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I should *probably* wait until tomorrow to post this since I’ll be 23 weeks by then but I just couldn’t wait any longer to share our name reveal! I am the worst at keeping secrets, especially when I’m excited about them. Seriously… I always end up giving my husband presents as soon as I buy them instead of waiting for the holiday because I’m too excited haha. I can’t help it! We’ve had a name picked out for a little while now but were looking for the perfect way to share with you all. I came across Knots LLC on Instagram and knew that one of their personalized newborn hats was exactly how I wanted to announce little man’s name. The ladies over at Knots so graciously sent us a package for baby #2 that was more perfect than I could have even imagined! All of their designs are to die for and are so perfect for name reveals, hospital hats, birth announcements, and newborn photo props! I’ll definitely be using our hat for all of the above. They make for THE cutest baby shower gift, too. I’m kiiiiind of obsessed with Knots now and can’t speak enough good things about them! Definitely go check them out!
Now… without further ado… We can’t wait to welcome our sweet Liam into the world!
A few questions about our name choice…
Do you have a middle name picked out? Possibly. There’s one middle name that my husband absolutely loves (I do love it too) but something is holding me back. It’s a name that doesn’t carry any significance in our family (Mason’s middle name is a family name) so maybe that’s why I’m not all in? I don’t really know! We’re also considering a few names that are family names but just can’t decide. I’ve sort of just been waiting to see if we come up with anything that I like more than the name my husband loves before I fully commit. It very well may be a game time decision once he’s born… We’ll see!
Did you consider any other names? YES. We actually had a girl name 100% picked out but had no idea for a boy. So once we found out we’re having another little boy we both just started throwing names out there. Boy names are really hard! Liam was at the top of my list of boy names but there were a few other names we both liked. It ended up coming down to Liam and one other name but ultimately we both like the name Liam more!
And now onto the bump update!
How big is baby? The size of a coconut! About 15.2 ounces (almost a pound!) and 10.9 inches long (head to foot).
Boy or girl? Boy!
How are you feeling? I have normal pregnancy pains but overall I’m feeling pretty good! I had really awful sciatic nerve pain during the third trimester of my first pregnancy but this time it started WAY earlier. I have good and bad days with that but it’s been hard for me to bend up and down a lot and even carry Mason sometimes. Other than that, I really can’t complain.
Food cravings? I haven’t been craving tacos as much as before but I do still crave them! The last few weeks I’ve been craving popcorn chicken or crispy chicken strips dipped in honey and also root beer. (Side note- Everyone thinks it’s so weird that I crave the chicken dipped in honey but it’s seriously SO GOOD. It’s something I ate before I was pregnant as well so it’s not just a crazy pregnancy thing haha. Definitely give it a try. You’ll be hooked!) Chicken strips and root beer were my biggest cravings during my first pregnancy so it’s funny that I’m craving the same things again!
Feeling movement? Yep! I’m at the point where I know Liam’s routine and start getting nervous when he’s not active during times he’s normally going nuts. He’s pretty active in the evening when I start settling down for the night and also right after I eat. Pretty typical!
Carrying high or low? SO LOW. I carried Mason low but holy cow… I didn’t even know it was possible to carry a baby so low before they officially drop! The majority of the time he’s hanging out around my pelvic bone which makes it so uncomfortable to sit up straight, especially when I’m driving. I’m totally afraid that by the end of my pregnancy this baby is basically going to fall out haha.
Sleep? Still not getting much sleep. Between constant bathroom breaks, pregnancy insomnia, and never being able to get comfortable, I’m pretty much up once an hour. And despite being up all the time I haven’t even been able to sleep in! I wake up at the same time every morning, completely exhausted, but can’t go back to sleep which is extremely frustrating. I just really miss sleeping well haha.
Nursery progress? Liam is totally a second child haha. I feel really bad but we really haven’t done much to get our house prepared just yet… oops! The summer is always really busy so it’s hard to get stuff done at home but I’m starting to work on it. I’ve been nesting like crazy so I’m finally going through Mason’s baby things and starting to get organized. I actually plan to work on Liam’s closet this week and show you guys on the blog next week so stay tuned!
Here are a few more pics of our adorable hat from Knots–
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