Friday, August 26, 2016

Baby Talk {#4}

The arrival of baby #4 is quickly approaching and I don't feel like I've done a very good job of documenting this pregnancy over the past 9 months, so here's a quick rundown and a few observations.

The 1st trimester was difficult with a cross country move, transitioning to a new environment, living in a less then ideal house (but we are so thankful we were together), the normal 1st trimester nausea and exhaustion. Lets just say it was not my favorite 3 month span.

While this is our 4th child it is our 1st in-season baby. I'm a little apprehensive about this scenario, but I know it will work out fine.

Weight wise this has been an interesting pregnancy…I gained 10 pounds in the first 5 months, lost 10 pounds in the 6th month due to a round of Whole30, gained 10 pounds in the 7th month…we will see where I end up.

We haven't had a ton of name conversations. While in CA on our 10th anniversary trip we had one in-depth convo and we both decided on 2 first names we liked, though they certainly weren't set in stone. It may be our easiest name yet…we'll see because it's still not solidified.

The kids have also chimed in with some name choices. Nora requests Alice or Peaches if it is a girl. And Sawyer wants Jack if it's a boy.

This is the first baby we haven't found out the gender. I think it's a girl based on the low heart rate (both boys had similar heart rates and they were always in the 160-170's, while Nora had a lower heart rate usually in the 150's, this baby has hovered around the 150's even going into the 140's).

Nora hopes it is a girl.

Sawyer and Daddy are guessing boy.

Kolter adores babies and will certainly love on the new baby…dare I say he may be too loving.

Nora will be my helper with this baby…a mini mommy perhaps.

Sawyer will be loving, but for the most part probably won't pay much attention to the baby. I'm hoping he will be my helper with Kolter (i.e. play with Kolter when Mommy is feeding the baby).

Nora will share a room with the baby. If it's a girl they will remain together. If it's a boy we will eventually do a room swap and all 3 boys will move into Nora's room and she will move to the boys room and have a room of her own.

I've been fortunate to workout throughout this pregnancy. You may remember I suffered a stress fracture in my foot when I was pregnant with Kolter, so I didn't know if I would be able to work out. When I got pregnant I had been doing primarily HIIT and strength training workouts. I continued those through about 30 weeks. Then I got a severe sunburn on my shins and we were in the midst of several vacations, so the working out took a bit of a hit, but I'm still chugging along. Hoping it makes for an easy delivery/recovery.

Can I just express how thankful I am for air conditioning!

Because we don't know the gender I haven't purchased anything for the baby. It feels a little weird having no new clothes or a blanket…I will probably purchase a boy and a girl coming home outfit and maybe a gender neutral swaddle blanket…we'll see.

Ultrasound pictures were taken at 32 weeks. Baby was not very cooperative during the ultrasound. He/she was very active and we couldn't get a good face shot because he/she was turned toward my back. So the images posted are of the face (you can see the babies eye), foot and fingers.

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