A short and sweet blog update for you. Today, we are 25 weeks pregnant. Everything is going great. The baby is moving all the time, and sometimes, we can even see him moving through my clothes. It is pretty neat-o.
This past week, I had my 24 week appointment. Here are a few highlights:
- Baby boy's heart was beating nice and strong. He was wigglin' away so the physician's assistant had a hard time keeping track of it.
- I did the glucose challenge test. This is when you drink an orange drink, much like the orange Hi-C at McDonald's. Then, they screen you for gestational diabetes. I *think* I passed because I haven't heard anything. But not for sure yet. I am hoping the cupcake, milkshake, cake and ice cream I had the night before didn't cause me to flunk.
- I had record weight gain over the last four weeks. *glup* Probably because the last two weeks, I have had a piece of cake almost every night. Time to watch my sweets!
- I made all of my appointments until the end of the pregnancy. If that's not a reality check, I don't know what is.
At first, I didn't really want to get one because I have seen a few that are a little freaky. However, since waiting until 40 weeks to see the baby seems like forever, I decided I'd like one more peek. We're going here for the ultrasound. If you look at the pictures of the 29 weekers, that is probably about what we'll see.
And now, for the bump chronicle:
What else is going on?
Well, on March 10, Baby Daddy turned the big 3-3. Happy birthday Adam!
Haven't made a whole lot of progress here yet.
We did pick out a crib:
Since, we're short on space -- literally, with the slanty ceilings upstairs -- we'll probably pair it with a three drawer Malm dresser from Ikea, which will also serve as a changing space.
Either in white:
Or medium brown, depending on what the crib looks like once we get it:
We also picked up a used glider off of Craigslist. It looks like this, except for the frame is white. The cushions are navy blue, but they'll be recovered in a new fabric, TBD.
We're not really planning a theme. I am going for a mash-up of sorts -- all different colors and fabrics. Here are a few prints I bought from Etsy.com, along with a quilt from Ikea and a random crib sheet. I don't know what I'm doing :D. Basically trying to have something fun and child-like, but not too "baby". We'll see how it goes...
Last but not least, my belly button is getting flatter and flatter everyday. I am kind of afraid it is going to pop out and that it will hurt. Adam says it is a like a doorbell -- and when baby is ready to come out, he'll press it -- like "Ding dong! I'm here!!".
We're still talking about first names. As you might know, baby's name will be:
_____ Masse Nemec
We have a currently have a front runner and Adam is testing it out by referring to my belly with it.
Here is the dilemma:
Said name comes in a short version and long version.
Short name = Reggie, long name = Reginald.
Short name: Joey, long name = Joseph
I am of the mind set that, if you are going to call the kid Reggie, name him Reggie. Adam, however, believes that the baby should have a formal name, and would like to name baby the long version of the name, even though he thinks we'll call him the short version 80% of the time.
Are you still with me? What do you think? Vote in the poll at the top of the page and let us know. And no, Reggie/Reginald is not the name we're considering. :D
That's all folks. We'll be back around April 11 with pics from the 3D ultrasound.
PS: Since this is supposed to be a blog about our house, here is the new spring bedding I got this weekend from Target. I think it is lovely and kind of vintage feeling.