ITS A GIRL-A Baby girl!
Alexis Hawley. Our baby Lexie.
Yes we already have a name and I have no desire to keep it a secret.
Named after one of our favourite bands Alexisonfire, her name has been with us for many years.
We met through our mutual love of punk music at San Francisco bathhouse in Wellington, New Zealand. My husband remembers the song that was playing when we first met, Lagwagon’s Mr Coffee. Although my husband would quite happily call her Lagwagon and secretly wishes she was a boy, we are both so thrilled and excited with the news this week.
Tuesday morning we had our ultrasound. With an estimated time of 45 minutes, of course why would our girl make the process smooth. Described as “extremely active” our appointment turned into an hour and half of having to wait for her to stop kicking and throwing her hands to get the information they needed. I had to get up and go for walk to see if she would reveal her face better but she wasn’t having a bar of it.
I could tell Ant was a little surprised at how much she moved during the appointment. A man of very few words, the first and only time he talked during the appointment he asked “Is it normal for that much movement during these things” to which the answer was…….. “well I’ve had much easier babies….” lol good work Lexie- we don’t do things half assed around here. Do your thing girl!
Ever since I started feeling her move- she is constantly letting me know she is there. She is actually quite aggressive.
Lying on the couch on Friday sick and resting- my arm laying over my belly- out of nowhere two swift kicks or fists actually caused me to flinch and squeal in surprise! I shudder to think whats going to happen as she gets even bigger.
Knowing that in 4 months time we will have a little girl with us- every ounce of complete exhaustion is worth it. For those of you that are reading this and have carried a baby, I get it ladies! Its pretty great. Pretty shit at times but pretty great.
This coming week is my last week at my current gym. I have been training out of this franchise in two separate clubs for 4 years now and it is well and truly time to move on.
Knowing that I now have a little girl coming, my purpose, my efforts and my mission to create what I have been chasing down for years has evolved into a bigger desire to succeed.
Every women deserves to know how badass she can be. If that means that I need to be the one to step up and take the lead then hand me the torch, pass me the baton, raise the alarm Im coming. Now I picture Lexie running around our pink and grey gym, she has a face, she has a name, she is becoming a person.
With the next two weeks of my life set to be what one might consider the most stressful two weeks of my 29 years on earth, I feel calm and ready. Taking on a gym of our own, taking on two new employees and taking on another two weeks of pregnancy surprises while expanding by the day all I can do is take each day as it comes.
Heres to the next week of being a badass woman growing a badass baby!