What is in a name???

Ok so the big debate as of late in our house is what to name our daughter…I never realized how picky my hubby is but now I realize…he has several “rules” that I was made aware of:

  1. No close friends, family co-workers with the name or their children
  2. No ‘A’ names so they wont be called first in class
  3. Nothing that could be shortened up to a name he didnt like
  4. He prefers one syllable names so they cant be shortened but he is open to others if they are nice
  5. No stripper names – well thats my rule too
  6. Nothing too ethinic
  7. Nothing too long
  8. Doesnt like names that end in y and yes my name is Cindy
  9. Does not like gender neutral names
  10. Nothing too popular

So I have been asking him for weeks now to come up with a list of names that he likes and it was like pulling teeth I almost said to him I will just pick the name and thats it…no I wouldnt do it but it finally got him moving…he finally relented and said by yesterday he would come up with his list..the 2 hrs he was researching it guess how many names he found…a whopping 2!!! I was amazed at how selective he was but come on 2 names and one of them was the name I have been telling him I liked so it was really one other name…now that we have our “huge” list we have to try it out and see which we like sounds nice but who would have known that a name would be that difficult but I guess it will be her name for her life…

My 20 Week appt was yesterday!!!

So I had my anatomy scan yesterday and that is usually when you find out the gender but since we did the 3D scan we already knew we were having a girl which was confirmed so def no penis…so the scan started with an internal which I was shocked by…she needed to measure the cervix to make sure everything was ok…I had to pee like a race horse and the sono tech preferred a full bladder so I obliged…the cervix looked good…next was the rest of the sono to take measurements of all the parts…they measured the spine, head, abdomen, legs, arms and a bunch of other stuff…she was spine up so she could not get a good picture of all the parts of the heart and my little princess was not cooperating and refused to move…they got to see that there were 4 chambers but not the valves, aorta and the inflow/outflow of the heart so we have to go back in 2 weeks and hopefully she is in the mood to have her heart seen…the dr. said if they could not get a good picture we would need to have a fetal EKG but I shouldnt worry since everything seemed to be fine but they need the picture to confirm it…I dont know why but I am not worried…I usually worry about these things but seeing her move around and knowing that her heart is pumping away and has 4 chambers makes me feel at ease plus I know that she can be stubborn based on my 3D scan…her weight right now is 11 oz. which is right on track and we are so happy to finally hit that halfway mark and in 20 weeks or less we will meet her!!!  Now we def have to get on the whole nursery and making sure everything is prepared…I a way too much of a planner to let things wait.

19 Weeks!!!

How far along? 19 Weeks
Total weight gain: +5lbs from starting weight
Maternity clothes? 100% all the time
Sleep: Getting better as long as I get to bed at a reasonable time
Best moment this week: Starting my registry
Movement: Def movement
Food cravings: Colombian Food
Gender: Girl
Have you started to show yet: I think its fat but I know its baby
Symptoms: Heartburn after I eat or drink ANYTHING
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: 20 Week Anatomy Scan to confirm that everything is ok with the babyWeek 19

18 Weeks

How far along? 18 Weeks
Total weight gain: +3lbs from starting weight
Maternity clothes? 100% all the time
Sleep: Still need naps
Best moment this week: Had the 3D sono!!!
Movement: Def felt some movement
Food cravings: Soup
Gender: Girl
Have you started to show yet: Def showing and people notice
Symptoms: Heartburn after I eat ANYTHING
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Feeling more movement Week 18

Holy Pee!!!

I used to not have to pee as much prior to getting pregnant…I was like a camel..I could hold it for hours on end…road trips with me were easy since I didnt need frequent rest stops…oh how that has changed..I pee at night more than during day go figure…I wake up pretty much every 3 hrs to pee and beleive me I am not peeing like a race horse…hubby even has commented when he hears it and says “thats it?” and I promptly say yes…it always feels like I have to pee a waterfall when its just a tinkle…I have perfected peeing at night with one eye open…I am pretty much sleep walking…and when I get back to bed I feel thirsty so I take a sip of water which starts this vicious cycle all over again…I think very soon I will be switching sides with hubby so I can be closer to the bathroom since I dont see this getting better but only far worse…I will def take the peeing too much to the throwing up all the time in 1st trimester any day!!!

I found this article on frequent urination:

Why do I have to go to the bathroom so often?

You may have noticed a more frequent need to pee even before you realized you were pregnant. In fact, it’s one of the most common early signs of pregnancy, starting about six weeks into your first trimester.

Why the change? Shortly after you become pregnant, hormonal changes cause blood to flow more quickly through your kidneys, filling your bladder more often.

What’s more, over the course of your pregnancy the amount of blood in your body rises until you have almost 50 percent more than before you got pregnant. This leads to a lot of extra fluid getting processed through your kidneys and ending up in your bladder.

Eventually, you may also feel pressure on your bladder from your growing uterus, which further compounds the problem.

You may notice that you need to get up to pee more often during the night in particular. That’s in part because when you lie down, some of the fluid that you retained in your legs and feet during the day makes its way back into your bloodstream and eventually into your bladder.

Some pregnancy books say that you’ll begin to feel some relief early in your second trimester as your uterus rises out of your pelvis, but research doesn’t support this idea. The fact is, you may not get that fabled second-trimester break at all.

In one study in which pregnant women actually measured how often and how much they urinated, researchers found that both the frequency and volume increased over the course of the women’s pregnancies, with no relief in the second trimester.

Try not to let this get you down, though. You’ll probably feel better in other ways during the second trimester and, as a result, you may find it less of a chore to be running to the bathroom all the time.

Is there anything I can do about it?

You can reduce your number of bathroom trips by avoiding beverages that have a mild diuretic effect, such as coffee, tea, and alcohol. (Of course, you shouldn’t be drinking alcohol now anyway.)

Another tip: When you pee, lean forward to help completely empty your bladder.

Don’t go thirsty in an attempt to make bathroom visits less frequent. It’s important for your health and your baby’s that you stay well hydrated.

You might want to try drinking plenty of fluids during the day but then cutting back in the hours before you go to bed. You may not be able to get much relief, though. As one mom we know puts it, “It’s nature’s cruel way of training you for the many nights of interrupted sleep once your baby arrives!”

When will this constant need to pee ease up?

You can expect all this peeing to ease off soon after your baby is born. For the first few days postpartum, you’ll urinate in greater quantities and even more often as your body gets rid of the extra fluid you retained during pregnancy. But after about five days, your need to urinate should be close to what it was before you were pregnant.

Scared :(

I wanted to share something that I am kinda embarrassed about… I am scared to be a mother… I wanted to be a mother more than anything but I am freaked out… My mother was not around and I didn’t have any female role models growing up so I don’t know if it’s freaking me out that we are having a little girl. I dont want her to have the same childhood I did…I know my hubby will be a great father but I am scared I am going to be a bad mother like mine was to me… I wish I had a mother who was there for me and who I can lean on now but there is nothing I can do to change the past I know I just want to be the best mom I can be to my daughter… I get sad and I try to stay strong because I don’t want to portray being weak but it sucks to not have a mom who loves you no matter what 😦

 

Happy New Year!!!

I know I am a day late but I wanted to wish everyone a happy new year!!!  For those still on the infertility journey I hope that 2013 brings you what you always wanted…a baby!!! Last new years and Christmas my only wish was to be pregnant and I am so blessed to have had my wish come true so I hope that by the next holiday season you will be able to say the same thing…and for everyone who was blessed to get pregnant 2013 will be our year…I cannot believe that this time this year we will be celebrating with our little girl…I was telling my hubby that the holidays will be sooo different with a baby and we welcome that joy in our lives with open arms!!!

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