What's in a name?

This has been a rough day.
TMI alert.  If you don't do squeamish, you should probably skip this section or not read this post at all

So, last night I had some bleeding.  Not a lot, but enough to bother me.  I had had some spotting early on in the pregnancy which, since it was early on, worried me considerably.  But.  Everything was fine.

Then last night happened, many weeks after the original spotting, and I was concerned.
This morning, after making it through the morning sickness stage without vomiting once, I became increasingly sick to my stomach until finally I had to make a run for the bathroom.  Miraculously, I made it to the toilet in time and vomited up whatever was in my stomach.  The nausea went away, but I worried.  And worried.  And cried.  And woke The Husband.  We decided it was best that I call the doctor.

So, I did.  And, amazingly they worked me in pretty quickly.  We didn't have to wait in the waiting room long before being called back.  The nurse found the heartbeat (150 bpm) and left to talk to the doctor.   We waited a bit longer before being called to the ultrasound room.  And, then we got to see the baby.

Nine weeks after catching a glimpse of our wee one, we got to see his/her sweet little head and torso and arms and legs again.  We watched as the tiny arms and legs moved and the sweet mouth opened and closed.  It was beautiful.  The doctor was great.  She was very thorough, and we talked a while.  The baby appears to be healthy, and we are sooo thankful.  The doctor thinks I may have an extra piece of placenta hanging about in there (actually, to be more specific, it's pretty close to the cervical opening).   This could cause the bleeding if irritated.  I go back to the doctor in a few weeks for my actual ultrasound and scans and am looking forward to seeing the baby again.  We're very thankful that this day turned out so much better than it started, and we haven't stopped praising Him.

In other news, we are in need of name suggestions.  We do already have a favorite name picked out if it's a girl, but we're a little lost on boy names.  We have one or two that we "like," but I'm not sure if either is THE one if this baby is a boy.   Names that I throw out, he nixes, and many names he's thrown out, I veto.  Agh!  It was incredibly easy to choose a girl name.  Why is it so dang hard to pick a boy name?? We've had lots of suggestions, but we're not set on anything.

I believe that choosing a name is one of the most important decisions we can make as parents.  We are choosing a name that this child will be known by for the rest of his/her life.  I do, however, find comfort in the fact that God knows our names before we are born (Isaiah 49:1 and Jeremiah 1:5), so He knows what we will call the Little One.  Eventually, we'll know the right name in our hearts.  In the meantime, however, we'll keep searching.  If you, dear readers, have some name suggestions that you'd like to throw out there, then by all means, throw away.  Well, don't do that.  You could just type them in the "comments" section below...Ahem.

Bedtime has approached, so I'll leave you with a verse I've kept near to me lately.

"I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him." 1 Samuel 1:27

The Lord is good, and His mercy endures forever.


  1. Well, I've already sent you the suggestions that your dad and I have. But, one more has come to me this AM (before I read your post - LOL). You could use Spencer's middle name as a first name and still use "Campbell" as the middle one!! That way, if you have a little boy, he would carry names from both sides of his family. And, you are right, the Lord knows the name of this child, so rest assured He will whisper it in your hearts!!!! (Just as He did your name that I carried with me long before we knew you were coming into our lives.) Love you.

  2. I wanted to say, I also like Liam. Liam Campbell Rawlings.

  3. Hey, I like Kelli's suggestion, too!!


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