Monday, January 14, 2013

33 Weeks Already? (and Still No Name...)

Let me start by saying poor New Baby. He is the second kiddo and already is getting the short end of the stick. With Peanut I took weekly belly photos, which means there were roughly 42 of them. This time around I think I may have taken 5 so far? And we are almost 34 weeks in to this thing. In any case, here is what my 33 week belly is looking like. And get a cliche cell phone selfie. Sorry about that.  

PS I am wearing my 2 favourite maternity items that I pretty much live in these days. They are both pretty big splurges for me, but for the amount I wear them and for the level of comfiness, they are so totally worth it. The top is from Seraphine Maternity (and it doubles as a nursing top as those are snaps on the side!) and the jeans are Paige Maternity. What I love most about the jeans is they have no panel. I hate hate hate bands of stretchy material on my tummy. These jeans have 2 darts of elastic at the waistband so they can stretch with you, but otherwise are completely "normal". They even have a zippered fly! Love em! 

I was measuring very big at my last couple of appointments (surprise surprise!) and as a result we had to go in for an ultrasound to make sure New Baby was happy and to get an idea of just how big he is. This is not new to me, as the exact same thing happened with Peanut. In that case, Peanut proved to be a very large little dude, and so we were sort of expecting the same result with New Baby. As it turns out, New Baby is totally normal-sized! Looks like we may be able to use that newborn sized outfit we bought for Peanut (and never used) after all! 

However during the ultrasound New Baby was being lazy and not practicing breathing. I was assured by the tech that this is totally normal. But when I got home I got a phone call from my OB saying we had to go into the hospital that evening for a nonstress test. If they don't practice breathe during the ultrasound they lose 2 whole points on the scale and so you have to get tested just to make sure everything is ok. Now this is where New Baby gets the benefit of me being an experienced mom. If this had happened with Peanut I probably would have been freaking out. I mean, a call from my OB at home not 20 mins after the ultrasound occurred, and he tells me to go to the hospital for a test?! Mommy-panic mode engaged! 

BUT, I had a few of these tests with Peanut. I know that it measures heart rate (which was totally fine in the ultrasound) and movement. Movement is one area that New Baby exceeds in. I sometimes think he is going to somehow kick his way out of the womb. I never have a moments rest from the crazy internal acrobatics. So, I already knew the test would be normal, and sure enough it was. On the bright side we got to get a little more familiar with the hospital we will be delivering at, as we never had to check in with Peanut (we got the VIP treatment since we were transferred in by ambulance from another hospital. Yay??). So New Baby benefits from a calm and confident mommy. 

Another area where New Baby is sort of getting a raw deal though is in the name department. We are so not even close to choosing a name for this little guy. It was hard for us to choose a boy's name the first time around. But we settled on one a few months before Peanut's arrival. This time we are pretty much still at square 1. And there are only 44 more days (according to my pregnancy app) before this little guy is supposed to arrive. To say nothing of the fact that he may come sooner than that. I don't know why it is so hard for us to agree on a name, but we just haven't been able to find "the one" yet. Besides scouring the internet for name lists I am at a loss as to how to proceed. Poor little dude is going to be stuck being named New Baby. We can't be that cruel...

So, any suggestions for a name for Finnley's little brother? 



  1. I love your selfie! You look fantastic! As for is soo hard. Does Finnley's name have some significance to you?

  2. So my cousin is tossing around the name Sullivan for a boy and I think it's the best one going. So there's my suggestion.

  3. Did you by chance get that sweater that I have coveted forever with your gift certificate?! It looks great and so do you - rock it!

  4. Boys names are so much harder. We didn't name our son until two days after he was born. We decided to come up with a few we both could live with - total agreement was not happening - as see what he looked like when he came out. (It took two days b/c he went to NICU and I didn't get to see him until day 2)

  5. I only think it is fair if you go with James....

  6. I only think it is fair if you go with James....


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