Sunday, January 30, 2011

What’s in a name…

As much as I can remember, we had an easy time naming our first two kids. We knew we wanted Abby’s initials to be AKL (Burge’s fraternity at Alabama), so it was just a matter of what fit. Abigail Katherine Lane fit well, and it suits her. We knew before I was even pregnant with Grayson that if our next child was a boy he would be named Grayson. Davis was an easy choice for his middle name since it’s a family name on Burge’s side.

This third child hasn’t been so easy. We just couldn’t come up with a boy name that clicked. We knew if it was a girl, she would be Harper. And after a little discussion, we decided Tait fit as a middle name. I still love that name, but alas there will most likely never be a Harper Tait Lane (at least not from my womb). But that great boy name was just alluding us. I had several options picked out, but none of them were really speaking to Burge. He threw out a couple of suggestions, but I had reasons (and not just because I hadn’t picked them out) that they couldn’t be used.

Finally, after much deliberation, we decided on a name that we love. Well, it’s a name I love and a name that Burge can live with. I kid, he really likes it too (or at least that’s what he’s telling me). So, let me present the latest pictures of Lane 3.0, otherwise known as…

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John Finley Lane, AKA Finn

John is for my maternal grandfather, and Finley, as well as Finn, are just names we really like.

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I believe he’s waving at us in this picture. I think that means he likes his new moniker.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

18 weeks

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After two weeks of taking this picture in our bedroom, I can see that I really need to make finding curtains a priority. We did have some in here until we got a new comforter for our bed and the red curtains we had didn’t match. The bare windows really haven’t bothered me until I had to look at them in these photos. So, add that to my ever-growing to-do list.

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 18 Weeks

Size of baby: 5 1/2 inches long and 7 ounces, Baby Lane 3.0 is about the length of a bell pepper.

Maternity Clothes: Mostly. Allow me a tangent here. Why do so many maternity tops have horizontal stripes on them? Horizontal stripes are not flattering on most people anyway, but then you add in a rapidly expanding belly (among other body parts) and there is just nothing attractive about it. Maybe I’m in the minority, but I don’t really want to draw attention to the hugeness that is my mid-section. And don’t get me started on maternity jeans. Is it just impossible to make a pair that aren’t mom jeans?

Gender: We found out yesterday that it’s a boy! I’ve never been so excited about being outnumbered before.

Movement: The kicks and movements are getting stronger and more evident every day. I love it!

Sleep: Oh, precious, glorious sleep! I think I must be storing up for the newborn months, because I could sleep all the time. I am so thankful Grayson still takes a good afternoon nap every day, because that means I get one too!

What I miss: Caffeine! And maybe having clothes that fit right.

Cravings: I’m still craving salty and sour. I couldn’t find Hot Fries at my grocery store the other day, so I had to settle for Funyuns. I have to say they hit the spot!

Symptoms: I’m feeling pretty good these days. Heartburn has kicked in, so Tums are my best friend! I’m sure it has nothing to do with the Hot Fries and Funyuns.

Best moment of the week: Finding out we are having another boy!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It’s a…

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We are thrilled! Well, okay, 3 out of 4 of us are thrilled. Abby was not quite as happy, but after much talk of how she gets to keep her room and her privacy, she agreed it might be a good thing. That and we promised her that she could still sleep in the bunk bed that Grayson and the new baby will eventually get.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

17 Weeks

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Let me just say that I feel very weird taking my own picture and posting it here. But I am going to try to do better documenting this pregnancy since it will be my last one.

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 17 Weeks

Size of baby: 5 ounces, Baby Lane 3.0 is about the size of a turnip.

Maternity Clothes: I can still technically fit into most of my regular clothes (and some of them I can even still button!). But maternity is just so much more comfortable, especially when trying to sit down, so I’m mostly in maternity clothes now.

Gender: Hopefully, we will find out next week. Prayers for a cooperative baby during the ultrasound would be greatly appreciated.

Movement: I’ve been feeling flutters and little kicks for the past few weeks. I can’t wait until they get stronger!

Sleep: I love it! As a matter of fact, I can’t get enough of it. I’m sleeping really well so far, but I’m having crazy dreams!

What I miss: Caffeine! I splurged the other day at lunch and had a real Coke, and it tasted so good!

Cravings: I’m craving salty stuff now, mainly chili cheese Fritos and Hot Fries. And lemonade… I could drink a gallon a day!

Symptoms: I’m feeling pretty good these days. The yuckiness of first trimester has passed, and I’m just waiting on nesting to kick in.

Best moment of the week: I loved getting to hear the baby’s heartbeat at my 16 week appointment last week. I love feeling the little movements too!


Monday, January 17, 2011

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

Let me start by saying that I did not watch the Miss America pageant Saturday night. That is not high on Burge’s list of top things to do on a Saturday night. I’d say it ranks right above having a 1 inch in diameter kidney stone rolling around in his kidney. And, well, since he’s already got that going for him, I figured I wouldn’t put him through any more pain.

However, I feel like I watched it by the wonderful comments on Twitter. Those ladies did a wonderful job dissecting the show, especially the talent competition (Hello, Miss Arkansas with your yodeling ventriloquist act!). But I can’t discuss any kind of pageant without it bringing to mind my most favorite scene from one of the best shows of all time: Designing Women.

I LOVE Designing Women! I am old enough to remember it being on during it’s first run, and even watched some of it then. But I watched every episode numerous times in reruns on Lifetime. I loved Julia Sugarbaker. I wanted to be Julia Sugarbaker. I still kinda do, minus the shoulder pads. She was just such a classy lady, except for that one episode when her son, Payne, got married, and she got a little tipsy and almost performed a striptease for the wedding guests. But I can forgive her for that slip-up based on this scene alone.

If you need me for anything today, you will find me glued to YouTube watching scenes from Designing Women. And maybe brushing up on my baton twirling skills.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

We might have a problem…

Our grocery list from this morning…

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Ya think we’ve done some drinking during Snowmageddon 2011?