I am sucking at documenting this pregnancy and Ruby's adorableness.
Ruby was plenty active when I was pregnant with her, but this baby girl is unreal. When is she NOT kicking me? Does she ever sleep? Does this tell me something about the future and her personality? Am I in serious trouble?
I'm 28 weeks along now, and I'm already feeling uncomfortably large. I'm ready to be done. The pathetic thing is that I know it's going to get so much worse. I've only gained a couple pounds but I've gained many many inches. I'm sleeping like crap--4 or 5ish hours every night, so I'm taking a nap every day. Luckily Ruby is agreeable to this--thanks to her awesome clock that I praise heaven for every day. I still throw up mostly every day, which is more irritating to me than anything else. I should be done with that! Luckily the Prilosec I take every day has kept the crazy heartburn at bay.
Ruby is killing me lately. In a good way. I find myself feeling so proud of her all the time. She is independent and clever and grown up and generally well-behaved. She is really into dancing lately--mostly breakdancing; she has some serious floor moves. She is soooo excited to have a baby sister--we talk about it all the time. (That doesn't mean she won't freak out and hate not being the only kid once the baby arrives, but for now it makes me feel better to prepare her.) (I'm pretty stressed out about having 2 kids--maybe because I'm so dependent on naps right now, and I know that these days of quiet afternoons are numbered.)
She loves playing outside, playing with her friends, cooking in her kitchen, dancing, and cuddling. She is more in love with her Tigger than ever. She is quite reasonable about rules and punishments for breaking them and the reasons behind them. Making Daddy happy is her motivation behind most of her good behavior-- and thinking that her actions might make me or Kyle sad really upsets her. (Rightly so.)
Baby names. Literally the only name that Kyle and I both like is Jane. We're working on a middle name. I think Ruby and Jane sound like cute siblings. We aren't totally set on it, but Ruby is saying "Baby Jane" to reference her sister now sooo that might seal the deal.