Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Boys' Names

I've decided to completely let the cat out of the bag. The boys will be named ...

Silas Robert and Liam Douglas

I like how the names Silas and Liam sound together. They aren't too similar, but also don't clash. Both first names are strong names and seem like a good fit for our strong, growing boys! The middle names are paternal family names: Robert was my grandfather's name, is my dad's middle name, and my uncle's first name (K's Dad) while Douglas is J's dad and brother's middle name. K has been calling the boys Silas and Liam for a few weeks now, so they're probably getting used to hearing their names!

Tomorrow we have a growth scan and I can't wait to see my two little monkeys on the u/s screen! I'm hoping to have a couple of good pictures of the boys to put on the blog tomorrow afternoon.

Asha Update: my sweet little Princess is holding her own. She's been eating a bit more with the increase in sub-q fluids, which we're doing daily now (it flushes the toxins from her body). We do give Asha an anabolic steroid called Stano.zol every other day to help stimulate her appetite, but when she's in a crash mode nothing seems to help her to eat. For those of you who don't know Asha has chronic renal failure (CRF), which is a progressive, fatal kidney disease. She was diagnosed in Aril '08 and we've been actively treating her since then. Fortunately CRF isn't painful (just uncomfortable at times), so by doing what we are doing we're not prolonging a poor quality of life, but rather giving her time to love and enjoy us just as we love and enjoy her. We will continue to do this until the day comes when it's clear she's lost her fight. My parent's cat, Schnitzel, had CRF and my mom has assured me that we'll know when the day comes that it time to let her go. She says that Asha will no longer be Asha. I just hope that day isn't any day in the near future. Until then we will savor every moment we have with our special little girl. (As I type this she's sprawled across my lap.)

22 comments:

The Lesters said...

LOVE the names!

Suzy said...

Such sweet names for those sweet boys!

Poppy said...

I LOVE the names. Well done!! I agree, nice strong names for strong little boys. I hope you do get pictures to share tomorrow.

Enjoy your pick at the boys!

Poppy said...

**ACK!! That is suppose to say...

Enjoy your peek at the boys!

Darn fumble fingers!

Ashley & Chris said...

love love LOVE the name Liam! Both beautiful and perfect names for perfect little boys.
P.S. Myles was perfect too!

Gibson Twins said...

Those names are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing :)

Somehow snuggley lap kitties find the deepest parts of our hearts and I feel so sad that yours is sick.

meinsideout said...

I love the names!

I remember when Sophie got worse - it was like she was not herself - she got very skinny and was constantly looking for food and water, although she could not eat much and it was not being processed properly. I could cry all day thinking about her - I miss her so much.

I will be sending all my love and good energy to your little kitty.

Katie said...

Liam and Silas sound great together (and go so well with Myles too).
Thanks for sharing.

Mike and Alicia said...

Love the cute names! Prayers for your kitty!

Bluebird said...

I love them :)

Heather said...

Great names! Yay!

Debir said...

I am so happy to hear that Asha is eating a little bit. Continuing to send prayers her way!
I love the boys' names! Liam was our top pick if our DD had been a boy :) and I think they sound wonderful together and are both nice strong names like Myles.
I can't wait to see the new pix of the boys!
Debi (ss)

Expectant Duck said...

Love love love the names (and Silas is totally on my list of names for boys - is one of my top 3 - so totally not copying if we end up with the same named children!).

Kitty! It must be hard to watch her struggle (our little one died so suddenly but seeing him in pain for only 24 hours) but enjoy all the time you have with her!

Jen said...

LOVE the names! I'm so glad you shared!

Donna said...

Liam has always been one of my favorite boy's names and I love Silas too!!! They work great together!

ASquared said...

Wonderful names!! Nicely done in the choosing of them :)

I'm so sorry about your kitty :( I completely understand as I am a kitty lover and one of my kitties passed away a little over a year go. It's hard to see them struggling so much :( I hope that your Asha keeps holding her own and you get to give her lots more lovin.

Jacinta said...

Fabulous names - I love them both!
Good news about little Asha as well.

Leah said...

I love those names! Obviously I am a huge fan of Liam since that's what my 18 month old is named. You have great taste. :-) I think Silas is great too!!!

niobe said...

I *love* both of those names. And they sound perfect together. In fact, I've suggested both of them for our baby, but someone in the household has rejected them.

Allison said...

Love the names Niki.

I'm so glad Asha is seeming to get a little better. Brings tears to my eyes thinking about Kooky. He was lost for a week and it hurts so much. I have to say that is one of the only bad things about having pets, the day when we won't have them anymore. Hope she'll pull thru.

Jaymee said...

LOVE the names!

hope asha continues eating more. i agree with your mom, you just know when it is time.

Mrs. Spit said...

Those are spectacular names. Thanks for your comment today, and thanks for the great news that K is doing well!