Sunday, 5 August 2007

18 weeks!

Here it is, your 18 week update! Can you believe in 2 more weeks I'll be half way done!? I can't!! I'll post the most fun stuff first, my picture! I definitely see an expansion from 2 weeks ago! What do you think?

Of course I'm overly critical of myself as usual and I think I just look chubby rather than pregnant, but there's not much I can do about that. Drew, bless his sweet little heart, saw the pic and said, "Wow, that's a big difference! Is it just me or does your butt look bigger too???" He immediately received Jen's death stare. However, he has a +10 resistance to the stare of death so he's still with us, and all is well.

We have begun to discuss names as well. We were going to wait until after the ultrasound, but decided we didn't want to be biased on name choosing since the U/S can always be wrong. I wanted to put an equal amount of thought into both names. I'm sure we wont have one PICKED by the time the U/S comes, but I'm hoping we have a general idea. We seem to be on somewhat of the same page with boy names and have a few picked that we like. Carson, Caden and Hayden. We're still at a loss for middle names. For girls, I only have one name that I really want which is Lyric, but Drew really doesn't like it. We somewhat agreed on alternate names, but I'm not overly thrilled with any of them. So far we have Alexis, Emberly and Rhianna (pronounced -AHNA, not -ANNA). Middle name for a girl will most likely be Ann. Of course, suggestions are always welcome. :)

Oh! I thought I felt the baby move last night when I was laying in bed, but I only felt the feeling once, and waited and waited but I didn't feel it again. It was different than anything else I have felt up to this point though, and it certainly didn't feel like gas!

I had the BEST breakfast this morning! There was a book at the bookstore called I'm pregnant! Now what do I eat? I didn't buy it, but I skimmed through it and saw this recipe for Blueberry and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast. I made a mental note of the recipe and I made it this morning. SO GOOD!!!! I used fresh blueberries and light cream cheese and organic artisan wheat bread. I used one egg and one egg white to soak the bread in, and topped it with a little bit of buttermaple syrup. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! I won't be able to have it THAT often, but for a Sunday morning treat, it was DELICIOUS!

Nothing else really to update. I'm suppose to call next week to schedule the ultrasound. It should be the first week of September. I'm getting anxious to know if we have a little girl, or little boy in there so I can stop calling it, "it" or "bean" (although it's the size of a sweet potato now at around 6 inches and 7 oz). Oh, and it's been a BEAUTIFUL week here! Finally! A little bit of much needed sun, today there isn't a cloud in the sky (yet). Cossie and I went for a long walk this morning to get some sun and exercise (much needed after that breakfast)! I think the weather topped out at 76 degrees yesterday, today it's 79 at almost noon. EXCELLENT! I think I'll go out and get some more vitamin D. Don't worry, I'll put on my sunblock.

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