Sunday, December 6, 2009

All Things Baby

First, I want to say congratulations to my sister Kiersten and her husband Jay on the arrival of Tex Major Trentacosta. He was born December 1st, weighing 8 lbs. and 21 3/4 long. He's a big boy and such a cutie. Can't wait to see everyone over Christmas.

This is just going to be a random's past my bedtime and I'm drawing a blank right now. Today I decided to start the process of getting the baby room ready. This requires some serious reorganization in other rooms of the house before I can even begin to start moving things out of what's going to be the baby's room. I first started in the laundry room/pantry and opened up some space in there...then I worked on the hall closet...and finally moved on to our guest bedroom (a/k/a Scott's room...or at least the room the holds Scott's clothes). I got a lot accomplished but in the grand scheme of things, I'm not even close. Baby steps, right? What's great is that while going through things I've made a "giveaway" this whole process is like spring cleaning really. There's something so freeing about getting rid of stuff/throwing things away. I love it! And so the madness will continue...

While we're on the topic of baby...Scott and I have also been discussing possible names for Baby Boy O. YOWZAH! What a task! I went through this book of baby names about a month ago and wrote down all the ones I liked. I came up with 30. I told Scott that he needed to go through the book as well and do the same thing. If you know my husband then you know this didn't happen. So we finally went through my list of 30 and narrowed it down to seven names about two weeks ago and then we revisited the subject last week and have our list narrowed down to four. We're taking a break from discussions right now and honestly, I don't feel the need to rush into making a decision right now anyway. I mean, this little boy is going to have this name for the rest of his life. And I'm pretty sure he doesn't want to be called Jergen Claus Osterhoudt (um, yes, that is what Scott likes to throw out there just for fun). You also have to think about what his initials will spell out and the horrible (yet creative) nicknames kids come up with these days. It's overwhelming but at least we have it narrowed down to four. Until then, Jergen Claus it is. :)


1 comment:

  1. Umm, I live in Germany, and I know quite a few Jürgens and Klauses! They don't think their name is funny! ;-) (from a high school friend of Amelia's)....

    If you do give him that name, he could always come over here for the summers and learn environmental engineering or something...