The Heart of a Bean

beanWe went to the doctor’s yesterday to get Christina and the bean checked up. They’ve determined that Christina is 10-12 weeks along now, our due date should be around October 22, and that everything seems to be in good working order. Best of all, we got to hear the slight pitter-patter that is the bean’s heart, which is nothing short of amazing. I didn’t realize how fast their hearts beat - probably twice that of a regular heart.

We definitely want to find out the sex before birth, if for no other reason than to help narrow down the choices for names, but that won’t happen for a few more weeks. Christina said that she “kinda” liked Evangeline, which is a beautiful name, and “kinda” is among the best responses she’s had to any name yet. That’s assuming, of course, that the baby is a girl; if it’s a boy, I’m leaning towards Megatron. We’re looking for uncommon, but not far-fetched, names. (And, hopefully, nothing too trendy.) Any ideas?

There is one unfortunate side effect in this whole baby situation: with the dawning of a new baby comes the dusk of our beloved Ruckus. We simply can’t have a dog like him around. He’s too hyper, too random, too stressful, bites too much, and needs too much attention to be a good dog for a baby, so we’ve got little choice other than to give him away. Fortunately, Christina’s cousin has a friend who wants a Jack Russell terrier and - hey, wuddya know - we happen to have one available. At least this happened at a good time where we know someone who can take him in.

We never wanted to be the type of people who take in pets and them give them up on a whim, so believe me when I say that this decision was not on a whim; it’s something we’ve been thinking hard about since we found out about the pregnancy. We really do believe this is the best desicion for all parties involved, even Ruckus, but we are sad to see him go. He’s a cute pup and he’ll be great for someone’s family but, unfortunately, we aren’t that family.

7 Comments on “The Heart of a Bean”

  1. My radar was apparently correct. Inside joke ftw.

    LOL megatron.

    I still think Claudius Meriweather Nelson Esquire III would be ideal, but that’s just me. 23 Eriq’s can’t be wrong! (23, you ask? watch the movie, you’ll understand) [no you won’t]

    Or you could follow Bart Simpson’s idea and name him (should it be a him) “Joe Kickass.”

  2. Good idea about getting rid of the dog. Better safe than sorry.

    If your kid is a boy, here are some ideas:

    Walker (if he is a winner)
    Texas Ranger (if he is a winner)
    Dr. Quinn (if he is a loser)
    Medicine Woman (if he is a loser)
    Garth
    Darth
    Luke
    Obi
    Opie
    Mack
    John
    Steve
    Bill
    Bob
    Dick
    Rob
    Richard
    Andre
    Dean
    Eriq
    Erik
    Eric
    Steve
    Stephen
    Jake
    Jacob
    Jack
    Derek
    Dustin
    Ray
    Ryan
    Justin
    Paul
    Ethan
    Taha
    Bjoern
    Ervin
    Adam
    Chris
    Kristian
    Christian
    Tim
    Timothy
    Will
    Bill
    William
    Jerry
    Kramer
    George

    thats about it.

  3. Thanks for that tremendous list of names; it’s a great start to names we won’t be using. :) We just don’t want to use names of people we already know - that leaves slim pickin’s, I know, but really there are so many names in the world, it’s gotta be possible.

  4. Honestly, I don’t think enough kids have sounds for names. Like.. “Bleep Bloop Beep-Oooh-Ahh”. That’d make an awesome name. How hilarious would it be down the road when your kid has sex for the first time. Name like “Bleep”?

    Personally, if I have a boy it’s going to be hard not to name it Skeletor. I already thought of a name.

    “Skeletor Sauron Shane”

    “Who is that kid?” - “Oh, that’s just Skeletor.”

    =D

  5. Girl: Foxy Cleopatra Nelson
    Boy: Full Nelson (no need for a middle name)

  6. I like your choice for a girl. I think you should continue your Mom’s family tradition and use Lee for the middle name. You could do that for a boy or girl.

    As for a boy’s name, I like Christopher Phillip, Christopher Dean, Christopher Elliott, Jackson, Elliott, and loved what Michael suggested–Full Nelson. If it’s twins, you would have two Half Nelsons!! Love you

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