Sunday, November 25, 2012

Baby Name Obsession

As the days quickly pass by and the upcoming trip to India becomes increasingly more imminent, I've delayed packing and am focusing my attention on my most recent obsession: baby names. It's certainly not an easy decision. The babies will carry these names for their entire lives - this can't be a flippant decision. Since Ruben's family is from Puerto Rico, he wants names that are easy for Spanish speakers to pronounce. At the same time, the names can't have so many vowels that my family can't pronounce them either. For awhile, we thought we had settled on the perfect names. They sound great on a resume and aren't crazy like Gwyneth Paltrow's baby "Apple" or Beyonce's "Blue Ivy." I mean really, even if both of these kids went to Oxford or Harvard, would you really hire them for a job? Apple? Next... Then I started "googling" and found that all four names we picked (2 boy names and 2 girl names) were all in the top 10 baby names this year. Maybe it's back to the drawing board...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

In Awe

Late last night I decided I needed to see a picture of my surrogate. Seriously, I want to see how she looks. It's bad enough the scans have all been detailed images of baby brains. At least let me see my surrogate's belly... I fired off an e-mail to the clinic and woke up this morning to this:

O-M-G. I've been staring at it all day long. I'm not sure how she's going to make it to the end of the week, much less hold out until next month. I'm amazed on so many levels... that we will be parents soon, at what this woman is doing for us, that our babies are really in there... So many things are running through my head. I'm still staring in awe...

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Nursery Reveal

After several weeks working on this room, it's finally open for business! The only thing we're missing are the babies of course. At this point, if we don't have it, they don't need it! We've even started hoarding diapers!

The sad before picture.
Future daddy at work.
  I'm so glad we found these for the walls. Check them out here