.
So, about that name? I figured there is no point to really hide it on here. And, besides, I have to lay claim to it before those celebrities start popping out their babies this year! I'm barely halfway through and I do realize it's early to announce as we could maybe change it. Well, with a husband as stubborn as mine... the name is NOT changing. In fact, we apparently had decided on the name before we were even engaged.
I vaguely remember we were out, drinking of course, and I said something about liking the names "Cannon" and "Hunter." I had only met one person named Cannon in my life and it was trendy enough yet not too out there. My husband never forgot this and Cannon was the only boys name he would consider.
Since I couldn't suggest anything "better" than Cannon (some of the names on my list were Clark, Silas, Asher, to name a few), Cannon just stuck. After mulling the name over for 19 weeks, it's just become a part of us I suppose. I knew early on that I was having a boy -- I just KNEW -- so I also just knew he would be called Cannon. I'm used to the name, it is a little jarring when some people hear it, but it's us. If you knew my husband, you would know and say, "Of course he picked Cannon!"
Middle names were more tricky. See, our last name is not easy on the ears. It's long and nothing sounds "right" with it. I thought a one syllable middle name would flow nicely, but I gave up on that idea when I realized that nothing really "flows" right. This name business is tricky, eh?
And, for some reason, since knowing that our "he" would become a Cannon -- I just wanted his middle name to begin with a T.
Not that we plan to call the little guy CT, but we could. Well, I could. My husband doesn't like it but I think CT is adorable!
My first choice for a middle name was Tate but I had two people say "Taint?!" after sharing that idea. My husband also was not a fan.
I then started to remember how I always thought middle names should have meaning -- maybe a surname from past relatives or a first name passed down. My grandfather from my mother's side was George Theodore. Theodore!
So, we have 21 more weeks to go before we meet lil' Cannon Theodore. The traditional "Theodore" balances out the trendiness of "Cannon." Not that I have to explain our choice, I just wanted to share our rationale. And, after repeating it to myself a million times and typing it out, I think it's pretty damn cute. I'm not sure how the name Cannon will age, but hey, I'm a Krystal with a K and I'm doing just fine as an adult.
This was a pain staking process! We both are pretty stubborn and once we like something -- that's it.
Now -- let the monogramming begin! ;)