So I figured I should do a pregnancy update before this sweet little girl arrives :)
(26 weeks)Thankfully this has been a wonderfully smooth pregnancy. I had a little nausea early on until about 15 weeks (never had any with JR) but it was totally bearable and just called for more lounging around in the morning to save up energy for the rest of the day. I definitely took advantage of napping when John Ryman napped those early days even though I felt so unproductive. Funny how different things are this time around- if I hadn't been a little nauseous I would have forgotten about sweet baby growing inside because the busy boy outside was keeping me so active!
And as for her name: Vera Michelle
When I worked at CCU, outside our offices were frames of the graduating classes throughout the years. I always loved looked at the very early ones and seeing all the names of the students. Vera stood out to me 5 years ago (well so did Pearl, but Patrick said that wasn't an option!) and has been on the list ever since. The lady's name was probably pronounced vEEErah back then with a long "e", but our little girl will be Vera with a short "e" (like Kara with a V). More our style and flows a little better with Garcia :)
Vera means "Truth" and Michelle is actually my middle name and my Aunt Jill's middle name. Whenever I say to John Ryman, "Where is baby Vera?" He usually will pat my belly and smile, but I think my favorite is when he pats himself... because yes, sweet boy, you are still my baby too! Mommy is just going to have 2 babies now.
(34 weeks- I need an updated belly pic- she is getting BIG!)
I'm still sleeping great, just takes a little longer to roll over, and I haven't had any weird pregnancy cravings. I'm loving grilled veggies, dark chocolate and bbq (not all together!) but nothing out of the ordinary. Starting to realize why I loved our ranch house so much! These stairs in our new house can be exhausting especially carrying JR up and down if I'm not already chasing him up and down them. Is it bad that I'm am dreaming of a mini fridge for the upstairs?! And I already brought JR's old changing table to the living room so I will have one station upstairs and one down.
Anyways, I'm feeling a little more settled and excited for Vera to arrive. We are prepping around here in case she arrives early, but preparing my mind for a late arrival just in case she wants to take her time :) I'm so thankful for the sweet Doctor recommended to me here in Newburgh! She has been encouraging and helpful- and even making sure I meet the several other women in the practice just in case she isn't the one to deliver- although she said that rarely is the case. I am going in for weekly appointments because I'm nearing the end!! and she wants to get to know me in the short time before delivery. JR loves going to the doctor with me. They are so kid-friendly in their offices and the lollipops are a plus!
Sorry this is so long and more info than you ever wanted to know- guess this is more for my memory since I documented John Ryman's pregnancy so much better. Hope to be back with some DIY, painting and redesign posts! Happy weekend!