Tuesday, January 11, 2011

BabyBear Update - 15 weeks

I don't feel like there's a whole lot to update since my life these days revolves around watching the clock for when I can take my next dose of medicine and pacing myself in the eating department.

Here's a 14 week belly photo to distract you from my next sentence. I gained 10 pounds in 3 weeks. The good news is that I'm only back to my pre-pregnancy weight which I guess is doing OK considering I'm 15 weeks today.

My doctor finds the heartbeat really easily at my appointments (in the 150's) and what a sweet sound it is. I'm still sick every day, but haven't thrown up in quite a while. I graze all.day.long on whatever sounds good. I'm waiting for the "I want a SALAD!" craving to kick in like it did with Sam. Right now I'm stuck on a Cherry Coke & Fritos craving. It's awful. I know how bad pop is for me, yet it's one of the only things that calms my tummy besides sleep.

Speaking of sleep. I'm still going to bed super early - usually sound asleep by 8pm, if not earlier. I'm holding off on the Unisom until the middle of the night and breaking the dose into two in hopes that my catastrophic dreams will stay away and I can get more than 2 hours of sleep at a time. Right now I'm waking up almost every.single.hour. Not restful at all let me tell ya!

Sam and Julia ask when the baby is going to come out of my tummy about once a day. They know that when it's time to go to the beach again that it's going to be almost time. We scheduled our 20 week ultrasound for a time that they could both attend. I hope that doesn't turn out to be a mistake. I really want them involved and to get a glimpse of their sibling in action in a few weeks.

Are we going to find out what we're having? Don't know yet. IF we do find out, we won't be sharing the names on our list until after the baby is born. We have lots of girl names to choose from but our boy list is pathetically short. If you have any suggestions please share! We like classic, easy to spell names that will sound good with Sam and Julia. Bonus points to the person who comes up with a boy name (that we like) that has the "aw" sound in it!

I think that's about it for a baby update. Like I said, my world revolves around medication and food. Thankfully I have two busy kids to distract me!


LutherLiz January 11, 2011 at 1:10 PM  

The only "aw" sound boy name I can think of is Shawn, Bradshaw, Shaw, and Esau (sort of).

I can think of other boy names though.

Either way Congrats again and I hope the sickies go away completely soon!

Jenn @ Munchkin Land January 11, 2011 at 1:13 PM  

So excited for you, your family, and this beautiful bundle of joy! Praying for the nausea to ease up soon.

Anonymous January 11, 2011 at 1:40 PM  

I love the growing bellies...hubby needs to stop taking pictures of mine though...lol

I am glad you haven't been sick, even though you feel it. That is the worst feeling.

I will think on the aw names...

Bonnie@TheFragileXFiles January 11, 2011 at 2:15 PM  

John? Conner? Conrad? Todd? Oliver?

Alyssa January 11, 2011 at 2:34 PM  

Love that little bump! Can't wait to see it in person!

CFMama January 11, 2011 at 2:57 PM  

My brother in laws name is Shaun. But there are so many ways to spell it. Shawn. Sean.

jenna - through mommy goggles January 11, 2011 at 4:37 PM  

I'm a sucker for the name Thomas :) It was high a-top our boy name list and is Levi's middle name.

Abby January 11, 2011 at 8:59 PM  

I am jealous of your "lots of girls names!" We are expecting (not finding out) and our daughter is Julia and Sam is one of our two boys names. We have NO girls names right now. If you could secretly share yours that would be greatly appreciated (-; xoxo Best wishes.

Lauren January 11, 2011 at 10:55 PM  


Hadassah January 12, 2011 at 8:22 PM  

How fun, you are about as far along as my sister is. :)

It doesn't have the "aw" sound in it, but when I saw that you wanted a classic name, the first that came to me was Henry... I think that can be a cute, classic name. :P

Jenney January 12, 2011 at 8:54 PM  

Ok. Classic it isn't. But one of my friend's at church has a little boy named Conlan pronounced Con-lon, which sorta has a "Aw" sound. It isn't "Lawn" more "lon". Not sure how to type the difference.
Everything else I think of is like Jonathan. Shawn. Don.
Yep. I got nothing. I like Caden too. But that is my cousin's kids name. So boo. Not that I'm pregnant to even need another boy name.

Karen January 12, 2011 at 9:21 PM  

My guesses are Noah and Joshua but I also have to second the Thomas suggestion.
So exciting and happy for your whole family! Hope these next 25 weeks speed by!

lots_of_love_four_kids January 13, 2011 at 10:59 AM  

Congratulations on your little bun! (in the oven :)

Benjamin and Mason are good ones for your potential list!

Best wishes with the rest of your pregnancy, and I will be praying for you to feel better soon!

take care!

Anonymous February 6, 2011 at 8:16 PM  


Lawson for a boy name with the "aw" sound.

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