Little Boy

December 6th, 2013 . by Melissa

…is what we are calling the baby for now because we cannot agree on a name. Good thing we have 4 more months to figure one out! There are actually 2 names we really like and have had on our list for awhile but BOTH are on the Top 5 Most Popular Boy Names for this year. While I don’t want to name Little Boy some made up name like Pooky Gooky Dooky (sorry, Jack!), I also don’t want him to have the same name as 5 other boys in his class. Jack(son) was number 36 in popularity when Jack was born in 2009 and it seems like there are 4 year old Jacksons everywhere! Poor Jack was so confused at his soccer games when this other little boy named Jackson (also called Jack) brought his entire extended family to every game to cheer him on. They’d yell “Score, Jack, score!!” But my Jack was nowhere near the ball or goal and was wondering why all these people were yelling at him! It really wasn’t that big of a deal but it’s made me rethink popular names for our future children. SO yeah, we have no name ideas for Little Boy!

I wanted to share a little bit about this Little Boy we can’t wait to meet in April!

First, he is a crazy mover!! More than my other two, and I thought they were busy bodies in utero! At the ultrasound the technician had a hard time getting all of his readings because he was so fidgety. Despite all this moving; I only feel his kicks, body waves, and punches 10 or so times a day. My placenta is in front of the baby and so all of his movements are muffled by that. Which also means, Jason hasn’t been able to feel him yet because his movements aren’t strong enough to be felt on the outside.

Second, he’s a little guy. He is only in the 11th percentile for height and weight. At my ultrasound, I had only gained 5 lbs. and I was terrified they were going to tell me there was something wrong with the baby’s development. However, he is perfectly healthy in every way, just waiting for a growth spurt to catch up!

It’s amazing to me how each of my pregnancies have been noticeably different. I was much sicker with this one than I was with Cadence (and I wasn’t sick with Jack at all!) This is my first baby where the placenta has been in the front, so that’s been different as far as feeling movement! I get tummy aches all the time with this one and have to be careful about what I eat even though my nausea is long gone (thank goodness!!)  With Cadence I had already gained 15 lbs. by week 15, with this one I have finally hit the 10 lb. mark at week 23 (and I’m really happy about that because low weight gain scares me.) I am also getting a lot more frustrated, a lot more quickly this pregnancy. My poor children and husband, just know it’s the hormones talking, not me!

Here’s are some cute “skeleton” pictures (as Jack calls them!) and a belly shot!

 

 

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And here we are at 23 weeks!DSC_0173 copy

 

One Response to “Little Boy”

  1. comment number 1 by: Joni

    Wow you look good and are hardly showing! We can’t wait to meet little Boy either!