This was a slow week. But it’s Friday and Friday = happiness, no?
It’s been an interesting week for me. My hubby was out of town for a few days and a project I supported required me to arrive no later than 645/7a. Ugh. That meant getting up extra early to take the dog for a morning walk before getting ready and then also finding a way to not make her wait more than 8 hours before I got home. Not easy, I tell ya.
Then yesterday I had to jet out early to take a newborn baby class through my hospital. Very informative, I must say!
But what’s the kicker is that I am now un-com-for-ta-ble. Yep, pregnancy is starting to kick my @ss. There is no other way around. I swear Sawyer is starting to actually wrap around my body and is no longer just taking frontal real estate. My skin feels constantly stretched and I’m achy. Wah wah wah I still love every minute, but maternity leave can’t come soon enough.
Moving on…today’s post is about nicknames. I have a soft spot for them. Nicknames are given (and received) when the bond between people gets to the point of coming up with new names of affection (or using your preferred nickname).
A few of my nicknames, and reasons for the name are below:
- Shan – shortened version of my name. A good number of people call me this and I like it
- Shanna Banana – more of a childhood thing, though a few people call me it. And it is of course the inspiration for the blog name.
- S – this is what my bestie calls me a la Gossip Girl Serena and Blair (she’s A, I’m S)
- Tig – haha, this is what the hubby calls me, or did more so in the past. In grad school, I tended to add tiger to the end of everything, like “easy tiger” or “what’s up tiger?” Well that somehow turned to tig. I happen to call Zach “Fab” but if I tell the story of why, he’ll kill me
- Pooter, Pooper, Pooptart, Etc – Yes this is what the hubby and I call each other 99% of the time. They are unisex nicknames and we run with them. All variations apply =P And if you are wondering, we are in our (early) 30’s – maturity is not our specialty.
- Bestie – this is also what my bestie calls me besides S. I like to call her Bestie Boo
Our parents are even jumping on the bandwagon for unique names for Grandma and Grandpa:
- Obbie (Abi – Abuelita) – this is what my Mom will be called. We joked about different ways to call her Grandma (a long time ago) and I suggested Abuelita (little Grandma in Spanish) and somehow that got shortened to Abi, which my Mom spells Obbie. Too funny eh?
- Cookie – this is what my MIL wants to be called. She heard it from someone else and loved it. I sort of do too! A-ok by me!
- Poppy – this is what my FIL wants to be called. Very cute and also what my stepdad was called.
- My Dad is going with the standard Grandpa, and we all know you can’t go wrong with Grandpa.
- We’re still trying to find a fun name for my Mom’s fiancé Greg. I say GG (Grandpa Greg)!
Tell me about your nickname and the story behind it.
Did/do you have a nickname for a grandparent?