18 weeks 6 days: Can I just say that peppermint tea with honey is AWESOME! Of course it has to be mixed in with hot chocolate but that really works! I felt a bit better today, not a ton but good enough to make it through work. It helped my sore throat and coughing, it's a great natural remedy.
Okay so now onto a sensitive topic in the Nelles household....names. We can absolutely NOT agree on names for either gender. Boys names are even harder because Tiberius was my favourite and Jacob was Stephens and we've used those already so now we're at a stand still. The only two requirements are that it has to be biblical and it has to be somewhat of an uncommon name (and trust me if you have read the bible you know that's no challenge) but we don't want something too out there either. If its a boy it has to go well with the middle names Tiberius Jacob and I'm all about nickname.s I want to make sure whatever we name our child can't be turned into some sick middle school nickname but at the same time I want a name that still has the ability for a nickname.
Boys: Like I said, we've already used our two favourites and now we are stuck. We never thought we would have more than two boys of our own (meaning if we adopt or foster the kids would already have names and we wouldn't change them) so coming up with a boys name is hard. At first we both really like the name Noah and the meaning was very fitting and then we became fond of Isaiah but now neither strike us as "the name". For one thing Noah really does not have any form of nickname related to it. Isaiah has Zay and Zaya which are cute and I don't know if other mothers do this but I picture my kids as little boys but also grown men with these names to see if they fit as an adult as well. Lately I have been all about Malakai (Kai, which yes sounds like Ty but even before Ty I loved the nickname Kai, I always thought it would be Ty and Kai but I never knew what name Kai could stem from) and I've always told Stephen one day I WILL have a little boy named Phineas (Finn) that will happen so why not just let it be this time? I suggested Joseph (Joey or Jo Jo) and he came back with Samuel (Sam) We just can't agree but at least boys names have one up on girls names (we're struggling with biblical girls names) The other thing is, neither of us want to use names we ever considered for the boys, which really only rules our Benjamin. Other contenders are Caleb, Gabriel, William (Liam) and Berkley (after Stephens grandfather) but still, neither of us have settled.....
Girls: The issue with the girl names is that there are some I really like, Gwendolyn (Gwen) Vivian (Viv) Eloise (Ell or Ellie) Evelyn (Evie) and Eden. None of these really stem from the bible and it's tough. Stephen really likes Sophia but that was suppose to be Jacob's name so I don't want to consider it for Bee if Bee is a girl. He hasn't really suggested any other names and I've gone through pages of biblical girls names and nothing stands out for me.
I think when it comes down to it, if we can narrow it down to 3 and have a list for both boy and girl when we deliver Bee that will be as good as it can be until we meet whoever Bee is and see. Until then we continue to battle with coming up with names and see what else we can dig up because nothing is really jumping out at us...at least not right now.
And on a sidenote, my lovely pregnancy induced severe itching has picked back up...weeeeeee, you can add that to the fun list of not being able to sleep (which sometimes is because of the itching) but I know this is all worth it and I love most minutes of these side effects. I know Bee is well and I'm already starting to notice a kicking pattern and how much it goes off if my schedule is off too. Now if they can become more consistent so Stephen can feel, we'll be all set. Well, we'll be all set once we can narrow the name list down. We had names for both the boys right away when we found out..this time not so much.