It would be an understatement to say that I haven't taken as many bump photos this pregnancy as with Keating. In fact, this is only the second one I have done. I'm sure this probably doesn't bother any of you, but it bothers me. I feel like I am already a slacker. Sadly there just aren't enough hours in the day. I am trying to keep all of the balls juggled in the air. So my pregnancy updates may be every 6 weeks or so.
How Far Along? 20 Weeks
How Far Along? 20 Weeks
Total Weight Gain? I think around 6 pounds
Maternity Clothes? Work pants and jeans are the only ones that have made the swap. I am going to get rich by inventing maternity pants that actually stay up. By the end of the day all of these pants sag in the butt. Doesn't matter the brand or style... they all do it. Maybe I need a butt?
Stretch Marks? Nope. I'm lotioning and oiling, oiling and lotioning... (The Sand Lot? Anyone?)
Gender? All boy. We went for another ultrasound on Friday to check all of the important stuff and he is still all boy.
Movement? All the time. He is quite active! It is starting to be visible from the outside now.
Food Cravings? Grapefruit and Sam Adams Winter Ale, separately, not together.
What I Miss? Energy. The past few weeks I have been worn out. I think that just goes along with this time of year. There is so much going on and I dont want to miss out on anything. Christmas just goes by too fast!
Best Moment of the Week? Deciding on name!
So for the name, we debated this for a long time. This name was a little harder to pick out than Keating's because I had known I wanted to name a son "Keating" since I was in the 7th grade. This little man's name took a little more work. It had to sound original like Keating, and it also couldn't be too vanilla, since Keating isn't exactly a common name.
We each had a few choices that we threw out, made a few lists, and names were added to our combined likes or vetoes. I admit that I checked the social security name database for every choice to make sure they weren't popular. As we went back and forth on choices there was always one name that we both consistently liked, and it was... Charles is his daddy's first name and I wish I had a great story about the name Archer, but I don't, we both just really liked it. He will be called Archer. I do think it is special that both of my sons will have part of their dad's name. So there you have it! 20 weeks of name debating and we finally came up with a winner.