Saturday, December 27, 2008

Drum roll please...

Here's a couple of pictures of Burin, me, and the 28-week belly on Christmas day at the elder Nowell household. Please forgive my general swollenness.. well, for obvious reasons, and then I had a cold, so I was sniffly, coughy, and sneezy (and still am) so my face looks like a mess.

Everything is still going pretty well with the pregnancy. I had an appointment a couple of weeks ago and everything looked really good. I had to do the glucose tolerance test, they checked for anemia, etc. and all the levels were great. I also had to get a shot because I'm Rh-negative, and will more than likely have to get another one after the baby is born. :(

They also did another sonogram, and the baby looks good. The tech could even tell that she already has some hair on her head! :) I can't wait to put tiny little baby bows in her hair. And do a little water spout ponytail on top of her head. Of course I would never do these things to myself, only tiny helpless little people that it actually looks cute on.

And now the moment you've all been waiting for: her name. Now keep in mind that this is not typed onto her birth certificate with a typewriter just yet, but it's the name that we think we're going with. I'll explain each one individually. (Got a while?)

First name: Macy

No, not after the department store, Macy Gray, or William H. Macy. We just like the name, it's a little different, it's only two syllables, easy to pronounce, and it's short (up against her gigantizoid last name). Also, when I was looking at the Nowell family tree (after we had decided on Macy), I came across a Macy Nowell who was born probably in the late 1800's/early 1900s, and was my great-grandfather's brother's daughter. How cool is that?! So it's a family name too.

Middle name: Blair

It's Mom's maiden name. Simple as that. And it's pretty.

Middle name #2 (yes, that's correct): Bunman

Pronounced boon-MON, it's Burin's mother's first name. He really wants her name to be a part of the baby's name, and his mom meant the world to him, so I can understand and oblige (I guess) :) Plus, she can just use the middle initial B, which will go for either middle name.

Last name: N.

Sooo.. there you have it.

Macy Blair Bunman N.

Lord help the poor child. ;)

Thursday, December 4, 2008


There's a snowman next to my Christmas tree!


Orrr that's possibly just me at 25 weeks/6 months. Only gonna get bigger, folks.

Here are some names that have crossed our minds: Sophee, Aven, Brooklyn, Macy, Brighton, and for possible middle names, Kate and Blair. Let us know what you think!!

(Also, see post below if you haven't already!)


Monday, December 1, 2008

Going private

Sooo I think over the next couple of weeks I'm going to make my blog private. If I am related to you, friends with you, or went to school with you, and you would like to be on the list of 'allowed' readers, just send your email address to me at brandinowell at gmail dot com and I will send you an invite and add you. You will have to have a Google account to sign in though, but if you don't have one, you can sign up for one when I send the invite. Thanks.