…Yeah, you know me. 🙂
So… the deets!
Due Date: March 6, 2014, but probably will come a week earlier with a repeat c-section.
First Reaction: I was pretty taken back by the irony of the conversation Brian and I had just finished. We were talking about how nice it would be in a few years when we didn’t have childcare costs or car payments and we’d be able to jet off to exotic vacations whenever we wanted and I could quit my job and become the trophy wife I’ve always wanted to be and we laughed. And then I peed on the stick. And I cried a little. Kidding. Sort of.
How are you feeling? Totally fine! I hardly feel pregnant at all, I guess my body is used to the first trimester. I tend to get a little more sensitive to low blood sugar, but never fear, I keep my emergency macaroni and cheese with me.
Any weird cravings? Hmm, not yet. I’m on a salad with italian vinegarette dressing kick, and I can’t seem to get enough avocado, but that’s about it. And easy mac and cheese. Always easy mac and cheese.
Why are you calling the baby Priscilla-Jake Ryan? Well, this is third child and since we have already done the planning for a boy and a girl before, we have decided that we’ll just be surprised at birth this time. We won’t know if the baby is a boy or girl so a female-male nickname, at least for the internet world, works well. Both of our kids have nicknames that I use on this blog and on instagram. It’s for their safety, you dig? As far names, Brian and I have significant differences in opinions about what names we like. I’m a free-spirit (can’t put me in a box!) and he’s more straight-edge, traditional. Priscilla isn’t exactly monarchy-worthy, but it’s not on my list of top names either. Jake Ryan is much more traditional and closer to what Brian would suggest. It’s also a subtle nod to my obsession with Molly Ringwald movies. Neither of those names are on our list either.
What do Knox and Lux think? They are excited about another sibling! Of course, Knox wants a little brother, and Lux wants a little sister. And yes, there is only one baby so someone will inevitably end up in therapy in adulthood for being left out as a kid.
What about this blog? It’s not going to be all baby all the time, but it is called bookofstefanie, and this pregnancy is a pretty big part of my life, so I’ll keep it light and fun. There are lots of funny things about pregnancy that I’m already dreading/looking forward to? Oh, yeah, it’s going to be a barrel of laughs. No pictures of cankles and talk about bodily fluids (just, God, no). Promise.