We just got back from spending the last three weeks at Lakeside. Having two children out there was quite fun and to think that we will have another one about 6 months old next summer is, at times, surreal. However, as you look at me, there is no mistaking that another one is on its way. I have definitely popped. Still, I have yet to wear maternity clothes! :) Today I had another doctor's appointment and realized that I am already closing in on the halfway mark of this pregnancy! The baby is healthy and quite active. Baby even kicked the doppler off my stomach while the doctor was trying to get an accurate heart rate. It was hard enough for her to notice, as well.
Ava is so excited about being a big sister. She has convinced herself, and is trying so hard to convince others, that the baby is a girl. She refers to her by the name that Brian and I had basically settled on. However, while talking to Brian on the phone tonight (as he is in New Jersey for Military training), we stumbled upon another name and the more we said the name, the more we fell in love with it. We are seriously considering changing our minds and going with this name. The only thing that I'm concerned about is getting Ava to understand that, if this baby is a girl, we might not name her the name that she is already referring to it as.
I have to say that my gut feeling at this point in the pregnancy is that I'm carrying a little girl. My gut was right with both Ava and Seth, but we shall see. I'm going to be happy one way or the other. My only prayer is that this baby stays put in the oven to term and is born healthy and happy.
We are so blessed!