J hasn’t been feeling that great these days. Nauseous – but she hasn’t vomited – and loss of appetite. I’m a little worried that she isn’t eating enough, or at least enough different foods (she’s been inhaling soda crackers pretty fast).
On the plus side, J and I are getting confident enough about this whole pregnancy thing to discuss possible names. Like many people, no doubt, we had an existing shortlist of favourite names. In particular, J likes the names Olivia and Sophie (girls) and Nathaniel and Henry (boys). This all seemed to make sense before we were pregnant. Now, however, the names are ever-less abstract and ever-more personal. Will these names suit our child?
And because things weren’t difficult enough already, J and I have different last names and thus need to make some big decisions about the child’s *last* name also. J’s point-of-view to date has been to give the child my last name as his/her last name, and give the child J’s last name as a middle name. I’m not convinced. And because I often go my own way, I’m advocating a completely new last name for our children.
We’ll see how this goes.