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.
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.
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:
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!