24 weeks, 5 days. April 13, 2017.
I know it’s controversial to share the name or not. I’ve shared with a few people. Since this blog doesn’t have a big following, I don’t mind sharing here.
Choosing a name seems so difficult. And currently I’m stuck between Hayley and Ayla. At first, S and I were set on Hayley (spelling debatable, but I like this one the best and S said it’s okay with him). But it’s a fairly common name. I don’t want her to be one of many Hayleys (Hailey/Haley/Haleigh, etc.) in her class. Though my name is pretty common and it never bothered me too much. My name also has plenty of ways to spell it, and that doesn’t bother me either. So I’ve been looking up other names. I really like Ava and Anna, but Ava is WAY too popular and S doesn’t like Anna. I came across Ayla (pronounced as it looks Ay-la). I think it’s pretty and it’s ranked in the 200s rather than the 60s like Hayley. My mother apparently does not like the name Hayley at all. Sorry, mom. My kid. Plus, my mother doesn’t have any good suggestions. Most other people seem to really like it. We have like 3.5 months to choose, but I just can’t decide. And I think S is set on Hayley. If we both like the name, why choose another? I just want options. And I can’t decide how I feel about popularity. S’s two kids have unique (but not weird names) and I always thought those were good picks. My sisters and I have common names (well 3 of 4 of us), with the youngest two being the most common (ha, dad picked those, not mom. Mom picked the first two). Of the women with young children whom I’ve asked about it, Hayley is not a very common name. So, that’s good. We’ll see. If you have thoughts, I’m happy to hear them!
I seem to be pretty good on clothes for now, except I need some longer tanks to go around my belly! The shirts that my coworker gave me are just not long enough. I’ll probably buy some cheap ones from Old Navy – just a few – because this belly is clearly going to keep growing. And so far, it’s all belly. And boobs. My sister says my butt is bigger, but I don’t think so. My running pants still fit the same.
Other things: Feeling fine, though bending over directly at the waist feels uncomfortable. Running is not great. I tried running the other day, but there was just so much pressure that I only ran 1 mile and then walked 2 miles. Oh well. Walking is good, though not nearly as satisfying.
Oh, 24 week appointment. All is good. Baby’s heartbeat in in the 130s. My blood pressure is low and normal. My uterus is on track for growth. The 28 week appointment will be the glucose test. Quick appointment.
Yesterday S and I were at consultant training all day, and baby was active for the whole thing. Perhaps she likes our field?! Of course, she wouldn’t move much for my sister. Silly baby.
And here’s a belly shot from about 2 days ago.