I’m finally thinking baby. I can’t not. My belly is sticking out in full basketball style and my aches and pains through the night and most of the day keep my mind stayed on this little guy that I’ll be meeting in about 5-6 weeks (I like to knock off a week or two for good measure or at least to appease myself, however dangerous this might be).
Since this is #4 and #3 is only a wee 16 months there isn’t much to get or prepare for. The two biggest baby decisions plaguing me at the moment are :
1) a name
2) a ride
Let’s start with 2) because I want to get this over with. I have said I will never, ever, not no way or no how have or drive a mini man (I mean no offense to you mini van moms that love your wheels). It’s just not me. But, (and I’m sure this is something a lot of you have said …please say, yes) what do you do when you have 4? I can fit 4 kids in my car right now, that is not totally the issue. It’s how they get in and out. Basically, the scene is a little bit like clowns getting out of a car at the circus. Mix in snow and slop and mess and lots of climbing (and no extra room for a stroller or groceries) and there you have it. The other option is a giant suburban, yukon typemobile. I say yes to that. Except, I don’t think it will fit in my garage and the cost is quite a bit more, not to mention gas prices. Ok…so I’m trying to economical (mostly) and just swallow my pride and say yes to the mini. We went looking this weekend and I kind of had a bad attitude. It was bad. I thought I’d have it sorted but I don’t.
I think the Honda Odyssey looks better on the outside. It has a little more of that Euro Wagon vibe while the Sienna looks like a giant bubble. However, I think the Toyota drives a bit nicer and the interior seems one smidge of smidge better.
What do you guys think? Does anyone own one or the other?
And 1) a name. Boy names are hard for me. And this is the 3rd time with this name game. I’ve put it off and I can almost promise you that I won’t decide until I see his face but at least I have some sort of list going and it looks a little like this:
Some I know are a no go but I like them on my list anyways. Do you have any fav’s? Have you heard any perfect names? All I know is that I need a great middle name, you know one that holds it’s own with Liam Brave. And to be honest, this time I’m looking for something that means Peace or the like. I could use some of that, couldn’t we all?
If you are looking to name a little, here are my new favorite sites:
And speaking of babies….there is always this or that, that you have to have and I don’t have to have anything but this is a want, maybe. These cool nursing cover ups which double as stroller, car seat cover. Which looks mostly like a stylish shirt. I saw these over on Copycat Chic along with other creams and things I think I might need or at least need to try.
I have a super busy week but I’ll be posting. Pop back tomorrow to see my new chairs!