A couple weeks ago, we found out officially that we are having a BOY!
Don’t let that cute little profile fool you – baby boy was pumping his fist at us the whole time of the ultrasound. Pretty sure he’s going to be a feisty one. We have picked out the name, but we are keeping that secret until he’s born – it is soooo nice to have one pronoun to call him by.
In the last post, I shared that we had adopted a puppy. His name is Obadiah, Obie for short, and I have no idea what we did with our lives before him! He’s a rescue – mom is a feral german shepherd-lab mix and the dad was either a daschund or corgi. He has the long body and short legs of the dad and the ears and some coloring of the mom.
If you would like to see more about him, follow the hashtag #ObadiahMartin on Instagram. I am shamelessly taking lots of pictures and some vids – so you have been forewarned of the cuteness. Obie enjoys fetching…anything! and keeping his toys just out of our reach when playing. He finds licking the surfaces of the house a wonderful past-time and setting himself into puppy fits (running laps through the house). He likes to sit just close enough that you can’t reach him to give a good pet, but when he chews on his antler, it must be right on top of one of our legs.
Back to the baby stuff! We have planned the baby showers and I think I finally finished the registry. We decided to stick with Amazon this time, because there are so many great products available on there! Amazon has been awesome for finding all the items we need and, with Prime shipping, most everything will arrive in no time at no cost.
Can I just add that after we finished the Registry (and at least $10 shipped from the Registry list) Amazon shipped me a Welcome Box full of baby goodies!
Look at all that loot!! (This is not a paid-for-endorsement, and I have not received any goods or services other than what is inherent in an Amazon registry and the Amazon Welcome Box gift. If you would like more details about the Amazon Welcome Box, please visit this link.) We have started getting some baby products in here and there and already wondering where we’re going to put everything.
If you’d like to find my registry (because I don’t turn away gifts *wink*) click here! The shower dates/locations are:
March 25 – Fairfield
April 15 – Springboro.
If you’d like more details about them, feel free to ask. The more the merrier!
Sickness – I caught either a really simple flu bug, or a bad cold – regardless, I was a hot mess for a few days and the doctor put me on TamiFlu. I wouldn’t normally take it, but I had to get back to work and with all the complications people have been having with the flu, I figured we should be safer than sorry. Thankfully, all is well, but it seems that my immune system is still pretty low and I’m more susceptible to these viruses/bugs.
Other symptoms – Pretty sure that my growing belly and baby is pushing my stomach into a tight space. I’m appetite is waning so I have to force myself to eat at times. This contributes to heartburn, so my bottle of peppermint essential oil is never far away.
My belly has grown to such a size that sleep is getting uncomfortable. I am no longer supposed to sleep on my back, but that means I have to alternate the side I’m sleeping on because my hips start to hurt after a while. That usually coincides with a potty break, so that’s not too inconvenient.
Cravings – I had a dream that someone stole the last piece of my cheesecake and I was so mad afterwards that I demanded we get cheesecake for dessert that night after work. And it was glorious.
Baby stats – Baby boy looked amazing on the scans! Brain, heart, limbs, everything looks wonderful. And he is so active. His favorite time to squirm around seems to be when we’re at church trying to be still and pray. The other day I saw my belly move for the first time with a kick (or punch). Like a little alien moving around in there. He’s the size of an ear of corn now. He can hear loud noises, like Obie barking at us when we play, and car honks. He does not enjoy when I’m bending over for anything and will promptly let me know with a little punch or kick right in the belly.