The Petersen Herd

The Petersen Herd

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Big Mama

Here we are again - posting growing shots of the Mommy. I won't lie - I like to look back at these pictures when it's all over and remember that 'insider' feeling. I also like to see how differently I carry each one which is something I don't notice unless I'm looking at a picture.The little angel (or devil . . . we shall see) is now 29 weeks along. Almost 3/4 there! On average she'll be measuring about 15 inches long now and weighing in at a whopping 3 pounds. Seems like a lot of stretching of the Mommy for a 3 pound jelly bean but so it is. So far this pregnancy has been average - the only difference is placement of the placenta - right in front which makes it hard to feel her move some of the time. Then other times she squeezes past it and scares me with a visible thump or kick that I'm not expecting.

So far no name ideas that sound just right yet. My brother is determined her name is Heath - what do you think? Too masculine? I know a lot of boy names can go both ways, but not sure about Heath. As an explanation, her posts right now are labeled with a "W". That's because back when I was sure she was a boy her name was going to be Weste. We teased she'd be a Wallace for Tyler's Dad or a Wayne for mine, hence the "W". Now that she's a girl I'm not sure any of those will work. Either way we are getting excited about how quickly she'll be coming - only 2 more months and our family of 8 will all be present an accounted for (yikes!). What an amazing adventure life is!


Heath 'n Jeri said...

You my friend are NOT one big mama! You are beautiful!

Oveson's said...

Heath masculin?? I say go for it. That is so exciting that it is right around the corner. so excited for you!!!