Archive for November, 2011

My, how things have changed since my last blog post about baby names. We weren’t going to talk about names until after Thanksgiving but we (ok, I) couldn’t help it. I sat Andy down one Saturday morning because after thinking about it for a couple of weeks, I discovered that I really didn’t like the name that he chose and I just couldn’t see our daughter having that name.

I explained that I had a name that I really, really loved that I just felt was right and I wanted him to have an open mind (unlike me, I know!) and consider using it. If we did go with the first name that I loved, I told him he could pick her middle name. I felt bad trying to get the first name I wanted but I felt so strongly about this, no matter how hard I tried to be open to his ideas.

He started calling her by the name when we would talk about her or talk to my belly and he said it was growing on him and that he was fine with using that name. Needless to say, I am SO excited! Andy also wants to keep her name a secret until she is born so I am going to respect his wishes since we are using the name I chose. I think it’s more fun that way too. Since everyone already knows she’s a girl, they can be surprised by her name when she’s born.

Now I just have to be patient and open to the middle name that Andy chooses…  🙂

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How are you feeling?

First of all, let me start out by saying how grateful I am to have so many people in my life who care about me. It’s nice to know that people are excited that I’m pregnant and care about how I am doing. However, I just have to say that I AM SO SICK OF PEOPLE ASKING HOW I AM FEELING!!! It’s not the actual question but the frequency. I must get asked that question about 10 times a day.

I always say fine because really, do you want to know that I’ve had hemorrhoid issues and my ass bleeds every time I poop? Yep, that’s the latest issue and I’m sure NO ONE wants to know this. And I’m sorry that you know this now.

I know there are worse things in life and I shouldn’t complain about this but I just had to get it off of my chest. And really, if you’re reading this and you have asked me how I am feeling, don’t kick yourself and vow to never ask me again. Go ahead and keep asking because if you don’t I’ll have to write a post wondering why no one cares how I am feeling.  🙂

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Fibroid Friday

Yesterday I went to have my second ultrasound. During the first one they discovered a fibroid growing. They assumed that I knew about it but I’ve never had one in my life. They were a little concerned and said they wanted to monitor it and told me to come back in 4 weeks. That appointment was on November 4 and apparently it has grown to like 10cm, which is about the size of a large orange. The doctor said I have the second largest fibroid right now of his patients. That’s not a contest I want to win! They decided that I will have to come back every 4 weeks to measure the baby’s growth to make sure that she’s developing correctly. So not only will I go to my monthly OB appointments, but I’ll also have these ultrasound appointments. I’m glad I have a flexible work environment where I can take time to do this. And the other benefit is that I’ll get to have a peek at her every month. I can’t complain about that!

And…since my appointments are every 4 weeks on Fridays I’m calling it Fibroid Friday!  🙂

More ultrasound pics for your viewing pleasure…

4D showing her face

left foot!

Her face on the right, head kind of turned sideways but you can see her nose and mouth

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