Friday, December 23, 2005

i don't know what good it did...

i took my little one to the ymca for a little playtime for her, exercise for me. the doc doesn't want me on the treadmill, she says "you're not going to lose weight." well duh, that doesn't mean i have to sit like a lump on the couch all day long either. i wish i could have changed to a doctor around here. it takes me like an eon to get to the office, which should be fun when i'm in labor. :) unfortunately there were no doctors around here that take my insurance, and i was a little hesitant to change doctors when this one has helped me through two pregnancies and births, so oh well.

anyway back to the gym. i was on the treadmill for an hour, but i can only do like 2.5 or 3 mph now. lol it's pretty funny, especially when i'm flanked by a couple of long-distance runners on either side. i feel like i should lean over to them and say, "i'm pregnant, i swear i'll work harder later" but i guess the belly says that for me. :)

still no names picked out. i don't see that happening anytime this year. speaking of which, i'm off to wrap some presents. :) merry christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


names names names, we need to pick a name for this baby. the hard part is my hubby and i have completely different tastes in names. i like names like linaeve, bronwyn, and ember, and he likes names like ashley, nathan, and daniel. ugh. how did we ever name our first two?! :)

anyway, here are my picks.

for a boy i like:
  1. aaron
  2. aidan (although it's the most popular boys name this year, ew)
  3. donovan
  4. gabriel
  5. jacob (what our second daughter was going to be if she was a boy, and the top name of 2003, ew)
  6. riley
  7. asher
  8. quinlan
  9. jeremy
  10. koren

and for a girl i like:

  1. bronwyn
  2. avery
  3. ember
  4. rebekah
  5. teagan
  6. flannery
  7. riley
  8. taryn
  9. tenley
  10. zipporah

don't be surprised, though, if none of these names make the final cut. for some reason while i love all these names, i can't imagine actually giving some of them to my child. and there's no way hubby would have some of them. :)

i'm trying to convince hubby to let us keep the baby's name a secret (you know, once we dedide on one) until the baby is born. i like the idea of having that to ourselves for now, and not having to worry about everyone's opinion until it's already done. :)

ok this is like my third post today. i really need to go get some actual housework done.

me and the girls

here's me with our girls. it's a year or two old, but i don't have anything more recent right now. one of these days i'll figure out how to work the network connections that hooks my laptop up with hubby's desktop, where all the good pics are. :) Posted by Picasa

so lazy

oh my lazy today. i have some things to do, like return those videos to the library and pay the $20 late fee and go pick up candles from my kid's school, but all i really wanna do is go climb back into bed. well heck, i'm pregnant, i can sleep if i wanna, right? :) it doesn't help that i have a cold. they don't tell you about that before you get pregnant: "oh yeah, you'll probably catch a cold at some point during that nine (ten!) months and oh yeah, you can't take anything for it!"

ugh... *:P

anyway, only like, 75 days left or something like that! woo hoo! we really have to pick a name...

that's all for now, i'm going to take a nap. ;)

Monday, December 19, 2005

first post

ok, here it is, my first post.

my original intent for this blog was as a weight-loss tool, more for myself than for the benefit of anyone who might read it. but, since weight loss is generally frowned upon during pregnancy, for now this will be the baby countdown blog. :)

our third baby is due in nine weeks. yay! we don't know what we're having, we don't have a name for the poor child, but we do know we are having a baby, and we're very excited.

this little baby is so blessed to be born into our little family! he or she has two big sisters waiting to welcome him or her into the world.

ok, you know what? i really don't like typing "he or she" and "him or her" so i'm just going to write "him" and "he" all the time. hope you don't mind. and i'm sure if we have a girl, she'll get over it. heck, she doesn't even have to know! :)

this baby has got me more anxious than i was with the first two. i mean, with my oldest it was hard cuz of the whole first-time thing, but i never worried that she would be sick or anything. this pregnancy just seems so different though! i swear i'm smaller than i was the first couple of times, and the baby just doesn't seem to move around as much. i remember getting poked so hard in the ribs, and being able to lay down and watch the baby move and push up against my stomach, but this time is just so much more quiet. hm, maybe we'll have a relaxed, easy baby. that would be nice! :) not that the first two were particularly difficult, mind...

anyway, i can't wait to be done with this pregnancy. i was so excited to get pregnant. of course there was the whole wanting another baby thing, but besides that it was wanting to be pregnant. i remember feeling so great and looking so cute and glowy. not this time! now i just feel huge and sluggish and huge. i can't wait to have my baby in my arms and my body to myself! at least, as much to myself as possible while nursing. lol so in other words not much. nursing a baby is a lot like being pregnant, as far as having your body to yourself goes. and between having two other kids wanting attention and a hubby who wants his, if men ever had to go through what we do, we'd never have to worry about overcrowding.

i'm no manbasher, and i never have been. my hubby is fantastic! i just think things would be a lot different if men had the babies. like, paid paternity leave required, and no one worries about losing a job because of pregnancy. company-sponsored childcare, and qualities required for good childrearing considered excellent benefits to any employee, encouraging dads for promotions. but i guess God certainly knew what he was doing, anyway. i think i'll ask Him about that when the time comes. :)

let's see, more about the reason for this blog. when i got pregnant i had just lost 10 lbs, leaving me at 165 lbs. that's a heck of a lot for someone who's 5 foot 3 on a tall day. my first trimester left me almost ten lbs lighter thanks to nasty nausea, and since then i've gained (dare i even think it?) almost thirty lbs. so now i'm 185. WOW. i told dh that i weigh almost as much as him. it's the most i've ever weighed, in my entire life. i can't even look at myself--well, the not pregnant parts. my big round belly and my humongo boobs aren't bad, but then there are my scary legs or my huge face, ugh!

dh's parents renewed our membership to the y for christmas, bless them. i am so excited. i'm going to be there every day! when we started our membership last winter i was there so much, i thought i was addicted, and i loved it! but then i got preggo and sick, and now i think there is going to be much work to be done. :) that's ok, i'm up for the challenge. unlike so many people who struggle with their weight, i am blessed with a loving husband who has loved me through all my, shall we say, weight fluctuations. it makes a huge difference, having him for support. and then there are the girls. who better to turn to for love and acceptance at any weight then your own kids (well, at least while they're little)? i'll tell you who: God, who is my biggest source of strength. so like i said, i'm ready for the challenge. if you decide to come with me i'll try to make it worth your while. :) i'm a little nervous and self-conscious about posting this trip online for anyone to read, but that's also why i'm doing it: to keep myself accountable to someone, even if that someone is no one i know. :)