As excited as I am about my brand spankin’ new daughter, you’d think I would have officially introduced her to you, but I haven’t because we’ve been facing some challenges. My cutie seems to face challenges every step of the way.
Every doctor’s visit, I am given something else to worry about. Shortly after bringing her home, she got jaundiced and we had to keep taking her in to get a blood test. She’s tiny and having blood taken from her so often just seemed wrong. Thankfully, the numbers started going in the right direction and she no longer needs to be tested.
I took her in for her two week check-up with the pediatrician and was told that she looks great “except”…the doctor might as well have shouted “except” because that’s all I heard…she has an asymmetrical sacral fold. Of course that means nothing to me, so I asked for clarification and was told that it is probably nothing, but can be a sign of spina bifida. Again, that means nothing to me, so I asked for clarification and was given all kinds of not so great scenarios, but told not to worry too much or google it because I would just get scared. It’s probably nothing, but…
Anyway, I’ve also put off the official introduction post because I can not come up with a blog name for my new daughter. Coming up with Put Pie for my first born was easy because I actually call her that, but I don’t have a nickname for our new arrival. Nothing sounds right.
Here are some options:
- Lil LaLu (used by a friend to refer to her, but Unknown Papi does not like it)
- Preciosa (obviously because she is precious)
- The Loonster (I called her that once and both Unknown Papi and I found it funny, but I doubt that she will)
It was hard enough coming up with a “real” name for her and when we revealed her “real” name most people gave us grief. Now, I have the awesome responsibility of coming up with a bloggy name for her.
What do you think? Should I just leave her nameless until something comes or should I just pick a bloggy name for now and switch it later?
Silly dilemma, I know, but it’s nice to focus on something trivial rather than on the heavy stuff.