Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Baby Names, Baby Clothes, Baby Baby Baby!

Our little bundle of joy will be arriving in about 3 months and we are still struggling with finding the right name for our little boy. For the moment, the French name Jules is in the lead (pronounced Jool in French and Jools in English). We like the name Jules and I think it's original, however in the French culture it's apparently quite a common name. I also like Noa, Julien or Maxim, but my hubby is not crazy about those names. I've given the responsibility of finding an original middle name to my mom and she's struggling also.

I've started to buy some baby wear, but what size should I really be buying for a newborn? They grow so fast and who knows what size they will be when they actually arrive. So far I've bought onesies for a 1 month old baby. The newborn size just looks so small and by the time I wash it, it will probably shrink. As for the pyjamas, I think I should buy for a 3 month old, because with the washing shrinkage factor and the diaper and onesie underneath, I imagine the baby will feel like a tight little muffin in a newborn or 1 month old PJ. What to do, what to do?

I'm now feeling regular movements from the baby. I must admit, I do get startled sometimes when the baby moves. I feel like this is all a dream and I'm just getting fat, but I'm actually having a baby, very soon! I feel so blessed and I'm enjoying every second of being pregnant! Life is good! Heck, it's grrrreat!

Here's a little belly or shall I say a big belly shot of me. I always thought it was cheesy posting these types of photos, so I guess I've become a huge cheeseball myself and happy to be one! This is me at about 5-1/2 months. I feel like the Pillsbury Doughboy or more like Pillsbury Doughboy's big fat pregnant sister! Poke me and I'll giggle!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Solution to Pregnancy Leg Cramps

Started feeling some mild leg cramps during the night and although it's not as bad as a charley horse, it did wake me up from my deep slumber.

My hubby gave me a very good suggestion, which works quite well. Sit up on the bed with your legs stretched out. Point your toes towards the ceiling (do not point your toes like a ballerina or that will make it worse) and pull on your big toe. Seems a bit silly, but it worked for me. My hubby actually learned this as a kid when he took swimming lessons. The instructor told him to pull on his big toe if he ever gets leg cramps in the pool.

Voila, a simple solution to a pesky problem.