Thursday, February 23, 2012

Flutter Flutter

Today marks 19 weeks and the first time that I am certain that I'm feeling our little man kick and/or punch!!!  I've been feeling weird little flutters that felt like a bubble for maybe a week but it was just a one time things scattered here and there.  This afternoon while watching Dr. Phil I felt it continually for about 5 minutes and a few scattered times since then.  It is the most strange but exciting feeling!  Our little guy was quite the mover at our ultrasound Monday so I guess I should get used to this!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

We're having a....

We're having a boy!!!  I can honestly say that we were quite surprised!  Matt and I had both been convinced by just about everyone that it would be a girl.  We couldn't be happier!  Our little man is looking great and looks healthy.  He weighs about 10 ounces and his heartbeat was about 153.  We feel so completely blessed that everything is going well!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

18 weeks

How Far Along: 18 weeks

Size of Baby: 5.5 inches, 5 ounces, sweet potato sized (according to my phone app)

Picture of Baby: Nothing new to share until February 20th- just a few days away

Maternity Clothes: I've given into the maternity pants and some shirts

Weight Gain: 2 pounds

Belly: I actually have a little belly now.  My students have so kindly pointed that out to me this week.

Stretch Marks: None

Sleep: I'm still tired all the time and have been having trouble sleeping all night.  I'm hoping having next week off from work will help some.

Best Moment of the Week: Starting to shop around Babies R Us and making decisions on furniture.

Movement: I've had a few little weird fluttery feelings that might be movement.

Symptoms: Exhausted,heartburn.

Food Cravings: Nothing really.

Gender: We'll find out on February 20th- can't wait!

What I Miss: Having a drink after a long day at school!

What I'm Looking Forward To:  Finding out of it we are having a boy or girl!

Weekly Wisdom:  It's not fat, it's baby chub.

Milestones: Almost half way there

Emotions: Very blessed and lucky

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pink or Blue?

We are less than 2 weeks away from knowing if we are having a boy or girl!  It's been fun and interesting hearing different opinions from family and friends on what it might be.  The general consensus among our immediate family seems to be girl while friends and co-workers have been learning towards boy.  We have no clue!

If you go by some old wives tales, all signs point towards a girl.  For example, if the heartbeat is over 140, signs point towards a girl.  All of our heartbeats have been over 160.  Based on a Chinese Gender Predictor, a girl is on the way as well.  Lastly, the Drano test revealed a girl as well.  On a side note, the Drano test was correct for my mom having my sister and I, my sister's two kids and my cousin's wife.  It should be interesting.

We plan on having our parents and grandparents over for dinner on the night of February 20th to reveal the gender.  We are going to make cupcakes with either blue or pink frosting in the middle.  We really want to enjoy every minute of what's going on after taking the long road to get here.