Sunday, March 1, 2009

15/40 = 3/8 = Almost half way!

What?!? Two new posts from me in less that a week? I know, I know- I should get excited about things that are actually exciting...

So we are officially starting Week 16! I am feeling loads better (finally) and the further along we get the more excited I am. I have never been sick like that before, and I seriously did not get off my couch for about 14 weeks. I was a little suspicious it might be twins, but our first ultrasound only found one- thank heavens.
I was feeling a little overwhelmed about having another baby- but now that I feel like a person again, I have also regained some perspective. I mean, yes there will be almost a three year break between Lauren and the newbie, but Gage will be 5. Four kids 5 and under. If I were not me, I would totally think "someone give that woman some drugs and please let one of them be birthcontrol!" But the time was right; we both felt like it was time and neither of us could deny it. Broke or not, moving or not, nanny or not ;)
So, I would post a picture, but honestly I just look chunky. My belly isn't big enough to justify maternity clothes, but I'm down to about three pairs of pants that fit, and sweats. Anything that squishes my middle makes me nauseous, and NOTHING looks flattering.
This baby is going to be our surprise. We will find out if we're having a boy or girl when s/he shows up in the hospital. I figure I just need some new onesies and some diapers. I also am out of bottles. I am also noticing that I have run out of names for girls. I have a few boy names that I like, but since Tony, Gage and Jossy have openly said that they would like a boy, it will likely be another girl. Any suggestions? I would like the middle name to be a family name, but I have no system for choosing first names. I do not like made up names, or ones that are spelled strange, like they have a silent 5 or something. I also prefer names that are traditionally feminine. I am not the type to name my son Ashley, or my daughter Ryan. Tony is completely unpredictable about what he may or may not like. He has ultimate veto power- if he doesn't like it, it isn't happening. It is what it is...

I would like suggestions... It will take me the rest of the pregnancy to decide on the finalists and I won't pick one until I meet him or her. Let me know what you think...

11 comments:

Candace & Brian said...

Oh how exciting!!! I had no idea--unlike your friend on your last blog I didn't catch on to all your hints about clothes not fitting. :) How fun. YOu definitely know how to make cute kids so whatever it may be it will be darling. Congrats!!!

Ashley said...

Brigdett for SURE!!!!
(love you)

ellsworth family said...

Alli, I know I never comment on your blog, but I do enjoy reading it. I was hanging out with Ashley yesterday and she said that she will probably be hanging out at your place next weekend with our girlfriend, Dana. So, unless you are totally opposed, I might be stopping by your place for a little while. :)
I am very excited for your new little one on the way and I am glad you are feeling better.

Lindsay said...

Oh man, I have a great one. you should name her lindsay because only beautiful people are named that. I think it fits.

Aaron and Amber Yount said...

I'm super excited for you...and a surprise...good luck with that. I would be a total mess not knowing. Ok...so some names....here are a couple that I LOVE (but Aaron swears we won't be needing because we aren't having anymore babies...so feel free to use them): Paisley and Brynlee. I know...not very traditional...but very cute!

Em and Brad said...

Ok, Allison, I'm totally out of the loop. Congrats on being prego! Woohoo! Exciting for you guys!

As far as names go...I hear ya. I am not a big fan of people who spell their kids names as WEIRD as possible. I recently saw a girl named Emily who spelled her name Emmuhleigh. Seriously. How do you teach a young child to pronounce it, let alone understand the spelling? Well, to each their own I guess. We were thinking about a couple other names, when choosing who our little Ava would be. Brad really liked Giselle (haha..I think it sounds sort of stripper-ish, therefore a no-go), and we also liked Avenlee, Lucy, and Brynlee. Names are hard. Good luck!

Mendenhalls Unite said...

I'm way excited for you! Especially because your not sick anymore! Also, I think you should have total veto power since, well, its your body that goes thru all the rough stuff...Sorry Tony! :)

Angie Byram said...

I didn't even know you were expecting! Congrats. Go get some Phenegren for the sickness, it saved my life!

THE PARKS: said...

Alli, Congratulations!! So funny how I was asking you at our Christmas party if you were going to have more kids and low and behold you were already prego. That is so exciting!! I'm glad you're feeling better. Man we are quite the group of baby producers, aren't we? Love ya!

Lacey said...

You do have adorable kids! as of names I am a fan of Brynlee as well-we just named our baby that! Anyways good Luck, I have a hard time figuring that out names too! I'm glad your past the sick stuff-no fun!

Paige said...

OH Alli...you are a brave one! I just can't get up the guts to have the 4th one....I have been deathly sick with all three of my pregnancies, so I can totally sympathize....NOTHING is a bigger nightmare to me. But Congrats and I'm so happy you are out of the sickness stage!!