twenty-four weeks - xoxo Rebecca

twenty-four weeks

I'm so excited to be hitting twenty four weeks today. Because you know what means? A new milestone. That's right. The six month mark. Only three more months to go. Counting it down like that actually makes it feel like it's going by quick though when I think of what day it actually is and it's still July, November seems so far away.

But I'm excited. I always get excited when I hit a new month. So six months along and things are going good as far as everything with the pregnancy. There really isn't anything all too new to report. It seems to be the same ol' same ol' from last week pretty much.

I can say my belly has been feeling a lot harder. And I can feel where the baby is at times. Not the movement but I can feel the pressure when it's sitting on one side or lower or higher. Just a feeling I can't describe other then a ball of pressure in one place.

So I said in my last pregnancy post I was going to announce the names that have been picked out. I want to yet I don't want to at the same time. I mainly don't want to because I am not too fond of the name for the boy. In fact, I hate it so much I would cry just talking about it because of how frustrating it is to compromise on a name. We never went through this with our daughter. I chose the name and everyone was happy. No arguments about it. Now, it's different this time.
If it's a girl, I have chosen the two I really like : Larissa or Aubree. I love Larissa because I wanted to keep the trend of Russian names in the family with the kids. Since our daughter's name is Russian, I wanted all my children to have Russian names as well. And I love Larissa.
I also like the name Aubree. It's a bit more common and I hate common or popular names. However, I don't think it's that common enough because most people I have told, they said they never heard of it. I have had a block on middle names though. I love elegant middle names like I did for my daughter. And nothing sticks out to me just yet with these two for a middle name. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm happy to hear them. I went with a German middle name for our daughter. See, I'm all about the European names. Can't help it. I just don't like Trendy American names.

As for the boy name that is picked out, well.... it will be my husband's name. Which I am not fond of at all. I never liked having a "Jr" or a child with the same name as anyone else in the family. I just don't like that. In fact, I don't like his name so that's what is so frustrating to me. And of course, we have argued over this so much, I finally gave in. I couldn't take it any longer and hate the name but I guess it is what it is. So if it's a boy, it will have my husband's full name. I have been trying to think of nicknames or other names to call the baby and he keeps telling me no. The baby's name will be _____. Yea, I'll still have a nickname. I'm not going to announce it until I don't feel upset by it. Every time I think about it, I cry with anger and frustration. It's not even that big of a deal I suppose but to me, it is.
His family pushed this so bad too. They said that it is only right that the first born son to have the father's name whether you like it or not. That's what you do. I never knew anyone that did that but it is what they do in their family. His sister said she hated her husband's name too but it was only right to give her son his father's name. Now it doesn't bother her but at first it did. 
And he will not even bend on it. So like I said, it is what it is. I'm crossing my fingers for a girl!

So here is what's happening this week:

And here is my bump photos for the week highlighting the six month mark:

How far along? 24 weeks {6 months} - Baby is due in November.
Total weight gain/measurements: I gained a pound from last week so now a total of 11 pounds.
Maternity clothes: Yes I don't think I'll ever go back to regular clothes. I forgot how awesome maternity clothes fit and feel.
Stretch marks? Nope. I never got them with my first pregnancy so none so far.
Best moment this week:My daughter told me that she said if the baby is a boy, she wants to name it Justin Bieber. LOL oh that didn't go well at all with daddy.
Miss anything? I always miss sleeping. Not that I have really gotten a good nights rest for a very long time. But this getting up to go to the bathroom every 30 mins day and night is ridiculous.
Movement: No still no movement yet. Though I hope to feel something soon. But doctor said probably not until I'm 30 weeks or so.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Not really anything that didn't when I wasn't pregnant. Melted cheese has to be the biggest thing that has always made me feel like throwing up and still does. {I think this will be the same every week unless it really changes}
Cravings: No, not really. In the beginning I was only in the mood for pizza. Now, I don't feel like I'm craving anything right now
Gender: Surprise surprise! We will find out in October at the reveal party.
Labor signs: Nope.
Symptoms: I have felt a bit dizzy again a few times and nauseous and I really think it's from exhaustion.
Belly button in or out? In.
Happy or moody most of the time: I haven't been happy or sad. I'm just that type of person though. I've just felt "ok".
Baby purchases: No, nothing purchased yet for the baby. However, I'm happy to say the registries are finished!  
Looking forward to: Starting to really look at school supplies for my daughter. I have always loved school supply shopping. We went and tried on the school uniforms this past weekend for her. I can't believe she is starting kindergarten in a few weeks.

Remember to go over to my sidebar and find the poll to take a guess what you think the gender will be. I'm really anxious and excited what everyone thinks! I'm even more excited when we find out. Until next time, adios!