True that the close age gap might help them be close friends! And actually mine is 21 months now and having a newborn too would be okay I think, just that we co-sleep and stuff so there are some things to sort out there.
We’ll probably find out the sex at the 20 week scan. I don’t have any preference except for having girls’ names that I’d like to use! [name_m]Just[/name_m] don’t feel so attached to any boys’ names, but that said, I’d probably be a bit sad if I never have a boy.
For a girl we’d probably go with [name_f]Elsie[/name_f] after my great-grandmother. I’d love a nature name in the middle but can’t find one that feels right. I love Br0ntë meaning thunder, but everybody would think it’s after authors. I think I like [name_f]Aurora[/name_f], but it seems a bit over-popular? The other girls’ name I love is [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f] (love forest meaning), but it’s too s and l heavy to use as a middle to [name_f]Elsie[/name_f]. It’s another contender for the first name though.
For a boy we’ll probably go with [name_m]Patrick[/name_m], maybe [name_m]Patrick[/name_m] R@lph. [name_m]Patrick[/name_m] is my SO’s suggestion, I’ve always preferred names like [name_m]Sebastien[/name_m], [name_u]Owen[/name_u], [name_m]Ross[/name_m], [name_u]Dorian[/name_u], [name_m]Lachlan[/name_m], and recently [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]. But [name_m]Patrick[/name_m]’s grown on me, and most of my suggestions have been strongly vetoed.
So far this pregnancy is feeling really different to my first in a few ways. I got an instant strong positive 2 days before AF was due - and knew to test because I was already waking in the night to pee! - whereas last time the extra line was taking 10 mins to appear and barely there even days after my missed period. M/S has also been a lot better so far, possibly because I’ve managed to keep eating. Last time the food aversions and nausea were so bad I pretty much stopped eating altogether for a couple of weeks, I wonder if the empty stomach made the nausea even worse and I kinda got stuck there?
Keen to hear others’ thoughts on names and finding out the sex!