|21 Weeks 4 days - the Babes and I rocking an Ugly Sweater for Ugly Christmas Sweater Day at School|
|23 weeks 1 day - I was taken out for my birthday with some friends - I managed to put some make-up on|
|Christmas Day at church - 23 weeks 6 days|
My belly button is definitely transitioning from a "flattie" to an "outie". Sometimes I complain to Ian that my belly button hurts - I can feel it stretching. Ian reminds that "this is what a miracle feels like" - well folks, miracles don't feel great - they feel like stretching and pain.
|24 weeks 2 days - strangers are starting to comment on my pregnancy and are shocked when I tell them that I am due in April - yes person-I-just-met-in-the-grocery-store, I can read your mind - I am going to be HUGE:)|
We sporadically work on name ideas. At this point Ian has a #1 name (Samuel Henry) and I have a #1 name (Benjamin Lewis) and they are not the same. I don't think the flow of Samuel Henry is strong enough and Ian says my Benjamin is too popular (it is the top 10). If I knew with 100% certainty that there are more boys in our future and that Benjamin would become less popular, I would not care so much. Hopefully we still have 17-18 week to hash out a name for the little guy.
The following paragraph is such a "mom" thing to say, but I am well on my way to be a mom so mom it up I will! At our 24 week check-up the nurse practitioner was listening to the baby's heartbeat and told us that he had the hiccups. And that he was not happy about it. I am not sure how she knew that he was angry, but that is what she said. She also said that he must be (and I quote), "...neurologically advanced to know that he has the hiccups and to be mad about them...". My kid is neurologically advanced! It was definitely one of my first proud momma moments.