Oct 2, 2015

Pregnancy: Week 20! BOY OH BOY!

I am OVERJOYED to announce that we will be expecting a precious little BOY coming in December! We are over the moon excited for our little man to arrive and I couldn’t be happier. Here is the story for how we found out!

Our ultrasound was scheduled for Friday, July 17 at 7:00 a.m. All week leading up to the appointment I was so excited and anxious. I couldn’t stop thinking about seeing our little peanut on the screen and finding out if we were going to have a son or a daughter. The night before I could barely sleep because I was so excited. I woke up at 5:30 a.m. wide awake with excitement.

A co-worker of mine told me to drink something with some sugar in it to wake up the baby for the ultrasound. I chugged a huge glass of orange juice and we headed to the hospital for my appointment. In the waiting room I was just giddy and couldn’t stop talking to Jordan. It was 6:45 at this time so Jordan was still waking up… ha!
When we got in the room and the ultrasound technician set everything up I was just overwhelmed. This was such a surreal and amazing experience. She put the wand on my belly and there is was… OUR CHILD! I just couldn’t help but tear up. It was so beautiful. She started moving it around and almost instantly I saw our baby’s legs and… I knew right away that it was definitely a BOY!! We are having a son! Both Jordan and I were in shock. We absolutely thought we were having a girl so this was a huge surprise.

The rest of the ultrasound was just perfect and my co-worker was definitely right… the orange juice did the trick. He was a wild man! He wouldn’t stop moving for the ultrasound tech and she could barely get pictures of him because he was so active. It was a blast. I loved seeing all of this little body parts and especially loved seeing his face. I could already tell he was a handsome little man.

Jordan was all smiles as we watched him move around. It was such a special moment for me to see my husband so excited to be seeing our son for the first time. GAH! I just loved it.

After our appointment I just couldn’t help but cry out of complete joy. Unfortunately Jordan had to rush off to work afterwards but we were able to celebrate later that evening and next morning. I had so much fun calling our parents and close friends and telling them the news.  It was such an incredible day. 

Love this precious little face and hands! I just can't wait to his cheeks! 

How far along: 20 weeks!

Baby Size: Wait for it… our little BOY is about 10-12 oz. and the size of a banana! (6.5 inches

Weight gain: Haven’t checked recently but I bet I have gained some pounds the last couple of weeks! ;) 

Maternity clothes: Yes! I have had a few people give me some of their old maternity clothes which is really wonderful and I plan to buy some more this weekend maybe?! 

Stretch marks: Nope! And I got some cream to start rubbing on the belly!

Sleep: Starting to get a few pains in the night when I turn over but nothing too bad.

Best moment this week:
Finding out TODAY that we are having a BOY!!!! So wonderful to see our son on the ultrasound this morning. I definitely cried.

Looking forward to: Nursery planning for our little man! 

What I miss: Nothing!

Movement: Feeling some jabs now! LOVE it!

Food cravings: Anything! I am finally not sick anymore and so I am eating everything up with great enthusiasm.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Just the thought of hot coffee. 

Gender: BOY BOY BOY BOY!!!

Labor Signs: Nope

Symptoms: Some aches and pains in my stomach and back.

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On 

Mood: Excitement!!!

Nursery: Looking like crazy on Pinterest for ideas.

Workouts: Night walks with my sweet husband. 

A few of my co-workers I work with on Friday threw me a blue celebration when I got to work that day for lunch! It was so sweet and very very special!