Saturday, December 11, 2010

Belly Shots

I'll be 33 weeks tomorrow. (Like the sweats? They are my favorite attire. They have paint stains from many days at home spent doing projects around the house.)
This little guy loves to move around. He gets the hiccups almost daily. They can get annoying, but his moves never do. Well, only when he jabs me in the ribs. I get "false" contractions every now and then, something I never experienced with either of my 2 previous pregnancies. I have heartburn at least every other day, if not more frequently. My back gets tired by the middle of the afternoon. I haven't really started swelling much, which is good. I'm still sleeping pretty well; praise the Lord!
I get a few questions regularly, so I thought I'd just answer them here.

1--It's a boy.

2--No, we don't have a name yet. Yes, we have some options. Yes, we'll probably not know until he's born and we see him. I've asked some family to send me some name info and no one has responded. That makes it a little harder to pick/plan.

3--I'm hoping to have a VBAC. I'm praying that my body will go into labor completely on its own before his due date. My doctor won't let me go past my due date, so she said about a month ago.

4--I'm having the baby in a hospital. I think birthing centers are awesome and would love to do that, but having had a c-section with the twins I want to be in a hospital just in case.

5--We're pretty ready. We have a few things yet to get as far as equipment goes. I'm excited about a few things that will be 'new' to me this go 'round...using cloth diapers, a Moby wrap, and a snap 'n go stroller to use with our infant car seat. (I used cloth w/Rylee for the first 3 months with a diaper service. It wasn't the greatest experience because resources were pretty limited--income and people in the know. I have some close friends here who all use cloth and they are not only loaning me diapers, but they know tons about the process.)
Asa and I on a 'date' for the GFA Christmas party last night. The girls have strep throat so Joel graciously stayed home with them so I could get out of the house. I had a great time with my little man. He is one sweet boy!

Got a baby question? I'm kinda in the mood to talk baby stuff. Fire away. (or tell me your stories)


  1. I'm excited for you! :) For what it's worth, I think your choice of birth place makes sense.

  2. Beautiful belly!!!!!
    How about Fletcher Matthew Fletcher ???? :OP

  3. nice belly!! I would recommend Econobums cloth diapers. They are the cheapest, but also more absorbent than the more expensive ones I have. I vote yes on the hospital. I am one of those more-medical-intervention-is-better types. I got epidurals pretty much as soon as I walked through the door to have my kids!

  4. Your maternal grandfather' name was Clarence Burton, his father was Benjamin Franklin (how original??)...My grandfather on my mother's side was Dallas Madison...your paternal grandfather was Francis Lafayette...that's all I know...Wow, bet none of those names fit this baby!! Love the "blue" on the website....Asa is VERY handsome.

  5. You have an adorable baby belly! There are lots of pregnant ladies at church! Our nursery is gonna be full! Love it! I have a friend who does the cloth diapering, and she loves it. (Amber, River's mom...she was in our small group at the women's retreat)