Wednesday, December 15, 2010

21 Weeks!!

Well hello there! How are you all on this Wednesday morning? We are great here at the Adventures of Jon and Steph. We are looking forward to the weekend and the Ugly Christmas Sweater party we are throwing on Saturday. It should be a festive occasion!

As my title states, I am now 21 weeks in my pregnancy! Yesterday we had our monthly checkup to see how Baby B is doing. We LOVE our doctor. We are so fortunate to have an American speaking doctor who practices German medicine. She's awesome!! Our doctor said our little girl is growing perfectly and everything looks fantastic! That's always wonderful news and definitely helps calm the nerves. We got some new pictures of baby B that I'd love to share. But first I'll do my pregnancy highlights.

How Far Along: 21 Weeks

Size of Baby: She is the length of a banana now!

Total Weight Gain: 4 pounds. I lost several pounds in the beginning and now I am definitely gaining it back quickly!

Maternity Clothes: Yup! I got some great maternity jeans while I was home in OK. I LOVE them. I am also wearing leggings/jeggings, with dresses and long T's. Super comfy!

Gender: GIRL!

Sleep: This week has been AWFUL. But I am still struggling with the time difference from being back in the states. Hopefully it'll even out soon so that I can get a good nights sleep.

Cravings: Sweets and then salts. I've been doing lots of yogurt, but then go straight to the pickles! I CANNOT get enough of the sweets. I can tell she is definitely going to love candy just like her mom.

Symptoms: I feel pretty great! Just sleepy all of the time. I am still waiting for the 2nd trimester energy boost that is supposed to be coming my way... it has yet to happen. I've also had a lot of headaches lately, which stems from high blood pressure! Boo for high blood pressure. Doc is making me test it every week and now I am on HBP meds. Ugh. Hopefully it'll even out.

I am not sure if we have talked much about Baby B's name. Jon and I both ADORE the name we picked out for our precious little girl. It is a French name, which is what we both wanted, since Jon's family is from France. His grandmother is straight from France, with the beautiful French accent and all... so without further ado, I give you the newest photos of...

Sophie Belle

I love this picture. She was giving us a big yawn,
but it looks more like she is saying "ROAR!"

Too cute!!
I wanted to break down the name for you guys because I think it is super cool to know the origin and meaning of a name.

Sophie: Wisdom. Stems from the name Sophia which is Greek. Sophie is the French form.

Belle: Beauty, from the French origin.

Not only smart, but beautiful! Perfect for our little girl!

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!!


~Mrs. Guru~ said...

So happy for you guys! I love that name!

Abbie said...

I've always loved the name Sophie! And who doesn't love the name Belle?! Hello, she's a Disney princess! My twin sister has said that if she ever has another girl, that's what they'd want to name her:)

Those pictures are unreal! I really can't believe how clear they are! I'm so happy for you and Jon!

jenn said...

great pictures =)

her name is so cute!!

i love knowing the meaning of baby was huge in naming our boys!!!

d.a.r. said...

I love the name!! So pretty. It was a top contender for our list (for our hypothetical future children) but then a family friend named her baby that and my MIL went on this long rant about how much she hated it. Um...there went that idea, ha! Even though I know she would never ever tell me to my face she hated my kid's name, I would always remember that conversation. People are so opinionated :)

Over half-way to meeting your beautiful lil' one!

Annie said...

the ultrasound pictures are amazing!! and i just adore her name as well, too cute!! i hope you are back on a regular sleep pattern soon and bummer about the high blood pressure. i hope the meds help.

JG said...

That is a beautiful name!! I love it!!

Amanda said...

The name is beautiful, and I am glad you are feeling pretty good!

Urban Gypsies said...

Super cute name! I can't wait to see you and your little baby bump.

Lil' Woman said...

Love the cute! :)

{N} Jones said...

So glad I came across your blog today! Congrats on your pregnancy. It looks like we are just a week difference in due dates. Love the name you picked out. That is actually one of our choices for our baby girl as well. I am glad I am not the only one that has started so soon on nursery. My hubby thinks I am a little crazy! I don't want to be working on it when I am 8 months pregnant though...that's doesn't even sound fun to me :) Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy hun!