(thanks to Sarah for the photo after an iPhone back up snafu)
Joining in on Amanda’s this moment project. A moment from the last week. A slice of life.
(she dresses herself but we picked the crazy name)
A recent conversation between Tuesday and a new friend.
friend: “Is your name really Tuesday?”
friend: “But your name is really Tuesday, like Tuesday?”
Tuesday: “Yes, it is.”
friend has a puzzled look and kind of laughs
Tuesday: “What is your name?”
Tuesday, “well, why?”
I was so glad I got to hear this conversation. Certainly the new friend was not being mean, more curious and they were chatting amicably, but I thought it a pretty good retort. I wonder what Tuesday will think of her name. I always liked my name. I do think it’s annoying that the younger generation of Ambers seem to be stereotyped to be trashy/uneducated (well, I guess it’s not such a stereotype, as I read in this article and a book by Malcolm Gladwell – can’t remember which one). And having the exact same name as my college freshman roommate was a weird.
We don’t have any names picked out for new baby, I just don’t get that “this is it!” feeling and I want to see what little baby will be like (and if it’s a boy or girl, I’m so excited to find out!). Plus I think I must be extra picky or paranoid or something. I suppose I have a while, but I’m betting we go without naming for a while, like with Tuesday. It was just easier that way.
Have you named anyone? How did you pick it?
Well this was a fun bonus from my midwife that I didn’t get to experience last time.
At my last appointment my midwife used water color crayons to draw out little baby on my belly. Of course it’s not exact since this little baby is quite the mover. Seriously the baby moves all over all day long.
But it’s such a cool visual! Her apprentice commented that it’s one thing to talk about a short torso, and quite another to see it this way. So true. Where are my other organs right now? Crammed up who knows where giving me super heartburn! I can’t wait until my stomach has room. I’m going to eat for five days straight I swear!
Tuesday was quite amused as well. She picked out the green color for the baby. Glad she picked a dark color, we can just pretend that I don’t have mass amounts of brand new stretch marks, yay!
Have you or your partner had this done? I had never heard of this before and I really love it. I told my midwife (another homeschooling mom) that it would be so cool to do organs on a little kid. Tuesday loves this lift the flap body book we have and I think would really get a kick out of looking at her body like that. I only have about 197 water color crayons from college (monotype printmaker) so I think we could do something really cool. I’ll save that project idea for the someday when I have more energy category. So if you try it let me know how it goes.