Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bumpdate 30 Weeks : She finally has a NAME!

Mostly I still can not get over how different this pregnancy is from my 1st. I actually think it deserves it's own blog post so stay tuned for that.

Current cravings : Cheese Puffs & Reese Peanut Butter Eggs
Weight: up 7 lbs so over all I have gained almost 30lbs.
Symptoms : Both sleep and my pregnancy cold have been much better lately! Hoping that sticks around.

Braxton Hicks have been much better and I have been making a strong effort to rest more and drink more water. I have them in back now as well though and that is painful! 

I am in major nesting mode now cleaning like crazy and trying to get all the things done I have on my "BB Bucket List "  ( Before Baby). 

and... I think we have finally settled on a name! 

Anna Clarke

and we will call her " Anna Clarke"

Anna is my maternal grandmothers first name and Clark is my paternal grandmother's maiden name, as well as one of my best girlfriends from college middle name! 

29 Weeks

this was 29 Weeks with Peebs:

30 week ultrasound pics:
So far she is juicy, with no hairs, big lips and long limbs! Not sure of estimated weight yet.

Big Brother:

He has been quite the terror lately! I keep having to be reminded that sometimes, as ridiculous as it seems to "bargain" with your child, it totally helps to approach things differently.  
Our current trick is to offer him 2 choices both of which are OK with us, instead of just telling him straight up what he needs to do. 
For Example " Come over here and put your clothes on"  = running from me and screaming)  is now " Would you like to put on your shirt or your pants first?"  = happily answers with which one and starts getting dressed calmly . It is the craziest trick EVER and totally works so take that little nugget and stick it in your pocket ! you're welcome.

We are working on potty training. He seems interested and has sporadically been using the potty since Dec. 2nd so we are going all in this week and will see what happens. Seeing him  wearing cartoon big boy underwears is the funniest thing EVER. I wish I had known that they only come in a handful of characters because apparently that is an important thing to get excited over, but he does not know who "Angry Birds" , Super heroes or "Cars/Toy Story" is so we don't have that bargaining chip. 

I have been going back and reading old pregnancy posts from Fenn and they are kind of hilarious. BOY has life changed since then. Here is a link to my 31 Week Bumpdate with him


Beach Bum & Baby said...

You look so great mama and I just LOVE her name!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

And yes, I know all about the "choices" we have to do that over here too!

Courtney said...

Love the name!! Clark is my maiden middle name too! Very cute.

The Macons said...

Oh man! I cannot wait to see her! You look great Momma and it looks like you have made a bunch of progress with the boy since I last saw ya'll! Yeah Sus gave me the choices trick and its a good one, makes them think THEY are in charge! Can't even handle that he is in underpants! Hope to see ya'll soon :)

melissa said...

Choices - got it! I will be using that for sure!

Love her name! And you look great!

The Taylors said...

Love, love her name and you look beautiful!!! So happy for all of you! :)

Cheryl Enlow said...

So sweet! Such a pretty name.

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