I found a book called 100,001+ Baby Names and decided to look up Drake. Depending on which website you go to, Drake means either "male duck" or "dragon". I'm happy with both meanings. Ducks are cute as heck, and dragons couldn't be any more bad ass.
In that book, Drake meant "dragon like" (let's hope he's not scaly or breathes fire) and then it listed all the alternate spellings with the same meaning. I like the original the best. Brian likes Drayk. My second choice was Draeke but that seems a little excessive. We decided it would be best if we just went with the original spelling. Drake isn't common enough to have to worry about alternate spellings. I feel if we chose one of the more unique versions, people would mispronounce his name and of course, spell it wrong. Having my name spelled wrong my entire life, it's frustrating. (Right, J?? lol)
We then ventured over to the craft section where we found wood and foam letters of the alphabet. We thought it would be a cool and really inexpensive way to decorate his room if we picked out the letters and painted them. $2.35/letter in wood or $2.55/letter in cardboard covered rigid foam... We are going with wood. And paint was really cheap- $0.80/bottle.
I nearly lost it when we went to the baby book section. I love Dr Seuss and remember being read my favorite story over and over again by my mom. Green Eggs and Ham. My mom was such a good story teller- she always got so into character. (Turns out, she got annoyed with that real quick) I loved every moment of it. To this day, we still quote it. I read it in the store and got teary eyed (damn hormones) and then started looking around for my other favorite book. Berenstein Bears Inside Outside Upside Down. Unfortunately they didn't have it. I will buy that book for my child.
Brian was most excited about this turtle thing. It's a constellation mobile so it projects stars on the walls and ceiling and plays soft music or something. He thinks it is so cool. I'm sure we will have to get it eventually. I'm excited about books and he's excited about stars... seems like both of us are dreamers ;)
All in all, it was great to get out of the house and I was happy to see all the baby stuff. We didn't even buy anything either, that is the best part hehe. Well, okay, we got a frozen pizza and we each got a kit kat bar :)