Jul 27, 2009

I wish they really had a "chill pill"

Hello blog readers! Well, today has been pretty boring. Went into work first thing this morning and made my calls and pulled charts (our office is closed Mondays so I just go in and do my thing by myself). I was struggling I have to say. I started coughing like crazy for no reason this morning and by the time I made phone call number 100 at work, I wasn't feeling so hot. My head was killing me and I couldn't stop coughing. I talked to mom not long after I got home and she suggested I call the doctor to see if there is anything that is safe to take while pregnant. I called and they named off some medicines that are fine... one of which was Robitussin.

So being the nice person she is, mom went out after she got home to pick up some Robitussin for me. She called to double check on my symptoms and, when I told her, she said the one that fit the best was only available in nighttime. I assumed it would be fine and I have to admit that the thought of actually sleeping one night did appeal to me (I'm sure I've mentioned that I haven't slept for the past 3 weeks. I have no idea why. I keep waking up every hour or so and can't go back to sleep. Maybe its that I cant get comfortable. I used to soley sleep on my back or stomach, but due to to my recent state, both of those are a no no.)

So it is now almost 10:30 and I am freaking out. I took one dose of the medicine and then it occurred to me that the nighttime formula might be different! Oh my gosh. What have I done. I know I get paranoid about a lot of stuff, but this is really scaring me. However, the only thing I can do is wait it out and call the doc tomorrow and ask if the NIGHTTIME Robitussin is ok too. Geez, I have called them so many times lately I am starting to feel like a stalker or something. I bet if they have caller ID (as Tassie mentioned in her latest post, most do) I bet they just die laughing when they see my name pop up. Who am I kidding... they probably have an office poll going by now "How many times will that Martin girl call today?" or "On a scale of 1-10, how stupid will Mrs. Martin's question be today?". Geez. I really wish they manufactured what my dad tells me I need all the time - a chill pill. I'd go to Sam's and buy them in bulk.

So in attempts to get my mind off the fact that I might be a baby murderer, Adam and I finally started talking about girl names! YAY! You know I am a total planner so it is killing me not to have a definate name picked out yet (and not to mention that I would love to refer to our daughter as something other than "baby"). Adam and I are really big on family names so we are playing with a few options going that route. We also have agreed on some others we just think are cute. You don't know what a milestone that is. Adam and I have discussed names before and we never agree on ANYTHING. He had some funny association for almost all the names I really liked. So anyway, here is a list of some we actually agreed on!

Emma Claire
Emma Kate
Anna Grace
Isabella (we'll call her Bella)
Layla (yes, like the song haha)

Here are the family names we liked:

- Emma Leigh (Leigh is my middle name)
- Margaret (his grandmother's name. We would call her Maggie if we used it. We've tried to think of pairings with this to make a double name like "Margaret Claire (Maggie Claire)"
- Mary Elizabeth (There are an abundance of Mary's on his side and I have one on mine. Elizabeth is his grandmother's middle name)

I'm sure I've mentioned that picking a name has got to be the most daunting task I have undertaken to date. I really hope we can choose something we won't regret 10 years down the road. The thought scares me.

So I suppose I am off to bed for the night. I am off work tomrrow so maybe I can get a little R&R and kick whatever this cough thing is; my head is killing me - I assume from all the coughing. Hopefully I'll get the ok from the doc on the Robitussin issue (without being laughed off the phone first anyway). I'll keep you posted on any new paranoid developments! :)


Katie said...

Emma Kate is an adorable name!

LT (and Max) said...

i love all of your names!!!! can't wait to hear the "final" decision!!

LT (and Max) said...

oh...and fyi...i love family names too. i'm named after both of my grandmothers and it makes me very proud! you just can't go wrong with family names.

Hope said...

I love the names, too! My fav. is Margaret. I love old-fashioned names. :)

The Sweet Life said...

I love Isabella, Layla, and Maggie Claire. You have a great list of names to choose from.

Becky said...

You have some great names there! I do not envy you in having to name a child. I do not want that responsibility!! ;) I am too indecisive! But you have a great list!!

Tassie said...

Hey...here's a test for baby names...go to your back porch or door and holler the entire name like you're tired of calling them in for supper for the 80th time. If it sounds okay, you've got a winner. My faves from your list are Emma Leigh and Maggie Claire. Hang in there! I miss you like crazy!

Annie said...

I love Layla!


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