Friday, June 28, 2013


I just realized that I have some really exciting news and that I completely dropped the ball on giving it to you.  Eek!  Sorry!

Anyways, before I get on with my update, we had our big anatomy scan last week.  Everything looked so great.  We got a great profile shot of the baby and I think it looks EXACTLY like Leigha did.  Richard and I decided to bring Leigha because I wanted us to find out the gender of the baby as a family.  Granted she did not know what was going on, it was still a special day.  The baby looked healthy and is developing right on schedule. 

Also, we are having a BOY!!!!!!  and we couldn't be more thrilled.  Honestly I think Richard and I were shocked.  Don't get me wrong, I wanted a boy, but I was convinced that it was going to be another girl.  Everything said girl...heart rate, Chinese gender predictor, and all kinds of other wives tales said it was going to be a girl...but regardless we are over the moon and in shock. 

No names yet...we haven't even thought of any, but we do have a list going....a rather LONG list, but maybe we can narrow it down before our son makes his entrance into the world.  :D

Anyways, now that the world knows about our beautiful baby boy, I will continue with the update.

Today I am 20 weeks 3 days
Join me on this wonderful journey as our family goes from 3 to 4

Weight Gain:  Starting weight: 232 (Can't believe I just admitted that).

Cravings: I'm craving fresh foods.  Salads, fruits, that kinda thing. 
Aversions:  Burgers and fast food and things of that nature are not so appealing to me anymore
Symptoms: Sore boobs, for sure!  I don't remember this with Leigha, but maybe since I didn't have a 28 pound child climbing all over me all day every day back then it wasn't so much of an issue.

I am loving: I am feeling him now!  I know that for sure.  He's a stubborn little booger though.
Sleep: Non existent again.  I am battling yet ANOTHER cold...second one this month. 
I miss: Sleeping on my stomach.  When I roll onto my stomach it immediately wakes me up because it hurts...its not uncomfortable, it HURTS

I am looking forward to: Getting bigger.  Honestly, I can't wait for this belly to keep growing and watching it roll and move as he keeps getting bigger. 
I'm spazzing about: We haven't even started on getting his room cleaned out.  It will probably take the remaining 4 months to get it done, it is such a mess.  It will more than likely be down to the wire for sure. Especially since we are turning a room that's purpose at the moment is storage, office, sewing room and library....LOTS of things in that room!

Best moment this week:  I got some baby boy clothes.  Nothing spectacular, just some really cute clothes and onesies and things.  I also got him a Thanksgiving outfit (even though he may not be here by then) and 2 Christmas outfits, and even a Halloween costume for next year!  I'm pretty sure this costume is guaranteed not to fit because I got it so early, but that's OK.
Milestones: I THINK I can feel him from the outside, but like his sister he is stubborn and doesn't want me to feel him at all yet.  He can be kicking up a storm, but the second I put my hand on my stomach, he stops.

Movement:  Definitely, and I am so excited about it too.
It's a...: BOY

Exercise:   I don't have the energy to exercise after having 2 colds in 1 month.  I feel like I have been beat up and spit back out.
Diet: Nah...just trying to eat more fresh healthy foods. 
Goals for the upcoming week: Kick this stupid cold...that's my main focus at this point.


  1. I happened to see your comment on Deep dish pizza on Navigating the Mothership's blog. You do know that you can order deep dish and have it shipped to your house right? I live in Chicago and can tell you that Edwardo's is THE BEST in town- and they ship!

    Anyway, congrats on your pregnancy. I think that you are about 3 weeks ahead of me (we are not finding out the gender). :-)

    1. Thank you!!! I had no idea! Sadly I only love pepperoni pizza and I don't see that on the list of items they will ship (picky adult eater here LOL). Just sausage, cheese and spinach. I'm going to keep searching though for sure! Thank you so much for telling me! You're a god send! LOL. And congrats on your pregnancy as well!