Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Second Trimester

I'm officially into my 2nd trimester. Can you believe it?! Well maybe you can, but I can't believe I'm through the first one already! I'm glad, don't get me wrong, I feel so much better, less nausea and less tired.

I go to the doctor a week from today and will get to hear the heartbeat for the first time. We saw it on the ultra sound 3 weeks ago, but didn't get to hear it just yet. So, we're excited to hear the heartbeat and compare the rate to Jordan's.

Obviously I'm going to be happy no matter the sex of the baby, but I think I sort of "want" another girl. The only reason is that I think it would be neat for Jordan to have a sister close to her age. I think that they could be really close. Not that she and a brother couldn't be, but you girls with sisters know what I'm talking about.

I think we've decided on a girl name. We've been really struggling with deciding on one we loved and didn't have "buts" about. If Baby Foshe is a girl, her name will most likely be Nora Kathryn. Isn't it pretty! I know Nora is an old name, but I am absolutely in love with it, plus it was BJ's grandmother's name and she was a special lady to lots of people. Kathryn is from BJ's mom's side and I think it rings nicely with Nora.

I had issues with Nora when we first started discussing it, not because of the name Nora, but because of the name Jordan. I don't think they go that well together, but I am over that. What I'm still sort of hung up on....and I know you're going to think I'm nutty, because everyone I've told this to does...BUT...

Jordan is a uni-sex name, but has been a boy name in the past. Jordan gets called a "he" lots of times when I'm on the phone making an appt or something...you know when people only know her name is Jordan and don't know her. So my concern is that Jordan will grow up and hate me because her sister got the "girly" name....

Crazy, right?! Tell me this is dumb and that Jordan won't care that her name is Jordan and her sister's is Nora. Someone please tell me that! lol.

I'm feeling much better. Almost no nausea at all--which is fabulous! If I let myself get too hungry I get nausea, but I try to avoid that! I'm not as tired, but of course I'm still tired!

I have finally gained a few pounds, only 3 though. I'm a big girl to begin with so I'm not supposed to gain as much weight as you skinny girls ;-) But my belly is obviously bigger, that's for sure.

This is what the baby looks like at 12 weeks. Crazy, uh?!

In other news, I did not get the job that I asked you all to pray about. I was really disappointed and cried for a minute when I found out, but I'm better now. I'm planning to get my non-traditional treaching license and hopefully be in a classroom by next August! So wish me luck!

Happy Hump-Day! Hope everyone's week is going great!!!

13 comments:

ashleydiggs said...

Jordan isn't going to hate you no matter what you call her...well, never mind! By the time she gets to school, it might be the popular "girl" name and she can make fun of all the boys who are named Jordan! Don't worry about it. I LOVE Nora!

Anonymous said...

Good to hear you are feeling good. Your children won't hate you beacuse of their names, they won't even think about it, their names will be all they know. Good luck on getting your teaching degree. Jessica loves it, its allot of hard work & schools not out for you when its 3:00PM but such a rewarding job & you can get so attached to your kids. Thats great, you will be able to be home with your children during the summers. Perfect for mothers. Gald to hear you are feeling good. K.Barnes

Kim said...

I am so glad you are feeling well through your pregnancy! I think the name Nora is cute. So do you have any names in case it is a boy?

Jessica said...

Love Nora! So, you call me today and don't tell me about teaching??? You stinker!!! : ) So excited for you! Jordan will LOVE having a mommy that is a teacher!

Meredith said...

Congrats on making it over that first hump! Glad you are feeling better too. Love the name-so classic! :)

Staci said...

Oh my gosh! A really good friend of mine has a daughter named Nora Katherine! It's also a family name. I wasn't too sure of it at first, but now that Nora is almost 4, it fits her perfectly! By the way, my friend's name is also Brandy. Check her out on my sidebar!

Welcome to Our Lives... said...

Jordan is a precious name and it fits her, just like Nora is a precious name and will fit her (if it's a her:) I'm sure they will both go through stages where they hate their names; don't we all? But, in the end they will realize how wonderful they are no matter what their name is. Did I ramble enough? :) I am sooooo excited that you are going to get your teaching degree!! God had a better plan, didn't He?!?! Good luck- I know you'll do awesome.

The Holloway Family said...

I think Jordan is a beautiful name, so I really don't think she will care. I love Nora too. I'm really into old-fashioned names, but I never could get David to go for the ones I liked (Emaline is my favorite). I think teaching is the perfect mommy job! I'm so glad everything is working out.

Shalie said...

Hello! I just happened onto your blog today and LOVE all of the pictures you have taken! They are wonderful! I too love to take pictures and am trying to decide what kind of camera to buy next. What are you using? I am a little overwelmed with all of the options and lenses that are available!

Thanks! Shalie

Your daughter is precious!

Shalie said...

Thanks for the advice! I love meeting new blog friends too!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!!! I have to read your blog just to keep in the know. I am so sorry you didn't get the job brandle :+( There is a reason, I just don't know what that reason is yet. I do trust there is a master plan in your life for you.
karen blackstone

Jenny said...

Hey Ms. Brandy...let me start off by saying I think Jordan called me today. My caller id said Bryan but when I answered I only heard Jordan? I have cousins that are sisters and they are Brooke and Jordan...and both are totally girly!! Good luck with NTL let me know if you need any tips? Are you planning on doing it this summer or next...cause you pretty much can't be preggers and do the program. It's pretty discriminating.
Happy you are doing well...Jenny

Christy said...

I love the name Nora! I can't believe how far along you are, time flies.