What’s in a name?

Megan asked me how I came up with Codi’s name. His name story isn’t all glamorous like Brandon being named after my rock star crush’s son, but its still cute. Anyway way back when I knew I was having a boy but wanted to tell myself it would be a girl just for fun Rob and I started talking about girl names. When we named Brandon we just knew THATS THE NAME. This time though, nothing seemed to be sticking out. We talked about Madison and Olivia, and Sophia and, no wait, I talked about all of those names and Rob vetoed all of those names. Finally one day out of no where I said lets call her Kodie Marie. I got the spelling for that because all through school I always wished my name had an I in it so I could dot it. I always wanted a lettermens jacket with a heart dot over the I in my name. Suddenly we knew this girls name was Kodie Marie.

Now, I should take a moment to let you all know that I never ACTUALLY thought for a minute that I would have a girl. You see, there has NEVER been a girl born in my husbands family as far back as I can trace the family tree. That is why his family has put so much faith in me being the one to finally give them a girl. HA isn’t happening people.

When we finally got confirmation that it was a boy we went crazy trying to find a name. You see, when I was pregnant with Brandon his name was supposed to be Brandon Taylor. We had said if we ever had another boy we were going to name him Cooper Lyle. Towards the very end Rob and I talked and talked and he didn’t want to risk not having the name Cooper in Brandons name in case we never had kids. So we changed Brandons name thus using up our next boy name.

After much thought we decided we were going to name the new baby Stephen. This worked out awesome since Robs brother was named Steven, his grandpa was named Esteban (Spanish for Stephen) and my great grandpa was also named Esteban. Hell ya we were killing 3 birds with one stone. However, after saying it a few times I became frustrated and realized this babies name WAS NOT STEPHEN! I told Rob and he had no choice but to agree we needed a new name. After all he could tell I wanted to puke every time we called this baby Stephen. He just wasn’t a Stephen.

So we tried out a few other names and I kept coming back to Cody. Rob refused, because if you remember not to far back I posted about Rob and his friend Cody and how much they had man crushes on each other. Rob told me he just could not name his kid Cody because everyone would really give him hell then. So we thought and thought and thought and finally settled on Caleb. Caleb seemed to work, but we both kind of felt like it just wasn’t quite right. I kept saying how bout Cody and Rob kept saying NO! Finally I gave up. About a week later we sat there going through names and Rob put his head down all shameful and said, “I like Cody, his name is Cody isn’t it?” We talked about it more, and decided to spell it Codi, so at least one of my kids got to have an I in their name to dot!

So that is how my son came to be named Codi with an I!

Amusment

Nothing like a good ole pot stirring to get the blogging world all in an uproar huh? Good to see you are all out there reading and being active. Someone has to stir the pot every now and then and this month it is me. Anyway if your sick of hearing about all this scroll on down to check out the new pictures of my son Codi and his penis!

DEAR ANONYMOUS

Ha ha. You are afraid to even leave your name. First let me address all of your stuff. You said I publicly called her out. I NEVER MENTIONED HER NAME ONCE IN THAT FIRST BLOG DID I? NO!!! She called herself out by responding the way she did.

You said you want to follow her pregnancy, if you read her blog you would know you can still do that on myspace, I will even give you the URL to go over and read.

http://www.myspace.com/juliaandjarret

Next, you said I was unhappy my pregnancy wasn’t going as well as hers. WRONG!!!!! You couldn’t be more wrong. What I was bothered by was someone posting every damn post about hoping the baby was okay. I may have went in the hospital, and I may be having problems, but that doesn’t in anyway take away from my happiness for my pregnant friends. My other friends who are pregnant all know I am thrilled for them. Frankly I was just sick of reading the same post over and over. You should also know that I didn’t even want to write that, but so many of my friends and readers encouraged me to speak out about it because they were getting fed up and about to send her letters, so I chose to post with out mentioning her name.

You said I am worried about getting in her good graces. NOPE! Julia has made it very clear she wants nothing to do with Reno. We have to high of crime, our traffic sucks, we don’t have good food and on and on and on. It made me sad to listen to and in fact IF YOU KNEW ME you would know that I had already told my friends I didn’t think I would be able to be friends with someone who seemed to hate everything about me and my city and who was generally unhappy about everything. Read the post from SOMEONE WHO KNOWS HER on my blog. You will see that I’m not the only person in her life who feels she was only posting the negative.

And finally, if you wrote and told me that my blog was upsetting you I would not shut down and run away like a coward with my tail between my legs, I would respond and continue posting and hopefully one day you would find something in my posts you liked. I am not that person who just backs down and shuts down. I’ve been through shit, more shit then probably most of Julia and her friends combined. Because of that, I’ve learned to be a hard ass and suck it up like a man.

So with that said, if any one out there has a problem with my blog let me know! If I feel it is valid, like when Jen told me I was too sad I will fix it. IF I feel like you are being silly then I will point and laugh at you. Also, notice that I will leave all of your comments up because I’m not afraid to have the good the bad and the ugly on here. Maybe I didn’t need to write my post but keep in mind I never used her name. But seriously I don’t think she needed to over react near as much as she has!

MEET CODI!!!!!!!

I guess since I went to a special Perinatal doctor they also gave me a 3-d shot at no extra cost. SOOO MEET CODI!


CODI FROM THE SIDE


CODI IS A BOY! LOOK RIGHT THERE IN THE CENTER WHERE IT LOOKS LIKE THERE IS A THREE FINGER HAND NOPE THATS HIS PENIS ALL PROUD LIKE

PROFILE

I JUST GOT BACK FROM THE DOCTORS OFFICE!
GREAT NEWS! CODI IS DOING AMAZING. HE IS ONE POUND 2
OZ WHICH IS RIGHT ON TARGET. WE ARE STILL DUE ON
NOVEMBER 24TH. THE DOCTOR SAID MY BLOOD CLOT IS STILL
THERE HOWEVER IT IS SIGNIFICANTLY SMALLER AND SINCE
CODI’S HEART WAS DOING SO GOOD AND HE WAS GROWING SO
WELL, THEY DON’T SEE ANY REASON TO WORRY ANY MORE. I
CAN RESUME WORKING AND LIGHT ACTIVITY BUT STILL NO
PICKING UP BRANDON. HE WILL SEE ME BACK IN OCTOBER FOR
A GROWTH CHECK. IN THE I’M A BOY RIGHT THERE IN THE
CENTER THAT THING THAT LOOKS LIKE A FINGER ON THE
BOTTOM IS ACTUALLY CODI SHOWING OFF HIS MAN HOOD. HIS
HEART RATE WAS GREAT, HIS STOMACH WAS FULL, HIS BLOOD
WAS MOVING AND HIS UMBILICLE CORD WAS GREAT! IT WAS A
SUPER DOCTORS VISIT. SOOO EVERYONE PLEASE MEET CODI!

Clarification and then its done

Let me first start of saying, that it was never my intentions to come on here and bash Julia or gossip or shit talk. My intentions were to simply voice my thoughts and opinions. I realize…really I do, that woman worry about their pregnancies. However I also realize when every single post you write is based solely around one or two things it starts to get tiresome. I used to really enjoy reading her blogs, and at no point did I want to stop, I guess I was hoping she would have been adult enough to really read what I was saying.

Let me tell you something, a long time ago, I was at a pretty low point, it seemed most of my blogs were really starting to be a little negative and dreary. One day Jen emailed me (I kept the email) and basically said, “hey man whats up your blogs are a little down in the dumps lately!” You know what I did? I stopped and said, wow shes right, and if I want to keep readers maybe I should change the subject some, or lighten the tone. I did not move my blog to Myspace, set it to private and behave like a small child who just got her Barbie taken away.

The other thing you don’t know is I sent Julia a very nice e-mail explaining how I really felt and she chose to ignore it. Whatever. Like her friend said, Julia makes up her mind and thats that. Let me also tell you that I had no clue it was her birthday. It was also my cousins birthday and my dads birthday but did I remember NOOOO. Know why? Because I had been up since four and was having a mild carpet cleaning crisis.

Next everyone says Julia is lonely here and needs friends. WELL THEN maybe she shouldn’t have alienated us from the start. All she has done is complain about Reno, the traffic, the people, and so on. It really made me sad to hear that us here in Reno, along with our town wasn’t good enough for her. Why should I have kept trying when clearly nothing we did here would please her?

I am sorry she took the blog so deep to heart and she had to cry over it. That wasn’t my intentions. My intentions were to say hey, maybe you could write about something or anything else just once. Whatever. She has chosen now to shut you all out of her life and move her blog. I’m over it all. I made an effort and sent two apology letters which I DON’T DO. IF she wants to continue being upset thats fine by me.

BOING BOING BOING BOING

Codi is wiggling around inside me right now. Today I’ve decided he feels like a bouncy ball. Not just any bouncy ball but a super ultra mega bouncy ball. He’s just in there going boing boing boing boing. It is cracking me up he’s left, he’s right, he’s up, he’s do no wait now he’s lef, no, hey hold still where are you?

BOUNCE BOUNCE BOUNCE BOUNCE…LITTLE DUDE MUST HAVE LIKE THE DONUTS AND CHOCOLATE I FED HIM!

SEEEEE WHAT I MEAN

Julia asked my why I didn’t come to her and talk about it. Well duh, because minutes after I posted this she got so offended she already turned her blog private. Are you kidding me. Had I said it in person nothing different would have happened accept that I would have had to see her reaction. That is what blogs are for to talk about your feelings. I realize that she has had a miscarriage before. But that was very early in a pregnancy. I can understand the worry to a certain point, but now, this far along there comes a point where I can’t hear about it anymore. Rather then making her blog private she should have written a real response saying she was sorry that she had such little concern for what I was feeling, and explained that aside from EVERY SINGLE POST SHE HAS WRITTEN she really was happy about this and that she really does have positive things to say about it. However she chose to put her blog private and act like a child about it. Really. This was just one person sharing her feelings and for her to over react this bad is silly and amusing to me!

Even as I sit here typing this, my stomach is full of cramps, I’m having a hard time sitting up and still STILL I’m not going on and on I’m being positive. I guess maybe rather then going private and pouting about it, she should have stopped to notice that this was obviously my way of letting her know, I feel like she is being very disrespectful of me and not even realizing her words are really hurting me.

However, I did not confront her because I already knew how sensitive she is and I couldn’t deal with it in person. IN FACT I forwarded this blog to 3 people before I published it, and I told all three of them, this person is so sensitive she is going to put her blog private rather then talk about what happened and try and stop and see it from my perspective. And I’ll be damned if I didn’t hit the nail right on the head!