Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Next on the List

At the end of January Tommy and I put in a housing transfer request to different seminary housing. The new apartment would still be two bedrooms, but nearly 300 more square feet makes it almost 50% bigger than the one we're in now (and only $80 more)! We've always been pretty cozy, and probably wouldn't struggle to fill up a small home with everything we have. We're almost busting the seams of our tiny 675 sq ft apartment with absolutely no room for a baby and all the gear that they require.

So when Tommy put in the request, there were 5 people ahead of us, and we got a projected move in date of May (probably from graduating students leaving). He went by the housing office today to see how things were going and found out that we're next on the list! Holy Cow!

While I'm totally excited and anxious to be in the new place, May was a nice time frame, because then we'd be out of school, and I'd be pregnant enough to get away with not lifting a finger besides to pack and unpack. We still don't have a more specific date, but keep your calendars clear to help us move!

Saturday, February 2, 2008


Cecil? Clovis? Rock? Are you serious? We would never name a kid anything close to that! The names Cecil and Clovis are a running joke with Tommy and me, and Rock has been the most requested name.
With a last name like ours, you've gotta be careful what name you curse the child with for life. So far we don't have any names picked out, just several that are ruled out!
My mom says that if it's a girl, we can pick the middle name, but she wants Emily for the first name. While I like the name Emily, it's also the most common baby name in the United States right now...

In other news, at our first appointment, we got to hear the baby's heart beat. Sounded like a little freight train. According to one of my pregnancy books, the baby is the size of a large lime.

If you've got kids, how did you pick the names? Any ideas for us?
Proverbs 22:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.


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