Sunburn. Facebook. = Grouchy

Did I mention I got a massive sunburn this weekend?  well I did, and I like to complain about it. Today I had blisters on my shoulders. I burned the end of a pin and popped some of them. Then some of my skin started peeling.  There is something you should know: if you never tan EVER your skin burns and then peels off- there is no pleasant "tan" look. Also, I am allergic to spray on painkiller. and I'm grateful for Benadryl. REALLY GRATEFUL.
Which really made me think of possible names for mystery child. At this point mystery child is large enough that some of the people at the gym look at me funny but not large enough for anyone to ask if I have a child in my belly.  I like the slightly quizzical looks.
Also like: mosquitoes no longer love me. Usually I get a million bug bites if I even think about stepping outside and just the other day I went to New Hampshire and got only one bug bite after being outside for over an hour.  It was also pitiful- like it landed on me and then changed it's mind. I don't know if you know this but pretty much the entire state of New Hampshire is a mosquito breeding ground- and they love poor little Danielle.
Also- the other day to me could mean any time from yesterday to a few months ago- in this case it was in may.

I don't know if anyone has noticed this, but for me pregnancy is closely associated with being quite grouchy. I went to church on Sunday and the talks were really good and I got things done- which are normally positive things- but I was just really grouchy the whole time. I've been really sick so far being pregnant so I don't like to go anywhere or talk to people but I like to feel sorry for myself that no one is showing up at my house with cookies- even though I might be mad at them if they did. Or something- just so many feelings. I am ill equipped to manage so many conflicting emotions. I'm considering taking my maternity leave early from church, since I feel like sometimes all I have in common with the moms there is that we all had babies- which really isn't that much to go on sometimes.
oh and I guess we all go to the same church.
whatever the point is I know I have crazy pregnant lady feelings so I try to avoid contact with people whenever possible. Also to avoid: the crazy facebook updates about politics.  You want to know what type of people have constant Facebook political updates? 
1.  People who don't have a real forum to declare their political feelings.
2. Right wing nut jobs.
3. Article posters.  OK I actually like some of these people- like Melissa who seems pretty interesting.
4.  My cousins.  Really cousins- stop sharing your crazy with the world.  Maybe you aren't actually crazy- because when I've talked to you in the past you haven't seemed one step away from uni-bomber.  But you do on Facebook. When that's all people hear from you it seems a little intense- like all you do all day is stew about political stuff. Although I almost clicked through to Ron Paul's website I have to admit.
5. People who feel sorry for themselves and think maybe someday the government will send them a letter admitting there really was a conspiracy to ruin their lives.
6. Politicians.  No wait- they try to post about other stuff.

My friend just had triplets.  One of them is named Regan- I like that name. John is opposed to the presidential names. I like to ask people about what they would name a child because it's usually not what I would think of.  So here are my top 5 names for boys or girls.  I find out August 5 what I am having. I know there is something in there- unless my intestines have decided to start leaping on my bladder.
Boy Names: Michael (OK it's common but I like it) Thomas, Calhan (the least common name I like so we'll never use it), Roman (the strangest name i like) and Jackson (the trendiest name that I like but I'm not sure if I really like it). Also I like the name Vincent.

Girl Names: Morgan (this will never work since it's a unisex name and I can't handle that- plus John hates it) Emmaline (John also hates), Lillian (I haven't even asked John because I know he will hate it), Sarah (but we can't use this name since it is like the male version of John in terms of being common- plus I know Sarahs and Saras and how would I decide which one to use. I've liked Enna and Violet before. Both might not work though. Naming a child is a lot of pressure- no matter what you chose they will wish you had named them Maria and other people will hate the name. Especially if it has a stupid spelling, which is not a bright parenting move.  My name is "my parent's can't read or spell so they just guessed at the hospital."

I secretly hate all girl names.  It seems so tricky to pick a name for a girl.  Why is it so hard to find girl names?  Eva and Sophie were our top two for Danielle- but she just didn't look like either of those names so we became one of the weird couples who looks through the baby name book at the hospital.
Do you think Bruce is a strange baby name? Will my baby talk like Batman if I give him that name?

Overall based on my inability to pick a name I will have a girl.
and I can start posting every hour on Facebook about how she won't get social security when she's old and it will be Obama's fault.
Because everyone was wondering if I thought that.

Mel (July 27, 2011 at 7:05 AM)  

Ha, thanks Janae! (At least I'm hoping it was me who got the pass. :-)

I hope your sunburn feels better soon. I'm in the same boat, although I've managed to avoid any bad ones this year. And despite all the well-meaning advice givers, aloe actually does not make my sunburn feel less painful, it just makes me feel sticky and gross.

Carlie Madsen (July 28, 2011 at 12:30 AM)  

Eat Popsicle and sit in front of a fan and spray water on yourself, all day. I hate sunburns.

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