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Bridget's Pregnancy Journal

Week 23 ~ November 26, 2002
~ I'm still searching for jeans!

You'd think I'd learn. I've ordered jeans now from The Gap on three separate occasions and sent back two. I'm anxiously awaiting the third order. The anticipation is almost better than Christmas. I have hopes that they will be the perfect shade of faded blue, a nice boot cut that isn't too long or too short and will stay up when I bend over! It's not too much to ask, is it?

I remember this from being pregnant with Maddie, and as far as I'm concerned it's such a fun benefit of being pregnant --- DREAMS!! They're awesome! I love going to sleep at night, wondering what wild journey my dreams will take me to! They're so vivid and I can remember them so clearly. I'm blushing as I'm typing this, but I just have to tell you that the sex dreams are pretty fun too! It's funny, because in my dreams, I'm not pregnant. I won't go into any details, but I think it's my subconscious making up for the lack of 'real' sex we're having!! Lol!! Poor Tom! I know a lot of women have an increase in their sex drive while they're pregnant. I am just not one of them. I feel awkward and fat, not to mention it's just not comfortable. There's one too many in there already!!

Speaking of feeling fat . . . my feet are getting fat! I think I've gone up a whole shoe size. I'm down to just three pairs of shoes that I can wear. My feet got bigger with my first pregnancy too, and then they went down to their normal size eventually so I'm not inclined to go buy a bunch of new shoes. I'll try and make due with what I have for now, but it's hard because I really love shoes and I have a whole closet full of them that I can't squeeze my fat feet into right now.

This week we're celebrating Thanksgiving. We're driving to Tom's brother's home in Rhode Island for the holiday. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I can't even begin to tell you how much I'm looking forward to dinner! I've been craving pumpkin pie for a while now. All the other stuff; turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, homemade bread, cranberry chutney sounds pretty good too. I think I'd like to start with dessert first though. I wonder if anyone would mind?

We're rethinking the name Alexandra now. Well, I should say that I'm rethinking it. Tom is still pretty hooked on Alexandra. Our family loves the name. They like the nickname Ally too. I guess it doesn't really matter that our family loves the name, although it's important to me that they at least like what we name her. My mom wasn't crazy about the name Madeleine, but she says it fits her really well. She refuses to call her Maddie though. So, the name du jour is Jacqueline. It's so pretty. The problem is that if Tom is able to coerce me into trying for number three and it's a boy, THE only name we agree on and have EVER agreed on for a boy is Jack. And, I think the names Jacqueline and Madeleine sound too contrived, like it was planned that way. Aaccckk! I'm having a hard time deciding. Fortunately we do still have time. I think it's going to be one of those things that we decide once she's here.

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