Update on the twins!

[name]Hi[/name] everyone,

I’ve just been lor my 18 week scan and we’re still one of each! So, still [name]Mairi[/name] [name]Morven[/name] and Tearlaidh [name]Taran[/name]! I now feel a bit like a beached whale… I was 7 months with the other 2 before I was this enormous. [name]Doctor[/name] says is probably because I got pregnant so soon after [name]Isla[/name] that I hadn’t properly deflated so it is compounding! Out of interest has anyone else experienced this?

Best wishes, Lilidh x

Oh Limike, I love hearing about your beautifully named family :slight_smile:

And yes, I have exactly the same thing at this very moment - pregnant with twins and [name]Raffy[/name] was only born in [name]August[/name]; I am a walking blimp. So huge, in fact, that I am considering renting myself out as advertising space “The new, improved walking billboard!”

Oh twinkle! You make me feel so much better! It’s good to know I’m not the only beach ball waddling around… I’m so glad the sickness bit is over finally though - certainly don’t miss that! [name]Do[/name] you have names for yours yet?

Lilidh x

We do! The girls will be :
[name]Dorothea[/name] [name]Cecily[/name] [name]Blithe[/name] nn [name]Dottie[/name]
[name]Marigold[/name] [name]Imelda[/name] [name]Pearl[/name] nn [name]Maggie[/name].

You don’t have to love them! I know our taste isn’t everyone’s.

I just love to see people using traditional Scottish names, complete with crazy (to the English eye) spellings - I am part Scottish, but my Scottish relatives live in Edinburgh, and my parents-in-law in possible the most remote farm in existence, so I never hear names which are really Scottish :slight_smile:

I really like [name]Dottie[/name] and [name]Maggie[/name]! [name]Will[/name] admit that [name]Cecily[/name], [name]Blithe[/name] and [name]Imelda[/name] wouldn’t be my choice (!) but the others are lovely! [name]How[/name] far along are you?

We also live on/run a farm in the middle of nowhere up on the [name]North[/name] coast. All of both our families are from the surrounding area - very handy for babysitting! All the family have traditional names and all the girls (at least for the last few generations) have a place name as part of their names.

Lilidh x

Thank you! [name]Imelda[/name] was DH’s pick :slight_smile: He is so funny - he was very concerned about not pressuring me into using a name that I don’t like (as if I could be pressured!) so he never mentioned how much he loved it … but it gradually dawned on me, as I realised he had suggested it before we knew [name]Raffy[/name]'s gender, and when we adopted [name]Rosie[/name], and even when my parents-in-law’s last litter of puppies were born.

And, you know, I’m growing to really love it, gradually. Despite the [name]Marcos[/name] connection, and how right [name]Lemon[/name] was when she said it reminded her of “I’m melting! I’m melting!” :slight_smile:

My parents-in-law breed dogs; it is the most brilliant occupation for relatives of a name-obsessed individual. It is going to be lovely for summer holidays with the children, too ([name]Raffy[/name] was born in [name]August[/name] and [name]Rosie[/name] and [name]Jasper[/name], who were adopted, came to live with us after that, so we haven’t actually had a summer as a whole family yet. [name]How[/name] funny overwhelming that our first summer as more than a couple will be as a family of seven!).

DH and I are lucky in that we have such large families that there are lots of relatives near us for baby-sitting, as well as some all over the British Isles (and a couple further afield) for holidaying with. Haha, the bonus of large families - lots of free holidays!

Wow, that is kind of an instant family! And I thought having 3 under 1yr was going to be too many! Well - good luck this summer I’m sure you’ll have a fab time, if a little tiring!

There’s always [name]Imelda[/name] Staunton - not a bad namesake!