Saturday, April 30, 2011

27 Weeks

I reached the 27th week of my pregnancy on Thursday. Also on Thursday, I went to the lab and did my glucose screening. The results aren't in yet, but I will keep you posted. Lately, the pregnancy fatigue has been returning. I am going to bed a little earlier every night. Also, I have been having lots of Braxton Hicks contractions. I have told my doctor and she says that it is fine as long as they don't get too close together. She also told me that I probably need more rest when they are closer together. I know that is true! The good news is, I only have 5 weeks of work left... not just for the summer!

On Friday, I submitted my official resignation with my last day being June 3. There are lots of things that I will miss about my job, but I am really looking forward to being home. I love being home. I love to cook and hope to learn to love to clean. Between work and being pregnant, I am too tired to do anything once I arrive home. I am mostly looking forward to spending more time with Grant and the new baby.

We finally settled on a name for the baby: Cullen Quinn. Both names are Irish. Cullen means 'good-looking lad' or 'handsome.' Quinn means 'counsel' and 'descendent of Con' with 'connotations of intelligence.' Con was an ancient Irish king who is listed as an ancestor of the Maloney family.

We have another appointment with the doctor on May 10. As far as I know, it is just a routine appointment. In about 5 weeks, we are supposed to have another sonogram. I am really looking forward to seeing my baby boy again.

Here are the latest belly pictures:


Sarah said...

ahhhh!!! so cute with your belly!! can't wait til we move back and i can see you belly grow some more!! :)
p.s. love his name!

Crystalyn said...

I'm so excited for you about staying home and being a mommy, and I REALLY love the name. Original and meaningful. :)

April Cogburn said...

I was having a lot of braxton hicks at that point in my pregnancy. I found that if I just sat down and took a little rest off my feet and drank a lot of water, then they got better. Most of them were when I was walking around too much. Not too much longer. We can't wait to meet him!

Beth said...

Is that the same pink shirt in both 25 weeks and 27 weeks?

You're so cute and I miss you!

Lisa Maloney said...

So happy for you both! Love the name, and I'm so happy that you will be able to stay home with the baby. What an enormous blessing! Yay!

Amanda said...

It is the same shirt, Beth. I do have it pulled a little tighter in the later picture. I try to remember to pull my shirt tight so it will show off my belly more.