Being 36 weeks pregnant

Things you can’t do when your 36 weeks pregnant:

  1. Sneeze comfortably
  2. Hold your pee
  3. Sit at a desk for 8 hours a day
  4. Be patient
  5. Get up quickly – although the other day when my almost 2 year old decided to kamikaze off my bed my reflexes kicked in and I caught him mid-drop. I was pretty impressed with my mobility
  6. Stop complaining about being uncomfortable
  7. And lastly:


Excited that it’s Friday though… Happy weekend peeps.

What’s in a name?

If you ask me everything.  As I have said before, I love my name.  I was named after my grandmother and I love the uniqueness of it.  So when picking out names for my children, I have been particularly picky.  With my first, Desmond, it was a bit easier we both loved the name immediately. It was unusual but not something we made up, it has many options for nicknames and could be pronounced in Spanish. It just clicked right away.  But this time we are having a bit of trouble so here are the contenders so far:

  1. Xavier – I really like this name it’s strong, can be pronounced in Spanish but it’s getting popular – and that is a HUGE negative for me. There is also no way to shorten it but how cool is it to have an “x” in your name?
  2. Maclean – This one isn’t even on the top 1,000 list for the Social Security office list of names. I love the nickname “Mac” probably more than I like the full name but it doesn’t sound like a full name.  But Maclean is on the verge of almost made up.  Plus there are too many ways to pronounce it: “MAC- LEAN” or “Ma-CLEAN” or  “MA-CLANE” I’m not sure which one I would use.
  3. Bowen – Another name where I like the nickname probably more than the full name. Bowen would probably be mispronounced by my Spanish-speaking mother but “Bo” is a great nickname.
  4. Felix – I like this one but my husband does not agree. It does not have a way to shorten the name but can be pronounced in Spanish.  But all my husband thinks of is: Felix
  5. Dylan – I don’t like this one but my husband loves it (he’s a Bob Dylan fan). Initially all I could think of was 90210.  Taking a step back and thinking about it I don’t think it’s that bad, it’s just really common.
  6. George – Another common name but it’s my husband’s middle name and was his grandfather’s name and I like names with roots but the royal couple did name their baby George so that kind of popularity is a bit too much for me.

The truth is when we decided on Desmond, We were 100% sure that was going to be his name.  This time it’s not so easy.  We have a month to go and I can’t decide on anything.  Any suggestions?

How to know you’re old

When you have a 2 pm early dismissal from work on Good Friday and proceed to go food/diaper shopping at BJ’s then rush home to finish your taxes; you’re old.  Either way I got them done and feel pretty damn proud of myself.  Although I must say I will never do taxes again while I am pregnant (not that I plan on being pregnant again).  Drinking and taxes should go hand in hand or at least should be a prize at the end of the grueling task.  I am done and excited to not have to look at them again for another year.  So needless to say I was grumpy Friday and felt like I was picking a fight with the hubby but I was just off and annoyed.  Taxes will do that to you.  Damn taxes. If I am not allowed to drink I should at least get a sticker for my troubles something like this would do:


These stickers are awesome.  Scary Mommy has some pretty hysterical Instagram posts.  Although the one about getting waxed and not crying that would never be me.  I can’t even stop the tears from streaming down my face when I get my eyebrows waxed.  Maybe that’s why I haven’t done that in years – maybe even a decade.  Ain’t nobody got time for that.  Happy Tuesday!