11/8/10

Week 21

First off, I can't begin this post without saying thank you for all of your kind words of encouragement and promises of prayer during this time. I have said it before and I will say it again. I love keeping a blog as a "journal" of our life, and the friendships that I have made in the process are just an added bonus. Writing is sort of a "therapy" for me, even before I had a blog I would write out my thoughts, so I'm thankful I have this avenue.


Now onto fun baby stuff.........



I feel like most girls have these sweet rounded bellies. Mine always looks like a torpedo for some reason.
How Far Along: 21 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 10 pounds. I feel like I'm not as big in real life as I appear in pictures but maybe I am. Maybe the pictures are just a swift REALITY CHECK.

Maternity Clothes: Combination of both maternity and regular. I feel comfortable in all maternity clothes, but a lot of the maternity shirts are too big, but I still want to wear them. I'm weird about clothes. I need to feel comfortable. When I was younger I went through a phase where I would only wear leggings cause I thought jeans were so uncomfortable. Then I went through that phase again last year.

Gender: BOY!!

Movement: I feel him every so often. Still not as often as I would like. And when I feel him it is crazy low, so sometimes that worries me. When I imagined feeling a baby I always thought it would be high up, but most of the time its below my belly button. Not sure what is normal.

Sleep: Sleep has been fine. I wake up with some weird pains but I'm sure it's all apart of the process. My mom told me my hip pains were probably just my hips stretching and in her words "they will never go back". Thanks for the pep talk mom, love ya.

What I miss: Hm.. nothing really this week.

Cravings: This week I wanted a cookie cake. Which isn't too out of the ordinary I always crave that in my everyday non-preggo life. So no weird cravings this week. Oh well I just remembered I've been eating a lot of Velveeta shells and cheese. I've always loved it but now I want it for every meal.

Symptoms: Weird side pain, CRAZY cramps in my leg and feet.

Best Moment this week: Buying the baby bedding fabric. I am NOT good at decisions at all so it is good that I found something this early and we can start working on more things for the nursery.

The Name:

We still haven't decided on a middle name but I have had several people ask if I'm going to share the name we picked and I realized it looked like I was keeping it a secret or something. I'm really not I'm just trying to come up with a middle name. We are open to suggestions. :-)

The name that we decided to go with despite the fact that you or your second cousin may know a demon-child with this name is:

Eli

We have both always loved the name. And even though Luke is a die-hard New York Giants fan, our son will not be named after Eli Manning. He is merely inspiration.

I'm so glad the last name is already picked out because I have had a hard enough time with the other two names!

56 comments:

Kodi said...

What's Luke's middle name? Maybe that would work? I think with a short first name a longer middle name would sound best....but you have a long last name so either way it will sound good I think. Haha I'm no help! My favorite names Nate vetoed are Beckett, Hayden, Holden & Reece.

PinkSass said...

You know I love the name. And girl you look great and look how long your hair is! love.

Mallory said...

I want to have a boy named Elijah Robert (Robert was my grandpa's name). :) But I'm so obsessed with baby names that I could go on and on and on, so I'll just end the ocmment here with a YOU LOOK GREAT! :D

Mallory said...

Oh, and if it helps, I know a little Eli and he is one of the SWEETEST kids in the world! Your baby is not doomed to be wicked! Haha :)

Linda said...

I like Eli. And I have only known nice boys named Eli.

newteacherwife said...

I like that name and I know very nice sweet boys with it as well. I like maybe Luke's middle name or maybe your dad's or his dad's name or a grandparent's name?

Still keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Stephanie Marie said...

Love the name!! And you make a precious pregnant girl... just as sweet as you think all of the other ones look :) Congrats on the bedding choice! I know that will take me ages whenever the time comes!

Lindsay said...

Love the name! I know a precious little boy named Eli. Sweet name.

Anonymous said...

I like family names for middle names, so maybe one of your father or grandfather's names? Other ideas:

Eli Lucas
Eli Josiah
Eli James

Mrs.BigTime said...

Eli is my very favorite name right now! Good choice!

Julee Turner said...

My best friend from college has a very sweet Eli that is 6 months old! I love that name!

Anonymous said...

Eli was my grandfather's name, and I love it. I don't have a son, but if I did, it would be his name! Some middle name ideas:

Eli Nolan
Eli Benjamin

Kate said...

I know absolutely no demon-children named Eli! Great name!!!

Bech and Marley Evans said...

I think Eli is a beautiful name. And I know a really cute, really sweet, and really obedient little boy named Eli.

In this wonderful life... said...

love love looooove the name! it's super cute. and you, look precious!

josephinechoo said...

Wanna share something with you.I never give birth before but my mum shared her experience with me.
She told me that Chinese believe if you have round belly,mean pregnant with girl.With the shape ain't round,mean with boy..I'm not sure whether this is true or not,but I hope you won't mind this sharing.

Alicia said...

You look great!!! Also, my nephews name is Eli and he is honestly one of the cutest, sweetest and most intelligent little boys I have ever known! And I promise I am not just saying that because I'm his aunt :)

...love Maegan said...

awe, too cute ...and I'm sure the belly will round out soon ;)

Mrs. Classic said...

Love the name, we want to use it for a girls as a shortened version of Elizabeth. I know a boy eli and he is a cute kid, not a terror.

Pamela said...

Glad you stuck with what you like! I didn't realize how popular Eli was becoming until we decided on it for our son, haha! As for a middle name, we're going with my maiden name in honor of my father who passed away when I was 15.

Tricia Nae said...

Your just so cute!! And I LOVE the name Eli (love the Eli Young Band)...I'm sure y'all will come up with the perfect middle name!

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Jon and Steph said...

You look amazing!! I know I won't look that good this far along. You're beautiful, girl.

And I LOVE the name Eli. Great pick. Who cares if other boys named Eli are terrible, your baby is going to be precious no matter what.

Becca said...

I LOVE the name Eli!! :-) great choice friend!

And I always had the WORST leg and foot cramps when I was pregnant. I would wake up and panic and wake Adam up a few times every night haha - it's all practice for having a newborn I guess!

Brown Girl said...

Love the name, great pick!

Rikki said...

I know a little boy named Eli, he is the sweetest most adorable little boy I've ever know! His full name is Eli Nathaniel.

quite contrary said...

love the name Eli! you look SO pretty pregnant! you are glowing!

Lauren said...

LOVE the name!!!!!!!!! :)

R said...

Love the name choice. And I haven't met a bad Eli yet...and I teach! So there are plenty of other names I'd steer clear of but that one is ok.

Mrs. Marshall said...

My nephew is named Eli..well Elias..and he's not a demon :) oh and he has a full head of hair so I think that name is perfect your baby boy Tree! As for middle names..his is Reeser which is me and my sister's maiden name. Good luck with picking a middle name!
Praying for your little family :)

Brittany said...

BEAUTIFUL name! Perfect for your little boy!

BeckyJo606 said...

I have a baby cousin named Elijah Edward and he is SUCH an angel! He basically potty-trained himself right when he turned two--quite the opposite of a demon child! :)

Nicole said...

Eli is my cousin's baby's name...Eli Charles. He's a sweetie AND it just so happens my favorite band is the Eli Young Band. I think it's a great choice! Good luck choosing the middle name!

Ari said...

Cute name! I know NO bad Elis :)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Love the name! And I know no bad Eli's, so maybe that helps. :)

My belly looked like a torpedo for the longest time. But the roundness is coming. Trust. ;) and your Mom is right, those hips will never be the same!

You look gorgeous girl. Pregnancy suits you!

petrii said...

Megan ~~ you are the sweetest thing. You look so cute and just lovely. I love the name Eli. Hmmmm middle name? How about

Eli McKinley
or
Eli Parker
or
Eli Peyton (heehee) Hey that's actually kind of cute =)

Okay so those are my suggestions.

Have a Blessed day friend,
Dawn

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

Love Eli.

I can't believe how quickly your pregnancy is going. I mean i know I'm not living but I looked at your pics and you look pregnant now and you are so cute. Congratulations! Thanks for sharing weekly updates!!!

~K

Meghan said...

You look great! I have a friend with a 16 month old named Elijah (Eli), and he is sweet and happy-not a terror at all!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

It's true about the hips...at least it was for me :) I lost all the pregnancy weight right away but my jeans still fit differently because my hips were wider. Maybe it won't be that way for you though -- every woman is different!

And I love the name Eli -- my nephew has that name and he is one of the most well behaved little boys I've ever met :)

the rigdons said...

i know SEVERAL sweet boys named "eli"... and you look awesome!

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Mrs H said...

That is an adorable name, and I've NEVER met a bad child named Eli...just say'n :)

5th Belle Avenue said...

Mine was always pointed, too! I even thought mine looked pointed and LOW; yours is perfect. Once I hit the 3rd trimester it really started rounding out. You're a little peanut, so the baby just sticks straight out! :)

5th Belle Avenue said...

PS. I loooove his name!!!!

Taylor said...

Love that name!! I like Benjamin for a middle name!

Rebecca (Craving Simplicity) said...

I LOVE the name Eli!!!! Great pick! (And I don't know any crazy kids with the name...) :)

Nicole said...

Hi,
I have only commented on your blog once before as we are due on the same day with boys! I have to let you know that my husband's name is Elijah and he goes by Eli and he gets so many compliments on it, so good choice on the name!
Nicole

china said...

LOVE the name Eli... One of my sweetest students several years ago was named Eli. Good choice.

China L.
New Mexico

Birdie said...

What a great name!! I've never known anyone named Eli, but I really like the way it sounds with Tree! It's such a lyrical name!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

ahh you look so cute! and your hair looks SO pretty! :) I love his name, so so cute! aww, yay! and I know his bedding is going to be adorable!

The Shabby Princess said...

Love the name Eli!

Paige said...

I love the name Eli! So sweet!

Jane said...

Love the name Eli ... and your hair looks incredibly amazing!!!

Jennifer said...

You look so cute!!

And I LOVE the name Eli! I know a little boy named Eli and he is sooo cute, so smart and so sweet!:)And he has the prettiest blonde hair, but I don't think your Eli will have blonde hair! Ha!

Emily said...

You look amazing! All baby... so tiny! so precious!! Love the name eli! SUCH a cute name:) Been praying lots for you guys still!! hugs

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