Lots of stuff about baby

We found out we're having a girl!  Now someone please help me come up with names because we're seriously struggling.  We've been talking about boy names for weeks and now we have to switch gears, and nothing sounds good.  I don't want anything too trendy or too bland, I like old-fashioned but not fuddy-duddy, and uncommon but not made-up sounding.  So far the only name that's securely on our list is Mari Joy, and we'd call her Joy.  (Mari is pronounced the same as Mary, but it's the spelling of my grandmother's name.  And see?  That's already too complicated because everyone is going to pronounce it "MAH-ree" when they read it, and being "Kitty, not Katie" and answering "How did you get Kitty from Mary?" my whole life makes me want to avoid any names requiring explanation.)  Okay, so... GO!

I told my new employer early this week that I'm expecting, and they were extremely cool about it.  RELIEF!  The job is going well.  It's just enough of a challenge that I'm not bored, I'm learning a lot of new things which is great, and I really like everyone in my little department (there are four of us).  Emotionally I'm feeling a lot better these days too and the job is a big part of that.  I feel like I'm contributing to the household again (which makes sense because I am), not feeling nearly as anxious all the time, and I have a bit of confidence back.  Thank goodness!

As for baby bump pics, I've been really bad about taking them.  I think the last one we took was around 15 weeks, and now I'm at 26.  I'm just lazy!  So much for creating a flip book of my burgeoining belly.  (Just kidding, I wasn't really going to make a flip book.)  But I suppose I can take a second to provide you with a shot, just because you're so nice.

You're probably wondering how my boss didn't already know I'm pregnant!  Well, basically I wore as concealing of clothing as possible for a couple of days and avoided giving anyone a profile view.  Like I said before, I'm sure she suspected.  Plus I swear I popped out a little bit more just over the past few days.

I'm almost in the third trimester and it still feels weird to have a belly sticking out in front of me.  Also, really weird to have something moving around inside said belly.  She's still feet-down, and I get a lot of shots to the cervix which is definitely the weirdest.  Last night I was almost asleep when all of a sudden I got hit there with what felt like both feet and I jumped!  Ugh.  I'm definitely going to start doing the exercises my doctor gave me to try to get her to turn.  As she gets bigger the kicks are obviously more intense and uncomfortable, plus I really, really, REALLY want to do whatever I possibly can to try to avoid a c-section just in case she has no intentions of turning herself.

So three months to go and I haven't begun to start working on the baby's room, which is now the office.  And what a tornado of an office it is.  And that's why I'm procrastinating - it is such a daunting clean-up project.  I already decided I'm not painting any walls.  They're a nice sandy color that will go with just about anything and painting sucks.  I did find some crib bedding I like - ladybugs!  So we're going with a red color scheme.  But I can't do any of the fun stuff until the room is clean... I'll get to it eventually.

Okay lots to do today and I'm procrastinating again, as usual.  So peace out!


My Vegas said...

here are some of my girl names from last time:

Catherine (Cate)

MIddle name will probably be mine, Jean.

Allison said...

Beautiful lady!! I love the name Grace. What about Joy Mari? Henry always had his hands by his head when I was pregnant. It was hella uncomfortable as he got bigger...and stronger ...and punched ne HARD in Ladyville. Phew.

Christina said...

I like the name Mari Joy!

I hope she turns, I had 2 c-sections and they aren't awful but I don't know anything else.

Emily said...

I also like the name Mari Joy! And I think nowadays we all are asked how to spell names b/c there are a lot of different spellings of names now. I know names are a personal thing, but some of my favorite girl names are Alice, Caroline, Camilla, and Allison. Good luck, and you look too cute!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi-- congrats on your pregnancy! (I just found your blog thru another.). I have a 6-week old daughter and it seems like just yesterday I was like you, 26 weeks pregnant (and she was breech too!!-- until 39 weeks!). Anyway-- some names I liked:
Cecily Sabine Simone (as pp said) Isabeau Imogen
Zelda Francis...
Best of luck in the rest of your pregancy, delivery and parenting!!