Monday, April 4, 2011

O hai. Baby Love is due in less than 3 months. Yeah, yesterday? That was the 3 month mark. Did you know that we're now 90 days out from D-day? I don't have any paper bags, but I could probably use one.

27w1d with Baby Love vs my most detested photo with Isaac at 27w.

And clothed.
H&M shirt [super annoyed about the bleeding in the pits] & ON maternity jeans.

From my weekly email: This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. He's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing his eyes, and perhaps even sucking his fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While his lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if he were born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother him, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

How far along?: 27w1d
How big is baby?: The size of a head of cauliflower, 14 1/2 inches with legs extended.
Weight gain/loss?: 16 lbs.
Stretch marks?: None, thankfully.
Maternity clothes?: Yes please.
Sleep?: Isaac has a cough that's keeping him up . . . and Tony and I as well.
Food cravings?: Anything fresh! I'm having a really hard time with our new grocery budget.
Gender?: We're having another son!
Movement?: Consistent and all over the place! I can't tell his positioning, but I think that Baby Love is transverse, just like his brother was.
Belly button?: More and more shallow every day.
What are you looking forward to this week?: The return of nice weather. Although MN has on average 3" of snow in April, so I'm not too committed.

Notables: Thankfully no more near fainting episodes. It's been pretty boring lately, just the way it should be!

Oh, I did play an April Fool's joke on facebook. Almost anyone who knows us has been made aware that we are sticking to Hebrew/Biblical names and that realistically even if we're "decided" right now, that we won't name Baby Love until he's born due to our experience in naming Isaac. But that's not to say that some of our friends and family didn't fall for it!

Inspired by a post on the 3rd tri board on the bump, I changed my status to "Tony and I are so excited to share Baby Love's name! We couldn't decide between Bryson and Brayden, so we got creative. We can't wait to meet Brydyson Anthony in July!"

Now I meant no offense to any babies named Bryson or Brayden or to those mamas who have come up with clever combined names, but in general they are just not my style, which is why I decided to have a little fun in this route.

I think the funniest responses were the husband's who contacted their wives lamenting our poor child's future or one friend in particular text messaging Tony after he said it was the dumbest name ever and that he would call him Dyson like the vacuum. I still wish Tony had made him sweat that one out a little bit.


Jenifer said...

Gosh you look cuter every week! And, I have two friends that recently that names their sons:

Zachary Braylen and Mason Brayden...

I love the spelling you came up with :)

Jeannie said...

I must say I did get a chuckle out of your FB name post :) You look amazing as always :)

Meredith said...

Yeah, I was tricked at first--I just kept thinking about how it didn't match with Isaac at ALL! Ha! I realized pretty quickly that you were full of it though!

Lucky Girl said...

What a great April Fools prank :) I also want to say, I have been loving your hair in all your pics lately! Pregnancy looks good on you :)

LC said...

Brydyson! That is hilarious! I wish I would have thought about that! I'm on the 3rd tri board too but I missed that one :)

d.a.r. said...

What a great prank. That name is just absurd. But then again, a former teammate of mine from college just named her new son Havel. I guess I am just a boring person when it comes to baby names, ha!

You look GREAT Leah!!

Megan said...

That is absolutely hilarious, and even funnier that people actually believed you.

You look gorgeous! Ditto Amanda, your hair always looks so great.

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

I could use a paper bag, too. Oh man, the we-are-really-going-to-have-a-small-baby-soon panic is seriously setting in here today. So much to do! So little time!

You & your bump look great!

Lyryn said...

I seriously wish I looked that cute prggo. HATE YOU! lol, jk. Looking great!

Julie S. said...

That was a great prank, by the way! LOVE the Dyson vacuum comment. Hilarious!

You look great! :)

beckylbranch said...

You look great and I don't see ANY stretch marks! ugh! You are a fab momma!

Jill said...

So sweet!

I'm sporting the "no stretch marks" deal too and I'm super happy about it! I cannot tell you how creepy it is to watch your belly button do what it's doing... Crazy!

The name thing came through on my phone as an update and I couldn't even get that name out of my mouth without thinking... WHAT? I'm glad it was a joke! Good lord sister!


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