Okay…so I am officially ALMOST caught up on my pregnancy updates. I am 26 weeks pregnant and we found out the sex at 19 weeks. (Not much has happened between 19-26 weeks expect I have gotten bigger;))
We had to go to high risk doctor for my 20 week ultra sound due to the pregnancy defect we had with my daughter. I was a little nervous for this appointment. The doctor was great…but the ultra sound tech was lifeless. She kinda sucked the fun out of finding out if we were having a girl or boy. She rolled right over the parts and said in monotone, “you are having a _____”. We were SO excited but hard to get TOO excited when we were on pins and needles waiting to hear that the baby and pregnancy was healthy. After the doctor came in to confirmed everything was healthy and had more of a tone in her voice we were relieved and finally able to feel more emotion.
I had a gut feeling we were having a boy. Although ALL the wives tales pointed to girl. Mothers….always listen to your belly=)
We chose not to tell ANYONE until we told our children. I was so nervous to tell our daughter because she had informed me it BETTER be a girl or she will cry. ALL she wanted was a sister.
However, her response was beyond precious! She totally surprised us by squealing “oh, I love you baby brother” to my belly.
We took the kids to Build-A-Bear to build the new baby a bear. We took a recording of he baby’s heart beat and placed it inside the bear. The kids can press the bear to hear the baby’s heart beat whenever they want. They each got to build their own ‘bears’ as well.
It was genuinely, a perfect day!!
And…here are my updated belly pics:
At 20 Weeks I feel great! Energy is BACK, nausea is GONE, my belly isn’t in the way yet and my emotions are in check. I don’t have any REAL cravings, but fries sure do sound good (especially with cheese to dip them in) and I can’t resist a piece of GF chocolate cake or dairy free CHOCOLATE ice cream. I don’t like touching or looking at raw meat. I would much rather someone prepare the food for me!!
Now we are trying to figure out a baby name and work on ideas for the nursery.