Chelsea had a sonogram done two days ago and they are 80% certain she is having a boy !! =D =D !!! Proud grandma, here!! Chelsea is coming to visit in May. I bought her a ticket to stay for a week and her friends and I are having a baby shower for her! I bought the ticket for her birthday. Her birthday is March 12. She will be 20 in four days. I know what I was doing 20 years ago in four days :-o. She WAS NOT an easy labor, but I won't go into that.
Chelsea is having a hard time agreeing on a name for her baby with the father. I thought I would use that for "Wordplay" today. This idea come from Barbara as well. She wanted to know how everyone came up with their children's names. I would like to know as well. How about your name, too? How about middle names? Are there any family names that have been passed down through your family tree? Do you have any "name stories" you would like to tell? Leave your answers in the comments section or write an entry in your journal and come back and leave the URL to your entry so I can read it and comment!
My answer: When I was pregnant with Chelsea and Matt, my husband and I decided that I could pick the girl names and he could pick the boy names. We each could veto, but we never did. I first heard of the name Chelsea from my sister Deirdre. I had never heard of the name before and thought it was beautiful. She was one of the first Chelsea's before the name became popular. Her middle name is Ann, named after my mom, who is Barbara Ann. My son is named Matthew Aaron. I have a cousin with the name Matthew. We really liked the name. I think I came up with his middle name if I remember correctly. My name, Valerie, was given to me because my mom said she knew a Valerie that was very poised and beautiful. I like that! I was almost named Monica, according to my Mom. My middle name is Maire (pronounced mor-uh). It's Gaelic for Mary. The five girl siblings in my family all have forms of Mary for middle names - Maria, Miriam, Marie, Maire, and Maureen.
What about your name? Your kid's names? Any name stories?
On another note, I got a mammogram yesterday. If you are a woman 40 and over, have you had your yearly one yet? If not, call and set one up today!
I'm a gal with chronic pain and illness who has been forced to live life slowly. I appreciate this pace. I've learned to notice small joys and smell the flowers along the way =). Come in and say hello...