it's starting to seem real that this baby girl is coming! one thing i really wanted but didn't necessarily need, was an Ergo baby carrier. we already have a Moby wrap and a Baby Bjorn that we used for DS1, but I always hated the Bjorn because it hurt my shoulders and also didn't seem that comfy for baby. and the Moby only worked well for us when DS1 was a tiny baby. i plan to be wearing this baby a lot, even as she gets older, so that i can still chase DS1 around and also so that i don't have to worry about him poking her eyes out or something if i leave the room (like i don't envision being able to just put her in the swing and leave the two of them unsupervised...safer to have her strapped to my body). anyway, my mom gave me a gift card for christmas so that i could get the Ergo, so i just ordered it! yay!!!
and last night we finally settled on a name! i had given up the discussion and told DH we would just name her when she was born, but the last couple days he has started insisting that he wants to know her name, so we hashed it out and made a list (again) of the options, and she will be Clara Marissa! Clara has been my favorite since the beginning, but now i think DH is more excited about it than i am. and Marissa is my sister's name. it was DH's idea to use that, too. DS1's middle name is after DH's grandfather, so we wanted to use a female name from my side of the family this time. and DH and i both admire my sister so much, especially after all she's been through this past year while battling cancer at a young age. she started crying when we called to tell her we were using her name.