One thing that really grinds my gears is when I suggest an awesome idea to Jack and he turns it down, but when someone else suggests the same thing, he actually considers it! In all fairness it doesn’t happen all of the time, but when it does I want to knock him out! Yes I admit that a good 80% of my ideas are far-fetched, but there's a solid 20% that are worth listening to lol!
Choosing names for our son was no different…
I would throw out the different names like Jett, but he wasn’t having it! He fought me tooth n nail on every suggestion I made... Until I randomly threw out the name Max. It's never been a name on our baby list. It's actually from a cartoon show that my son is obsessed with "Max & Ruby"! Yes from Nick jr. I didn't think for a second he would like it, nor was I sure if I even liked it! But it ended up growing on both of us! I loved the idea of having two short, classic, solid names for both of my boys. We tried suggesting the idea of adding another X to Max to make it a lil unique, but that was shot down the second it left my lips!
That is Until... My 4 year old son recently drew a picture of his baby brother and wrote his name out "M-A-X-X" and Jack was all about it! He didn't even remember us suggesting it to him months prior, it was definitely one of those moments that I wanted to knock him in the head! A love tap of course! Now choosing a middle name was a whole other battle! But luckily I WON!
I'm happy to announce that we have FINALLY agreed on a set spelling for his name... and its extra special because Lil man feels honored to have been the one to add the extra "X" to his baby bros name, now they both have 4 letters in their name!
So here it is.... Dun Dun dun Duuuunnn.....
which means "The Greatest Leader”
I LOVE it!
We have exactly 4 weeks to go until we get to meet our new baby bambino!!! So excited, but I feel the nesting energy coming to an end! I feel more tired now a days & anxious to pop this lil guy out and meet the person who’s been playing the drums on my ribs! I think I'm imagining contractions already… I even had Jack time them yesterday and of course it was false, but still pretty exciting! I just can't wait to hold him in my arms and begin our journey of 4!!!
Happy Monday Yall! Hope you have a great week! xoxo
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.