I am currently 18 weeks pregnant!
That seems really crazy to say…or think!
Next week, I’ll be halfway there to meeting my baby boy!
I’m so excited!
But I’m still trying to savor this pregnancy experience!
Today, our baby boy will hear American Idol on TV for the first time…hysterical.
On Saturday, we called him by his name for the first time 🙂
His name will be….
The story behind Cohen? There isn’t one! We just love the name! His first name will be Michael. It is hubby’s first name, his dad’s first name, etc. He will be Michael Cohen …and our last name begins with M 🙂 We will call him Cohen…and you can too!
The first time I remember hearing the name Cohen was on the O.C. Yes, the show. Yes, I heart Rachel & Cohen. I admit it.
Connor was the name we liked for quite a while. While we still really like the name, we decided it didn’t sound right for our baby. My next pick was Cohen. I came up with this after I found out I was pregnant. Hubby liked the name but he just wasn’t sure. He wanted to be sure. We talked about names for several months. We liked names that began with a C. We had fun playing the name game and randomly texting names throughout the day. For instance, this conversation happened in October…
I hope none of you take offense to our text! I actually do like the name Dylan. We have some friends with a little boy named Dylan. Precious. I watch a lot of 90210 hence Seth Cohen/OC/Soap Network. I just didn’t feel like my son would be a Dylan!
Hubby never really found another name he liked better. On Saturday morning, we were laying in bed and he told me after hearing me and a couple of my girlfriends (already saying Baby Cohen), he had really grown to like it. He said he couldn’t imagine our baby being anything other than Cohen! So, we decided that was the name and then told Cohen he officially had a full name 🙂
He is been extremely nice to me. I feel great and I have a lot more energy. I don’t blame him for my lower back pains. I blame the bed…and it just happened to start hurting me 18 weeks ago 😉
Either my feet are growing or I’m retaining water. How can one who pees so often retain water? If my feet grow, do they go back to pre-baby size?
We think Elton is starting to understand there is a baby in my belly. We can rub and talk to Cohen and Elton just stares at my belly. When he sits by me on the couch, he puts one of his front legs on my leg…the other on the couch, haha.
I got Cohen’s first Christmas tree last weekend! I got it for 75% off at a local gift shop. LOVE it! I can’t wait to see it all lit up next year!
I’m still loving Braum’s cherry limeade. The one I go to most often puts FOUR cherries in mine! I haven’t had a Gloria Jean’s cookie chiller in two weeks. I have not at all felt like going to the mall. That’s where our Gloria Jean’s is located.
Still have no desire to eat any meat though I did make mine and hubby’s favorite ground turkey dish last night, and I liked it! I did pretty good cooking it, too. My lack of cooking is the smelling thing, I think. Everything smells strong and if I don’t want to eat it, I don’t want to smell it.
When I wake up, the first thing I smell is the green Irish Spring bar soap in our shower. True, the shower is in the bathroom connected to our room…but it smells like it’s sitting on my night table!
I’m still forgetful. Does that go away?
Hubby had a pregnancy forgetful moment. He got home from work about 5:25pm about a week ago. About 6:35pm we got ready to go get something for dinner. He couldn’t find his keys. He happened to catch a glare of his head lights. He had left the keys in the car and the car running! HAHA. He was planning to just run in and grab our Target gift card to go pick up something that maybe sounded good to me. Nothing did. So we sat around and thought about what I wanted.
He is the BEST hubby ever 🙂
Hubby says no pregnancy profile pictures for him this week.
He also told me no bread pudding for dessert tonight 🙁 He’s right, we are at home…and we’ve eaten…and it’s cold. He did take me to Maggie Moos last night 🙂
Did someone say something about gaining weight? hahaha
I like the fact I don’t weigh at home. I just like to be surprised when I go to the doctor. HA! I really don’t feel like I eat as much as it sounds like I do…..
My belly doesn’t look like he has grown too much since last week. I am for sure having growing and stretching pains. I can feel things pulling inside. The body is a crazy thing!
Hubby had me take a pic face forward on Saturday. He often has me do this. I don’t think it looks as pregnant in picture as it does in person. He likes it. I think he just thinks I look out of balance since I’m so short!
I realized I mentioned this little guy in my last post and forgot to post the picture!
Baby Beaux is getting to be quite the chunk! How precious are those cheeks!? He is 8 weeks today. He and his cousin Cohen are going to be best buds!! I could spend every second with this baby and his sisters (seen in the previous post). Luckily, his mom has even offered to hire me to help her juggle them all while she works 🙂 Super exciting.
Well that’s all for now bloggy friends! I have some blog reading to do …aka, playing catch up! I’ve been a busy lady!
xoxo ~ Megan