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the muffin chronicles: prologue – week 19

January 15, 2014

It’s hard to believe we’re almost to the half-way mark of Muffin’s in-utero prologue! Every week I promise myself to write about Muffin’s progress. Obviously I’m doing a great job with that! Ha! I offer my apologies (and excuses of pregnancy brain making it difficult to think/concentrate/be coherent/etc.).

According to the, Muffin is the size of a mango this week. We had a check-up around week 17 and got to hear Muffin’s heartbeat again. The doctor asked me to concentrate on feeling movement as he pressed the ultrasound wand against my belly, but I didn’t feel anything. The doc said some women can feel the baby around week 17 but not to be discouraged that I didn’t. Nevertheless, Karl and I spent the rest of the evening taking turns trying to feel Muffin. We felt a few flutters, but not much. I know, I know… there will be more movement in due time.

I don’t remember if I mentioned the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions of pregnancy: Are you going to find out if it’s a boy or girl? The answer is of course! We’ll find out when the baby is born. The trend of finding out the sex as soon as possible has made our decision seem unnatural to some, especially those who know that I’m a planner. But I’m a planner, folks! I will be prepared for both. Obviously, I’m not going to go all around buying tons of baby boy stuff and tons of baby girl stuff. We’ll be prepared with mostly neutral colored items, with a few gender-specific outfits. It’s not rocket science; it’s being prepared.

The other question we get asked all the time is whether or not we’ve decided names. Again, the answer is of course! (Seriously? You’re asking a planner if names have been decided? Perhaps you should ask what names have been chosen.) Karl and I discussed names before we were engaged (We were preparing for marriage all throughout our relationship so the subject of our children’s names wasn’t a strange topic for us). We have a whole slew of names picked out for our children, but most specifically for the first boy and first girl.

Our first born son will be named in honor of his father, who is Karl George III. Therefore our son will be Karl George IV. Sounds pretty regal, huh?

Our first born daughter will be named in honor of her mother and the family members for whom she was named. Out of the three names from which comes Cecilia Maria, we have chosen Agnes Maria for our daughter.

We have another sonogram next week. And I keep reminding Muffin to keep his/her legs crossed! I won’t promise there will be an update with photos next week, but I hope there will be… Until then, here’s a photo Karl took last week (although it’s somewhat outdated since Muffin has gotten bigger since then…)

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. thebrothercalledfather permalink
    January 15, 2014 5:29 pm

    What the heck?!!!

    I thought I told you: Charles is a good strong name!!


    • January 15, 2014 7:03 pm

      Seriously? Karl / Charles… close enough! Besides, I will probably call him Carlitos. Will that satisfy you?

  2. SherryinMI permalink
    January 16, 2014 8:18 am

    Looking good mama to be!! We didn’t find out the sex for all four of ours. Gives you something to think about during labor! Ha!

  3. Michael Schwartz permalink
    January 16, 2014 7:57 pm

    I am referring to the baby as Biscuit. I think you will have, or do have, a boy. Muffin sounds too feminine. Biscuit sounds more masculine.

  4. January 19, 2014 3:25 am

    Ahwww muffin and you seem to be doing fine! :-)


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