I was super convinced that we were having a girl, so Ian and I have only been discussing girl names. Guess we will have to shelve those. We both would have picked a boy, so we are pretty excited!
I think it is finally starting to sink in that I am pregnant. I feel huge and people have started patting my stomach. I pat their stomachs back (unless it is Ian). Yup, I am glad that we are not having a little girl to take after her Momma's sassy ways.
|18 weeks 3 days - good thing my phone remembers when I take pictures.|
It is definitely December in our household - lots of Christmas music and lots of looming deadlines for school for both of us (I still have 2 finals to write...yikes!). The good news is it will all be over in 2 weeks.
Unfortunately, I have given up a bit on exercising. I got out for a couple of walks this week. I try to motivate myself to go, but it is getting colder here and it has snowed a couple of times. I like running so much more - I actually feel like some stress is relieved and running generates way more body heat. If I run these days my hips hurt quite a bit the next day so I stick to walking.
|Pumpkin Pie 5k - we walked it together. It was FREEZING and walking a 5k makes me feel lame. Ian is a good encourager. And he gave me half of his piece of pumpkin pie afterwards "for the baby".|
|December 1st! 20 weeks 3 days. Ignore my hair - I was not really planning on showing this picture to people.|
I slept awesome over Thanksgiving break and then I was back to hit or miss this past week. I can usually fall asleep pretty easily, it is just a matter staying asleep between 1-5am. I know it is only going to get worse so I am trying to be okay with it. Whenever I feel tired I go to bed so I can a get a good 4-5 hours in - which means I go to bed at 7pm or 8pm (more common) some nights and then get up at 4am to finish whatever I did not get done the night before.
Did I mention that I am excited that we are having a boy? I am so ready for some kicks or jabs. I think I have gained too much weight to feel anything right now. I do feel little things that are similar to an air bubble popping but who knows if that is the baby or not. I am trying to keep things fairly simple on our baby registry, but I can't resist the baby boy clothes! They are just so cute. I have heard that we might get a lot of clothes and so we don't need to register for much, but I since I am not trying to not buy any, I am registering for as much as I want!
I love one sentence prayers. I like longer prayers too, but there is something about a one sentence prayer that can almost instantly calm my heart. One thing that I pray often is, "Lord, prepare our hearts for what you have for us."