Here I am. 35 weeks along and on the count-down! I had my first prenatal appointment this week in which everything looked "boringly normal" according to the midwives. It was my first and last appointment with them as we are planning to get ourselves back to Colorado to have this baby. The midwives said my blood pressure was great, no edema, urine - perfect, baby head down, Baby's heart rate in the forties to fifties, and my weight... um. It was good. In fact, I gain weight really well. Seriously. If you only know me un-pregnant you might be skeptical, but just guess what it was when I consulted the scale. Humor me! I'm looooong past being embarrassed about such things;-)
I feel very well thankyouverymuch. I am having a hard time leaning over my plate at dinner, carrying Carolina, walking, and rolling over in bed, but other than that I still sleep well (when I'm not trying to roll over), I'm staying cool in this beautiful North Idaho climate, and baby is moving enough to make his/her presence known. Such a blessing to know that little life is growing along fine!
As to names...
We don't have any nailed down yet. The children are a big help, and it's more fun than I would have imagined to see all their personalities in vivid color as they make suggestions. Zachary, for instance, is a purest. He likes Bible names and the classic. His suggestions include: Mary, Jonathan, Isaiah, Deborah, and his favorite is David "which is nice because you can also call him 'Dave'".
Clay likes the Narnian characters and is for Caspian "as in King Caspian", and Olivia occasionally offers something fairly sensible such as Hailey or Jonah.
Susanna, on the other hand has a Teddy bear named "Pooky" and another named "Ja-Moe". When making HER suggestions we often hear things like: "How 'bout 'Poppyseed Chicken'" or "We could call her 'Susanny', or 'Boobanny'..."
Suffice to say if I die in childbirth and AJ gets hit by a car before the birth certificate is signed, Zachary gets to name the child. Without Susanna's help.
We never divulge the final decision until baby's birth, but if you'd like to participate, we're looking at girl names that end in the sound "ah". Boys names are anything goes. I would sure like to hear the favorites (you aren't going to use; I don't want to get into trouble!) so leave me a comment.
Perhaps this is a good time to meet some of the lurkers? Guess how much I weighed at the 35 week appointment (Clue: prepregnant weight was 110 lbs), and share some names with me. It'll be fun!
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times