15 Weeks: Baby Name Game

twinsLots of information on the wed on pregnancy… and they’re RIGHT. I feel like a million bucks compaed to only a week or so ago. The fog of the first trimester settling in phase has lifted,the energy is returning and I feel more like myself again.

My round ligaments are even stretching as predidcted by one or more sites as evident with the lower right abdominal achiness. Just startign to wonder this morning actually when I read this is normal as the ligaments are stretching. Cool.

On the fun side, we are full-on into the Baby Naming Game. (For one of my leading girl names, click this here.) If there is ever a dull moment (or one where I think our kids might be close to physically hurting one another) I know I can rely on the baby name topic to bring some good cheer. My girls have there favorites and lucky for me most of them jibe with MY favorite’s. How much of this is actually due to them hearing them from me? I don’t know… but I have to say, it is not so for my hubby who came bounding down the stairs this weekend to announce his two new favorite twin names (truly inspired as they had come to him in the shower) only to meet much resistance on the kiddo front. Nothing like a subtle, “I don’t LIKE that” to kill the joy.

At any rate, I have a feeling this baby naming thing may be a little more involved this go around, if not only for the peanut gallery weighing in… for the fact that now there are two. Not only do we have to consider how they sound side by side, we have our two girls names to stay in time with as well. Here’s a link I like on baby name ideas because you actually don’t need to give your email address to see the list. DANG. Took me a ga-jillion sites to find one that didn’t demand to know my due date…

Yes, these truly are the sort of stream of thoughts that go through the 15 weeks pregnant mind. Wish it were alot deeper, but alas… I am thnking of stretching ligaments and naming babies. ūüėČ Next week, we plan to find out the sex of the babies… and THAT¬†will serve to¬†move the baby name game right along, if no ones to shy for a¬†conclusive¬†babies sex naming¬†picture¬†in there! ūüėČ

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Suzanne Tucker, aka Zen Mommy
In addition to mommying to two magical girls born in 2000 and 2003, Suzanne co-owns a holistic health center with her husband Shawn in St. Louis, Missouri  where she practices as a physical therapist, Certified Infant Massage Instructor and health education teacher. Certified in a number of healing and life education approaches, Suzanne is a Co-creator of My Mommy Manual and the online parenting course, Yogi Parenting, a positive parenting approach for raising kids of all ages.

13 Weeks: Mindful Nesting

broomI know it’s only been seven days since last I wrote… but¬†I seriously feel like¬†I could write a novel this week. Chapters? They would be:

Chapter 1: Things my hubby and I are talking about

Chapter 2: Things I am thinking about

Chapter 3: Things I am doing… already!@#@ to prepare for our babies

You get the picture. It’s¬†this last¬†chapter, the “doing” one that¬†freaks me out a little. I’m just one foot in the door¬†into second trimester¬†and apparently I am nesting (or some warped version of nesting there of.) [Read more…]

12 Weeks: My Changing Pregnant Body

Best birthday present a girl could get: at midnight I turned 39 and 10 hours later I got to see these two precious angels.

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Looking in on¬†their in utero world… I was blown¬†away.¬†Frankly I’m glad they¬†have built-in dance partners in each other ’cause from the looks of¬†it,¬†they have¬†got¬†some hip-hop music going ON in there.

This being the first of my weekly journals through our pregnancy, I thought I might tell you a little bit about what’s been going on in¬†MY world. If you too find yourself at the end of¬†your first trimester, if you are further a long… or if you have EVER been pregnant, some of what I’m about to share might ring a bell.

New Real Estate

How do I say this… zen-ly? There really is no way. I am bodacious. My husband is pleased beyond belief, except for the small fact that this new real estate is, for all practical purposes, OFF LIMITS. You feel me here, ladies? Yeah. I am seriously considering ordering one of these tonight just to¬†let the ‘ole girls know I’m thinking of them.

Just Like in the Movies

Dry heaving. Not an attractive word to type… and not an attractive thing to over hear, but day after day my 6 and 9 year old have been, followed quickly by a smiles and what I hope is reassurance from me, “Mommies OK. I’m not really sick or anything. Just means the babies are doing¬†good¬†in there.” It has¬†gotten to the point now that when I do my thing, the girls just look up¬†and smile¬†at me. I don’t have to say a thing even though I look and sound¬†like the girl in The¬†Exorcist.

And now for¬†a perk some may not find a perk. I¬†have been¬†emotional. I cry at all sorts of things, from hearing a (just about any) song on the radio to opening birthday cards from friends. I don’t mind¬†my extra emotive behavior¬†most of the time. All this high emotion; it’s¬†cool in my book. I’m feeling things so deeply and that includes things like love and joy and gratitude. Although, you might ask my husband to interject a line or two here about¬†the joys of¬†living with an emotional pregnant¬†woman. HA!

Major Plus

And the best thing about being 12 weeks into this pregnancy: I am offically through with the 1st trimenster!!! This means all sorts of good things for us statistically, and we are comforted by this.¬†Another facet of being 12 weeks along is that as¬†pregnancy hormones (the sort that make you sick at least… ) run “highest” week 10-12 (per my OB) I may start feeling better any second!!!… a MAJOR PLUS. Bye- bye¬†Regan (Exorcist reference in case you missed it.)

I’d love to hear one of your pregnancy stories below, past or present. There’s one thing for sure, pregnancies¬†are ripe with¬†stories and memories for the picking. Share yours with me?

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30 Weeks : Sage “New-Mom” Advice from a Friend
29 Weeks : Placental Encapsulation
28 Weeks : Pregnancy Calf Cramps to Wake the DEAD
27 Weeks : Holiday Maternity Fashion Tips
26 Weeks : The Nursery
25 Weeks : Back to Baby Names
24 Weeks : Cord Blood
23 Weeks : Baby Fat
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21 Weeks : Flu Bug
20 Weeks : Parents As Teachers
19 Weeks : Sleeping
18 Weeks : Breastfeeding
17 Weeks : Childbirth : Childbirth
16 Weeks : Sex of the Babies. We’re Having…!
15 Weeks : Baby Name Game
14 Weeks : Prenatal Yoga
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Suzanne Tucker, aka Zen Mommy
In addition to mommying to two magical girls born in 2000 and 2003, Suzanne co-owns a holistic health center with her husband Shawn in St. Louis, Missouri where she practices as a physical therapist, Certified Infant Massage Instructor and health education teacher. Certified in a number of healing and life education approaches, Suzanne is a Co-creator of My Mommy Manual and the online parenting course, Yogi Parenting, a positive parenting approach for raising kids of all ages.

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twin-dasiy-234“I’ve been feeling really sick.” I tell the ultrasound lady. She’s just getting her magic wand in position to tell me my future.¬†With two beautiful children and¬† [Read more…]