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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

questions: answered {part III}

Shorty said....
I'm curious about your baby name choices, too.... what are your faves?

Well now we know it will definitely be a boy name, but no hints yet. Please see this post.

Will you breastfeed?

I plan to try.

What do you think about babies sleeping (aka the family bed) with their parents and will you try this, or keep the baby in its own bed/bedroom?

We will have a nursery with a nice crib for baby boy Carroll. That's where he will sleep. I don't have any opinions on the "family bed" because it's not something I've even considered.

Is there something that you absolutely can't stand that one of your friends or family members is doing to you while you're pregnant? I ask b/c I had a friend who ALWAYS rubbed my belly without asking when she would walk up to me. I absolutely despised it when she would do this, but she was the hypersensitive type so I just didn't say anything...

I think the belly rubbing thing would really bother me, too. It hasn't happened to me yet, but I definitely think I would have to say something if it happened. Todd is also prepared to say something. We would obviously do this in a passive aggressive jokey kind of way.

I've also been annoyed with unsolicited advice. It's different if someone is my good friend because I really want to know what they think or how they did something, but when a coworker just tells me that something won't work that I'm planning to do I get really irritated. I also get tired of hearing every single birth story. "Well it happened to so and so this way..." and "so and so was only in labor for an hour..." I have my mom and cousins for those kinds of stories.

EJ & Roo said...
What's your favorite Carolina beach?

The only Carolina beach I've ever visited is Pawley's Island and I liked it fine. I'm used to the Gulf beaches, though, so I'm really partial to Perdido Key, Florida and Gulf Shores, Alabama. That's where I plan to take all of my beach trips because that's where we went every summer as kids.

Following Him said...

What are you craving/hating during pregnancy? Any names yet?

No name hints yet. I am craving chocolate ice cream, cheeseburgers, chips and salsa, and Za's pizza. The things I liked when I wasn't pregnant. :)

Mrs. Newlywed said...
If you could go on a date with any superhero who would it be and why? (pretend Todd doesn't care)

I'd for sure choose Batman. He doesn't have super powers. He's all man!

If you had to pick between having pink hair or permanently purple lips, which would you choose?

I'd go for the purple lips. I am kind of obsessed with hair, but think I could find a nice lipstick to camouflage the purple lips.

GIRL FROM THE LAND of 10KL said...
If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would you live?

I think I'd hop around some. I love to move, so I'd really enjoy moving everything around. Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C.

Lori said...
What is your favorite thing about being married? And a not so favorite thing?

I love having my best friend at home with me all the time. I love that we don't have to make plans and that we can just do whatever we want to. I love talking about the future and daydreaming about what we might want to do and then quickly changing our minds and taking it down another road. Having him around all the time is definitely the best part. And it's great even when we're not saying anything at all.

My not-so-favorite thing would just have to be our habits. I'm a "do it now" kind of person because I can't stand clutter or mess and Todd's fine to leave it alone for a day or so until he can "get around to it."

From California to Portland said...
Did you have a feeling you were pregnant before you actually found out?

Kind of. I felt really strange and tired. I thought I was just in a funk because we'd just gotten back from a great trip visiting my parents. Then I realized that I was late and that it could be more than just being tired. So I left work and rushed to CVS and my suspicions were confirmed.

What's your favorite season and holiday?

I love fall because I love fall clothes. And Christmas is by far my favorite holiday. Spring is fun, too, but it doesn't last long in South Carolina. The hot humid days are here by the beginning of May.

How did you tell your husband you were pregnant?

I called him at work and asked him to please come home because I wasn't feeling well. He hesitated for a while and I had to convince him without telling him over the phone. I paced for ten minutes until he got there and I told him as soon as he opened the door. He was really excited.

If you could travel anywhere in the world (money's no object) where would you go?

I would take a Mediterranean cruise and then visit the Greek Isles. I'd try to spend at least a month over there seeing and exploring everything. I'd love to go into antique shops and find treasures and furniture and then find a way to get them home.