Lately, I've really focused on just enjoying our last weeks as a family of three. Though moving up to a family of four is going to be absolutely amazing, I realize that our little trio is about to change forever. It's just kinda surreal in a crazy, wonderful way. I'm finding myself starring at Aizlynn and thinking about the fact that she's not going to be the baby anymore and it makes me cry. It's a strange emotion I can't explain. My precious "baby" will soon be referred to as "my oldest" and it just feels weird to me. Even still, I do realize what an awesome thing it is that she finally gets to be a big sister and we finally get another precious child in our lives. The anticipation is immense but, I'm also lost in my thoughts of knowing how life is about to change..
Recently, I had a prenatal appointment which actually went well. Baby's still on my left side, head down, comfortably snuggled in the position he/she has favored almost the entire pregnancy. My midwife always giggles at the fact the the baby is so easily felt- back, butt, thigh, feet & head are all identified within first touch. I'm literally ALL BABY! There's definitely been some growth in my fundal height (a cm but still) and also my weight is now coming on steadily as I thought it eventually would. Still waiting on another ultrasound set for Feb. 16th just to be certain that everything's functioning as it should and also to check on baby since I have been on the smaller side. I was sent home that day with my "birth box" (homebirth supplies that the midwife needs) & my list of all the things I'll need to purchase for the birth as well. Between coming home with that & seeing the birth pool in my living room, It's making everything that much more real! We'll be shopping this week for all the things on my list.Oh and on a totally random note, I'm obsessed with baths lately. I think I can really see myself being pretty comfortable in water when I finally go into labor..
I seriously laugh at the thought that so many people still see me as "tiny". I guess one always feels big when it's them carrying the baby right?!
And the names..
Well as you all know, we decided it would be that much more special to NOT find out the sex of our babe. We just love love love the surprise factor! The downside? Having to come up with two sets of names as if trying to figure out one isn't hard enough! We're still not a hundred percent definite on a boy or girl name (we might just wait to see what the baby looks like) but either way I've decided to share our list :)
There you have it! We're still open to ideas and suggestions so please feel free to comment!