Sunday, August 25, 2013

Gender Reveal #2

We went on a Wednesday evening to a place called Angel Prints. It's a small place where you can find out whether or not you are having a boy or a girl and also do things like 3D-4D imaging. It's a cool little place. We did the same thing with Aubrey because finding out at 17 weeks is so much more fun than waiting til 21 weeks at the doctor!
With Aubrey, we invited our parents but decided this time to do just the three of us. We wanted it to be more intimate and quite honestly I wasn't sure how I was going to react when I found out. I didn't want any added pressure so we kept it to just us.
We went in and the lady pulled the screen up and she instantly said, "I see what it is". I asked her to let us see it for ourselves and she agreed. She did say, "come on buddy, work with me here" and so I kinda assumed at that point that it was a boy.  We asked Aubrey if she thought it was a brother or a sissy and she immediately said "brother". She was exactly right!!!
I have to admit I was a little disappointed at first. Only because I don't know boys (we have mostly all girls in our family) and I really wanted Bre to have a sister. I will admit I cried a little when we got in the car just because I really thought we were having a girl.
It took me a few days to adjust and process the fact that I was having a boy. I talked to lots of friends who have boys and they convinced me that boys are amazing and total mama's boys!
I am now soooo excited about our little man. I don't want him to think for a moment that he wasn't wanted...I'm just being real.  I also think I will look back on that gender reveal day and think to myself..."God knew exactly what I needed, even when I thought otherwise".
I couldn't be more excited about him and the fact that we will have one of each (although I don't think we are done!) I think this little boy will be wrapped around my finger and probably steal my heart as much as his sister has! We are just overjoyed that he will be here soon!
By the time we had the gender party on Saturday, I was beyond excited. We had a simple get together with family and shared our news by silly string and cake!
 It was a great day and I know baby boy Moots will be the perfect addition to our family! Can't wait to meet our little guy!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

18 Weeks Pregnant

I am 18 weeks pregnant today and I cannot believe how quickly time seems to be going by. I don't think it has really set in that I am actually going to be having another baby! I am so busy with work, Aubrey, chores, daily tasks and such that I have blinked and I'm almost half way through my pregnancy.

This pregnancy has been extremely easy, probably easier so far than with Aubrey. I don't have the heartburn/reflux that I did with Aubrey. I'm sure it will come, but I'm praising the Lord for each week that passes that I don't have to deal with that misery.

I'm gonna do a quick update just for my records...I know I was much better at updates with Aubrey but I just don't have the time! Ha!

How Far Along: 18 weeks pregnant

Gender/Name: It's a BOY!!!! (Gender reveal party pictures coming soon)

Sickness/Feelings: I have just recently started to feel like my normal self. I was uncomfortable after dinner each night and most nights I just had to lay down (which is not easy to do with a 1 1/2 year old). I haven't had any nausea (Praise the LORD) or morning sickness. No heartburn yet...I know it is coming.

Appetite/Weight Gain: Not too much of an extra appetite, I pretty much eat the same things I did before. I have gained about 5 pounds and I am noticing my belly getting bigger, quicker!

Cravings: I crave the same things I did with my first pregnancy: cucumbers, bread, macaroni and cheese, turkey wraps...nothing out of the ordinary. I do enjoy my chocolate chip cookies but that is nothing new for me!

Movement: I haven't really felt baby #2 move yet which surprises me. I am sure in the next week or two things will pick up. On the ultrasound, he was moving quite a bit, I just don't feel it yet.

Big Daddy and Bre: Both are very excited about baby #2. We are working really hard to incorporate baby into Aubrey's daily life. We pray over baby, talk about baby and let Aubrey pick out things for baby. I hope this transition for her will be an easy one. Aubrey loves to say "brother" and we hope to quickly come up with a name to help her bond with him.

Upcoming Events: 20 week ultrasound and gender confirmation!