Well we had our second ultrasound on Thursday, and there’s definitely two little heartbeats in there! They’re growing nicely too. One measured at 8w and the other at 8w5d. One of the heartbeats was faster than the other, so I’m hoping that means that one’s a boy and one’s a girl. DJ hopes that it’s one of each too, but he says he keeps having this gut feeling that they’re both boys. Either way I’m excited and can’t wait to meet them! I keep wondering which one of us they’ll take after, if they’ll be fair or dark, if they’ll have narrow or wide feet, if they’ll get DJ’s broad shoulders. It’s gonna be so awesome!
So DJ and I have been talking about baby names already. So far we’ve come up with Gabriel Bryce, I think it’s a nice strong name but lately DJ is wavering about Gabriel because it’s becoming so common. We got this awesome book called The Baby Name Wizard and it suggests possible brother/sister names for each name listed. So by looking up some names that we liked we were able to come up with other names that we might like. Doing that we also came up with the name Caleb which we both really like. It’s a nice strong masculine name with a biblical meaning. We also really like the names Hannah and Emma for girls, but again they’re becoming so popular that we’re afraid there will be 5 other Emma’s or Hannah’s in the same class. One of the other names we’ve come upon is Chloe. I really like it a lot, but DJ’s not so sure. And so our debate goes!
We’ve started to look at some of the bigger baby items like cribs and strollers and car seats. We figure that clothes and little stuff we’re likely to get as presents but that we may have to get some of the bigger items on our own. At this point we’re just comparing brands and prices. It’s so much fun!