Monday, February 17, 2014

Watch Sesame Grow, week 33

Edition: We took the show on the road to the baby's room
Size of baby: Almost four lbs or so I hear from the Baby Bump emails I get every week. I haven't done additional research to back this up. 
Fun fact: The baby likes to hang out with it's head on the left side of my stomach. This probably means I poke it in the eye whenever I touch it. 
Size of mother: Up about 2.5 el bees since my appointment last month. Grand total of 141.2. 
What's on the menu: Sweet potato fries.
Worst part of the week: Flying back from Massachusetts. If I had to sit for one more hour I probably would have gone crazy and/or had a meltdown. Which are basically the same thing. My apologizes to my row mates who had to deal with ALL THE MOVING and ALL THE OPENING OF GUM WRAPPERS in order to ward off back problems and nausea. My life is so glamorous.
Best part of the week: Getting more Sesame's room done (pictures forthcoming!) and seeing tiny little bits of hair sticking up off the baby's head on the ultrasound. 
Other things I have to say: At my appointment on Wednesday the midwife said I was measuring smaller than I should be so she scheduled an ultrasound on Friday. (It's worth noting that this was the first appointment I was sure they'd comment on how I was getting bigger.) She called me when she saw the results and said I need to have a follow up ultrasound today. It appears my fluid levels are too low so she told me to drink 100+ oz of water each day over the weekend. You know what's hard to do when you're not thirsty? DRINK ALL THAT WATER. I feel like I'm drowning. 

We picked the baby's coming home outfit. I wanted them to be similar to clothes Christopher and I would wear and this is what we came up with. 
I made a headband to go with the dress because of course. 
I realized lately that for all my talk of not keeping the baby's name a secret I've never mentioned them here. Our boy's name is Carter Lee and the girl's is either Annabelle Lee or Katherine Lee. One of us is for Katherine and the other is for Annabelle. Feel free to share your opinion. Whichever first name we don't use this time we'll use for the next baby girl. If you pick my name I'll send you a Dunkin Donuts gift card. Carter was the last name of a friend who died of cancer a few years ago, Katherine would be after Katie and Annabelle is just a name we like. Lee is a family name of Christopher's. My dad's middle name is Grant so a little boy of ours down the road will have it for a middle name. We do what we can to keep the Civil War debate alive!


whit | Black Little Button blog said...

awe, love the outfit options! :)

Anonymous said...

i love Annabelle. My cousin's name is Annabelle. My aunt stole my baby name, that evil..... (to be fair, I was 12 when she was born, but she still stole my name)

Erin said...

1. You look AMAZING 2. love the names 3. Love the outfits.

Can't wait!

Emily said...

Love the coming home outfits-sooo cute!

Jen said...

The names and outfits are perfect! :) Can't wait to hear what sesame is! :)

Michelle said...

I love every one of those names. And you look so adorable that I want to go get impregnated.

Jenn said...

I'm trying to figure out which one of you picked Annabelle... can. not. figure. it. out. But I like all the names! And the outfits! LOOOOVE the headband. You've got mad skillz S-dog. (That's you. I felt the need to follow up with your ghetto name since I wrote skills with a Z.)

Glad you made it back to TN safe and sound!

Rachel Ross said...

You look great!! And I love the names, can't go wrong with any of them! Can't wait to see pictures of your little one, not too much longer!! My guess is girl! :)

Mrs. K said...

Those outfits are super cute. My kids never have a cute outfit coming home. I don't know why I hardly care about it. I'm just like slap a onesie on the kid and let's get outta here! Of course, I had both my kids in Ft Polk, LA so the climate is a wee bit warmer there. I say this every week, but you just look so darn cute.

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Katherine is a fantastic name ;)

Claire said...

Gorgeous names...but I have a Katherine bias (my mama's name).