Wednesday, April 13, 2011

*Lucy Kay Hurst*

Born April 12th @ 11:03 PM.

6lbs 15.5 oz and 19in long.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Suggestions Needed

6 days until the scariest event in the history of time will happen:

Mike and I will become parents.

Dum, dum, dum!

(Oh my gosh, that sounds even scarier in print than in my head.)

(Yes, I know my ticker to the right of the screen says 9 days to go today, but because this little girl already has her father's stubborn nature (ha! further proof that she is his, despite his objections), she has refused to flip around and is still breech. Which means we have a c-section scheduled for April 12th. Yes, I know some of you will *insert gasp here!* And I know there are a lot of people out there who have very strong opinions against c-sections (and believe me, I think I've heard them ALL recently), it is going to be medically necessary in our case.)

Anyway, back to the topic at hand:

Unfortunately for this little girl, she has yet to be named. And no, we promise we're really not holding out and just not telling anyone her name until she is born.


Not being one of those girls who had their babies names picked out since Jr. High, this has been a real challenge for us.

Auntie Karen tried to help with this at one of my baby showers by playing "Name Melissa's Baby" with Scrabble tiles. (The best name to come out of that was "Damn." So, then we could call her "The Damn Baby." Hilarious. At least Mike and I thought so.)

Mike's work also had a "Name Mike's Baby" Contest, which basically resulted in us having to veto the name "Swoop" over and over again.

Those who saw our registry know that Mike named her Beelezub on there, causing Mike's family to tentatively pick up the name "Beezus." (Or, Mike's preferred spelling: BeeZus.)

At this point, we're considering waiting until she's old enough to pick her own name so the pressure is off us. (And by then she'll probably be 3 years old and want to be called "Barbie," "Cinderella" or "Rapunzel." Great.)

So, consider this as an open call for suggestions.

Otherwise, Mike wants to name her "Sindi." (Yes, that's Cindy with an "S" and an "i."

I'm pretty sure there would be a pole in her future with a spelling like that.)