Monday, June 21, 2010
Baby Bump: Week 28
Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since my last official baby bump update! We had an appointment with our midwife Thursday. Stephan's mom got to be there and to hear the heartbeat....very cool. She also brought some of Stephan's baby things and a gorgeous old quilt (but that's for another post). :)
The baby is growing as expected, and has turned which explains the recent wonderful lack of drop kicks to the bladder. Although, it's too early in the pregnancy to know if s/he will stay that way, my midwife thinks it's likely. We're keeping our fingers crossed.
And in other baby related news:
: : I have gained a whopping 22 pounds. I'm sort of in shock. With Levi I gained a total of 25 pounds. I still have three more months to go before the final tally is in on this one. The part that really has me bumfuzzled is that I am not nearly as hungry with this one as I was with Levi. In fact, for a while there I was afraid I wasn't eating enough....um....wrong. We're just hoping this one isn't destined to be a 10 + pounder. Oh, and, Stephan, being the sweet husband he is, when I told him how shocked I was over all of that weight gain, said, "Good. I was afraid you were losing weight." Either he's just being nice, or he needs his vision checked. Has he seen that belly?!!
: : Levi has recently revealed that he believes this baby will be moving in with Nanno and BawBaw once it gets here. Oh, my, is he in for a shock. There's no preparing or convincing him. Even Nanno got in on trying to correct his view on this one. No luck. He's determined. My only guess is that he remembers living next door to them, and he thinks that's what babies do.
: : This new little munchkin already has opinions. S/he is seriously opposed to me slouching. Apparently, s/he likes his/her room because every time I slouch, s/he kicks me really, really hard in a hey-give-me-some-more-room-in-here kind of way. Also, when we tried to hear his/her heartbeat with the stethoscope, sh/e kicked the stethoscope every single time...dead on excellent aim, too.
: : We are still working on boy names. I think we might be coming closer to a decision. We'll see. So far everybody thinks it's a girl....even strangers. I'm going to laugh when a boy comes out, and we don't have name for it. Any suggestions? I tend towards Old Testament names. Stephan tends toward New Testament and non-biblical names. A happy medium has yet to be reached. There have been a couple of first names agreed on, but finding a middle name is tough. Josiah and Abel are in the top running. But, every name we put with Abel makes it sound like a sentence.
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