"I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger. "- Anon
I don't really have a hard time deciphering that line, I usually just choose to eat when I'm bored. So I try to keep myself busy, or say to myself "Dude, Jenn, you're not hungry, you're bored, go do the dishes, or laundry, or read a book to Elle, go do something!" (those tasks never seem to end) I'm not an emotional eater (in fact, when I'm stressed, I don't eat), nor am I really an over-eater, I just eat because I'm bored, or it looks REALLY good! But I'm really proud of myself this pregnancy. I'm 22 weeks (even though the baby weighs 1 lb. 4 oz., which is how big it should be at the 25th week, not 22nd) and I've gained 10 pounds total!! Seriously, I'm really proud of myself, even if I look like I'm in my 7th month (I'm short, so I always look further along). I think a lot of it has to do with my thyroid. The doctor has really been keeping track of my levels and adjusting my medicine when it needs to be. It's amazing how one little thing wrong with your body can wreak havoc on, well, everything! Honestly, though, it doesn't even matter if I end up gaining 50 pounds, I know I'm eating well (even if I do have a Jam Thumbprint cookie once in a while). And that feels good! I'm so glad I'm on this journey with all of you!
I'm having a boy! I really thought I was having a girl, but nope, it's a boy. Clearly...no mistaking...at all. I'm shocked and excited. I had a girl name all picked out and am a TOTAL loss for boys' names. Any suggestions would be helpful. I love the name Eric, but that's my brother-in-law's name (Mindelicious's brother) and I don't think my husband is too keen on that. The only other names I think I really like are Ryan (and my husband's name is Brian, so that's out) and Edan, which means "little fiery one" (and my husband is a red-head, so I'm keeping my finger-crossed for a red-head). I think that's cute, my little fiery one. Anyway, seriously, I need some names that aren't weird, but aren't in the top ten either.