Thursday, June 23, 2011

15 week and 3 day appt

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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.

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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!!

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(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.)

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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?

1 comment:

smiley_netta said...

My two pregnancies were as different as night and day, and yet they were both boys, so don't give up hope that it's a girl! ;) My husband actually wants to try for a girl, but I'm terrified that I'll get one! I have one older brother and 2 younger sisters, but I was never the girly type, so I would be at a COMPLETE loss for what to do if I had a girl! lol

As to names...I would look up the top baby names of the past few years and immediately eliminate them from my list! LOL I had chosen both of my boys' names because I liked them and thought they were unique (without checking any name popularity lists), and turns out...the time I had my boys, those names went VIRAL. Drives me nuts. lol