Wednesday, July 28, 2010

music to my ears

I had a routine doctor's appointment yesterday afternoon. These appointments seem pretty much pointless to me. Pee in a cup, weight, blood pressure, ask how you feel, listen to baby's heartbeat and you're done. Wait 20 minutes to be done in 5. Though I have to admit, I'd go every day and wait hours just to hear the baby's heartbeat.

You see, I've felt great so far. No sickness, no headaches, pretty much completely normal. If I didn't know I was pregnant, I wouldn't have any idea. You're thinking, "B@#$&, stop complaining!" right? The problem? I worry. With my history, how can I not? I can't feel the baby move yet, so even though I know intellectually that the baby is probably fine, the preggo hormones take over and I worry that something has happened to the baby and I just don't know it.

But hearing that heartbeat...I'm telling you...there's no sound in the world as beautiful as that! Hopefully I can make it to next Friday without worrying and then we get to see our little bambino again! :) And then we'll know if it's a boy or a girl!

Any of you have guesses on the sex???

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The naming game

I was just having a conversation about baby names with Sonya on Twitter, and it prompted me to want to elaborate in more than 140 characters!

We don't know if we're having a boy or a girl yet, but my hubby and I have already started a list of baby names. Unfortunately, we don't agree on very many names. Names I love, he hates. The few names he has suggested just aren't my style. The only thing we agree on are middle names.

If we have a little girl, the middle name will be Ann-Marie, after the two most important women in my life, my mom and sister. Ann is my mom's middle name and Marie is my sister's middle name. My sister will also be the baby's Godmother. They are both strong, independent, caring women, and what better legacy to pass on to our daughter than the legacies of these amazing women.

If we have a little boy, the middle name will be David, which was the first name of my paternal grandfather who passed away in 2003. Growing up, we only got to see our paternal grandparents once a year because they lived so far away. Despite that, I always had a very special relationship with my grandpa and I loved being his little "princess." So I feel very strongly about honoring him in this way, if we are blessed with a little boy.

There are first names that my hubby and I agree on, but nothing that we are dead set on or are absolutely in love with yet. Sonya asked if we will be sharing the name once we decide and my answer is a definite NO. We will share after the baby is born, but no one will know before, not even (or especially not even) our family. (That, of course, is assuming that we agree on a name before the baby is born!)

We both have family members that do not hesitate to share their opinions, whether they are asked for or not. Let me state this clearly: I do not care what anyone other than my husband thinks of our child's name. However, I feel that if I hear people expressing negative opinions about a name that I love, that I will start to question the name myself, and I don't want that. So we will not share the name. It's as simple as that. Once the baby is born and named, hopefully they will fall in love with the new little soul, now a physical part of our family, and the name will be less of a focus. At that point, the baby will be named, and there will be no changing it anyway.

So what about you? Did you and your significant other have trouble naming your child/children? Did you share the name ahead of time?

Monday, July 26, 2010

16 weeks 5 days

Just popped-out out of nowhere the last few days! :) Mostly took the photo because I love how cute my maternity jeans make me feel! ;) (Never thought I'd say that!)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The details

Okay, so I know yesterday was a tease! But in true Wordless Wednesday fashion, I couldn't include any words. ;) So today I'll fill you in on all the details, and answer email questions I received.
  • I'm 15 weeks and 1 day pregnant.
  • My due date is January 5th.
  • Yes, I've known for awhile, but I wanted to wait until after I told my boss to share it on the internet.
  • Don't feel cheated internet buddies, the majority of my friends and family have only known for about a week.
  • Yes, I am both excited and extremely nervous, but everything seems to be going really well this time.
  • We've actually seen our little bambino on ultrasound 3 times already and he or she is a little tumbler in there!
  • My next ultrasound is August 6th and yes, we will be finding out the sex as long as baby cooperates.
  • I feel great besides being tired all the time. No sickness really. So I can't complain.
  • No, I'm not "showing" yet, so you can't see a belly picture. I have grown and we are taking weekly pictures, but clothed it's not noticeable yet.
I think that answers all the questions I received. Thanks for all your prayers along the way and for your congratulations wishes now. We feel so blessed and excited, and are just praying for a healthy, full term pregnancy, a safe delivery and a healthy baby!

Brace yourselves, my posts may now revolve around this little miracle growing inside me. :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Graduation Festivities!

I've been busy on my days off lately, traveling around all over the place, and next week is no exception. But this week? My 2 days off are going to consist of a lot of just sitting around and relaxing. So today, you'll get to finally see some pictures from my sister-in law's college graduation. I can't believe my she graduated in May and I'm just posting pictures now, but we had a really great time up in Vermont visiting her and we couldn't be more proud!

Her name on the list of almost 3,000 graduates!

Receiving her diploma!!

The UVM mascot

Me and my hubby with the graduate!

Her and her awesome boyfriend.

The fam minus 1 brother.

Stairs down to the beach at the lake.

Popping some champagne for a celebratory picnic at the park!

Downtown Burlington

Me and my hunny

That's it for today! More photos of my adventures soon hopefully! But no promises ;)