We made it to half way through the pregnancy! 20 weeks - 5 months - woo hoo! Here I am at buy buy Baby last week (on my Wednesday off) to register for baby stuff - boy was it overwhelming! We have no clue what we need, we just scanned a bunch of stuff we liked and hope for the best. I think we still have some work to do online to get the registry in better shape, but overall it was fun to think about using all this stuff with baby boy McFarland.
Most popular question - "Do you have a name picked out?" Blake is the name we are "tossing around" now - people have seemed to catch on pretty quick that this will probably be our son's name and to be honest, most people seem to really like it! Richard & I both really like it and we don't seem to agree on any other boy names! I like Benjamin, William and Dylan but none of those really seem to be as good as Blake to both of us - so by default...I think we might have found our name! I love how it's short, there are no nicknames that you can shorten it to and it sounds like a strong boy's name. Also, we don't personally know any Blake's in our lives right now - so I like that too! It's so funny because one night my sister threw this name out as a possibility and I waited to see what Richard would say because I didn't think he would like it and he goes "I like that" - I was shocked! So kudos to Corey for tossing this name out there after so many other names she tossed out and we went "no, I don't like that" :) Good times!
Nancy, Junior & Kalysta went with us to the buy buy Baby in Deerfield to watch Richard & I try to figure everything out - what an event! This very nice guy helped us with a lot of the different categories but by a certain point I was like "Ok, I can't focus anymore" - whew! Here are Richard & I at the end of registering - everyone was so helpful and I love it that you can use 20% Bed Bath & Beyond coupons at buy buy Baby so that makes it really nice! We also registered at Babies R Us too in Florence the other night but we just did that on a whim and didn't get any pictures! HA!
I printed a picture from Leah Robbins that she took at our gender reveal and put it in the frame that everyone signed at the party - I love how it turned out & can't wait to hang it in baby McFarland's room! I had a hard time deciding between this picture and the one where everyone is looking but I just love the expressions and excitement on everyone's face - this is why I was so happy to have Leah at the party - she captured such great memories that I will cherish forever!
I was reading Leah Robbin's blog today and she answered some fun questions so I thought I'd do something similar - changing out questions I don't want to answer with those that I do (HA!)