Earlier in the week, I dreamed that I had a boy, so that is my current prediction. I read this evening that more than wives' tales, mothers' intuition was a better predictor of their baby's gender. Of course, I'm 0-1 right now, so don't count on blue just yet. Of course, in my dream, my recovery was also pain free. Hopefully, my dream predicted the entire process! (With Ashlyn, I dreamed that you picked up your babies from the back of Safeway. I took one of each, and continued my grocery shopping with one in each arm.) As far as the predicting goes, the baby already seems to be more active than Ashlyn was (though I know it is early yet.) That also makes me think a boy, a rowdy boy, not that our little girl is a delicate princess or anything. It's kind of funny that we spent all last time and so far this pregnancy wondering the gender of the baby. We could have found out the gender of the baby during the last ultrasound and had it confirmed at every ultrasound after that. But, what would be the fun in that?
As far as baby names go, we haven't been hit by any kind of inspiration from particular names yet. Well, not any agreed upon inspiration, anyway. I would like to stick with our boy's name from last time, but Allen doesn't seem as crazy about it this time. The first name is my favorite name of all time, though. I think it is beautiful, even though it is in the top 10 boy names. I don't care. It's also a family name, so bonus. Allen seems stuck on finding a girl's name that I think is awful. I do not want my daughter to have a name that sounds so "country" (to put it nicely.) Of course, we are having a boy, so I could just pretend to go along with Allen's name, since we won't need it anyway. At the very least, I want to have a name (x2) chosen before the birth. I know that some people (close friends and family included) choose their name after the birth of the baby. I guess based on what they look like? I don't think that I could do that, in part because I think that they just look like what you name them. Plus, they change so much in the first few days and weeks. But, I guess whatever works for you. We still have 4 months.
As for sleep updates, I am not going to write that Ashlyn has been sleeping much better. If I didn't already know better, I learned from my post about how I've been feeling this pregnancy. The week after I wrote all the great things like not having heartburn, the heartburn began. Then, my back and head started hurting almost constantly. So, I've learned my lesson. I will not tempt fate.
Ok, somehow I'm still awake when I really thought I would be asleep on the couch hours ago. (I've been too busy online researching baby names and baby gender predictors.) No matter how well Ashlyn might possibly sleep, hoping that she will sleep past 6 am is just a dream.