Ok, for two days now I have been trying to get out a post on the topic of names and naming practices in various cultures. Why? Because I thought it would be a smart way to tell everyone what we have nicknamed this baby. Why isn't it posted? Because of this baby. My brain cells seem shot at the moment and so this is all you're getting today.
I love giving my babies names while they are still in the womb. Not their actual name, because I have serious issues regarding the naming of children and therefore cannot name them until I can see them. But I can't go a whole nine months calling this bump in my belly an it, him, her, or just baby. So today I am happy to announce that baby #5 has finally recieved his/her official in-utero nickname: That Kid
Now when DSSH asks where the leftover lemon cream cake went I can say, "That Kid!"
When my brain is too frazzled to write a coherent blog post I can blame That Kid.
When Cookie asks why I was late getting her from school I can tell her that That Kid was making me take too long to get my shoes on.
When I walk all the way downstairs, back up and then down again and can't remember which way I was going, or why, I can shout, "THAT KID!"
And trust me, with the way things are going around here, I really need to blame it all on someone. Thanks, That Kid, for always taking the bullet for your old mom. =)
Past kid in-utero nicknames?
Cookie= Cookie Her's stuck big time and will probably be there for life.
Pablo= I can't remember his (isn't that awful) but it probably wasn't a good one considering the fact that I thought he was a girl up to the point that everyone in the room was screaming that he was a boy.
Monster Man= Mr. Man He was the first one that we found out the sex before birth.
Sweet Terror= Twinky I ate two boxes of twinkies while pregnant with her and my husband was convinced that was what was making the bump in my belly. Never mind the 573 family size bags of cheetos I ate too. DSSH just didn't want to call a girl baby Chester.
For more nickname fun, go find the old TV episodes of The Lawrenceville Stories .
Do you name your baby bump? What are some of your favorite nicknames?