FAQ: Halfway, already?!

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I get asked these questions a lot lately – here are my answers πŸ™‚

So how pregnant are you? I can’t keep track!

Today I am 19 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I enter a new week of pregnancy every Friday. I like that. Fridays are always awesome (who doesn’t love a Friday?)! Everything’s going by so quickly at the moment! I feel like I blink and another week has gone by!

How are you feeling?

I’m feeling pretty good! Apart from the occasional lack of sleep, I am quite well! I am fairly comfortable (although very aware of my growing bump) and I’m fairly energetic. I have to listen to my body if I get a bit tired, but I feel quite normal! The only thing that bugs me is I get hot spots on my body (in the logical places which would be TMI to discuss here) where I can feel a bit itchy and irritated. I definitely notice that my body temperature is a little elevated (to a healthy pregnancy level). I am glad to be pregnant over the winter!!

Have you had your 20 week scan yet?

Yep – yesterday! It went really well. The baby is growing at a healthy pace (measuring about a week ahead – uh oh) and everything looked great. It’s always wonderful hearing the heartbeat again too. In fact, that feeling after a good ultrasound is the most amazing thing in the world.

Do you know the sex of your baby?!

Yes.

Are you telling anyone the sex of the baby?! Boy or girl?!

We really can’t keep the gender of our baby a secret. It would kill our family (and friends) if they didn’t know! Besides, it might get a bit obvious when we start buying things for the nursery!

Meet our baby boy πŸ™‚

He’s a bit shy, but this photo is so cute. Definitely my favourite. Of course we got five photos printed out and a DVD πŸ™‚

Most people thought I’d be having a girl so this might be a shock! I had a gut feeling it was a boy. I don’t know how I knew, but I just did.

Look how big your bump is!!

OK, so more of a statement than a question…and perhaps I say it to myself mostly…but with the bub measuring a week ahead, it’s no surprise now that I know this information! I have had a big appetite lately (trying to be nutritious but baked goods have been an issue – let’s not lie), but I don’t appear to be gaining too much weight so far.

Yesterday I found out from my mother in law that the Guy I’m Married To (and Impregnated By) weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces when he was born. This almost made me faint. I mean, he grew up all normal sized but FAR OUT! Is our son going to be the same?! I do not even want to think about that…

I’m only little!!!!!

Also, on a side note: Please don’t jokingly ask if it’s twins or keep telling me how huuuuge I am getting? It makes me feel a little self conscious.

Do you have any names in mind now that you know it’s a boy?

We’ve been poring over a massive book of names and we’re only up to names beginning with K!! We have a couple of boy’s names we’ve already put on a shortlist, but we’re not planning on telling anyone what they are until the birth. With so many people we know being pregnant (mostly with boys) at the moment, we want to eliminate the chances of duplicate names in our friendship groups/families and see what unfolds. I feel like this way those in our circle who are further along than us won’t feel bad for choosing a similar name to us and to put it bluntly, we’ve heard of people being inspired by others’ choices, taking the name for their own child (who is born first) and making it difficult to scramble for a whole new name at the last minute. We also want to meet the baby in person before we set a name in stone – what if he doesn’t look like the name we originally picked out?!

So, I’m sorry to the curious folk – we’re staying “mum” on that one. It’s nothing personal – just a precaution!

Have you gone nuts buying stuff for the baby?

Nope. Haha. My inlaws have generously bought us a cot for the baby – it’s beautiful! I hope to go pram shopping with my mum at some point too. Other than that, we have bought zilch! I’m excited now we know what we’re having – I feel like I can really have some fun now πŸ™‚

I don’t think I’ll just buy everything blue in sight – just like if we had a girl I wouldn’t have gone overboard with the colour pink. Just a hint will do. There are some really creative boy’s clothes these days – can’t wait to dress up my little man!

We’re hoping to set up the nursery first – fun fun fun! I can’t wait to get creative.

Any other questions?? You can also ask anonymously through Tumblr or Formspring by clicking on the Ask Me Anything tab at the top right hand corner of this ol’ blog here πŸ™‚

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  • “I can’t wait to dress up my little man”.

    Because when all is said and done, and the mushy stuff is out the way, we still just want to play dress ups πŸ˜‰ xx

    <3

  • Awwwww!!! A baby boy!!! Congratulations Kez!!
    Surely picking the name is the hardest bit of the whole pregnancy, and I totally understand why you don’t want to share! I’ve had baby names in the back of my mind for over five years now. I’m not even close to being a mum (logistics-wise) but I still wont share them for fear they get stolen! hehe

    I’m excited to see nursery photos!

    Keep enjoying that pregnancy, you seem like you’re doing wonderfully! x

  • Wow half way already! I know you didn’t make it public for a while but boy that seems to have gone fast! Even faster for you I bet πŸ˜‰ Sounds like everything is progressing well, glad to hear everything is A-OK πŸ™‚

  • Oh, the CUTENESS! HUGE congratulations Kez, what an adorable little boy he’s already shaping up to be! πŸ˜€

  • That photo is adorable!
    Whatever you do, please don’t name your baby: Mustang, G6, Ernest or Boris. Those are my only requests πŸ™‚
    And congratulations! This is such an awesomely exciting time for you. Enjoy it!

  • I was just blog surfing and happened to follow a link to your blog! Congrats on your little man! I’m pregnant with our first daughter (35 weeks) and can relate to all of those questions! Picking a name is definitely a tough task – we have one for our girl but if she had been a boy I don’t know what we would have done. My husband and I weren’t on the same page with the boy names! πŸ™‚ Congrats!

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