Jay goes back to work on Monday and I have to say, I will miss him. I was spoiled ROTTEN these past 5 weeks. I slept in nearly every day, he'd make me a dinner before I had to go to work, and he got a TON done around the house. He's a good guy. He is always doing stuff for me, but even more so when I am pregnant. It's sweet. Here are are some typical Jay-isms from the past couple days:
Me: I get so dizzy when I am standing for long periods of time. It's such a bad pregnancy symptom
Jay: Nah, it's just cause your body isn't used to being vertical for so long
Me: I wish Ethan would eat breakfast, but then again, I never eat breakfast, either
Jay: Yes you do. It's just considered lunch for most people.
I definitely feel the baby move now. It's an amazing feeling. It's like a swirling sensation. I don't feel any pokes or jabs (yet!) but I know he or she is just rolling all around.
Since my job is so fast-paced and busy, I sometimes have a hard time when I'm there. I get short of breath really easy (something about progesterone does that???) and I'll get lightheaded. I also frequently just feel sore and achy. I think I adapt to it fine, and if I start to feel bad, I just slow down for a little while until I feel okay again. I always feel so much better knowing that all my crazy movements at work are likely lulling my baby to sleep and at night when I'm in bed, I love knowing that the sound of my heartbeat is something my baby finds comfort in.
Last night when I got home from work, I went to check on Ethan and he woke up and asked me to lay with him. He never opened his eyes but he told me he missed me when I was at work. I rubbed his legs and snuggled real close to him. I studied his perfect little profile and realized that there really will be another little human being that I will be head over heels in love with like I am with Ethan and it really amazes me. I always tell myself that I could never love anyone like I love Ethan, but I do!
At this rate, this baby will be nameless. We don't really have any boy names that we both LOVE, although we do both kind of like Adam. We want the middle name to be Jack, after Jay's Grandpa, and I don't think Adam Jack flows real well. Jay has always loved the name Abby for a girl, and I have loved the name Allison. I have no strong feelings towards Abby, and Jay has no strong feelings towards Allison, so I think both those names are out. I mentioned using the middle name Jaye for a girl, obviously after her daddy, and Jay just melted at that idea. He loves it. We both like the name Lindsey, but I don't like how Lindsey Jaye sounds. I can think of lots of sweet nicknames for Lindsey, which is why I like it. I think it goes well with Ethan, too.
I don't know!!! I don't think we'll have a decision until this baby is born, to be honest. We had a really hard time with Ethan's name and since we KNEW he was a boy, by referring to him as Ethan instead of "the baby" when I was pregnant, it helped the name grow on us a ton. This time around, we won't be able to do it. I'm open to suggestions! I don't like anything too trendy and "out there". No weird spellings or anything like that.