15 August 2011

Hilary Duff is Pregnant

Hilary Duff announced yesterday that she and husband Mike Comrie are expecting their first child: "We also want to share the exciting news that… BABY MAKES THREE. We are extremely happy and ready to start this new chapter of our lives."
Hilary Duff Is Pregnant | Hilary Duff
While I am interested [though a little afraid] to find out what name they will choose, I am really tired of hearing people talk about opening new chapters of their lives. Maybe I'm just a heartless bitch but cheesy things like that make me cringe. Why is that the only thing people think to say when referring to a pregnancy, wedding, or divorce? It doesn't have to be a 'chapter' or a 'journey', sometimes it's just living your life.  Whatever.

Congratulations to them!

Celebrity Birth Announcement: Jessica Alba

Congratulations to Jessica Alba and Cash Warren!

Haven Garner Warren was born this Saturday [presumably via Hypnobirthing like her older sister, Honor]. Even though I'm not a fan of initial themes, I think Haven goes well with Honor while not being too matchy- the Hs are a little much for me, though. The name fits in perfectly with their naming style: virtue and Puritan-inspired names that sound modern enough to be revived.
 Jessica Alba Welcomes Daughter Haven Garner | Jessica Alba
I have actually been thinking about it a lot over the past few months because I've been seeing/ hearing it more- mostly on the guilty pleasure lists of other name enthusiasts. I even came thisclose to putting it on my list [I was hesitant because people around here might think I'm a redneck who named my baby Heaven] but now I'm glad I didn't because I'm sure it's going to get quite the boost in popularity now that it's a celebrity baby name.

There were rumors that they were going to name their new little girl Eva and I'm glad those weren't true because that does not fit at all with Honor to me. I assume her middle name, Garner, is a family name and if so, I really like it.

Anyway, I can't wait to see pictures of their whole family of four soon!

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10 August 2011

Back from Vacation!

Now that we're back from vacation, I plan to resume posting. We were in South Carolina staying with my in-laws and before that we were in the Northwestern US and Canada. Here is a little bit of what Bay was up to on our most recent trip [sorry for the poor quality iPhone photos].

Our dogs were a little sad the morning we left,
but Bay was happy and ready to go.
She was great on both of our flights
 even though we waited on one runway [without air conditioning] for over an hour.
When we got there, I put Bay in the crib while I unpacked
but she wasn't a fan of "baby jail" so I let her out.
 She had a lot of fun at her Grammy and Popeye's house,
got to swim in their pool,
 and ate sand went to the beach for the first time.
 She went in the chapel where S and I got married,
 tried to eat a golf ball,
and even warmed up to the crib some.
She also started pulling up and standing all. the. time.
She went to the beach some more,
slept in,
 and got a hug from her new best friend, Casey.
She went to a lot of new restaurants,
 got sleepy,
 and took dinnertime naps [but not before eating a tasty lemon].
She smiled at mom,
napped in the Ergo,
ate celery,
and saw a huge heron in the back yard.
She faced off with an alligator for a few dollars.
 She got several new outfits, one of which came with a bonnet.
She decided it wasn't a good look for her.
Last but not least, Bay learned to wave!