IngaParticipant5 days, 12 hours ago
Ironically, 2 months after originally posting here I’m now expecting a fall baby! I’m hoping he/she arrives before Halloween (due date Oct 21). I’m not looking forward to being pregnant in the summer heat, but I think I’ll spend much time bobbing around the neighborhood pool to keep cool. In keeping with my last post, I still won’t need a maternity coat … and I’ll be able to wear flip flops and ballet flats throughout the later months so I won’t have to try to cram my pregnant feet into “real” shoes.
IngaParticipant6 days ago
Nothing! He goes to school 4 mornings a week. Fridays and weekends we like to go out somewhere different. The rest of the time is the very important free play time.
Summer, he’ll have swim lessons, daily walks to the park, and lots of visits to the zoo and outdoor transportation museum. It doesn’t seem like there’s enough time during the school year for extra activities, but summer break is the perfect opportunity to try out something new.
I like your Everett combo, Ash!
I have still have no idea what we’d pick for a girl (Claire, Sophia, some form of Julia, maybe even Amelia?). If we have a girl we may be one of those who wait to see her to finalize the name. I so prefer having everything planned out ahead of time, though.
Our boy name has been set for awhile, so it’s obvious that would be Leo (Leo Alexander at the moment). Easy
Yeah, I think it really depends on how it sounds. I think it’s easier to get away with alliteration if the names don’t have too many similar sounds in them. For example, Ethan Edwards doesn’t bother me because even though they share the same first initial they sound different enough. On the other hand, Andrew Anderson would be too redundant for my taste.
Thanks, Lilybell. Ethan is excited. He tells me he really wants a sister, but it would ok to have a brother, too.
Is the cracked wall in your home Lilybell? That sounds scary. I hope the place is still structurally sound.
We had sleet and snow last night and today. Thankfully, there was nothing on the ground already, so we don’t have the pileup many others are dealing with. It doesn’t look bad outside, but a lot of places are closed due to supposed ice under the snow so we haven’t bothered to leave the house today. Today was supposed to be my last tennis lesson, but I’ve been feeling sick and exhausted so it seemed pointless to drive across town in bad weather to play when I already felt horrible. Morning (aka all day) sickness has hit me already. Thankfully it’s not constant, but I’m feeling nauseous most days and am having trouble cooking or eating much beyond dry bready foods and gatorade. I am ready to feel less crummy and be able to eat normally again. Tomorrow is my first ultrasound, so that is something to look forward to!
Ethan is his normal happy self. He was very happy we recently got in a few walks home from school and he even got to play outside twice before the bad weather hit again. Yesterday, he completely charmed the lady cutting his hair, which always cracks me up, especially since this behavior is the complete opposite of me and my husband’s very introverted personalities. Ethan just loves going there and talking to the hair dressers, who completely melt over him.
The work stuff is a big question mark.
My cravings seem to change by the day. Yesterday I felt so sick, even water made me nauseous. Today, I’m craving gatorade and bready stuff without any strong flavors. I’m sure by next week it will be something different.
I’m due around October 21st. Only 6 weeks along so we have awhile to wait until we know the gender.
I got David and Victoria Beckham, but I have no idea how! None of my answers fit the description they give.
Thanks, Two Sapphires
The Chipotle was awesome! Thankfully, I’ve been able to eat some apple since the gagging incident. Fruit in general is not all that appealing right now, but I had a taste of watermelon the other day and it tasted amazing! Right now, my biggest aversions are with drinks. Just thinking about soda of any kind makes me feel nauseated. I had been drinking some ginger ale, but now it’s not tasting so great. Same with juice. It’s now icky. Water and soy milk are the only drinks that taste good. Water has never tasted so fantastic! I’ve also started being repulsed by Swedish Fish (a candy I usually love) and salty fried foods like fries and chips. Aftertaste is another issue. I’m doing a lot more brushing and mouthwash than usual. It’s very funny how healthy my cravings are right now! I roasted some Brussels sprouts tonight and was savoring the delicious smell the whole time. Haha. It was the complete opposite with Ethan where I craved everything rich, salty and sour.
Thank you Now it’s the painfully long week wait for the ultrasound! I so hope everything looks great and that there’s a healthy baby in there.
If I could choose names with no strings attached (not worrying about using someone else’s child’s name or husband’s opinion, etc.) …
- This reply was modified 2 weeks ago by Inga.
Yes, but then when I start looking through names I get back to the ones I started with. I have a hard time finding names I love that don’t have some sort of negative attachment (too popular, already know a child with the name, difficult pronunciation/spelling, husband doesn’t like it, doesn’t go with Ethan’s name or our last name, etc.). Not having to compromise with my husband would make choosing a name much easier, but actually having the baby would be much more difficult
I love Elliot and the combo works well.
Yes, I had another blood test Friday. The numbers were great and over 9000.
IngaParticipant2 weeks, 3 days ago
I need my hair done, too. It’s getting long and needs a lift. Are you getting anything exciting done? Hope you love your new do.
The fire pit and smores sounds fun TwoSapphires!
We are having our usual low-key weekend. If it’s nice tomorrow, I want to try to get Ethan to a park. Sunday I have my tennis lesson. I got a little more tired than usual last week, but I still felt pretty good so I’m hoping I can keep up with my lessons. No major morning sickness so far *fingers crossed*. I still have 3-4 lessons left, but they should be done way before I have a basketball belly throwing off my balance.
IngaParticipant2 weeks, 3 days ago
Honestly, I like multi-course meals so I never do the one-dish thing, but as a child I remember my mom would make Chicken Divan (the Campbell’s soup version). It was an absolute favorite and with chicken, broccoli and rice, it could be considered a full meal by itself. I’m making myself hungry just thinking about it!