Wednesday, October 21
When pregnant with Laura and Olivia, they were a little shy about letting us know their gender. And I desperately wanted to know. If I had to buy boy things, I didn't have an infinite amount of time to shop, and I'm so anal I really wanted it out of the way.
20 week scan - neither baby showed us
21 week scan (they were unco-operative in other ways so we were called back) - neither baby showed us
22 week scan (possible IUGR) Laura showed us...
So then we knew we needed to pick another girls' name. We just gave up discussing it! Then we were having fortnightly scans, 24, 26 week scans and Olivia was still being shy.
At the 28 week scan, we were in the waiting room awaiting the appointment. Hubby suddenly turned to me and said 'what about Olivia?'.
I said 'I don't hate it'.
10 minutes later, Olivia showed us who she was.
Now I had dismissed Olivia previously because I felt it was too popular a name. I didn't want her to be one of 4 Olivia's in her class. But I couldn't come up with a better name, and over the rest of the pregnancy it grew on me.
But you know what? I write Olivia, but we don't even call her that! Only when introducing her really. We call her 'Livia.
Try saying Eloise, Laura and 'Livia ten times in a row. Tongue-tied much?
I also call Laura and 'Livia by the wrong name. More often than I get the right name. I know who I'm talking to, my brains' just fried. But they're now at the age (almost 4) where they get indignant when I call them by the wrong name 'Mummyyyyy.. I'm OLIVIA!!'.
They're only 4, I've got a long way to go - better get my act together huh?
Only goodness knows how the Duggars do it? Haven't they got like 19 kids starting with J?
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