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!


  1. You are super cute pregnant! I love the girl names you picked out!

  2. It's been interesting to see the change in your bump over the weeks Rebecca. I'm really sorry to hear that you and your husband are at odds over the name. I don't think you should get too upset over it but at the same time it is going to be your baby so you should pick a name that both you guys are comfortable with so here's hoping you find a compromise. Here's hoping for another little girl like you say.

  3. you sexy knocked up hooker!

    and really you hate the idea of Jr.? wow that's so bizarre, but then again I named KJ after the Mr. and he didn't want that but there was no way he was winning so yeah LOL and now he's thankful I did because he's def his mini me. My fuck it's crazy!

    I've never known it to be "tradition" it was just something I wanted to do. Sorry you're dealing with that frustration.

    && I hate you for not getting stretch marks.

    the end.

  4. You don't think your husband will break on the name thing when you are in labor? I understand and am a big fan of tradition but you should not have to do something that makes you cry!
    I found you on the bloghop and am looking forward to seeing how it all plays out!

  5. Here's to hoping it's a girl! I'm so thankful I never had to go to extremes to get my way with a name ;).

  6. Happy 6 Months! Not long to go at all. Hope you all come to some sort of resolve over the name. Pray on it.

  7. I feel sad for you that the name discussion isn't going well. I am all about tradition too, but I feel that children should have their own name, not someone else's name. We named our first son after my husband, BUT we used my husband's first name as our son's middle name. Our second baby was also a boy, so we chose a middle name that was a family name on my side. Had one of our babies been a girl, she would have had my middle name, which is the same as my Mom, Grandma and Great-Grandma. I like both of your girl names, both are pretty and neither are overly common in my part of the continent :-) Best of luck to you!

  8. Oh I know how you feel with names. I would die if I didn't absolutely love the name. My husband hates all my boy names so I was praying it was a girl, just because of that!! I was thinking to myself, I swear I will nickname him something I like. >_<

    Anyway, happy 6 months!! We're getting close, even if it doesn't always feel like it :)

  9. PS I love your girl name choices, they are so pretty. Aubree is not common at all, I've never even heard it before, except when reading baby name websites.

  10. I love reading your updates, I hope you don't mind but I stole your questions, I am a few weeks behind you (21) and I really like your questions.

  11. Congratulations. I'm sorry you aren't excited about the name if it's a boy. In my family we have one branch that has gone with the "Jr" thing so much we have a Brian (passed away), Brian Jr. (50something), Brian III 28) and now a Brian IV (6 years old)!!! Talk about getting out of hand!!

    Also, my grandfather was a Joseph John and named his first son after him. Then when my father was born (2nd son) they named him John Joseph! Talk about originality! LOL

    Don't let the name bother you too much. Just be happy for the new little addition to your family arriving in 3 months. (PS that's why nicknames are so great!)

    Happily following via TTWFI bloghop.

  12. I hear you on the whole Junior thing. It really sucks that your husband is unwilling to compromise on this - your children's names should mean something to you both. And neither of you should ever hate the name. :(