What's that? You want another pregnancy update on baby Martini? Ask and you shall receive, my friends.
I guess I'm technically just about 5 months pregnant, and it is going soooooo slowly. Also, I'm having a lot of different pregnancy symptoms than I can remember from the other five. I am exhausted all the time (no 2nd trimester relief), feel light-headed a lot, and have an insatiable thirst which makes me think I might have gestational diabetes again. I've been taking the best iron supplements and going to bed early, drinking plenty of water, and just cut back on my sugar intake (darn you Halloween!) to see if I can get it under control.
|Dress: Old Navy Maternity|
Ankle Boots: Kohl's
Maroon tights for a pop of color.
Weight gain according to my home scale is 13 pounds, but when I'm dressed and in shoes at the end of the day and weighing in at my midwife's office, it says I'm 16 pounds heavier. Whatever the baby needs, I suppose. I still get the "Are you having twins?" and "You must be due soon!" comments, and I just smile and vow to look better after 6 kids than they do :)
I'm exercising 6 days a week for about an hour at a time, just less intensely than before. So now I walk hills, or do the elliptical, or the Arc Trainer and lift weights. Working out is still my mental "high" that helps my mood and anxiety so much, and everybody's happier after I get my sweat on.
I'm reading the Hypnobirthing book, but I am pretty much the opposite of earthy-crunchy-granola, and a lot of it isn't sitting well with me. No pain in labor? Puh-lease. I think I just need to approach this labor as I do my races...prepare as best I can, and then hope for an out-of-body experience!
Some reasons I think it's a girl:
I had the insatiable thirst and gestational diabetes with only Maggie's pregnancy, so maybe it's a girl thing.
Maggie is praying so hard for a sister, and I can just imagine Our Lady interceding on her behalf.
My humps, my humps, my lovely lady humps are bigger (no not those humps, I'm talking rear ends and thighs and hips).
I crave chocolate and baked goods all the time.
Some reasons I think it's a boy:
Past history. Duh.
Ken says I'm not ugly enough for it to be a girl. (You're my favorite, Ken!)
Phil keeps saying it would be so cool to have 5 sons, and I think St. Joseph is interceding on his behalf.
I would love Alexander to have a little boy buddy close in age to him.
So as you can see, we will honestly be happy either way!!
There are so many other pregnant mommies in Blogland right now:
(and a few other friends that haven't made it public yet!!)
I am praying for all of you, along with my kids who pray for "All the babies in their mommy's bellies" every morning on the way to school.
We are still playing the dreaded name game, and Phil is still busy nixing all my ideas. For the girls we have a couple nicknames we like, so we are working backwards to decide on her name. And for the boys, I want something unique and/or Irish, and Phil wants more mainstream. But, as I love to remind him, the one who pushes the baby out gets an extra vote. Right?