Wednesday, March 18, 2009

3rd trimester already??

Well, I am officially in my 3rd trimester! I cannot believe how fast time has flown by! I had another doctor visit Monday and got another good report and I will now be going every 3 weeks. The heartbeat was strong and she said I am measuring right where I should be. I have gained a total of 13 pounds so far which she said is right on track as well! According to he now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. I have been so blessed with such a good pregnancy. I've had virtually no morning sickness and other than the anemia, I haven't had any complications! I was sick with the "crud" last week and had to take a Tylenol for a fever but other than that, I've played it safe and not taken any other meds.

I still can't believe that we will have a baby here in 11-ish or so weeks! I cannot wait to see what he looks like! He still does not have a name and it's driving me nuts!! I just can't seem to decide on one! I think I'll like one and then later decide I don't! Boy names are SO hard!! I want something traditional but not too overly common. And don't even get me started on middle names! They are the worst! We both want his first name to be the name he goes by. Lee and I both grew up having to correct teachers or legal documents by making sure they knew our "birth name" and the name we go by-not something we want our son to have to go through. Everyone keeps saying it will come to me sooner or later...I'm just worried that later is coming up awfully fast!!!

His room is really coming along! I love going in and looking at it and imagining our sweet baby in his bed! I am out for spring break this week and working on refinishing his dresser. It's going to look so good when it's all finished! I found it in Lee's parents' basement. They said someone made it for one of Lee's step brothers when they were a baby (which was about 28 years ago!). They were going to give it to Hanna Home until I scooped it up! It's in great condition, just needs a little love and a fresh coat of paint. I'll post pics when I'm all finished with it.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

baby's 1st snow...sort of!

I know what you're thinking snow? In Alabama?? It doesn't happen all that often but when it does it's such a treat!! It started snowing sometime Saturday night and we woke up this morning to a wopping 3 1/2 inches of fresh powder! The funny thing is that they are calling this a "winter storm" ha! I know all of you in Washington think that is hilarious and Dad in Colorado is probably snickering to himself but the fact that it actually stuck is a big deal here!! Lee, Sophie, and I got out and played in it a bit. As you can see there was no chance of my jacket zipping up!

I am now 26 weeks pregnant (6 1/2 months)! I cannot believe how fast it is flying by!! Two more weeks and I'll be in my third trimester! I had a checkup about two weeks ago and had my routine sugar test to test for gestational diabetes. I passed but my blood count was low and they said I was anemic. They said they baby is perfectly healthy just sucking all the good stuff and keeping it all to himself! I don't mind though...anything for him. I am now taking an extra dose of iron and feeling much better! I knew something was going on because I was feeling so tired and had no energy-much like the first month I was preggo. I love being pregnant and I love feeling all his little bumps and kicks. My favorite time is at night when Lee talks to him. He already loves his daddy so much! He gets excited when he hears Lee's voice and moves all over the place! We can't wait to meet him and see what he looks like. I hope he has Lee's eyes and dimples and definitely his calm disposition. Above all else we hope and pray he is healthy!