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The Haps.

At my last prenatal I decided to raid the library. I found two books on a  shelf by themselves just hanging out and they happened to be on my wishlist. I went ahead and decided to check them out and I’m going to eventually read them both before my next visit with the midwife. Once I’m finished I’m go to giveaway a copy of either Get Me Out or Pushed, depending on which read I value more. I’m determined to make you celebrate this pregnancy with me. You can’t escape it!

We’ve been looking a lot at baby names the past few days. Our list is ever-changing, but all the names on this ballot are still valid. I told Hutch I didn’t like Anders as much as him, but he said his mom hated it so that pushes me a little farther towards it. (I know I’m evil.) We also fell in love with Alaster yesterday. I could find it or any variation on the baby names site, but it’s really just for fun anyhow.

I’m pretty sure Orion will be the middle name regardless. It doesn’t really not go with anything we’ve liked so far. I totally picked it myself and Hutch is slowly warming up to it. I’m really into funky names, in case you haven’t noticed. I tend to fall back on mythology for guidance. Gaia, my daughter, was named after a Greek titan. It means “earth” and I totally had a mother earth complex during my pregnancy with her. It didn’t hurt that her father was way into the game God of War at the time, in which Gaia was one of the characters he dealt with often.

I wanted to somehow tie that into this comic I found, but I’ll just awkwardly dump it here instead. You’re welcome…

I didn’t vote today. I do feel kind of bad after reading about the woman in labor who stopped to vote on the way to the hospital (I wonder if the people let her cut the line to vote) and seeing all the feminist memes on Facebook today. I won’t get into details as to why because I don’t want to get into a political argument. I’m anxiously waiting to see what the outcome is just like most of you, I’m sure.

Keep strong, my fellow Americans! Hug your loved ones, and if anyone cries let them know it’ll be okay… we’re in this together!

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  1. Hi Shary! Thanks so much for linking up with me at On My Mind Tuesdays 🙂 I’m hoping this hop makes it and that people are excited to link up, so I appreciate you posting the button on your post. Congrats on baby #2–I really love the middle name of Orion, by the way. I used to adore Greek mythology in high school, so your babies’ names have my heart 🙂 Also, I’m a new follower!

    Looking forward to reading more 🙂

  2. Congrats!! how exciting! thanks for linking up!

  3. That is so exciting!!! That is crazy with the two women who voted on way to the hospital!

  4. I like different names, too! I really like Alaster, actually

  5. I read pushed years ago and loved it. Haven’t read the other.

  6. No way I would’ve stopped to vote in labor!

    I love the titles of the books you are reading. I only read one name book..with my son I read the What to Expect books, but kinda freak myself out with too much info

  7. When we found out we were expecting, I naturally started thinking of names right away. I had a list of 5 or 6 that I really liked. The first one I told my husband about is the one we ended up choosing. You’ll agree on a name – even if it is one your mother-in-law doesn’t care for!

    Best wishes for a wonderful pregnancy and a healthy baby!

  8. great to hear! I like Gaia a lot, and Orion is also pretty – fits the theme! 🙂

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