Noticeable Changes Recently: The baby is kicking and moving constantly! At first, I thought that it was the result of too much sugar, but then I read that it is perfectly normal (and good) for the baby to be more active around this time. He’s developing some fat and that’s got him squirming a bit more!
Food Aversions: Broccoli. I used to love broccoli, but now I despise broccoli and everything about it. I’m not sure that I’ll ever be able to love it again.
Accomplishments This Week: This week, I wrote our birth plan (yes, I’ll take the drugs) and made a list of people who need to be contacted via text or email once the baby arrives. I also bought diapers yesterday- the first of many times that I’ll be shopping the diaper aisle!
Things I Miss: Sleep! I’ve had a difficult time sleeping lately due to constant kicks from the baby and my heartburn. During the night, I also tend to think about all that I still have to do to get ready for the baby. Hopefully, my ability to sleep soundly will return soon. You know, before the baby is born and it goes away forever.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned anything about the baby’s name.
Well, Michael and I agreed from the beginning that we’d keep it a well-guarded secret until he’s born, so you’ll just have to wait for the big reveal!
However, I will tell you that we are not naming him Lionel. It wasn’t for lack of trying on my part though. Trust me, I pushed for it, but Michael just never went for it. Go figure.
We’re not planning to name him Kal-El, Pilot Inspektor, or Diva Thin Muffin either.
Are you a fan of unusual names? What is the most unique name you’ve heard of someone naming their child? When it came to picking out a name, we just seemed to gravitate toward more traditional names. Maybe we’re just boring!
Oh how exciting that you are 3/4 through your pregnancy! I loved being pregnant too! It is so funny how your taste for foods change during pregnancy. I like traditional names and I think that some of the celebrities are not making it any easier for their kids. Hope you are getting some sleep
You still look so great! Your cravings me laugh — so random. I’m glad you’re not going with Lionel, ha! I prefer something in between traditional and different. But I think you’re making the right choice by sticking with something traditional. The baby won’t grow up and dislike his/her name!
Did I tell you how much I now loath asparagus? It was always one of my absolute FAVORITE greens… and I haven’t been able to stomach since seeing that second pink line. Hoping that I’ll be able to enjoy it again in the future!
I just had my baby (6weeks ago today) and let me tell you, some of the frozen convenience foods have been a lifesaver. We really like the frozen mushroom risotto at TJs – just add a little frozen cooked shrimp for a main dish. Also, the whole wheat couscous is done in 5 minutes in the micro and can add their “just chicken” nuts and dried cranberries for a warm couscous salad. I also made some homemade veggie burgers, twice baked potatoes etc and froze them in my last few weeks.
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I'm Erin, the woman behind the blog and current mama-to-be. Named after my signature smoothie, this blog is focused on health & wellness with a dash of life, love, Lucy, & Lionel. I hope you'll enjoy reading!