Whew! Glad I got that off my chest!
Anyway, back to the main point of this post- We have finally decided on a name! There were a few floating around in our heads for quite a while, and one in particular that we really loved. I thought that we would just wait until she was born to decide, but the more time went on we realized that we would give her that one name we were so much in love with and pretty much nothing could change that. Plus I was getting tired of saying "baby girl", "no.2" and "little one".
So, it's official that our daughter's name will be Charlotte Mae Dennett. I was really giddy about the idea of nicknaming her Charly when we first thought of the name, and now it just seems to fit. We've already caught ourselves saying things like, "Charly, stop kicking your mama in the ribs!" and "This outfit is gonna be so cute on miss Charly Mae" and so forth. And I love how old-fashioned, southern, and feminine Charlotte sounds. Jonathan's mom is named Edmee- a Dutch name. We took the "mee" part and changed the spelling so that people would say it properly, hence her middle name. And there you have it! No longer nameless :]
I was thinking of posting another belly pic...but then I realized that there's really no point because I look exactly the same as I did 3 weeks ago. So maybe at 38 1/2 weeks, or 39 weeks, I will. But here is my lil update.
How far along? 38 wks on TuesdayTotal weight gain: I can't even keep track anymore, but gosh I haven't weighed this much EVER.
Maternity clothes? Mostly
Stretch marks? Oh yeah, they are getting even more prominent too. lovely.
Sleep: Oddly I only get up once or twice at night to pee because I am so tired....this is weird to me, since I would get up at least 5 times at this point the first time I was pregnant.
Best moment this week: This is non-pregnancy related, but taking Talmage to a "mommy and me" class. He loved it so much and got his wiggles out, and I got a pretty intense workout chasing after him.
Miss Anything? So many things, but I know I won't be preggo forever :)
Food cravings: Chocolate, cold fruit, fruit juice...pretty much anything with sugar.
Anything making you queasy or sick: an empty stomach and the smell of red meat
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks every day, pretty irregularly. I never had these with Talmage and they are definitely not fun.
Belly Button in or out? Still out, the hernia makes it extra pokey-outey looking.
Wedding rings on or off? On only when we go somewhere.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Just overall emotional.
Looking forward to: The 17th! The 17th! The 17th! (only 12 more days!)
Bra Size: I don't even know, something D. Only one of my bras fits decently but its still too snug and its a 36 C.
Pregnancy acne or glow? Acne...I don't recall ever "glowing" throughout this entire pregnancy.
In other news, we are still waiting to hear back about where Jonathan will intern in the spring. It's nerve-wrecking and we just hope he gets accepted somewhere soon so that we can make moving preparations. He still loves his job at Journeys here in Rexburg and I love that I get him all to myself on the weekends :]
Talmage is awesome to say the least. He's in a really good place right now, and I am so grateful. He's healthy (ear infection is finally GONE- it took 2 months!), spunky, and sometimes a real big sweetheart. He communicates his wants and needs really well, thanks to his ever growing vocabulary. And though he still loves Pooh, the Baby Einstein movies are his new favorite. They kinda creep me out, but he likes them and learns a lot. He really likes to sing along to songs he knows, and usually he'll sing the last word of a line really loudly. His favorite food is apples, which he asks for about 6 times a day. His hair is a curly mess again and I need to cut it, but I keep procrastinating. He only has 3 more baby teeth that need to come in, and of course they are all COMING IN AT ONCE. Luckily he handles teething really well and hasn't had any grief about them. The other day he was acting really bored so we rearranged his room and he thought that was so exciting..haha..it was exciting for my 9 month pregnant belly, too :) haha but it was worth it to make him happy. Sometimes he gets so bored and I run out of ideas....we've tried forts, play buddies, stomping through the snow, and endless amounts of books . He likes to be actively doing things all the time, which kinda wears me out. Thank goodness for movies, because he completely tunes in and I get a bit of a break. Don't judge me : /
On a totally random note, seeing all of the freaking adorable baby girls at church today pretty much has me convinced that I am ready to meet my daughter now. There were cute baby girls everywhere I looked it seemed, and I just couldn't get enough! Not too much longer now :)