Today I had my shortest OB appointment yet (from either pregnancy). It took a grand total of 15 mins from the time I walked into the dr’s office, until the time I walked out. I’ve gained 1 lb in the past month, and my blood pressure was 140/80, which is kind of high, but I was a tad worried about the appointment. The midwife measured me and we listened to the baby’s heartbeat, which was nice and strong, so I had nothing to worry about after all.
This pregnancy has been kind of odd for me. I would say at least 9/10’s of the time, I don’t even feel pregnant at all. I completely forget I’m pregnant half the time. My hips/ pelvis area does this weird “clunky” thing when I get up from laying down, and I’m still more tired than normal, but other than that, I really don’t have any pregnancy symptoms at all. And when you add my husband not being around to share the excitement of the pregnancy to the mix, I don’t know. It’s just weird. It just seems as though this pregnancy is SO different from when I was pregnant with Abbie and it really makes me think I’m having a boy this time around. If I’m completely honest though, I really want another girl, and the thought of having a boy pretty much completely terrifies me. I know NOTHING about raising a boy. I didn’t have brothers, or any younger male relatives that I spent much time with growing up, so having a boy would be completely foreign to me. I was talking to one of my best friends tonight (who has 1 girl and 2 boys) and I told her about my fears and she pretty much laughed and said, yeah, I don’t blame you for being scared. Haha! I’m glad she was honest though. I was at the grocery store today and saw a mom with 3 girls and a boy with the boy being the youngest, and that would be my idea of perfect. I told Mark about that today when I talked to him and he was like, “Whoa, we need to discuss this a little more. You really want 4 kids??”. =) Yeah, maybe? Depends on how this next one is, I suppose. So anyway, my next appointment (when we’ll find out the sex) is July 28th. Too bad that seems like FOREVER away!!
(I absolutely LOVE this little dress on her! Mark bought it for her and I just think it’s the cutest. I just bought a pattern and fabric so I could make her another one.)
So we’re in the “picking out names” phase right now and we’re still seeking ideas. Do you have any names you really like for boys or girls?