18 WEEKS (on Friday:)!!
We had an appointment with our doctor last week and it was SO nice to see that everything is going well… the worrier that I am needs that big time:)
A few things about this last week!
*I CAN FEEL THE BABY MOVE!!! I could even feel her once from the outside when my hand was on my belly… I can’t wait until Andrew gets a chance to feel her. This makes it all so much more real for me and I love it! Knox asks me throughout the day whether or not the baby is awake or asleep and if I can feel her.. he is very interested! I don’t think I felt Brooke move until I was 22 weeks or something, I am much earlier with this baby!
*As you know, we are having a girl. I wasn’t really that surprised just because I felt like I had very similar food cravings with Brooke. My pregnancies between Brooke and this one are VERY different but I am guessing that might be because of different dad DNA and I’m also 5 years older… I also have two kiddos (well, 50% of the time we have Knox) to take care of this time around which means I’m going to be more tired no matter what. Andrew had two dreams before finding out the sex of our baby that we were going to have a girl… I thought that was really interesting:)
*Hot dogs are still in full force in my brain. I don’t know what it is but hopefully this one ends soon ha. Cottage cheese and grapes are still going strong around here two. I have a few bowls of this a day.
*I don’t have as many aversions as I used to but I still can’t think about a chocolate chip cookie and I tried really hard at the movie on Saturday to eat Sour Patch Kids but my body wanted nothing to do with them!
*Still needing to use Zantac each day (when I try to go without it I feel awful) so I am ridiculously happy that it helps me so much and my doctor is more than happy to have me take it.
*Last night was a rough one for me though… I felt like my hormones hit an all time high. Headache + nausea + lots of crying.
*My skin has been breaking out suddenly like crazy, so that’s fun.
*I just bought THIS BRA and I am obsessed. One of my best friends recommended it to me and I am so grateful for her. Life changing and she said it is great for nursing. It is so much more comfortable than the bra I was using before (with an underwire)!
*Weight gain: I have no idea! I just get on the scale backwards and the doc tells me how I’m doing… doing great so far!
*Running is still happening, I just have to take a million bathroom breaks ha!! Last week I did a total of 43.54 miles! I was pretty excited about those miles. Everything ranged from about an 8:55 to a 9:45 average pace.
*Brooke pretends that this little doll is her new sister… I have a feeling Brooke and Knox are going to be big helpers!
When we first found out that we were expecting, we started talking about names. Quickly, we decided to wait until we knew the sex of the baby before talking names because it seemed like a lot to try to come up with both boy and girl names (even though I had a feeling we were having a girl). One thing we realized with our first discussions of names was that we had VERY different opinions of names and we are both pretty opinionated about them. I was a little nervous how the heck we are going to come up with a name together!! Brooke was super easy for me because it was a name that I wanted to use ever since I was in Jr. High so when I found out she was a girl, it was a super easy decision.
It was during our first discussion about names after finding out we were having a girl that Andrew said a name. I think it was the second name that he said. I stopped him and said, THAT’S IT!!!!! Instantly, I just felt like that was her name. He loves it, I love it and a few minutes later we talked about middle names and after talking about ten different ones we decided on one. Neither of us have any desire to change what we decided on (but that isn’t much insurance for my ever-changing emotions right now;) and every time I think of the name, I get really excited.
I didn’t expect it to be that easy for us but it sure was! Now here is where I’m not very nice and we are waiting to tell EVERYONE (even my mom!?!?) until she is born to tell the name. Look at us being secretive (I give myself 2 more weeks before I accidentally type it on a post or something).
PS Brooke might be disappointment that we aren’t naming her Rainbow Sparkles but I’m sure she will love this name too.
I REALLY want to hear from you… how did you come up with your kiddos names? Have any different opinions on all of this? Did you wait to tell people?
Did anyone else have a feeling or dreams about whether they were having a girl or boy before finding out?
Did anyone wait until their baby was born to find out the sex?