Last week, I had a doozie of a doctor's appointment. I mean, it wasn't terrible or anything - I just had to do my glucose test, blood work, and get an ultrasound because my placenta was a little low on my last ultrasound.
Now don't worry, because my placenta is just fine now. Because I know you were worried.
Anyways, I thought now was a good time as any to share a quick update on the pregnancy and how things are going.
|As a disclaimer - I am wearing no makeup and am exhausted . . .|
As I mentioned earlier, it is a boy this time. And if his amount of inner-belly movement is any indication of how active a boy he is going to be - then all I have to say is that I'm a little frightened. Not to mention that yesterday I realized how much I dislike trying to parent a 2.5 year old, so I'm thinking that having two children seems a little overwhelming and extraordinarily challenging right now.
The doctor said that everything looked perfect and healthy, and that my little boy is, in fact, measuring at about 2 weeks larger than how far along we think I am . . . I corrected him that probably what he meant to say is that this will be another 6 pound baby. Because I enjoyed delivering a 6 pound baby - but a 10 pounder? Scares me.
Speaking of measuring large, when I stepped on the scale, I had apparently gained a large amount of weight so rapidly that the nurse exclaimed my weight LOUDLY and with MANY EXCLAMATION MARKS!!! So loudly, in fact, that I'm pretty positive everyone in the office heard and wondered what in the world was going on. I urged her to lower her voice and reminded her that I just stopped throwing up and was really enjoying my cheese dip and ice cream. I'm really only like 9 pounds ahead of my starting weight; but remember, I lost a lot of weight while I was sick . . . but I'm not counting all that weight as gain - just the part above my normal weight. That's reasonable right?
As a completely unrelated side note, this computer is really hard to type on. I keep deleting things and jumping backwards and typing new sentences in the middle of old sentences etc. So this post is taking me approximately 4 hours to write.
We still haven't settled on a name for our little boy. Jayci calls him "brother" and has finally dropped the "brother-sister", which is at least a step in the right direction. But don't worry, we will keep you posted when we do make a decision. There are 2 main problems we are encountering in settling on a name: 1-Adam and I never see each other while he's working on the house, so we dont have time to talk about it, and 2-I think the name Adam likes is a girl name, and I just can't get past it. I'm all for giving girls names that sound slightly masculine, but for some reason I'm flinching about doing it vice versa.
While we're on the subject of updates, let me just say that I can only HOPE and PRAY that we will be in our house within the next month. But how many times have you heard that? (hint: a lot of times, that's how many).
Also, I would like to mention that I feel totally clueless about raising a boy. Plus, what is he supposed to wear? All I know is that I like to put Jayci in ruffles, but I have a feeling that my little guy might not appreciate me sharing those same preferences for him. So what do you think? Where should I shop for boy clothes for this one? Plus don't boys like to run around and yell and climb things and stuff? That's cool and all, but I'm a little more lazy and prefer laying on the couch and reading books or coloring or something . . . . Or maybe that's just because I'm flat-exhausted these days with chasing a stubborn two year old who literally fights me on every. single. thing. Seriously. Exhausted.