Friday, March 27, 2009

The One With Calling Him Sam.

Geoff and I are back into a "Friends" phase. After we found out I was preggo, we watched The One With the Embryos a few times...and now we're hooked again. We've been through this phase twice before, and I must admit I love it. This means at night before we go to bed, we pop in a dvd to watch "an episode." Or...7. Whatevs. I feel like now we might as well, since when we're getting up a few times a night with a kid, we prolly won't be staying up as late with our old Friends. Sounds worth the trade to me!

Like I said in the last post, we're definitely hoping for a boy. So much so, in fact, that we already call the baby "Sam." I get texts at work all day that say "I love you and Sam!" or "How is Sam? Is he making you hungry again??" I love it. Also, in case anyone wanted to know, Sam is about the size of a lentil this week AND his heart will start beating!!! How crazy is that??? (Also, just to clarify, I don't have a feeling he will be a boy. I just want him to be a boy. It's not like an instinct or something.) I do know we'll end up being thrilled regardless of what it is, I just figured if that's the case, there's nothing wrong with hoping a little!

The Little Lentil is making me completely exhausted. I have so much more respect for women who do this with a gaggle of other small children. I have one of the more exhausting jobs one could have while preggo--but it ends when I come home. And I come home SLEEPY! Granted, I've also still been making sure to hit the gym most days, which prolly contributes to that too (and, yes, I'm working out safely for baby!) I'm getting overwhelmed by all the avoid/don't avoid foods and drinks. The only one I'm having a problem with is herbal tea. There seem to be many conflicting reports on the effects. So far I haven't had any, but it's by far the hardest one for me to give up. I can ease up on caffeine...fish...actually, all processed foods; I'm trying to eat all-natural...but I love me some tea. And 3 days before I found out, we splurged BIG TIME at teavana on a bunch of loose teas.

I'm probably more cautious than I need to be, but I am slightly concerned about the possibility of miscarriage. I know personally 7 people who lost babies at 8 weeks, and a dozen more through friends. That's a pretty big number, I mean, I don't even have that many friends. And you don't have to tell me that it's in God's control, or that worrying won't help, or that more often than not pregnancies are fine and normal. I am fully aware of all these things. I am trusting God with this new life, and I know worrying won't change anything. I'm also not stressed out to a concerning level--it's not keeping me up at night or anything. Just a mild concern in the back of my mind at times. When we pray over the baby at night, we also pray that we are being prepared to handle whatever God has chosen for us. We definitely also pray our desire that our child be born complication-free...but we're trying to be ready for anything.

Anyways, my hubby is going to Lynchburg today to see some buddies (and I'm having an Anne of Green Gables sleepover while he's gone!!!) so Ima go wake him up and push him out the door so he gets there in time. Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

Heather Nicole said...

yeah, we are totally back into the show again too. we come back around every few months. fun times.
and, I'm sorry I didn't mention this on the last blog, but I sincerely LOVE the name Sam. for obvious reasons of course, but also cause I think it is a great name. we would use it next if it wouldn't be so confusing. so, nice pick.

my feeling is that one of the great things about finding out before birth, so that you CAN call the baby by their name before you meet them for real. and before you find out, you have plenty of "not knowing" bonding time--where you get to guess and play. it is great that you are already calling him Sam. cause, hey, the worst that could happen is that in 3 months you find out you are having a girl, and then you have 5 more months to call her Zoey. my mom called my brother Rebekah for 9 months, not wanting to get her hopes up for a boy. she said it was strange, but wonderful, when she came out a he.
also, I was SURE we would have a girl, until seconds before we found out. I remember thinking, "oh my gosh, they are about to tell us we are going to have a boy!" it was super fun. so I know, either way you are going to be SUPER happy and surprised and glad you found out ahead of time. I still think its surprising that we can even HAVE babies inside us. I didn't truly believe it until one came out of me. wow. it's totally wild.

okay, my chronicle of a comment is winding down. have a happy day!

p.s. I totally get you about the "worrying" thing. you are right on the money.

M. Mcgough said...

Herbal tea should be fine and there are some great prego teas you can use I have some if you want it.

team clark said...

why in heaven's name are you posting at 4:24 a.m.???

p.s. it was nice to see you for about 2 seconds, in passing, today at work =)

Rebecca said...

First of all, an Anne of Green Gables sleepover??? REALLY? Can I come?????!!! That is my very favorite series of books ever.

I've been on the library waiting list to get the dvd's forevah! I should get them by Christmas. I should just buy them. I loved them as a kid on VHS, but haven't seen them in years.

I hope your little Lentil is doing good tonight! How is it that our babies are the size of lentil beans but my uterus is the size of an orange already???

Hmnn...things to ponder.

Watching Friends in the evenings sounds like a cute way to pass this special time in your life!