We decided to keep her name a secret for a couple of reasons. First, because we did want everyone to have some sort of surprise since we already know she's a girl. Surprises are fun! And second, I've heard too many horror stories of close friends and family as well as complete strangers being not-so-nice about the permanent name you have already decided on. Just because the baby isn't here yet does not mean you are going to change the name just because so-and-so doesn't like it or thinks it is ugly. I don't handle those situations well so best if I never have to deal with it, right? ;)
But I am absolutely in love with her name and its meaning. I told Hubby it will be tough to come up with something so awesome for our other potential children. haha. But seriously, I think her name holds such a powerful and unique significance and I cannot wait to share that all with you! But you have to wait until she decides to make her grand entrance!
|I know I'm still pretty small...but I'm still amazed at just how huge I have gotten. lol.|
|I don't think I need to worry about whether or not she is growing. lol.|
This week, baby is the size of a: Pineapple - weight wise anyways...just glad she isn't quite that pokey. ;)
Next appointment: A week from today! And with my favorite doc to boot! ;)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I don't look at the scale between appointments anymore. Don't need the worry. ;)
Exercise: Getting into more of a routine. But if I don't have my usual schedule I don't usually do much. I am such a schedule person, it is ridiculous. However, Hubby has really stepped up his game and started "coaching" me before bed as I practice labor and pushing positions and then do some exercises that I need help with. It's a little strange - but I treasure those moments. It's such a unique time in our lives. :)
Maternity Clothes: When it is super hot out I am running out of things to wear. Living in skirts and dresses these days. ;)
Sleep: Actually a little better since last week. But I have my days...
Food Cravings/Aversions: Who wants to take a guess??
Movement: Hangin out in my rib cage - rolling around, kicking. Loving it! Even when she does catch me off guard and I let out an "ouch!"
What I Miss: I'm going to be more specific. I miss ahi tuna and salmon rolls currently. And, yes folks, we are talking sushi. ;)
What I'm Loving: Getting things organized. I'm definitely nesting right now. But it's fun!
What I'm Looking Forward To: Getting the rest of the things we need for Baby Girl this weekend. Girls day!
Best Moment This Week: Between my nesting and wanting to get my hospital bag packed, Hubby was a little concerned. "You don't think she's coming yet do you? Can she live at this point?" I told him that she could but that it would still be really risky. He then proceeded to talk to her as he leaned into my belly - "You better stay in there little one. Your Daddy wants you to be safe." Talk about melting my heart. And he will SO kill me for putting this all on here. But it's worth it. ;)
Milestones: She is developing her immune system currently and gaining about a half pound a week.