I have some exciting news to share…we’ve decided on a name! Drum roll please…Jude Hudson!! We’re so excited about this name!! Jude is a name I have liked for a very long time (we even considered it when we named Ben). With the passing of my mom on November 20, 2009 (her name was Judy), we thought it would be perfect to use the name Jude for our little guy. Jude means “praise.”
Picking a middle name was definitely more of a challenge. I can’t even count the number of names we discussed. Most of our conversations went a little something like this…
Me: “What do you think of THIS name?”
Jake: “Oh, no. Not THAT name.”
(And vice versa).
So one day Jake came home from work and said, “I heard the name Hudson today and really like it, what do you think?” It was the first time we both REALLY liked the same name! Hallelujah! And there you have it…the story of how baby #2 was named! Hudson means “Hugh’s son.” But, obviously in our case he’ll be Jake’s son! ha ha
We are certainly counting down the days until baby Jude arrives and we’ve been busy getting everything ready to welcome him home!! I’ve had so much fun going back through Ben’s old clothes. I’m sure he’s tired of hearing, “Look Ben, can you believe you used to be this small!” Then he responds, “Ben wear that today!” It’s been fun explaining to him that he’ll be the big brother now and that Jude gets to wear all of his old clothes! We also moved Ben to his big boy bed in his big boy room. Now we’re in the process of decorating it! I’ll post pictures as soon as it’s done.
I’m feeling lots and lots of kicks these days with continued Braxton Hicks contractions. This boy kicks hard…hard enough to stop me in my tracks on many occasions until he stops kicking and I can catch my breath! I’ve had some slight swelling in my feet and ankles recently, but other than that I’m feeling pretty good (minus the frequent, every one and a half hours frequent, trips to the bathroom at night)! It’s no wonder I’ve felt a significant decrease in energy lately…with interrupted sleep like that it is hard to feel well rested in the morning! My next appointment is on Thursday of this week so I’ll post again soon with any new info!