We recently hit the 20 week mark which puts us at the half way point in this pregnancy. It's been an eventful start with a scare at 10 weeks that led to extra appointments with the midwife and the discovery of blood clots in or behind the placenta. I did what no mother should ever do and Googled my symptoms which led to plenty of worry about worst-case outcomes and a feeling that I shouldn't let myself become too attached to this growing baby inside of me.
On Monday we had the routine 20 week ultrasound and though we chose not to learn the sex of the baby, we did learn that the blood clots are gone and the placenta and baby are both looking great. As someone who finds it easy to criticize the medical industry's treatment of pregnancy and childbirth, I have to admit that I was so thankful to have the technology available to determine the problem and to monitor its progress.
Now that we've put that issue to rest we're on to some serious name brainstorming. We have a girl name pretty well decided on using family names that we love, but are having a tough time with the boy name. When we had Leif we used most of our favorites, not knowing if we'd ever have another boy to name (he's Leif John Henrik - John is my dad's name and Henrik is his dad's middle name). It all sounds very Norwegian and is fairly unique which makes it a little hard to follow. What names would YOU suggest for Leif John Henrik's little brother?