Friday, November 13, 2009

Feeling a little better. :)

Although I've probably jinxed myself for just typing that. I got most of the house (still avoiding that darn kitchen) cleaned up, and the kids ready for the day. Hormones seem to be mellowing out. Maybe I'll do laundry and shower this afternoon. (Although that's probably wishful thinking with the mood I've been in today). :)

So I'm already stressing about baby names. It always takes me way to long to figure out what I like and what fits. And I'm strangely concerned with what other people think. Although in the end I'll name the kid what I like regardless of other people's opinions. And actually, I think I'm fairly settled on a boy name. Not sure on the girl names. But the middle name will either be Marie (like me, Payson, my mom, and my sisters), Beth (after my mom), or Joyce (after my grandmother. Anyway, any opinions or suggestions?

12 comments:

Tiffany said...

oh and ps. you know i love your honesty. being a mom is hard. and people that make it seem like it's lovely, wonderful, amazing make me wanna barf. seriously. not only does it make me feel like the worst mom ever, but it makes me wonder if they are just a complete liar or have a screw loose. motherhood is HANDS DOWN THE HARDEST JOB ON EARTH! i don't care what anyone else says... i have MANY days that just plain suck. and i certainly have days where i think i'd rather die than do what i do... sounds horrible, but IT'S TRUE! i try to live every day (when i remember) repeating to myself that it won't last forever and that they are only small once. i try. we do the best we can. and being pregnant and not feeling well along with having other small kids is way hard. i didn't eat perfect with macey (even though i had already done bootcamp). i did the best i could when i was sick at the beginning... do what you can, do your best, and leave the rest to the lord. that's what he's there for!!! keep us updated!

Brianne said...

McKenna, I'm sorry that you are having a hard week. I know that being pregnant and sick AND being a mom is super hard. When you don't feel good, you don't want to have to take care of other people. Try to stay positive, and think positive. I think that even though you don't feel like getting ready, you will feel better once you shower and make time for yourself. I know that even if I am staying in, when I feel crappy, if I make time to get ready, I feel better. As far as the house goes, don't try to get it all done at once, way too overwhelming. Take it a little at a time. The middle names for you baby if it is a girl sound cute. I love the idea of using family names. That is what we did with both of our girls. Hope you feel better soon! Hand in there!

Brianne said...

I meant... Hang in there! :)

The Lewis Family said...

Allana Marie
Allan Beth... both work :)

Paityn and Mark said...

um why wouldn't you consider your other grams,OleVerne??? hahahaha

r said...

Wow. I'm sorry it's been such a crappy week. I was starting to feel sorry for myself because Grant will be leaving me for almost a full week soon. You are amazing to make it through 2 weeks with yourself and the kids alive and [somewhat] sane!

And I'm all over girl names :) I love Olive and Ivy (both great aunts), Evelyn, Jane, Eleanor and Eliza.

Jane said...

Hang in there! If you ever need a moment don't hesitate to call me and I will babysit for a couple hours so you can shower or work out or just sit and read a book.

For girl names, my sister has a cute one: Emma Valerie and for short they will call her EV. Sounds like Evie but just the initials. That's not Marie, Beth or Joyce though..hmmm How About Alena Marie? I like the name Alena

Jason & Kelli West said...

McKenna you are great. so you have not showered in a week....i think that is normal when pregnant and sick. blah. i remember that feeling. But having to watch children while being sick can't be fun. If you ever need to vent i am just a phone call away. i understand the venting thing. it always helps to just get it out of your system. I hope you feel better. nothing is worse than kitchen smells when you are pregnant. If i lived by you i would come clean your kitchen for you. dont get down of yourself (youare creating life for heavens sake)! enjoy your weekend!

The Brandt Clan Fam! said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. I love you! I want you to be happy. :)

Sara said...

I love Beth. Of course, it's my middle name too, so I'm a little bias. :)

I think Sadie is a great girl's name, but if you went with Sadie, I think Sadie Marie works better than Sadie Beth.

Liz Goble said...
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Liz Goble said...

After I posted this: I realized I had many mistakes in my comment, so I had to delete it and try again. Hopefully I corrected most of the mistakes - if not - I'm sorry if this is difficult and painful to read! =)

I have to say that I think you are VERY strong - even though I'm sure you often don't feel like it. I can not imagine the stress and loneliness of being a single mom for 2 weeks at a time - and being pregnant on top of that?? Forget about it!

It has taken me a couple days to comment on your post - because I needed some time to consider coping strategies. I finally came up with one - I'm not sure if it will help, since I've never been in your situation - but I figured I would share it with you anyways. (You might ask your mom what she does since your dad travels a lot as well....just tell her to give you something more than "keep yourself busy")

So my idea was inspired by your excitement when you were waiting to go to Disneyland and made a paper chain countdown. Maybe when Jason is gone - you and the kids could make a paper chain countdown until the day is comes home again and make plans to do something really special when he gets home like: the kids could make him a special treat, listening to a special song on a CD and dancing around the living room, reading a special story together, with the Holidays coming up it could be a Holiday themed activity. It could be one special activity you do as a family every time he comes home after being away, or you could change it up every time - but the goal is to change the focus from missing Jason to focusing on how great and exciting it will be when he gets home. (I'm not trying to say you won't still miss him - I'm not that stupid - but the more you can alleviate the feelings of loneliness and anxiety and add in feelings of excitement and joy, the better you should feel.)

Anyways, there is one idea....if I come up with or hear of any others I'll pass them on. Good Luck!