This past weekend, I took a few pics of my baby “bump” (though Matt says it does not classify as a “bump,” so he calls it a baby belly). I’ve hit the third trimester (the third trimester is the longest though, and that doesn’t make sense – shouldn’t all the trimesters have the same amount of weeks in them?).
In honor of my third trimester, I thought I’d post my current most frequently asked questions.
Q: Have you found out what are you having yet?
A: No, but we had the chance! We’re not finding out the gender until birth (if possible).
Q: Do you want a boy or girl?
A: Yes. I definitely don’t want something other than a boy or girl. lol I really have no preference one way or the other. As long as my baby is healthy, I’m happy! A BABY! MY baby! So excited.
Q: Do you have any feelings on what gender it is?
A: None whatsoever. I do refer to the kid as “he” quite often, but I think that’s just because I got tired of saying “it.”
Q: Have you picked out names?
A: We have a boy’s first name picked out (have had it picked out almost since we got married), but that’s as far as we’ve gotten. Honestly, we haven’t even discussed names since I got pregnant.
Q: Is your nursery ready?
A: Uh oh. We need a nursery? Actually, this is a long, slow process. The nursery is filled with stuff that we are slowly going through and relocating throughout the house (or out of the house). As a result, my house is a mess as everything is getting a new home. Then, we’ll still have to paint! ;) I’m sure it will all be done in time.
Q: What is the theme of your nursery.
A: I don’t really have one. We are painting the nursery in a light gray with reddish and teal-ish accent paints, however, our overall “plan” for the nursery is bright bold colors. Basically, solid colors that are cheerful!
Q: Can you feel the baby move yet?
A: Umm…I’ve actually been feeling the baby move for over 9 weeks. Now, it’s kicking really hard, other people can easily feel it, and you can sometimes see it moving.
Q: How are you feeling?
A: My morning sickness hit late. However, since it has passed (about 8 weeks ago), I have felt absolutely marvelous! I’m not overly tired, not overly hungry, and life is basically normal. Well, except that there is a small person kicking my ever-growing belly and my back hurts whenever I do any type of work, standing, sitting…basically my back is sore in the evenings. ;)
Q: You’re pregnant?!
A: Yep. Most definitely. (I am just starting to look pregnant to strangers).
Q: Are you having any cravings? Or any strange cravings?
A: Not really. I actually can’t think of a single craving I’ve had in the last month except for bubble gum. Yeah, I don’t know, it just sounded so good. I now carry it in my purse – you know, just in case.
Q: When is your due date?
A: May 21. Obviously, this question is asked often and mostly by people I’ve told already that want to be reminded. :)
Outside of the questions, I’m pretty sure that the kid responds to my husband’s voice. All will be calm and still, until my husband starts talking, says something, or laughs. Then it’s party time in my stomach. Other than that, I haven’t noticed that the baby has startled yet. Also, I think I may have detected hiccups once or twice, but I’m totally unsure. lol