The photos have got to improve, right? This is after work and pre-gym. Let’s just say it’s best that you got this photo than the one after I was on the elliptical. It’s hot out there.
How Far Along: 25 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: She is definitely getting bigger. I wore a dress today that I knew when I put it on this morning that I wouldn’t be able to wear again while pregnant and throughout the day it got tighter and tighter. So I am obviously growing by the minute.
Gender: It’s a girl!
I know I have been hinting about a name. I have my new stamp ordered, but I do want to put the disclaimer out there…I am 99% on the name, but I won’t be 100% until it is on her birth certificate. :)
So without further ado, the name we have been calling her is:
A lot of our friends/family know the name and they have asked if there is any significance to it…and there isn’t a great story. We both just really like the name!
Movement: She is moving up a little, I think. I seem to feel her closer to my ribs.
Sleep: This week was fine.
Maternity Clothes: Still mostly dresses. My sister let me borrow some of her maternity clothes and I need to go through them and see what works. (She’s taller than me by 2 inches, which is a lot when you are 5’0”.) Did I ever mention that Emmy has the exact same due date as Finley (she was 13 days early)? Isn’t that weird?
Symptoms: Nothing too new. I feel like an old lady sometimes when I get up out of bed, but I don’t really think this is a symptom. Just I have a new appreciation for aging.
Aversions: Fried food still.
Cravings: Tart things. I shared a lemon square with my sister, Tommy and Allison at lunch the other day and it hit the spot. Every time I see someone pin something with limes or lemons, I think I must have one. I have a feeling ice cream cravings will be on the list soon!
Best Moment this week: I started (and finished) registering! I am very grateful to my sister who went with us and told us what to get. You guys should hire her as a registry consultant. I would have been so lost and overwhelmed. Thanks, Allison! Love you!
We also had my dad’s family visit for the weekend, so it was fun to visit with them! I wish we saw them more often!
On a Carter note, we got him to go on a walk by himself five times last week! You have no idea how much we have worked with him. It is nothing short of a miracle. And that is not an exaggeration!