We thought it was about time to tell the world I'm around 12 weeks or 3 months) pregnant! So that makes me due somewhere around August 7th to the 14th (doing the calculations online it says the 7th, but the Dr has changed my dates for both boys by a week, so I'm expecting that again). We're excited for what I'm hoping is our last baby (unless we both divine inspiration otherwise, I'm done :) ).
I would like it to be a girl, unless it's going to be a high drama girl. Then I'd really prefer a boy. Dave would prefer a boy, but says a girl would be fun for me too. So I guess we're both fine either way. Logan REALLY wants another brother, but he now understands that we don't get to pick, God picks what it is. Dustan is just so excited to be a big brother, I don't think he has a preference. Logan wants to name the baby Marshmallow (boy or girl) and Dustin is fond of Baby Jesus, but if it's a girl Jovie is ok too (the name of a friend's baby which the boys LOVE to death). We also have convinced them Mom and Dad get to pick names, but they can pick a nickname each.
I haven't been in to see the Doctor yet. Let's be honest that was a nightmare. We've been between insurances for a month and still haven't received the COBRA paperwork (by now, what's the point, we get insurance on the 4th). The Doctor's office couldn't give me even an estimate of how much the one visit would cost in cash, and after basically fighting with the receptionist on the phone for 20 minutes I found out the first visit isn't even with the Doctor anyway. It's with the nurse where they give you a pregnancy test and ask you your medical history questions. So the nurse asked me over the phone and I'll wait to take my pregnancy test.
|Dave got the boys ready for bed|
So I haven't been feeling great lately. I'm usually fine until lunch time, then I'm sick for the rest of the day/night. The past week has been better though (I haven't felt sick until Dinner time). That's why I took a month off exercising. I don't really feel like working out when I feel sick. This has also been the push for the freezer meals. Then I don't have to cook when I feel bad. Dave's been great about cleaning up dinner and getting the boys ready for bed. On the positive side, I've stopped all snacking (which is a great habit to get out of). Also, since I haven't felt like eating much, I've been eating healthier (better make that food I do eat count).
The boys have been great at playing by themselves. I play with them in the morning, but just want to lay on the couch in the afternoons. They make a mess, and we try to clean it up before Dave gets home, but sometimes it just doesn't happen. When they need some extra attention they come snuggle with me and we read books.
We've been great at exercising this week too! I keep trying to wake up before the boys are awake and get it done without an audience, but it hasn't happened yet. And it's good for the boys to join in. I remember my mom working out when I was little. Looking back, I'm sure she had concerns about her weight from time to time (she had 5 kids and that takes a toll on your body), but I never remember her stressing about being fat or anything like that. All I remember is she worked out so she could be healthy.
That's what I want the boys to remember too. So when they ask why I'm exercising if it's so hard, I tell them we're building strong muscles or trying to get healthy. So now Dustin insists that if we're working out he needs on his Wolverine costume. They like when I do Yoga or Palates, but don't love the cardio or weights exercises.