Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Preggo foods

A friend of mine recently got married and she took a lot of photos of this onion soup she had... you know, the kind with the melty cheese on top? Mmmmmmmm....

Cheese has been my #1 craving this pregnancy, along with sugar (sigh). But I also seem to crave well-rounded meals--chicken, veggies and rice for example. Lately it's been this wicked omelette that Tomek made us for lunch on Sunday. He put chopped up green pepper and onion in boiling water to soften, then added them and honey maple ham and cheddar cheese to the cooked egg. It was too much to make into a whole omelette, so it ended up being a scrambled omelette... but SO much cheese, with sour cream on top... it was beyond delicious. I've had 1 a day since. But now we are out of green pepper. Pout. And it just tastes better when he makes it for me. Even better than KFC poutine. I never would have believed I'd find something better for preggo cravings than poutine. But it finally happened. Oh, and smartfood popcorn (you know, with the white cheddar flavour) is super good too. Not to be had late at night I don't think. The Little Guy had me up till after 3:30 this morning with his rolling and kicking. Or maybe it was the glass of gingerale I had with the popcorn. Yum.

Monday, November 19, 2007

These moments make parenting AMAZING

This morning I was getting dressed and was sitting on the bed. Lily was standing in front of me, watching, as usual. She touched my bare belly and said baby. :) I told her yes, there's a baby in there, and then she stroked my belly and said cacy (tsa-tsi, in Polish, means nice, or gentle... which is what she says when she strokes anyone's hair or any of her stuffed animals).

She's starting to understand that a little brother is on his way!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Naming

I never imagined that choosing names for my children would be so difficult. We didn't choose Lily's name till the final days... but we did have a name for her before she was born.

We are having NO luck with agreeing on a boy name. A name which ideally won't be TOO common (like Bob or Joe), and not too odd, be pronounceable in English AND Polish (the tough part) or at least have a Polish version.

Before Lily was born, we had Lukasz chosen for a boy. Lucas, but spelled the Polish way. (And in Polish it sounds like WOO-cash.) Now I'm leaning towards James because it's always been my favourite boy name, but that would mean that Lily's name and his name would be the same as Harry Potter's parents. Jakob is also a possibility... it's the closest name to James in Polish. But the short-form of it is Kuba... which to me is something you'd name a dog.


These are some names we've already nixed:

  • Ezekiel
  • Zenon
  • Zachary
  • Helmut
  • Heinrich
  • Oswald
  • Casper
  • Boris
  • Bernard

Saturday, November 17, 2007

It's a...


foot!
Not what you were waiting for? Oh.

Side view: head with hands in front of face

We're having a boy! :)

Most likely by c-section because of my placenta, but I'm not going to think about that right now. I'm going to have a son. And he's growing well, developing well. Everything looks great. :)

Friday, November 16, 2007

I can't take the suspense!

Today at 2:30 is my ultrasound. The purpose of the u/s is to see if my pesky placenta has moved up at all. I may or may not find out the gender of the baby. But I'm hoping I have a nice tech who will check if I ask. And who will let Tomek in to see the baby on the screen.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

24 1/2 weeks

Nice and round.