Thanks, ladies. :bighug: It's so nice to have your support! I really mean that - besides DH, I don't have anyone IRL I can just unload on like this!
And Elicia, I almost died laughing at your story! I visualized the whole story, and could just see the huge plant covering that girl's face! Bwaahaha! :twisted:
Awww Sandy!! You wanna know the INSANE part about all of this? Once you've had your little one, you will actually miss these days. Cruel isn't it?
Chims, I just know you're absolutely right!! ACK!!!
Really it's like you REALIZE you're living in the Twilight Zone but there is nothing you can do about it. I knew I was being crazy but I couldn't help myself from doing the plant thing or from drinking like a gallon of orange juice a week. Just happens. Hang tight, girl. You will make it!!! And what's crazier is the pregnancy amnesia will follow fairly soon after birth and you will start trying to do the whole thing AGAIN!
My MW finally called me back! I was getting a little worried that we might have to look for another one. I had asked about it on the Birthing Naturally board, and the ladies assured me that it's normal for a MW to take a few days to return phone calls that are not urgent. Turns out they were right and she had just been doing a lot of births, etc. Anyway, I have my first prenatal appointment with her a week from tomorrow, on the 30th!
On the moodiness front, I'm still pretty grumpy. I try to spend time by myself when I'm feeling especially annoyed (which is a lot of times!) and that helps. It also helps to read Calvin and Hobbes - we have two books, and they crack me up. My mood is not helped by the fact that I feel like crap physically. TMI - I have been constipated for a loooong time now, and prune juice and olive oil are not helping! :evil: I never knew constipation could be so uncomfortable!
Anyway, the silver lining I have to look forward to is the gender ultrasound on Tuesday the 29th! In one week, I will be able to say he or she instead of it! Yahoo!
XP from Oct 07:
The day started out really well (note the extreme sarcasm here) when I FELL in our bathroom at around 5 AM and hit my stomach on the side of the toilet bowl. I decided to go back to bed and just see how everything panned out. Well, I started to cramp, and then when I woke up for the day around 8:30, I actually had some bright red spotting! It was really worrisome, so I decided to head into the ER. DH met me there. The annoying part was I tried to get a hold of my OB, but was put on hold for 15 minutes and just hung up on them. :roll: Gotta love the base hospital!
Anyway, at the ER they did a quick pelvic exam and then sent me up to L&D where they put a fetal heart monitor on me. Baby seemed to be doing well, heartbeat was strong in the 150's-160's. They decided to do an ultrasound. The baby and placenta were fine, and there was no cause for concern. Then they decided to look for gender. The machine wasn't the best quality, and the baby only showed the goods for a second, but the nurse seemed to think we were having a baby...
We are not going shopping or anything yet though, because it was such a fleeting glimpse, and there also seemed to be the cord between the legs. But the nurse and I are pretty sure we saw a penis! I am so excited, I can't wait for our 19 week u/s to confirm!!! 6 more days!!!! Anyway, I am on pelvic rest for the next couple of days, but they think we are going to be just fine. I am so relieved!!
Oh, that's scary! Do they know what caused the spotting? Take it really easy! Drink lots of water.
I am glad everything looked great despite the scare.
And.... Yay! for getting the glimpse of the goods!!! I wonder if it really is a boy- how exciting! Let's see in 6 more days.
Thanks Asha! :bighug: They are not sure what caused the spotting, and when they did the pelvic check, there was no blood there. :dontknow: Anyway, I am just glad baby is okay!!
In all the "excitement" of the day, I forgot to mention a few things earlier. Firstly, the baby is a lot higher than I had thought! They found its heartbeat up by my belly button! Secondly, it was soooo cute at the ultrasound!! At one point it even smiled at us! And it kept wiggling its little fingers like it was waving at us. Finally, it got mad that they kept prodding at it with the probe, and it turned around like it was sulking! What an attitude already! It was sooo nice to see it again, and to see it so healthy and vibrant. It made both the doctor and the nurse laugh with its antics.
Also, today's Wednesday, so...
:party: 18 WEEK PARTY!!!! :party:
Oh my goodness :shock: I am SO glad you and baby are okay, how scarry. I fell half way down the the stairs when pg with Seamus, one of the kids left a toy and I triped on it.
How exciting that they think it's a boy, oohh!!! Congrats sweetie!!! I can't wait for your next u/s to confirm it hee hee
Oh... my... gosh. Is it possible to KILL your husband with mean thoughts?? Because if it is, I might be going to jail soon! :blowup: Usually, he is the sweetest man. But sometimes, I swear, it's like he's the most insensitive ape that ever walked the earth! I had a substitute job today, and it was for a PE teacher. He asked me yesterday if I was sure I wanted to go, since the doc did tell me to take it easy for a couple of days after the fall. I told him it would be fine because I would just get a chair and sit in the gym while the kids played tag, or dodge ball or whatever. Plus, I was only supposed to be working for three hours. Well, I get there and the gym is closed for preschool graduation. So that means I have to take each class outside to the playground. I thought, "Okay, that's not bad. They have benches out there." Ha! I got to sit down, but not very much. The kids kept getting into trouble, getting hurt, throwing their ball over the fence into the road (and the furthest distance possible!) so I would have to go get it. I was constantly getting up and down, having to go inside to get kids and take them back to their classes, etc. And not to mention, it was hot outside and I had left my water in my office and eaten only a small lunch (thinking that I would be in the gym and would have access to my food and water). So three hours of this and I am really, really sore. I know there are women out there who do this kind of thing all the time, but I'm not one of them. I was sooo stiff and sore in my lower back that by the time I got home, I could barely climb out of the car. DH even commented when I got home that I looked beat, like I had been jogging around all day. Well, I took a nap and when I woke up, I was still feeling like crap. I told him that and asked him if he could throw a TV dinner in the microwave for me, and he tells me, in this GENTLE "voice of reason", "What you're going to go through in labor is going to make this look like small potatoes." So I ignored him, and tried to change the subject. He goes back to, "I know you feel bad, but you need to toughen up. It's okay to ask for help sometimes, but you have to try to do stuff yourself too." And on and on! WTH?? And then when I got mad and stopped talking to him he asks, "Are you mad at me? Is that how you're going to be?" Um, yeah. Mostly because you're being a jerk and can't even see it!! What kind of moron tells his pregnant wife that she needs to toughen up?!? I told him that I feel bad ALL the time, and today it was extra bad. If he really thinks I complain all the time, maybe I should start so he can see the difference! I swear, men are so stupid. He actually said, "When I feel bad I toughen up and don't complain like that." Yeah buddy, you don't feel like crap 24/7, your boobs aren't humongous and itchy, your belly doesn't ache with RLP and gas, you don't get dizzy when you lay on your back, your arms don't fall asleep when you lay on your side, you don't have problems falling asleep, you don't have to get up to pee every couple of hours SO DON'T TELL ME YOU KNOW WHAT I FEEL LIKE! :laser: Needless to say, I am in a very, very bad mood and am trying my hardest not to go in there and tell him exactly what I think of him right now. *Sigh*
*hugs* Don't you wish you could strap a watermelon on their waists for a couple of months and see how they do with it? Not to mention make them drink lots of water and have an overactive bladder! Will see how tough they are!
Thye will never understand. You are correct in not giving him your piece of mind... just vent on P.O.
Thanks, Asha! We went to bed last night without saying anything else to each other, and this morning he says, "Are you still mad at me?" :roll: He seriously does not understand WHY I'm mad. How do you explain that to someone?? I told him I was still irritated and walked away.
Hey, you're at 32 weeks?!?? OMG!!!! Do you usually have your kids early or late?
You could explain until you are blue in the face, but they will not truly understand how pregnancy affects your whole body. How many different aches and pains our bodies go through everyday... being pregnant is wonderful but also very challenging! Sorry,that you were told to "toughen up" ... you are toghening up everyday!
I usually give birth in the 39th week, just days before the due date. I am ready though! All the bedding and supplies are here, all I have to do is wash some more clothes for her. I can't wait!
I can't wait to see her pictures!! I can only imagine how excited you must be feeling! Your kids are all so cute, I can just see her pretty face in my mind's eye.
Things are a lot better now. I didn't try explaining why I was mad, but he did apologize and tell me he didn't mean to be mean. I guess the next time he does something like this, I will end up strapping that watermelon to his belly and force-feeding him gallons upon gallons of water!
So after we made up yesterday, DH and I decided to spend the day outside. It was absolutely gorgeous, and I was itching to leave the house. We had the best time! We went to the library and got some books, then we got some ice cream and sat outside on the restaurant's patio to eat it and finally we went and walked around this park. We saw the cutest little toddler there - he was wearing shades and running around the park, it was soooo cute! DH has been noticing all the little boys everywhere now that we think ours is a little boy. It's adorable. Once I got tired, we came home, curled up on the couch and read our books together! It was so much fun.
I am so excited - three more days and we get to make sure this one is a boy!! And then we can go shopping!! We have decided to head in to BRU after we find out so we can buy something for the baby since I've been so good at holding out. At first I had thought that I wasn't going to touch the nursery we had decorated for Addie even if it turned out to be a boy, since it would be such a waste of money (we're planning on co-sleeping, and moving houses most likely next year). But now that I'm actually here, I think I want to redecorate. DH doesn't care either way. I think I'm going to get some plain sheets from BRU and redo his room in lime and chocolate brown. LOL I'm talking like I'm sure it's a boy! After the ultrasound, I'm about 90% sure but I'm still trying to keep an open mind just in case!
Just a question... remember the U/S you had at about 13 weeks? You said you had a clue that it was certain sex.... was it also a boy? Just wondering...
What colors was Addie's nursery? Any links to the bedding you are thinking about? Can you sense my impatience?
Hehe Asha... you're so cute! Addie's nursery is pink and white - it definitely won't work for a boy! The bedding that I'm talking about isn't on the website (I don't think) - it's their line of separates. So it's basically just a lime green crib sheet, with a chocolate brown dust ruffle, and I'm going to paint some artwork that matches for the walls. I'll also have to look and see if I can find a matching set of curtains or valances.
Oh, and the U/S we had at 12 weeks 4 days said boy too!
24 hours till our big ultrasound!!!!! :jumpingbeans: I am soooo excited!! If the baby does not cooperate, I'm going to be very annoyed. And actually, it does have a tendency to be modest - at both ultrasounds we've had so far, it's been reluctant to show the goods! So DH and I have come up with a plan for me to eat a cookie 20 minutes before our appt, and I'm also going to take some candy with me just in case.
I know we're going shopping afterwards, so I will try to get on here before we leave and update everyone really quick. But if we decide to go directly from the hospital, I'll come on later tomorrow (probably around 5 PM MT) and make a post! Hope everyone had a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!
good luck with the U/s
glad things are ok after the fall.
and you know what? Chocolate and lime green can be used for either sex, so I think you're safe!
Hey Sandy!!! I JUST found your journal on here... CONGRATULATIONS on having your big ultrasound tomorrow. I can't believe that you're going to know who's in there already!
An 18 week 5 day belly picture for your viewing pleasure!
OH, I can't wait! I hope the baby moves around so you can get a good look! Eat bunch of cookies, it worked for me the second time around!
Your belly is very cute-def. pregnancy belly!
Mint green and chocolate brown sounds so soothing! I like how you are "designing" your own theme. Can't wait till tommorow!
SURPRISE!!!! It was SO confusing!! When we first got there, the tech showed us three lines, definitely a labia shot! Well then, at the end, she showed us something between the legs and said, "Wait a minute..." So we have no idea! We're just going to be buying gender neutral things and will be surprised in October, I guess! I'm also measuring ahead, and the baby's new due date is October 18th! We're off to get some baby shopping done now! I'll write more later.
Awww... we will just have to wait then! have fun shopping and since you didn't say otherwise, I m glad he/she is healthy!
For once and for all, the issue of gender has been settled!! We are definitely having a baby...
So it's a LONG story about how we finally found that out! Feel free to skip over it!
Firstly, our ultrasound SUCKED. Our technician was this woman who HATED us all because DH asked at the beginning if he could videotape the screen for our family back home. She flipped out and said, "No! You can't do that! It's hospital policy!" So DH asked, very nicely, why he couldn't since we would be given pictures anyway and we just wanted it for our own private reasons. So she flipped out some more and said, "Well, I don't like people watching! I usually don't even let the dads in here!" And then she muttered something about getting the manager and ran out. Turns out they couldn't find the manager, but some other lady came in and told us nicely that it was hospital policy and it didn't make sense, but she wasn't high up enough to waive it for us. By this time, I was really wary and tired and my bladder was about to explode, so I just told DH to let it go. He was pretty mad by this time with people acting so weird. We really should've left, but I wanted to see my baby so badly!
So the lady comes in, and doesn't say a word to us. She dims out the lights and starts the ultrasound. I'm craning my neck because she won't turn the big screen to me when she informs me that she doesn't want to turn the screen towards me because she might hurt her shoulders. She said she'd scan through what she's doing at the end and at that time she would turn the screen, so I said okay, even though I wouldn't get to see the baby live. Well, she's really quiet as she's clicking through things, so DH asks questions, like, "What's that?" etc. Then she stops and says, "Would you like to know baby's gender?" And I said yes. So she said, "I think it's a girl." We looked and I saw the three lines, so I said, "Oh! Three lines! Definitely looks like labia!" Then she continues clicking through things, gets a little more chatty but still not too much. I asked her if everything looked okay, and she says, "That's for the radiologist to say." So I said, "Oh, you can't tell?" And she says, "Yeah, I can, but I'm not a doctor." :roll: Thank you, Miss Obvious. I knew they can't officially tell you the results, but all my other techs have said, "Everything looks good, but the doctor will confirm." Then, at the very end, she says, "Wait a minute..." so I crane my neck to look at the screen again and she says, "There's something between the legs. It looks like a... well, you know... you can see for yourself." And just taps at the screen. The woman would not say penis! :shock: So DH said, "A penis?" And she just laughed and said, "Yeah. It looks like a boy now." So we asked for a picture, and she said, "Well, I don't want to definitively say it's a boy!" I said that's fine, we still want a picture. So she printed two out. :roll: It was like she was soooo afraid of being sued! Anyway, she just turned off the machine after that, handed us our pictures and said, "Have a good day" and walked off! :shock: I never did get to see my baby on the screen. After we got home, I posted on pg.org and then burst into tears. I thought I was okay with it, but I told DH I felt so confused and upset. This was supposed to be an exciting experience for me and it was really horrible. He was soooo mad, he said he's going down there today to chew the manager out. I told him not to, because I don't want to cause any trouble in case we need to go there again for anything. But I don't know... maybe we should.
Anyhow, when I was crying and saying I really wanted to know, and I was so confused, DH got the gender shots out and started looking on the internet. What we were looking at was not just "something" between the legs, it was definitely a penis and scrotum!! We found several pictures that looked just like ours, and none of them was the cord. I can't believe she wouldn't commit. So my sweet, wonderful husband determined we are indeed having a son! We've been reading online too, that at first a lot of boys hide their thing and it looks like labia, but on further inspection you can see a penis and scrotum. Anyway, here's a picture of his money shot! Tell me if there's any doubt!
So after that, we went to BRU and bought the baby a cute little onesie that says, "Daddy's Boy." It's adorable! Then we went out to our favorite Indian restaurant to celebrate, and it was pefect, because we were the only people there! And then DH called his parents and I emailed my family back in India to tell them. I think DH's parents are a little disappointed because they wanted a granddaughter but I'm sure they'll come around. They are pressuring us to register because they want to buy us gifts but I really don't want to! My family in India is THRILLED because this is the first boy in the family since my cousin was born in 1985! :shock: And this is my maternal grandma's first great-grandson, so she is just soooo excited! Everyone is pretty giddy. We were talking about how we had thought we would've preferred a girl, but now that we know it's a boy, we are really happy! I guess somewhere deep down we wanted our first to be a son... is that old-fashioned? :question: Anyway, I think we would've been over the moon either way!
It feels weird not celebrating moving ahead a week since it's Wednesday, but since they moved my due date up, I will now be having "week parties" on Thursdays! So join me tomorrow for my 20 week party - halfway!!!!!!
If that isn't a boy, you'll have a strange looking girl....I've had 3 boys and it definitely is a boy in there!! Congrata
YAAAAYYYY!!!! Congratulations!!! It definately looks like a PENIS (there, I said it!!) so congratulations on your SON!!!!
I am so sorry that your 20 week scan technician was some mean wench. What a weirdo! It's funny b/c our technician at the 20 week scan was mean too, almost didn't tell us what we are having AND she obstucted the view for me with her head!!! Oh, and she rolled her eyes, whenever my DH made a comment! Thankfully, she didn't get ALL the measurements at that time and I had to go back, at which time I got the nicest lady doing it and she was just as excited as I was.... Hopefully somehow they will give you another U/S and you will get to watch your baby doing his acrobatics in there!
As far as the "first boy" thing... I wanted two boys first b/c I thought they could defend their little sisters.... LOL.... I had 3 boys first... Girly stuff is cute-that's true, but there is just as many adorable boy thigs out there! He will be a handsome liitle guy!
Baby boy's first outfit:
Hehehe! That's what we got him yesterday. I also went to WalMart today to get a Rubbermaid container for ALL our girly stuff to make room for baby boy! While I was there, I couldn't resist buying this CUTE little romper I've had my eye on since we thought it might be a boy, but I didn't want to jinx it so I hadn't bought it yet. Today I was able to!! And I also got him a little lion bathrobe. I'll be sure to post pictures later!
Yea!!! Little boys are so sweet, congratulations!!!
I bet you just can't wait to put it on him and carry him around in your arms! Very cute outfit! It's going to be perfect for those fall days! And that blanket, with the little bear... how cute!
Thanks, ladies! I am soooo excited to have a little boy!!!! :wootjump:
Asha - I really cannot wait to dress him up! I have a big thing for rompers, so I think he'll most likely have a lot of those! And footed sleepers too! I can't wait! That blanket was a gift from a friend when she found out we were adopting... isn't it cute?? I love how neutral it is, so we're going to use it for him. And it's REALLY soft - my cat loves to knead it!
Yesterday we had our first MW prenatal appt at our house. It went really well! She advocates taking a lot of herbal supplements, but we don't really agree with that. I feel like it's almost the same as putting meds in my body - it's something that wasn't there before. She did have a good idea to try papaya enzyme for my acidity instead of Zantac, so I'll give that a try but that's about as far as I want to go with that. Anyway, besides that, it was a really good appointment! It was SO much better than sitting in a sterile waiting room. I had my fur babies around, my husband right there, and I got to listen to baby's heartbeat on my couch! She checked my urine, and it turns out I have some ketones and a little bit of blood spilling into it, so we're going to have to watch that. I drink a TON of water a day and my pee is always clear, so I don't know where the ketones came from. I also don't have any kind of urinary infection, so the blood is a mystery too. :dontknow: She wasn't too concerned though, so hopefully it was just a fluke.
Anyway, after that she talked to me about my diet and wanted me to eat breakfast and also to add some more protein into my diet (she said beans - :puke: ). She didn't have any major changes to make since I'm gaining the right amount of weight, and I don't have any other indications of a poor diet. I told her I walk a lot everyday with DH, and she was happy about that. According to her, I was measuring at 20 weeks even yesterday, so I guess I'll go ahead and do my party for today!
:party: :wootjump: 20 WEEK PARTY!!!! HALFWAY!!!!!!!!!!! :wootjump: :party:
I can't believe I'm halfway already!!!! :shock: In another 20 weeks, I'll be meeting my little guy!!! OMG, I can't wait! DH was the most adorable little baby boy, and I soooo hope our son takes after him in that! I can't wait to see.
awwww!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS SANDY! Baby boys are wonderful, I am so excited for you!
Seriously though, what a hag! I am SO SORRY that that u/s tech was so mean
Congrats on making it to 20wks too, I can't believe your already there though! lol Papaya enzymes really help my reflux, I have it bad and even worse when pregnant and that works really well too. So does HCI, a good book (if you have it when not pg too) is called Why Stomach Acid is good for you, it's a real eye opener!
You Are Already Half Way There!!!!CONGRATS SANDY!!!!
And it seems like you have just gotten pregnant....
Thanks for the book recommendation, Chims! I don't usually have acid reflux, my stomach is usually really good! So it was quite a shock when it got so bad with this pregnancy. I'll have to check it out!
Asha, I know! That's what DH and I were saying yesterday - how weird that I'm halfway already. It feels like I just took that test! You're getting REALLY close too!! EEEE!!!! I bet you're going out of your mind with wanting to meet your little girl!!
This is what I just posted on my birth board:
I am soooo anxious to meet our son!! Anyone else feel this way? I think before it was like, "There's a baby in there but I don't know anything about it." But now I've seen the pictures, and I know it's a boy, and he's so much more real to me! When he kicks, we laugh and call him our soccer player (DH is a great soccer player). I call him Baby Boy when I talk to him, and DH calls him Junior. We feel so much more connected to our little prince. I just can't wait to see what he looks like, feels like, smiles like, cries like... the list goes on! Patience was never a virtue for me, but now it's so much worse!!
I just cannot wait to meet him and get to know him. Our first child! What an absolute miracle. And then there's a part of me that feels this really cold thread of fear in my heart for him. He'll have to go out and deal with the world, and get hurt, and learn his own lessons, and that really scares me. I know the world can be very unkind, and I want to protect him from everything bad which I know is impossible. This must be what people talk about when they say motherhood is one of the most rewarding and hardest things you'll ever do! All of this just makes me cry everytime I think of it. :cry: I feel so blessed and happy, and then so scared for my baby all at the same time! Think I'm losing my mind?
I know the world can be cruel and scary. However, your son will have two wonderful parents to give him love and support. No matter how bad the world treats him, he will know that there is his Mom and Dad, who will hug him and comfort him and take away all the hurt. He will never feel lost "out there". This kid lucked out in the "parents department" -no kidding!
And yes, I can't wait to go into labor and hold my little newborn, and to smell her and to breastfeed... I really, really can't wait.
Asha, you are so sweet! :bighug: Thank you for being such a good friend. You're always so comforting.
I know exactly how I want to decorate the nursery now, it's all come together in my head! The only thing is, I was getting really frustrated that there are NO chocolate brown dust ruffles out there! It's so weird, I've been everywhere online and off. So I went on good old Ebay and found this lady who will custom-make it for me! And she's going to do matching valances! All together it's going to cost about $50 which I thought was a really great deal. I'll be buying a few light green sheets from Target for cheap and we'll have our whole set! The room right now is painted an aqua color, which I'll have to repaint (or get DH to do for me :twisted: ). Actually, the room is white except for one focal point wall, which is what we'll have to paint. I'm probably going to paint it a light brown to complement the chocolate. I'm also going to paint some wall art for above his crib and changing table. I am so excited! This has become my pet project now that I have NOTHING else to do. DH is so cute, everyday that he comes home from work, I have him go in there and show him what I accomplished for the day (so far just cleaning out things that we had bought for Addie), and he always oohs and aahs and says how nicely it's all coming together. I'll be sure to post before and after pictures!
Ohhh I can't wait to see the finished room! How exciting Your husband sounds SO SWEET!!! :love10:
Sounds like somebody is nesting!! Post lots of pics!
All this talk about chocolate... you are inciting my cravings here! LOL...
I just posted about this on the Adoption Option board, but I wouldn't feel right unless I posted it on my beloved journal too.
DH and I must be absolutely crazy, because we're already talking about getting back on the adoption train. :shock: When our adoption with Addie fell through, we knew we still wanted to adopt but were so heartbroken that we didn't know when. But lately we started talking, and realized that we wanted to do it again soon. It works out perfectly because India was a perfect fit for us with me being Indian - our child would have someone of her own culture to identify with, we would get priority and all that good stuff. We were told that if our bio child turned out to be a girl, India wouldn't be an option for us anymore because you can't adopt a child of the same sex as your bio child (I guess they're worried about favoritism). But now that we know we have a boy in here for sure, we are definitely still eligible for India. DH gets out of the Air Force in April of next year, and we'll be moving soon after that. Once we get settled into our new place, I would like to start the paperchase. By then our little boo will be about 6 or 7 months old, we'll take another 3 or so months to get our paperwork together, and then we can get back on that waiting list. We will go right to the top again since I still have my citizenship. I emailed our agency last night to ask them about the specifics, what the age difference has to be, etc. We are so excited to have two kids close together! We are keeping an open mind that we may be too tired to go through with this plan, but I truly think that we'll love parenting so much that we'll want to add to our family at that point. Most importantly, this decision just feels good to us. Adoption has always been in our hearts, and we are so ready to realize that dream!
This is me and DH discussing names:
Me: "How about _____ ?"
Me: "Okay, what about _____?"
Me: *Sigh* "I really like _______, what about it?"
DH: "That's a chump name!"
Me: "What's a "chump" name?"
DH: "You know, the kind of kid who all the other kids makes fun of at school. He's really wimpy and nervous."
Me: *Gritting teeth* "Have you ever found a name that you didn't think was a "chump name"?"
DH: *Musing* "Ha, that's funny... I don't think I have. Ooh, what about Zeus??"
So between my husband thinking "Zeus" is the only suitable name for our son, and that every other name is a "chump" name, we are still clueless as to what this little guy is going to be called. *Sigh* Back to the drawing board...
Don't you hate it? We actually had a boy's name this time around but had the same problem with girl names. Mostly me, comming up with lists and DH crossing them all off. He also had only one name in mind. Keep looking for the name- it will jump up at you! Good luck!
Oh Sandy, I am so excited for you!!! How wonderful
I can SO relate to that "conversation" I've had it each & everytime we were pg, except with Seamus lol
mmmm Zeus Chump ..... it does sound kinda catchy
I'm sure people do name their sons Zeus but that is the name of my brother's 150 pound dog so it makes me chuckle a bit
I think the conversation you had is normal and goes on between every pregnant couple at some point. DH and I worked thru it by writing down a list of our proposed names and looking up the meaning for the names as well. Some of the names I liked had meanings that just turned me off to the name so that helped cross off a few names on both my list and his and got us over the hump so we could agree on a name.
LOL Elicia! I know, we had talked about getting a big dog a couple of years ago and he had wanted to name IT Zeus too!
Aaaahhhh, my back!!!! :crybaby: I woke up at 5 AM and it was *killing* me. Just down the left side. It's so weird! I have no idea why! I wonder if the baby is in there chuckling to himself as he kicks me on that side and hears me whimper. He's lucky he's in there and not out here where I could get my hands on him! Seriously though, I tried to get DH to massage it and it just burned/ached sooo bad. Ugh! Good thing I don't have to get up and go to work like a "normal" person!
Add this to the "Zeus" list: DH likes the name Thaddeus. He said he had always thought it was "interesting". :puke: I quickly vetoed that! It makes me think of the gypsy with the rotting nose in the book Thinner by Stephen King. ::shudder:: Although to his credit, he does seem to LOVE the name Levi, which is normal. He also likes Joshua and Noah but I don't think he likes them enough for them to stick and for us to name our son that. I love both names, so either would be fine with me. Why aren't men as easy-going about names as women are?? It would make things SO much easier!
On another note, the base hospital called yesterday. They said that my 20 week ultrasound didn't capture the baby's eyes, lips or heart so they recommended I get another one. But get this - they said because I had told them I was also seeing a MW, that the doc wouldn't order me one! They said to talk to my MW about getting another one ordered. So I asked them how the heck the MW was supposed to order one, since she's obviously not a military doctor, and they told me to figure it out (but not in so many words). :evil: I was really frustrated, so I told them I was seeing the OBs on base at the same time as my MW. Nope, that wouldn't work, I needed to pick ONLY them in order to get that u/s ordered. So I said okay, I'll only see you guys for prenatal care. Nope, I have to GIVE BIRTH in the base hospital for them to order it. So I said, "Fine! I plan to give birth there!" And then they went ahead and ordered it. :roll: DH is currently looking through the handbook and going to call Tricare to see if this is just them penalizing us and being spiteful, or if there's actually any truth behind this little policy. It's ridiculous how hard they make it for you to birth at home!
I'm actually thinking of nixing the MW anyway. Not because I want to give birth in the base hospital (ew!), but because I think I want to give birth at home - alone. DH is sooo not comfortable with this, but our MW gives us a kit in the third trimester anyway, should the baby come before she can get here. And I know how to deliver babies from EMT school - it's really not hard. In the case of an emergency, we would do what the MW would do - infant CPR or uterine massage, and call 911. The hospital is literally 5 minutes away by car, so I know an ambulance would be faster. Anyway, I am trying to get DH on board but so far he is not going for the whole unassisted thing. I told him hundreds of thousands of people in the US do it everyday, but so far no cigar. Ah well, maybe we can reach a middle ground somehow.
:party: :blowingdustblue: 21 WEEK PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :blowingdustblue: :party:
I can't believe that in 3 weeks, Baby Boy will be viable outside the womb!! He's getting so big!!