Friday, June 28, 2013

Baby #3

I promised a baby post to update everyone on what has been going on so far, so here it is! To be totally honest I haven't been keeping very good track of this pregnancy. I'm not even 100% sure how far along I am right now. Every time someone asks me I have to check a calendar and count down from my due date! I think part of the reason for that is because this is my third baby and it's just not as exciting as the first time. The main reason though is probably because this has been the easiest pregnancy I've ever had!
The first few weeks flew by! Seriously, I was 8 weeks and then 12 weeks before I had really even accepted the fact that I was not only pregnant but staying that way! Let me clarify... I have two beautiful daughters, but have been pregnant SEVEN times. I was pregnant 2 times before Michelle, and twice before Tina. So I honestly didn't expect this pregnancy to work out. On top of that I have always had pretty bad morning sickness. I remember having to pull over while driving so that I could... be sick. This time, though, there was barely any sickness at all. I honestly think I could count on one hand the number of times I was "sick" during this pregnancy. I was in my second trimester before I knew it!
My second trimester is usually when my back starts to hurt and my feet start to swell. Once again, I flew through it. Things had been SOOO easy and SO different this time that I was absolutely certain that I was having a boy. Bryan and I have had a boy name picked out since we got pregnant that very first time and have been just waiting to use it. I was so excited to finally get to go to the blue section of baby clothes! I even stopped organizing the girls old clothes because I knew that I wouldn't be using them again. So, you can imagine my surprise when I went in for that 20 week sonogram and found out that I was having a GIRL!! I wouldn't say that I was disappointed as much as shocked. Now that I've had time to process it and get it through my head that I really am having a girl I've started to look at positives. I already have a TON of clothes, we really won't have to buy many new items at all (hooter hider/car seat cover/bedding/etc.). Plus, Bryan is an amazing Daddy for girls and I do kind of like girly things (dress up/pedicures/hair do's). So, while I'm sad that I probably won't get to go to any little league games, or send Bryan on Father-Son camp outs, or any of that fun typical boy stuff, I am pretty happy to be having another little princess. (Let's be honest though, my fingers are still crossed that a little boy shows up in the delivery room ;)
So, I am now officially in my third trimester, and am just now starting to feel pregnant. Not in any major ways though. It's still be pretty dang easy. For example, I usually fail the first glucose test and have to go back and do the three hour test, but not this time. I passed it the first time! The only way I really know that I'm pregnant is because my stomach is getting pretty whale-ish (lol!), and I can feel her kicking me. Every now and then she'll give me a Super Man powered punch or kick, but it's never enough to wake me up while I'm sleeping or to really bother me in any way. Like I said- E.A.S.Y. I'm not too tired, I can still keep up with my littles, I don't have any real aversions to food (I couldn't eat meat with Tina), my body is handling it just fine (no back problems, or feet swelling). The ONLY bad pregnancy symptoms I have experienced have been the heightened sense of smell, which sucks when you have a little one still in diapers, and I get headaches every now and then. Other than that.... I wouldn't even know I was pregnant!
I mentioned earlier that we had a boy name picked out, but we hadn't even thought about girl names. We started making a list and had quite a few names that we liked, but none that we really loved. We were tossing around names like Sarah, Megan, Rachel, and Kalyn. The problem was we couldn't come up with middle names for any of them, and none of them really felt quite right. Well, one day Bryan was driving home with Michelle and decided to ask her.
"Michelle, what do you think we should name the new baby?"
"Oh, my new sister's name is Haley."
And there you have it! Bryan fell in love with the name and was able to come up with a perfect middle name instantly. When he got home he asked me what I thought of the name Haley (Hay-Lee), and then asked what I thought of using the middle name of Mae. After saying the name once or twice I just couldn't shake the "I kinda love that" feeling. So, we are still debating on the spelling of the name (I like Haley Mae, Bryan likes Hailey May), but we are pretty set on that name.
So, here are the stats as of right now:
I am 28 Weeks
She weighs about 2 1/4 lbs
She is around 14 or 15 inches
All that's left at this point is for her to get all chubby and cute, and hopefully to grow a little more hair! Lol!

1 comment:

Sara and Wade Jacobsen said...

So happy for you guys! I can't wait to see pics of your new little one when she arrives. Congratulations :)