Thursday, May 05, 2011

A Baby Story :: Months 5 & 6

It's been awhile since I wrote a little pregnancy post but my, oh my how things have changed!

We found out we were having a little boy. I'll have to admit that I was kinda hoping for a girl but of course, I don't mind much, I just want our little one to be healthy. After much thought and a few too many suggestions we settled on the name Henry. No, it's not a family name. We get that question a lot. dad's dad's name was Henry but I never met him and my dad is kinda upset at us for our choice of name because his dad was never in his life. My grandmother has informed me that she had a brother and a half-brother named Henry. My favorite uncle's middle name is Henry. (My aunt assumed we were naming Henry after him and we just let her believe it, we love them both so much that it made no difference to us.) So in a round about way... I guess it is a family name. But that's not why we choose it.

My newest obsession has been watching Henry move. Before I could feel him and if I had Jeremy's hand in the right place at the right time, he could feel him too. But, every time the little guy moves I can see my whole stomach shift and shake and move. It's just amazing. Mason has been kicked a time or two too...which I find hilarious. I'm so in love with this little guy and I haven't even met him yet. The path to motherhood is such an insane roller coaster ride. I just love it.

There are the down sides. I pretty much hate eating because I feel so bloated for hours afterwards. I can barely get comfortable to sleep. I can be sitting down doing nothing and all of a sudden get winded. There are aches and pains and cramps and swelling. I know it'll be all worth it though and the good completely outweighs the bad.

We're picking up our crib next week and I've already got a changing table set up and Henry's own little dresser. My first baby shower is in two weeks and I'm so excited to start setting up all of his little things. I've already got enough clothes to last him his entire newborn through 6 month life but I assume most people end up with a ton of clothes that they can't imagine using. I try to avoid buying anything although I've picked up a thing or two here and there. My grandmother and I's favorite hobby has turned into window shopping for Henry, haha.

In other news I have two weddings coming up in the next month that I'm photographing, the first being just next weekend. I'm kinda anxious and nervous about them but I'm sure things will turn out great. The Reds started out strong this year and are slowly falling behind but they are the team known for rallying so I'm not losing faith just yet. I started my new job and so far it's been just wonderful. Mason is still spoiled rotten and Stinky is just...Stinky. Life is overall amazing and that whole 'nesting' instinct that mothers-to-be supposedly have has totally kicked my butt. I can't stand to see even a speck of dust in the house which means that I spend just about every free second I have cleaning.

Overall I'm just excited for my little man to get here and at the same time I'm enjoying pregnancy so much that I never really want it to end. It's hard to believe that the time has gone so fast. I know he'll be here before we know it!

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