Wednesday, October 26, 2011

All About Baby #2

I am officially 28 weeks and 1 day pregnant. That means in 11 weeks or less I will have another little boy in the house. My doctor performs repeat c-sections at 39 weeks. I have a feeling I am going to go into labor a little earlier than that though. I could be wrong, but that is my feeling.

First off, I am getting a little more nervous that another baby is going to be here in 11 weeks. We are nowhere near ready. With Jack, his nursery was being cleaned and organized at this point. I am having panic attacks that I am going to go into labor early and won't be ready for baby #2.

That being said, Jason and I have talked about fast-tracking getting ready. We haven't bought a crib yet. Not sure if we will at this point. I plan to keep the baby in our room for the first couple of months using a Fisher Price Rock N Play so he won't need a crib at first.

What else do we need to do? I need to go through our shop and pull out all the newborn gear: My breast pump, all the bottles, clothes, swing, bouncer, tub, etc. I have a day off in the beginning of November and I plan to start the sort then.

Second, I need to come up with a storage system for the boy's room. They are going to share a room and with another crib in there, it's going to get cramped. I am going to utilize the closet for a storage system of some sort. I am thinking of something along the lines of a Cubicle storage system with baskets. We have some room in the dresser, which I will use. The Cubicle will have a ton of space for onesies, burp clothes, blankets, etc. That way, we can squeeze another crib in there without it being too incredibly cramped. Jack's toybox is coming out into the living room where my desk lives currently. This whole wall will become a baby/toddler play area. Toybox, play kitchen, bouncer, swing, etc. My desk is going to be moved into our bedroom so I can work from there while Jason stays home with the boys.

This is not going to be easy. Living in a 720 square foot house with two small children is NOT ideal. We have plans to move in the next year or so pending the sale of our house.  We must make do at this point.  We have no choice!

In other baby news, we have most likely chosen the name of this little boy.  Most people are going to hate it but that's okay.  That's the wonder of having a baby:  YOU as the parents get to chose the name.  Not other people. 

Funny story about this name.  Jason and I were chatting on Saturday night and I was getting increasingly mad at him.  Every name I suggested he would say "Eh".  Meaning "I don't really care for any of those".  The problem was that he wasn't offering any suggestions himself.  I asked at one point "What names DO you like?" and he couldn't answer.  At one point, I read off the name Calvin and he says "Oh, I do like that name".  Calvin!?!?  I emphatically told him I hated it.  I love the nickname Cal but I just can't get happy with Calvin.  It reminds me of an old man's name.  A creepy old man.

By Monday, the name was growing on me.  Calvin.  It doesn't sound THAT bad.  It's certainly better than Egbert or Alcanzer. 

By Tuesday, I had agreed that Calvin would probably work.  I love the name Cal so I plan on using that more often than Calvin.  I swear I have some weird pregnancy hormone thing going on because two days ago I was laughing about the name.  No I really like it.

So, without further ado, Calvin Charles Lastname.  Charles was my brother's name and it's also one of my nephew's middle names. 

I know this could change at any minute but for now, we both like it and that's what matters.  I probably won't share with everyone (most of my family and Facebook friends don't read this blog anyways) but if we do, I am ready for the negative comments. 

I have an argument though.  There are a lot of famous people with the name of Calvin/Cal.  Cal Ripken the baseball player, Calvin Coolidge the President, Calvin Klein the fashion designer and John Calvin the religious figure.  So if people tell me "ewwww" then I will point out that I am sure Calvin Klein doesn't think his name is ewwwwww.

Sorry this post was all over the place.  I am tired and getting to the point in my pregnancy where I am uncomfortable so I am not sleeping well at night.  Must.Get.More.Sleep.


  1. I love the name! Doesn't it feel nice to be able to call the baby by a name. Everyone that we have told our name to has been supportive EXCEPT for the Grandmas, go figure. Both had negative first reactions (and I wanted to slap them both). Don't listen to their comments, it's all about you guys!

  2. I love Calvin! People didn't like Oskar at first either ;)

  3. Yay for picking a name! I think it's a nice sounding.

  4. I like it! I'm with you on the not being a Calvin fan, but Cal is really cute. :) Yay for picking a name!