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
Cravings: I'm craving fresh foods. Salads, fruits, that kinda thing.
Burgers and fast food and things of that nature are not so appealing to me anymore
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.