Now that we know this baby is a boy, we’ve kicked our name search into high gear. It’s funny, right as we were leaving the doctor’s office, Trevor asked me what some of the names were that I had liked and he had vetoed early on. I remembered Sawyer and Sullivan (he only liked Sullivan for a girl) right away. All of a sudden, he loves those names! It’s so weird, but hey, I will take it! Those are our top contenders at the moment, although my secret favorite is still Brody, it’s just so popular. I did look up the top 100 names in SC, though, and it’s not even on the list… makes me think that people down South haven’t gotten the memo on how awesome that name is yet. So, I’m still at a loss as to what to do, but at least we’ve got some options! I love to hear your opinions on which name you like best and which you think sounds better with our middle name of choice “Howell” (family name) and which sounds best when you yell it with Knox’s… like “Knox and _______, you better not be riding the dog again!!”
I’ve also been doing a lot of nursery planning, and so far, I do believe this is going to be my inspiration photo. It’s similar to Knox’s color scheme so they’ll coordinate, but I think they’ll be different enough. I do want an espresso crib, though. I bought a dresser on Craigslist a while back to refinish, so I’ll either do something two-tone like in the picture or paint it a really fun color.
This morning I took Knox to the doctor because he was getting sniffly and my whole family has been overtaken by a dreadful illness that I do NOT want him (or his parents!) getting. Luckily, he probably just has a cold, but while we were there I asked the doctor about Knox’s walk. He’s been walking for around eight months now, but he seems a little more wobbly than he should be, at least to me. He does a lot of walking on his toes and lifts his legs kind of high. Dr. T had him walk up and down the hallway and agreed that he had an unsteady gate. The toe walking, he said, was worth looking into. He said usually it means their Achilles tendon is a little tight, so he is sending us to a pediatric orthopedist for another look. He checked his hips and legs, and they seem totally fine, so hopefully it’s just the tendon so we’ll be able to do exercises to loosen it up. Hopefully we’ll get things straightened out soon!
Oh, and I had my first P17 shot yesterday afternoon, and it was not bad at all! My nurse rocks and told me to ice my butt for 10 minutes first, so by the time she gave me the shot, I was totally numb and didn’t feel a thing. I could definitely feel it afterwards, just sitting there, though- it’s super thick because it’s compounded in castor oil, but I walked around a little and that helped. I think I can handle it!
Here’s a picture of Knox from this weekend that cracks me up- he loves to lounge!
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