Thursday, April 22, 2010


This morning I was very frustrated. I found out that the clinic I was going to for my ultrasound did not allow children under age 7. I happen to have 3 of them that I had originally planned on taking with me (along with one over age 7 husband). Thankfully Brandon's Mom was able to watch the kids, and we didn't have to reschedule to another date/clinic. Had I known this earlier, I would not have scheduled my ultrasound with them...but I couldn't handle waiting any longer!

Unless you've scoured the comment section of my blog or attentively read each sentence, you may not know...I am pregnant. I let the news slip on the blog because of my pride back when I was posting about the Freeze girl cruisecation. I couldn't fathom the world thinking I would normally run a 5K so I let it slip...drat! Dang pride! I'm not exactly sure why I didn't want to announce it on my blog, but here are some possible reasons:

1. I really don't like people acting like I'm some kind of alien because I am pregnant. I don't like to focus on the uncomfortable physical sensations that come during pregnancy. People won't ask you dead end questions like...'So, how are you feeling?' when they don't know you are pregnant. (It's not that I don't like people asking questions, but if you are asked about it every 5 minutes, it is hard to focus on anything else). I prefer to try and focus on life around me (and there is a lot to focus on) instead of every ache, pain or discomfort I feel from pregnancy. I am not offended when people ask me questions about pregnancy and I do enjoy talking about's just not the ONLY thing I like to talk about. Now that I am over 30 weeks is VERY obvious I am pregnant and most people can't help but comment on how large I am, which is fine. Funny story: this Sunday at dinner, GG C made some sort of comment about how pregnancy is easy for me. I'm not exactly sure how she came to this conclusion...maybe cause I don't talk about all the things that have made pregnancy not so fun. Compared to some...I do have it extremely easy, but I wouldn't say that pregnancy is easy for me. It is still very very hard.

2. I wanted to wait to let the blogosphere know about my pregnancy AFTER I found out what I am having. I assumed I would find that out around the usual 20 week time, but securing insurance and a midwife proved difficult. I met for the first time with one of my midwives when I was 29 weeks pregnant. Thankfully, everything is fine and the baby is super healthy. So, I kept pushing off the announcement until the ultrasound...I even left out the purchase of our van so as to not raise suspicions. That is kind of lame and funny at the same time. Anyway...I had my ultrasound today and FINALLY found out what we are having.

We are having our 3rd girl and are very excited. Elle and Bryn have chosen names like Sunshine and Girly, which are interesting. Elle was hoping for a boy so that she and Bryn would each have a dance partner. I guess they'll just have to take turns with Wade.

I am overly excited about this pregnancy and having a little babe in our house again. Now that I know we are having a girl, we need to figure out a name...any ideas? If you know me well, you know I like 4 letter, one syllable names. And, if any of you are wondering, I'm due June 30th. That is my actual due date. I've told most everyone here (except family) that I am due July 2nd, to give people the idea of July instead of June. Mostly it helps me think July instead of June. Other people probably don't really care too much. I'll most likely be late, so thinking about July seems like a good idea for me. Anyway...that is the Cohen news today....a most likely arrival of a JULY baby GIRL! Maybe I'll be lucky enough to have her on Canada Day. That would be unbelievable.


The Samples Sampler said...

I know that "Michelle" is not 4 letters, nor is it one syllable,but I still think it would make a GREAT name! Other than that, I have no ideas. Congrats on the pregnancy!

Rixa said...

So exciting! I hope she comes on Canada Day. That would be pretty awesome.

So how are you feeling Jodie? hahahahaha

Myriah said...

Wait a minute... did you buy me that Switch today to try and butter me up to steal my favorite name?

It is my favorite beverage...

Sparklebot said...

I don't have any good name ideas that fall into your requirements. :) Sorry.

But, I am very excited for you. I had no idea you wanted such a large family.

Marissa said...

Yay another girl! Congrats and we are so happy that everything is going well. Here are my name suggestions: Kate, Anne, Jenn, and Jade.

Xiaoshan said...

My name suggestion: Cute. In memory of Cute. It also has nice alliterative properties with the last name, and fits all the criteria you are looking for.

Megan said...

So exciting. I can't think of names right now, but I'll keep my ears open for some good ones. Good luck with everything!

AndyPandyJackaDandy said...

Congrats the wee bairn! I wish you extra comfort and sleep for the next few weeks--so tell your kids! :) I do love the name Kate, and Cute is pretty ingenious. Here are two names that I love that only fit one of each requirement: Mae and Cali. If she is born on Canada Day, you will have to name her for the Motherland: how about Raye (for Raymond?) :) Good luck with everything!

Jodie said...

Thanks for some great suggestions guys! We haven't really come up with anything yet, but think it should be a family name on my side this time (for sure the middle name...I'm rooting for Laura, which is actually a both side of the family name...but she would be named after my sister, Laura...that is for the middle name...we just need to figure out a first name :))

And Myriah--I don't think we will steal your favorite name. The Switch was just to be nice.

Andrea--I don't think I could handle naming a kid after Raytown...that would just be crazy. But, after Canada...maybe!

Lempskies said...

Congrats! I think it's hilarious that you 1st let it slip b/c you wanted to explain your 5K time. Hope everything goes well!

Some other one-syllable names:
Jane or Jill
& Love, but the greatest of these is Love.