Thursday, December 15, 2011

Week 24.

It's a boy and he has a name.

R is for:

Reid Anthony Cortese.

How do I feel?
Great. I'm enjoying this second trimester. I had a wave of sickness over the weekend, but I think that was flu oriented and not pregnancy driven. I feel him move so much now and I love that Tony can feel him as well.

What do I crave?
Sweets. This week I've been making ice cream sandwiches from Publix Chocolate chip cookies. De-lish!
[I think my phone is dying. That funky red tint is not on purpose, that's what my camera does to images].

What surprises me?
How fast this is going. Only 4 months left. Lots to do on the checklist. It's strange to be so aware of time these days [ex. I am 24 weeks and 3 days, not missing a day on the big count down-o-meter]. I feel like I've been pregnant for a while now, but when I hear I'm almost in my third trimester, it makes me anxious.

What am I looking forward to?
Being home and with family and friends for Christmas. Taking almost 2 weeks off from work.

Other tidbits:

I am so grateful for Joanna Goddard's blog. She has an extensive registry list that I am finding very helpful. I even read all the comments below to see what other recommendations were made for registry items. That brought me to her Motherhood Mondays section, which I read in its entirety.
I had to close my office door while I read her sweet husbands recap of their birth story. Seriously, I know I am weepy in this pregnancy, but this is a great read.

I also think this necklace or this ring makes for a sweet push present.


Sincerely Sara Cate said...

Congratulations on choosing a wonderful name!

emily/thesearethedays said...

What a wonderful name! Yay!

jennifer little said...

super cute! Love Reid!

Melanie Phister said...

Love love love the name!

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Anonymous said...

her registry list is super helpful! i find myself going to it often too :)