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Sorry Everyone!

I just wanted to write a little not apologizing or not being around much. It's been a really crazy couple of months with my kids both starting school. I've had so much change in such a short period of time. And I don't adapt very well to change at all. Of course, by the time I get into a groove, things will be changin once again with the baby coming!

I really do not have much to share photography wise. And, shame on me for not getting over here to post CC on the other threads. I will check on my phone, but I'm rarely on the computer anymore. I need to stop letting that be an excuse and offer what I can from my phone. Lord knows I have plenty of time while I'm waiting in the pick up line for Carson! Wink

The pregnancy is going well! I'm 31.5 weeks along now. Drew snapped a picture of me this past weekend. I will try to share it here for those who haven't seen it on Facebook. This is, by far, my most active baby. He's seriously going all Alien-style in there. Carson gets a kick out of it. Jackson is hilarious when he feels baby move. It's like he doesn't really believe anything is in there, so when he feels him move, Jackson lifts his hand up and gasps. Lol!

We still have no name for "New-son" (as a lady at church refers to him). I'd love some honest input, though. I'm unsure whether to go with another -son name. Will they be embarrassed when teu are older? Will "New-son" feel left out if we don't follow suit? Right now, it's between Hudson, Ethan, and Dean. Why is naming a baby so darn hard???

Since I'm on my phone, there are bound to be typos. So, sorry if this is really bad!! Lol!

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Nice to hear from you, Steph, we really miss you around here. It's been dead all summer here!!

I wouldn't think that a non "-son" kid would feel left out, personally! Though I do like the name Hudson. Smile Not much help, am I? Wink

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I've had a very positive reaction to Hudson when I mention that one. Not much feedback on Ethan. Dean was one that we almost named Carson, and for one reason or another, no one really got excited over it. They would just say, "Oh." But Drew and I loved it. Until we came up with Carson Wink Before even getting pregnant with Jackson we liked Hayden. Like almost to the point where I wished we named him that. We said that would be our next boy's name. But we hear it all the time now, and in a terribly strong southern accent, and are turned off from it now.

This one may end up unnamed until he's born! Lol!

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Good to hear from you Steph! Glad things have been going well.

I don't think he would feel left out without a "son" name, but I do like Hudson, too. My 2nd pick would be Ethan-- possibly because I already know one. Smile

I'm right there with you when it comes to choosing a name. We have a name picked out if it's a boy, but I just can't decide on how to do the girl name. We already have Alaina and Aiden. It wasn't my intention to name them both "A" names. It just worked out that way. The girl's name we have "chosen" is actually the name we were going to use for Aiden if he had been a boy. It's Ashlyn Kylah (the Americanized spelling of Aislinn Cadhla) Literally translated to "Dream Beautiful". We can't decide if we want to use Ashlyn Kylah, Ashlyn Cadhla, Kylah Ashlyn or Kylah Aislinn. I really like the names and love the meaning--- especially since we never thought we would be able to have a baby on our own without help. She will be our beautiful dream. I am partial to traditional spellings, but don't want people to struggle with pronouncing the name. And since Alaina and Aiden both begin with A, I can't decide if I want to keep it going, or change it up so we don't stumble over saying all three names. Sometimes Alaina or Aiden will come out "Alaiden" when we are frustrated. Smile

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I like Hudson too! My gf from college just named her 3rd son that Smile Glad your pregnancy is going well!

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Danielle, I love the name you have chose! I definitely get the "traditional" spelling, but I know that for me, personally, it would bother me with people mispronouncing my kids' names. That being said, not that many people are going to be seeing the name in print, so it may not be an issue until getting into school age.

See, I feel like I'm in the same boat with the -son. We didn't intentionally name them both -son, it just so happened that I love the name Jack, and when Drew brought up Jackson, I jumped on it. Everyone said that they didn't make the connection between the -son until they knew us for a while, but I think it would be pretty obvious if we named the 3rd -son. But darn it, it would be funny that I would have "My 3 Sons"!

Do you have a boy name picked out?

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Our boy name is Collin Marshall. Aiden's middle name-James- is DH's dad's name, so we wanted to use my daddy's name this time. Not only is Marshall my daddy's first name, but it was also granddaddy's first name, and is my oldest brother's middle name. We came up with Collin while searching for Gaelic/Irish names since both Aiden and Alaina have the same origin. I never would have thought to use it on my own, seeing as how my maiden name is Collins, but we really liked it.

I figure if we end up having a girl, we will decide based on how she looks. I hope! Seeing as how I have a feeling it's a girl, it makes me nervous not knowing for sure.

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Ethan, Hudson, Dean would be my order for the names. I don't think son #3 would feel left out with a non-"son" name.

Names DH and I had picked out when expecting our girls but didn't know the gender.

Christopher Alexander
Julian Alexander
Liam Owen
Liam James

Do you have middle names picked out? How do the names you like work with them? and your last name?

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Middle name will most likely be Dale, after Drew's grandpa. Don't think it would work well with Dean, but we could always use Alan, which is Drew's middle name. Alan definitely won't work with Ethan Wink Lol!!!

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Oh and I love the name Jackson, but my DH isn't as big of a fan of it, yes I know you have a Jackson.

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lol! I am no help either. I LOVE Hudson! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I too have been guilty of not popping on. School work is kicking my butt this year and I have no time at work since I am no longer in the computer lab. Miss this board like crazy!

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Sorry, I haven't been around in ages. It has just been too busy here of late.

My (very late) two cents, is I like Ethan, Hudson and Dean in that order. As a name, I really, really love Hudson and we had considered it for our boy. A friend named her boy that though so it went out the window. I put it second though as I like the idea of not having three -son names.

Obviously, I really like Hayden too, seeing as I named my son that Smile

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I don't know how I missed getting in on the "name game." Have you guys settled on anything?

We were seriously considering Hudson and Mason (another -son name). I love the sound of Hudson Dale.

Update us and let us know what you are considering now that you're getting even closer to meeting son #3. Biggrin

GiGi

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We are pretty sure that we're going with Hudson (but don't mention it on Facebook...our families can be quite pushy about names, so we don't reveal the name until after baby is born).

MIL loves Mason. My mom has mentioned loving the name Hudson, since she's heard that our neighbor kid is named Hudson. So I'm sure she will be giddy if we definitely decide on that.

I'm having my moments where I'm just ready to have baby right now, so I can get back to my old self, but then I bring myself back to reality and remember how much work having a newborn is, and then I'm fine with being pregnant longer Wink I gotta admit that I'm not much of a newborn person. I like them when they start sitting up, and LOVE it when they start crawling/walking. One of my favorite things about my kids is watching them explore their surroundings and experience things for the first time. I much prefer that to the "bump on a log" stage lol!

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And man, I'm realizing how much I need a new siggy pic! I can't believe the one below is almost a year old!! Getting those 2 to pose together these days is about impossible!! Wonder what I can find to replace it??

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LOL on the siggy, Steph. I know what you mean. The one I have is like almost 3 years old. I may dig out an old baby photo of Logan to use instead. Blum 3

We didn't tell anyone Logan's name ahead of time either. Our families would both find fault with anything we chose, so we kept it to ourselves. Of course, that was back in the days before facebook, so really, it wasn't that hard.

I'm one of those who loved the newborn stage. I was scared to death about facing the other stages, but I was looking forward to the "bump on a log" stage. Of course, God has a sense of humor and blessed me with a baby who wouldn't sleep for more than 2 hours until after he turned 3 years old. So I don't know if I really enjoyed that phase as much as I had thought I would. Biggrin

Soak up all the stages as much as you can. It's all part of the miracle, right?

Hang in there!

GiGi

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I think that Carson ruined the whole "bump on a log" stage for me. He was colic-y, and had to be held all the time during the day. He would take an hour to nurse, and I felt like I had no arms for the first 4 months of his life. Guess I got burnt out on holding babies?? lol!