Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pregnancy Journal: 16 weeks

Wow, sixteen weeks and I feel great!  This is such a different pregnancy than I had with either of the girls. It's been so, so easy, which has been a welcomed change.  Originally, we had planned to have our ultrasound for yesterday, but due to a few factors, we decided it'd be better to wait a few weeks. Now I am not sure when it'll be scheduled - probably four to five weeks from now. I had a prenatal appointment today.  We met with a new midwife at our birthing center and are excited to go forward with the decision to birth outside of a hospital.  We heard the heartbeat today, which still sounds healthy and strong. 

The girls are super excited about this baby.  They talk about it every day.  One night, Arin woke up in the middle of the night, came into our room and told me that she was so happy about our baby and she thought it was a boy!  She told me that if it is a boy, she wants to name it Blueberry and if it is a girl, she wants to name it Strawberry.  Both girls pretend to have a baby in their tummies.  Arin typically "gives birth" to her baby every night before bed.  Ella is more patient and her baby has not been born yet.  One night, Ella finished her dinner and asked for seconds.  I questioned her to make sure she really wanted to eat more.  She paused for a second, put her hand on her belly, and said, "Baby's still hungry!"  Also, one afternoon, she had hiccups and she told me to feel her belly because the baby was moving! 


Gidget Girl Reading said...

love the names strawberry and blueberry (that could be their nickname)

hope you have your appointment soon are you going to let us know boy or girl?

your girls are going to make great big sisters!

lusi said...

Oh so glad you are going well! And how sweet are those stories about your girls' stories and names about the baby!
Lots of love,
Lus x

jasnjoj said...

That is so cute and so funny about your "pregnant" girls! I think Arin has very good names picked out!

Sigalit Chana said...

Oh so sweet! Second trimester, yay =)
Glad to hear you are doing well!