Friday, March 25, 2011

She has a name!!!

For a couple of months before we got pregnant, every once in a while Richard would come to me and suggest a name. Girl or boy, didn't matter, and it was usually just out of the blue.  During one of those times he came up with a name.  I liked it, but it was VERY early on and we weren't sure what we were having yet.  We eventually decided to table the name discussion because we decided it was a waste of energy to come up with a boy name if it was a girl and vice versa.

Through that whole time one name kinda stuck.  I think its cute enough for a little girl and grown up enough for the CEO of a multi-million dollar corporation (Yeah, I have large dreams for her already).  I didn't care for the original spelling of that name though so I researched and asked some people and came up with a version of the name that I loved (Richard says he doesn't care).  

So we have a first name, now we just had to come up with a middle name.  We searched through some baby books, and I searched the database at work (helps to have a job at a university LOL) and came up with Rose.  I suggested it to him and he of course didn't like the name, and as a joke started spouting out different names or flowers, months, and seasons.  However, there was one that sounded really nice, and so her name was picked.

Lia Summer Hughes

That will be my daughter's name.  Lia Summer will be the one we go with if no other name pops into our world by the middle of June.  Essentially we are closing the door on searching for names, but we aren't locking it till mid-June. :) Oh and I will probably change the spelling of her first name several times before she is born, but that will be her name.

I want to shout it from the roof tops and post it on facebook, and tell everyone that I know that our baby girl is Lia Summer Hughes.  I want to get the cute little blankets and bibs with her initials on it, or paint the cute letters.  I have to hold off on my excitement till June though.  But our beautiful daughter has a beautiful name, and I couldn't be more thrilled!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Week 17-20 update

I have got to figure out if there is a way to form a template on this thing so that when I get a wild hair and decide to make an update, I don't have to scroll back through posts and copy and paste the questions then delete the previous answers LOL.  (Yeah I'm complaining because I have so far to scroll back since I post so much!  LOL :rolls eyes:)
So far things have been good lately.  As you saw in the last post (maybe) I got another temp job with Vandy, just for a few weeks, but still its a job.  Spring has sprung (lets hope a mid spring snow storm doesn't ruin that for me) and I, or rather she, has acquired a rather large wardrobe already. (Or at least I think so)

Weight Gain: If we go by the scale from this morning I am UP 2 pounds.  Not sure if I should freak out about this, or if I should just let it go.  All the websites and books say that I should have gained 10-15 pounds by now, but nope, only 2.  Now if we go by the scale from 5 minutes ago, I am up 10....I didn't know that I have eaten 8 pounds of food and water today, but apparently I have....kinda freaky, and a little gross!

Symptoms:  I feel GREAT!!! This past week I was really dragging.  It literally just hit me one day and I couldn't hardly stay awake at work.  I was like that for about a week or so, and then last night it was wonderful.  I got a full nights' sleep.  I didn't have to wake up a bagillion times to pee, or maybe I did and am now just sleeping through that part, and I feel refreshed and ready to go when normally I would be napping at this time.  Its wonderful, I just hope that it sticks around.
Cravings:  Still milk.  I am not drinking NEARLY as much of the good stuff since I started working again, I think I am down to 1 gallon a week.  I have been filling my face with water and lots of it.   I have also added chicken to the mix of cravings now too.  Not sure how long that one will last, but I want it with every meal, not sure why I don't just make it, but I do want it.
Aversions:  Still Mexican. 
I am loving: That I have little baby girl stuff in my house, and its all so TINY too!!!  I can't believe that I'm gonna have a baby that will fit into all that stuff!
I miss:  Being able to suck my stomach muscles in.  Not that I was doing a good job of it before hand since I did get the  "are you pregnant" question sometimes, but I miss being able to do that.  Sometimes it leaves me wondering if people think that I am just fat or if I'm pregnant.  Therefore I usually try to rest my hand on my stomach like a pregnant woman would just so they would lean towards thinking the latter LOL.

I am looking forward to:  Feeling kicks.  I can already tell where she is, and I think that I am starting to feel flutters, but I am not entirely sure.  Everyone says it feels like gas bubbles, or a goldfish in your stomach, but I don't feel those things.  Sometimes I think I am feeling a flutter, but then I can tell where she is and its not close to the movements, so I have no clue.  I wish ultrasounds were cheaper so I could get one when I felt them to see if its her.   

I'm spazzing about:  The every 2 week appointments.  I know that I am only 20 weeks, but I have my appointment next Friday at 21 weeks, and then a month later it will be 25 weeks, and then the next appointments will be every 2 weeks.  WHERE DID THE TIME GO?!?!?!?  Not only that, but if I get another assignment, I will have to take off work what will seem like ALL. THE. TIME!  The 2 weeks thing kinda seems like overkill, but what do I know, I'm a first time Mom. 
Milestones: We have bedding.  And not just any bedding,  its my favorite and I got a FANTASTIC deal on it too.  It is used, but I don't mind that since its in FABULOUS condition!  I am so excited to start on the room.  I can't hardly help myself. 

She also has clothes.  My mom is starting to go crazy.  Not that I mind.  It is her first grandchild, and heck the kid will need clothes.  I'm just a little worried with her wardrobe contribution and the inevitable clothing stockpile that we will receive at showers where we are going to put it all, especially since Richard says no closet organizer.

Movement:  I know she's moving from the different places that I have seen the bulge in my stomach when I am lying down, but I can't really tell when she is moving.  Sometimes I will feel pressure and then I can, but its not all the time. 
It's a...: GIRL!!!!!

Exercise:  I'm walking about 4 blocks a day.  2 on the way to the office and 2 back to my car.  Hey, its exercise.  :D
Oh and here is a pic of her bedding, and another pic of my sweet girl.  I call it her creepy alien picture. (yes, I am aware that I just called my child creepy and an alien, both could be considered insults, but can you honestly tell me that its not a creepy looking picture?) 
  The bedding is called "Banana fish Bubble gum" which I think is quite possibly the cutest name for a bedding set.  It has inspired the theme of bubbles for her room, which of course I am running away with.  

I will be hanging paper lanterns over her crib.  Possibly that many, but maybe less.  I really like the look of the lanterns, and they are SUPER CHEAP.  I can get 8 of them for $15 bucks!!!  When we get them all set up I will post a pic of the finished room. 

And 2 more pics of her sweet face.  The first one is still a cute one, but the last one is a bit alien like LOL.

Oh and on the name front, I think we MAY have a winner.  Of course that could all change, but the front runner is Lia Summer.  I think its beautiful and Richard does too because he came up with both names!!!  But we are both thinking about it, testing it out, using it on her, so therefore no facebook announcements on it yet, but maybe soon.

I hope that everyone has a WONDERFUL weekend, its supposed to be warm here I think, but possibly raining, but I intend to spend lots of it outdoors, and if I can't then all the windows that can open will be ;) 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

IT'S A ******** (You have to read to find out)

Sorry I'm so far behind on this post.  You'll have to forgive me though because I have a VERY good reason.   I got a JOB again.  Still a temporary one, but hey a paycheck is a paycheck no matter who signs them right? Right!  LOL.   I started this past Monday and its at Vandy again which is fine by me.  I really like the people there and its really interesting to see how the school side of Vanderbilt functions and not just the Hospital (because I pretty much can figure out how a hospital runs ;) LOL).  This part of the assignment will last only about a month to a month and a half, same as last time, but its at one of the best times of the "season" or so I've been told.  Its when all the acceptance letters go out.  But since my job isn't the reason that you are reading this post, I will save that for another that I am gonna post tonight. (I promise I will, Richard will be doing homework).  

So without further adieu......We are having a.......


I was gonna post the gender pic, but the more that I thought about it, I really don't want her little parts on the internet for all to see.  So for now you will just get the sweetest little profile pic that you will ever see.....GUARANTEED!  I already know I make cute kids.   What?  She has Richard and I for parents, need I say more?  ;)   LOL

See....I told ya she was cute!

Anyways, we have picked out bedding and I am going today to get it.  Now that I have figured out how to post pics on here, I will post one as soon as I get home with it all.   AND I think that we are thisclose to coming up with a name.   Leah, or Leigha, or Leeia is the front runner (yes I know its all the same name, but if that's the one that we go with, we aren't sure how we want to spell it yet.)

BUT that's the update with that.   I will post a couple more things tonight like an update, and more about my job because I think its so neat.

And in the mean time feel free to stay and gaze at my beautiful daughter for as long as you want!  :D