Monday, September 5, 2011

The Watermelon- Previously Known as The Spud

So remember a few posts ago when I said every 5 weeks I'd be taking a baby bump picture?

If you don't, well, let me fill you in. When I was 15 weeks pregnant I said that every 5 weeks I'd take an updated photo. But when the time came around for that next picture, Russ and I received some... questionable commentary from our doctor who subsequently sent us to a specialist the following week.

Without having many answers, I didn't feel like taking a picture that weekend. And, unfortunately, the specialist didn't have any answers either. Yet. Hopefully we'll know more later this month. I will keep you posted.

I don't want to sound a false alarm, so I don't think I really want to go into much on here. Suffice it to say that our Spud needs to get bigger. I thought that if Russ and I start calling the baby "Watermelon," Spud would be encouraged to grow. Even though I don't think the word 'watermelon' is part of the fetal language. Still...

I will write a little update about other things about Watermelon right now. I've been thinking about it for the past few days regarding pregnancy. Things that I want to remember or that people (particularly my sister-in-law Erika) tell me I should remember about pregnancy.

  1. I love to eat mashed potatoes and cheerios.
  2. I have night terrors. Awful, vivid dreams that are straight out of horror movies. I hate this.
  3. We felt the first kicks on Sept. 2
  4. I have polished off my first container of Tums.
  5. I am finally feeling tired. Like I don't have the energy I normally do. I know this is expected, but I expected it to come earlier in pregnancy. Like 5 months ago.
  6. I am more weepy than I was earlier too. I also thought this would come earlier. But it's just been the past two weeks.
  7. We have no idea if Watermelon is a boy or girl. Even the sonogram tech's can't tell. This baby wants to be mysterious.

I think that's it. Well, until the next pregnancy post in a few weeks- Grow, Watermelon, Grow!


testmonkey said...

We're sending good growing juju your way.

Until we know the sex, is there a way to work "seeds or seedless" into the vernacular (thus adding to the watermelon theme)?

Blair said...

Grow little nugget! Grow!

Heartburn eh? This baby will be born with lots of hair. Trust me on this. It's weird, but tons of heartburn = hair.

Love you guys!

Kristie said...

I remember having night terrors during my first pregnancy. I hope I dont get them this time.
I also had really bad heartburn, but my kid had the opposite reaction and had no hair until she was 18 mons.