3/24/12

25, alive, and kickin'.

Today marks the ole' 25 weeks of being pregnant, and as promised to myself, here's yet another post all about having a baby in my stomach. I think I have successfully passed the "huge" stage and entered "y-uuuge" territory. It's okay though, I'm cool with it as long as you are. At this stage of my pregnancy the kicks and jabs and "feels-like-you're-tying-my-organs-into-teeny-boy-scout-knots" are in full swing. This baby girl is an energetic-wiggly-worm-busy-bee and it makes me laugh (though it probably won't for the next 1-8 years). I have become a sweat-monster with all this hot weather we've been having, so June should be a really hardworking month for me and my sweat glands. TMI? Just wait till you see me sitting in a pool in my swimsuit all Summer long, because I will most likely refuse to do or wear anything else at 9 months pregnant. (And I guarantee to you, THAT will be too much information my friends. Steer clear.) Let's see, we got Ivys big girl room ready, complete with a big girl bunk bed! I use the word "ready" loosely because we are still missing the mattresses and bedding and art and what not, but we'll get there I'm sure. I cried in an episode of Whitney last night, so there's that. (To be frank, I don't know what's more embarrassing, my emotional state or the fact that I continue to record and watch Whitney.) We are still struggling with a baby girl name, please use the comment section as a suggestion box if you don't mind your name potentially being used and you feel so inclined. Serious. I pulled out all of Ivys old clothes and blankets and got them in the nursery, it got me so giddy! I just love newborns. Whenever I tell Geoff I'm fine with having 2-3 kids he laughs, turns his head, does an old school "talk to the hand" type of gesture, and sassily says, "You love newborns too much, you'll want to keep having babies till your babies are having babies!" He's a little bit right but a-lot-a-bit wrong, I'm not about to relive any Father of the Bride Part II scenes. No thank you. Anyway, it's hard to believe that in just a couple months baby girl will be here and I'll be taking the same Myspace-style mirror shots as above but of my six-pack instead. Just kidding. I think that's all for now about this stage of pregnancy, I'll probably do another "knocked-update" when I'm 30 weeks, or the next time I'm not wearing sweats and a Yogurtland shirt, whichever comes first. (So yeah, count on around 30 weeks...)

We can't wait to hold and smooch and love on you, little lady!

63 comments:

Stephanie said...

Awesome! Name suggestions: Sawyer, Holden, Caroline, Parker, Sims, Salem, Caroline, Berkeley, Pressley :)

Stephanie said...

Whoops- Replace one Caroline with Harper.

Miss M! said...

I was going to suggest Olive, because I've been thinking that is pretty, but then I remembered that Olive and Ivy is the name of a restaurant, so uh, nevermind.

And forget June. I'm dreading MAY.

lana.aleyse said...

Esther, Lila, Matilda, Naomi, Rose, Lena,Ada, Wren. These are some names I like but Husband wont let me use.

Allison Bullock said...

I love old fashion names: Vera, Olive, Abigail, Diana, Olivia, Adelaide, Melanie, Grace...

There you go, have at!

Steoffrey said...

Allison- Olivia is actually one of our tops! I love vera too, but something about Vera Lang sounds so familiar.... ;)

Emmy Belding said...

penny, poppy, mamie, francie or millie.

Emmy Belding said...

i am big fan of your blog!

Rachel said...

I like Imogen, Clementine, Isla, Vita, and Eloise.

Tay said...

A couple of those names are on my list... as is Ivy. I don't even know what I am having yet but I am hoping two of your children's names aren't on my list! oh well.

I have officially given up on the name Ruby because my husband doesn't like it. But I love it so much. Ivy and Ruby. It isn't popular in NYC yet but maybe it is on the west side.

bethxlove said...

Such a sweet update! We're really struggling on names too, but we need a boy's! xxx

Claire Raeann said...

Piper, Adelaine, Gray, Evie, Ellie, and Charlotte are a few of my favorites. I can't wait to start naming my own babies! Hopefully that's not weird...



Congrats!!! :)

Claire Raeann said...

Piper, Adelaine, Gray, Evie, Ellie, and Charlotte are a few of my favorites. I can't wait to start naming my own babies! Hopefully that's not weird...



Congrats!!! :)

jessica kiehn said...

Good luck! We are in the same boat. No idea what this sweet little girl in my womb is either. With Ruby, we knew right away. This one? I am 22 weeks along and have no clue!
We like old names, though.
Hazel (the highest one up on our list..a strong possibility), Caroline, Louise, Eleanor, Nora, Nellie. Guess I'll just have to have 6 more girls!

Blythe said...

Oh my gosh, IMOGEN! I think that is so cute. I also love Ingrid, Felicity, and Kate.

cfe51bb0-75f8-11e1-b194-000bcdcb2996 said...

Violet!

Drea said...

Is it weird that it bums me out to see our daughters' names on other people's suggestion lists? When did I become that guy? We have an Adelaide and a Matilda. We were going to add a Lorelei but ended up with a Theodore instead! =)

the slades said...

I am determined to convince someone to name their daughter Kyrié (pronounced kee-ree-ay) because it is such an awesome name. You should also watch the following very 80's music video...it may just convince you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNKbHJ3PTu4

Lauren said...

Zooey, Olivia, Isabelle, Harper, Alice, Samantha, Charlotte, Poppy, Ainsley. But Zooey is my all time fav!

DowneyJrMints said...

I think Alice and Lily are two super spiffy names!

Rebecca said...

Iris. I think that's a beautiful name for Ivy's sister.

Hazel and Briony are also lovely, and again you'd have a nature theme going on.

Otherwise, Alice and Anna are gorgeous names too.

I'm excited to see what you choose!!

TaylorMade said...

I love the name Selah, Presley and Capri.

Good luck with the remaining part of your pregancy!

Mae said...

Grace, Evelyn, Ava, Harper, Hattie, Lucy

Teacher in Transit said...

Finley, Ember and Isla are my favs today...the first I'm definitely not allowed to use according to Hubs and happens to be my fav!

joyce said...

Rilo, Sophia, and Lena have been my favorites! A little different but can take a girl such a long way!

KS said...

Alice!

Jess said...

I wouldn't be embarrassed about watching "Whitney". I laughed and cried during it and loved every minute of it.

Smathers House of Girls said...

I have 3 girls. I have a Hailey (11) a lacey (4) and a violet (3 months) so I like all those names. My niece marlee is telling everyone her name is iris and I like both of those names too!

Robmary said...

Layla, Genevive, Esther. I think you're hilarious btw. Get a vlog. You'd be a sensation on the tube.

amanda said...

Boniqua, Juanita, Bernadinerina.

Actually scratch that, you can't take Bernie away from me!

debsfreckles said...

I have a newfound love for the name Beatrice.

Karen said...

Ella, Violet (Letty is just too cute), Alice, Lena, Juliet, Eden, Stella, Vivien, Farrah, Elise, Autumn, Avalon, Rosalie...

I love girls names. ^_^ Congrats.

Maddie Jones said...

some of the names I love!: sophie, jane, gwen, olivia, charlotte. but obviously it isn't even going to matter what her name is because she's just going to be so darn cute!

NMRN said...

Nuria, Willa, Anouk, Helen, Briony, Anjou.
Ivy has such a distinctive, straight forward sound.

Clémence said...

Hi!!!
I've been following your blog for a while and I absolutely LOVE IT!!!
You have an amazing family! And you all look like you have an amazing time with each other!
I also love photography and you are very talented! I'm beginning to learn because I'd love to be able to do more than just the basic photos!
What camera do you use???

My name's Clémence, it's french though so not sure that it will really help you. Maybe Hannah, Sophie, Charlotte, Margaux, Hayley...

Good luck with the baby name choosing! can't be easy! lol But very exciting!!

Ellen Sorensen said...

Well Amelie or Amelia are pretty and I'd maybe shorten them to Amy. My name is Ellen and I love it cause it's very rare:) I'm so excited for you guys!

theanthropologieconnoisseur said...

Peri, Aurelie, Mae/May, Maci/Macie, Hazle, Harper

Meagan said...

Why why WHY do you have to look so freaking cute while being pregnant?!!!
I've given up on trying to dress myself.

Let me join you in the pool, although I can guarantee you'll want to be wearing the darkest sunglasses possible...

Erin said...

I have a 2y/o named Iris If you are into the same first initial business. We also almost went with the name Ivy because it's my grandma's maiden name but we obviously did not, haha.

Sara said...

I have a Camilla, and Olivia & Ella are my other favorite names at the moment. Good luck!

Brandon and Katie said...

I think you should come get a newborn baby fix at our house!!

Shelby Rice said...

Demma
Olive
Renne
Samara
Lou

moonshinejunkyard said...

i am due around the same time as you; i will come wallow with you in june! can't wait to see your cute gal's little face. i wonder if she will look like ivy, little twinnies. no matter what i know she will be so freakin cute it hurts.

we're having a girl too. i am superstitious about names so i am not telling anyone what we're thinking yet, even though it's a common name. some of the girl names i love but darin won't go for: mabel, maizy, lily, leilani, and esther. i think lola is beautiful too. darin loves names from greek mythology, like DIANA. i had to say no to that one!

MaryAnn said...

I know you have NO IDEA who I am, but I'm a former Phoenician (now in TN) and a friend of your amazing sister, Lynsi. I have three boys with no chance of a girl...getting too old for any more childbearing days; but, I do love the names Oakley, Madeline and Ella. Congratulations!

Rebeka said...

Ava and Ella I love

Congratulations :) So exciting. And BTW you look great pregnant - I don't know why you're always saying you don't. But I would totally lounge in the pool ALL summer too if I were you!!

al said...

I've always loved the name Nora!

Ashley Aikele said...

Remi (Remmington), Meri, Ginny, Stella, Vivian, June.... just to name a few. Good luck!

Lisamarie said...

Catherine, Fiona, Gretchen, or Trudie.

debaugustin said...

India.

Kendra said...

I have a Violet (3) and an Alice (9 months). I also love the name JUNIPER.

Kayde said...

I love Hadley
Harper
And Evalyn
And if you want to get risky I met a sweet older lady named Cloteal Clo for short she said.
Congrats!!

Jenna said...

You're so funny. "Knocked-update." Killed me.

Paisley, or Eliza. Husband has vetoed these names for any and all future children. So have at it.

Keepin it Library said...

My sister's mother-in-law recently informed us that she spent the majority of her pregnancy in the bath(and I believe her, she is the kind of person who would sit in the bathtub sketching for 12 hours). If you can convince your family to serve your meals in there, why not while away the rest of your pregnancy in comfort?!?!

Carley said...

I love Gemma, Poppy and Elsie. Millie was this close to being an Elsie!

Reegan Lake said...

you could always name her Reegan. It's worked great for me. :)

Ana F. said...

How about Julia? I love how sweet that name sounds :)

PS: I'm having a giveaway for new moms and moms-to-be! I'd love if you checked it out! :)

Gaby said...

What a gorgeous belly you have! I love old fashioned girls names like Amelia and Lavender. Good luck choosing!

Mama Smith said...

Your dress is so pretty. New to your blog but I'll throw in a name anyway :) I love crazy old fashioned names that sounds like granny's; Mable and Sadie. I know those are a tough sell!

angela hardison said...

stop, you are adorable. can't wait for the new one to arrive!

Rachel said...

Some of my favorite names:
Elodie
Juniper
Aida
Clover
Olive
Violet
and... Elsa

x

his little Lady said...

okay, first off. i just found your blog and your site is beyond perfect!! your little baby bump is oh so precious! and i'll probably be the exact same way. i love new borns too much to stop. but i told the mister we are having 3. 4 is the opps factor and after that someone is getting something done. TMI there? ;)
xo TJ

Musea said...

I'm 28 weeks with our first (also a girl!). My husband and I spent a VERY long time trying to find a girls name that we both liked. These are some that I LOVE, and either he vetoed, or family had already taken:

Sage
Safi
Leila
Willow
Coco
Esme

Good luck with naming your little womb ninja!

Christina said...

i'm all about rue right now. i'm planning to talk hubs into it, but he inexplicably loves 80s babies names instead of good names.