Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mini Whine-fest

September 29th, 2010

I just need to vent a little. I'm exhausted. Monday night was awful.....I was on-call at the hospital and got absolutely no sleep. It is now Wednesday evening and I still haven't caught up yet. I'm still so tired.

My feet are killing me! Standing for 8-10 hours a day at work is not good on the feet at anytime, but with this extra 20 lbs I'm hauling around right now, it's even worse. I've tried 3 or 4 different pairs of shoes and none of them help. I've even tried adding those gel sole supports and nothing works. Not sure how I'm going to handle the next few months of this!

And worst of all, Danny is gone yet again. I had him home for a couple of weeks and I was getting used to having him around more. Hopefully when our baby gets here, he will be here more often. I'm going to need him!

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! I need a break, too bad I have to work this weekend :(

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Plan for the weeks to come...

September 21st, 2010

I had an appointment with
my doctor yesterday, including another ultrasound! I was told my iron was a slightly low so I will be taking a supplement for that (no wonder why I've been so tired lately). I also got my "baby appointment schedule" for the upcoming weeks. Baby and I are going to be very busy from the sounds of it. I have another bio physical profile ultrasound next week and another the week after that along with an appointment to see the doc. Then, at 30 weeks we will be going in twice a week for non-stress tests.'s going to be hectic but I'm so happy that they are planning on keeping a close eye on us. That's what I know so far. But for now, here are some ultrasound pictures from yesterday. I think baby has Danny's lips (which is a good thing) haha!

Profile picture (approx. 27 weeks)

3D picture (approx. 27 weeks) doing yoga! ;)

3D picture (approx. 27 weeks)...................that doesn't look too comfortable silly!
Belly pic from a week ago @ 25 weeks and 5 days
Belly pic from a few weeks ago @ 22 weeks and 5 days

In God's Hands

September 21st, 2010

Yesterday morning I had a meltdown. On Saturday, baby was very active and has been on and off for the past few weeks. It's those "off" moments that get me worried. Sunday baby was active but not like on Saturday, and Monday morning, I had hardly felt a thing. I was at work and just lost it. I felt bad for my poor co-workers, having to deal with this emotional, hormonal wreck of a woman. Luckily, my mind was set to ease shortly thereafter and I got through the rest of the day. I'm very blessed to work with such understanding people who realize that the next 3 months are going to suck for me. I'm probably going to be a freak-out queen, but they expect it and will let me do what I have to do!

Here's the thing. As the time goes on, as that 33 week mark gets closer, the more I start to worry. Losing a baby is heartbreaking, at any stage. I would be so hurt to lose a baby at any time, but I think I could accept it in the first trimester. Being this far, I would be devastated. I dealt with it once. I think I've handled Gabriel's death with grace, I've been strong and I've made my way through the past few years. However, I really don't know if I could do it again. The thought frightens chills every bone in my body until I feel numb. It's unfathomable, yet it's not impossible. I know that worrying is not going to help anything. And I'm trying very hard to be optimistic. Pregnancy is supposed to be a joyful experience. So, today I've become motivated to do better, for my own mental health and for the health of my child. I am filled with hope! My outlook is going to be a positive one. I am putting this in God's hands and He will guide me through this!

Prayers are always welcome. I believe in the power of prayer and I appreciate them very much! I am blessed to have such an amazing support system. Thanks to my husband, my family, my friends, my co-workers, and even complete strangers who wish us well. The positivity is all around us....God is working and He is great!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What's in a name?

September 7th, 2010

So we've been asked a lot about finding out the gender of our little one. If you are reading this, I can let you know right now that you will probably just have to wait until December for the big surprise!! Don't be sad....surprises are fun :)

We've also been asked about names. I can assure you that we have a few picked out for each gender. But, Danny and I agreed that we have to see baby before we decide on a name. I don't think we will have much trouble though, because we both have similar likes/dislikes when it comes to this. I can tell you what kinds of names you won't be seeing on our child though.

1. Boys names on girls. Masculine names like Ryan, Kyle, James, Aidan, Finley, Elliot, and Evan will not be found on a girl of ours. To me, these are strictly boys names and a sweet, beautiful, precious little girl of mine is going to have a pretty girls name. I'm a big fan of leaving the boys names to the boys! Gender confusion is no fun.
***Note: I'm okay with boyish nicknames for example: Charlotte nn Charlie, Aurora nn Rory, Francesca nn Frankie, Johanna nn Joe

2. 'Y' in place of any or every vowel. Unless a 'y' is supposed to be included, you won't be finding one in our childs' name. I do not think that adding a 'y' makes a name cute, different, or feminine. Unless we decide on a name like Kelly or Jeremy, there will be no random 'y'.

3. Misspellings. I'm a smart, educated woman. To me, misspelling a name makes a parent look uneducated and illiterate. Some people go way too far in my opinion, to the point you can't even recognize the name. Spelling a name different from the common or traditional spelling doesn't make the name different or unique. To me, it's just the same old name with a crazy spelling.

4. Cutesy names. Things like Destiny, Heaven, Princess, Nevaeh, Trinity, etc...belong on pets in my opinion. This is just a personal preference. I can't imagine having to introduce myself as Princess.

So what have you learned about me from this post other than I may be a bit of a name snob? Well, you can expect a well named baby due in December of course ;) haha

For an idea of what style you might see on baby Hermanson, here are some names that I love but Danny nixed:
Boys: Aidric, Beckett, Callum, Dietrich, Ezra, Frey, Graham, Kai, Lachlan, Noah, Wesley
Girls: Adelaide, Bryony, Catalina, Cecily, Eliza, Freya, Ivy, Louisa, Norah, Violet

Don't worry, there were a few on my list he didn't veto...our baby will be named, hopefully without too much discussion when the time comes!

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