Third Trimester

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My Last Pregnancy

When I got pregnant the first time,I was scared that my boyfriend would leave me, but he didn't. He joined the Navy and we got married in April of 2004.

My daughter was born on June second 2004.She was so precious and so innocent. Then, I got pregnant again in 2005 with our son. I am seven months now and I am ready for my son to come out so that our famliy can be complete.

Being pregnant is no picnic, but it is a blessing from GOD!!

Denise Burgess

Hurry up and Wait!

This is my fourth child. I have always loved being pregnant. My husband has warned me that this is our last baby.

My Story
I usually love being pregnant. Well this kid has been a butt kicker since the very moment the second line showed up! I was immediately sick. There was no sign of change, at my first appointment, I filled my doctor in. She said forget about it. It will all go away in your 2nd trimester.

Now I have never experienced anything like this. I can't even keep crackers down so I am STARVING! So here I am at week 15 still sick as a dying dog. I think 'God have mercy on me.' Would you believe the sickness ended, only to be over taken by a four day migraine that had me in bed unable to eat anything once again.

Still STARVING! Well, here I am off to see the doc again to let her know I need help. She comforts me by saying forget about it! It will all be over in your third trimester. Your hormones are just changing!

At this point, I am thinking now would be a good time to strangle her. So all I can hear at this point is, 'Your head will pound and you will starve for another 13 weeks.' You gotta be kidding me.

Well, I figured out if I get up at 2 am I can eat all I want because my headache is gone. Well, last week was the last timeI had a migraine. I am FINALLY in my third trimester - I thought it would never get here. I am 28 weeks and counting.

Guess what? I have severe pelvic pain. It's as though I have an oddly shaped weight on my pelvic bone. My appointment is tomorrow. I have decided that I should be prepared to hear those 3 heart felt words 'Forget about it!' So, as you can see, this entire pregnancy has been a game of hurry up and wait!


Moving on

Hi, I was 38 weeks pregnant and I visited the doctor on the Friday, and baby was doing fine. Saturday, baby still kicked the whole day and when I went to bed I felt him the whole time till I fell asleep. The next moring I didn't feel him move. I thought he was still asleep, but at 12:00 I said to my husband that he must take me to hospital. We arrived at the hospital and I have asked them to listen to baby's heartbeat but there was nothing .....


Names Names Names

My third trimester has been nothing but a constant battle of wills between me and my husband as we try to come up with a name for our baby, currently dubbed “Nutty” on account of its hyper-active acrobats in my stomach (originally, Nutty was Peanut since that was what Nutty looked like at its first scan).
I have always been against the common, more traditional names like Michael, Lisa and Heather, probably because there were always at least four of each in my classes growing up. I can’t stand the thought of my child becoming “Lisa 2” or “Mike N.” I want my child to have a name that will be his or hers alone. My husband, on the other hand, would like to go with family tradition and name Nutty (if Nutty is a girl) after his mother, his grandmother and his great-grandmother: Pearl. Yuck! I say. Too old fashioned (“But no one else would have it!” he quickly pointed out, which he was right about although I would never admit it). And if Nutty was a boy? Then we should turn to his male lineage and name him Abraham (Yuck yuck yuck!!!).
Now, I’ll admit, I haven’t been playing the name game too fairly myself. Due to all the “typical” and “traditional” names dear hubby has been throwing at me, I have been coming up with some pretty wild ones myself (okay, so naming your child Tryamon, Merlin, or Farquharson is maybe not the best idea). And the wilder I get, the more boring he gets.
“Lulu-Bell!” (eep! Even I don’t know what I was thinking with that one.)
“Our child would not be able to pronounce her name!” (Okay, point taken.)
And on it goes.
Of course, having a baby apparently entitles everyone who meets you whether friend or foe, family or stranger, to give you their list of names.
“Why, I think the name Daisy is just darling for a girl,” some strange woman who stopped me on the street to rub my stomach told me (and since when did a pregnant woman’s stomach become public property for all to touch?! But that’s a different tangent). “I named my little shitzsu that.”
“Um, great. I’ll definitely consider naming my first born child after your dog.”
My nieces think the only name to consider for a girl is Jessica (after Jessica Simpson, of course) and Justin for a boy (Timberlake, who else? Managed to talk them out of Usher, thankfully). My grandmother-in-law, however, has to take the cake for original names:
“You know, I think one of the most wonderful names a parent could name their child is Aspartame. It just has such a nice ring to it and it’s co-sexual.”
“Grandma, I think you mean co-ed. And aspartame is a chemical sweetner. Chris and I are trying to stay away from, uh, food related names.”
“So then I guess you wouldn’t consider Willy Wonka?”
I know every pregnant woman has troubles coming up with names for her unborn but most couples at least have a short list. Hubby and I have written a short-list; we’ve just done it separately and each hate the other's short-list. So what’s on mine?
Girls: Chloe, Pandora, Electra, Ophelia, Bronwyn, and Estee
Boys: Maddock, Aidan, Sloan, Calum, Poe, and Beckett (last two after the writers)
Now, just another few weeks before we get to meet Nutty and decide just what Nutty will be called…

Hannah N.

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