The Sunday Salon [1.15.12]

The Sunday

Happy Sunday everyone. I think I am finally settled into the new year and I can just give you a regular old Sunday Salon today.

My big news this week is that I found out I am having a boy. Also, I already think he’s adorable and funny. If only we could come up with a name for him (boys’ names are hard). This whole pregnancy is kind of flying by and makes me think we should probably start thinking about things like “where are we going to live?”

In my book life, I’m back to reading pretty slowly, making my way through The Art of Hearing Heartbeats and listening to Packing for Mars (finally).

This week I reviewed The World We Found, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, and told you which authors I desperately want another book from.

And now I need to get ready for some kids’ birthday parties today. Isn’t it a bit early for this to be starting already?

7 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon [1.15.12]

  1. Sandy January 15, 2012 / 9:30 am

    I’m so happy for you! We labored over naming our son, but had no issues with naming our daughter. My husband, God love him, was very good at coming up with the bad nicknames the kids would call our son every time I made a suggestion. Actually, you will be interested to know that we took a weekend vacation to St. Pete Beach to make our final decision!


  2. zibilee January 15, 2012 / 11:33 am

    Yay, a boy! I am so excited for you! I also think it can be difficult to choose a boy’s name, but I know that you will find the perfect one before he arrives. I really liked Packing for Mars, and am now listening to Bonk, which is weird, but a lot of fun. I think Packing for Mars was a better book though. Bonk is sometimes a little clinical, which doesn’t bother me, but is less fun. Have a great week with the baby!


  3. unfinishedperson January 15, 2012 / 2:23 pm

    First, of course…congratulations.

    Second, I have Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close on my TBR pile and while I want to see the upcoming movie, I don’t think it’s going to happen this week because I’m not going to get to it this week. However, I will get to the book this year.


  4. Michelle January 15, 2012 / 4:11 pm

    Congratulations! We had an abundance of boys’ names; we struggled with girls’ names.

    Don’t worry about the kids’ parties. You will eventually get to the age where you can drop them off and pick them back up again. It makes all the pain of having to sit through kids’ parties worth it.

    Have a good Sunday!


  5. Vasilly January 16, 2012 / 8:17 pm

    I love the title of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats. Now I’m curious about it.

    Finding boys’ names is hard but much easier than looking for girls’ name. Have a great week.


  6. Ti January 17, 2012 / 12:01 pm

    A boy’s name came easy for us (Evan) as it fit our four-letter, two syllable requirement. I know… so weird! Plus, he was the only Evan in grade school and if you can believe it, the only Evan in Middle School and he has a large student class.

    Have fun coming up with a name. I will never forget when I arrived at the hospital and saw the isolette with the name BABY REED and I said, “Oh look, there is another REED in the hospital” and the nurse said… nope, that’s yours. I totally freaked at that moment. LOL.


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