So now that we know the gender of the baby we’ve been thinking about names. I’ve honestly never had to search websites or have a list of names before. Mason was a family name, and Milo was a name we heard and liked about a month before I found out I was pregnant.
This time I feel we’re kind of stumped. I now understand how people can have no name picked out at the time of a baby’s birth. There are so many choices…and SO many bad options out there to sort through.
Speaking of options, the other day I wore my first real maternity clothing item (and since then have moved on to wearing two maternity clothing items at one time)! So now instead of my wardrobe consisting of a calculated rotation of four oversized dresses, I have a pair of shorts and a few shirts too.
It was so exciting I even took a picture of my first outfit. It includes my awesome cankles and everything, just so you can really be happy you’re not pregnant right now.
Also I went to the doctor, where I got to have my routine pee in the cup and weight-in. My doctor is a man of few words, so no one really talks about weight or anything–but I did happen to have a peak at the scale quickly. I told Tyler around how much I weighed and Tyler informed me we now weigh the same amount. So that’s a new fun pregnancy fact. Even more fun to think about is that I haven’t quit gaining. I guess as long as I’m at this point, bring on the ice cream!
And for the most exciting news (well maybe a tie for the additional ice cream) is that I found the best way to take belly photos! I’m a bit sad I hadn’t thought of this earlier so I could have a full montage of belly growth. Because really, what better way to accurately portray the alien inside than shadow puppets?
Ok, and one last pregnancy fun fact since I just looked up how far along I am (I never really know, I just make up dates when people ask me). Did you know at 23 weeks a baby’s skin is growing faster than it’s fat? So basically inside me is a one-pound human Shar Pei. I guess this means my nightmare of being pregnant with a puppy is now partially true.