Thursday, November 29, 2012

November 27; 22 Weeks

According to some websites, 22 weeks is the start of the sixth month; others state it's a week or two later. Either way, the baby is definitely showing himself and making himself noticed. He has been very active!

We scheduled our 3D ultrasound which will be in 5 weeks. It will be so cool to see what's going on in there! I accidentally read some horror stories regarding 3D ultrasounds online - basically, I can expect to see what will look like a baby Homer Simpson in my belly. Thank goodness it's just the 3D at work and not what he will actually look like. :)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

November 25 - He's gonna be a soccer player?!

The baby has been kicking me for a few weeks now, but when I've tried to let Titus feel it, he has never been sure he did - until last night! I think maybe the Thanksgiving food was crowding the baby, so he was kicking for some more room. Titus definitely felt the kicking!

We had a great Thanksgiving break, celebrating with both sides of our family. We are so thankful for all of you! Titus finished putting up the Christmas tree tonight as well.

We wondered what Maddy would think of all this baby stuff. Well, in the past month she has chewed up five books and a couple notebooks - very unusual for her! We are chalking it up to the baby. In the pic here she is showing her super cuddly side, which I only get to experience when Titus is gone - otherwise she is Daddy's girl.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November 20 - 21 weeks

We have officially made it past the halfway mark!

This picture was taken Wednesday, November 21:

Below is the start of our baby hand-me-downs! The rocking chair originally comes from Lance and Marny, so I've rocked their babies (now 6 and 10) to sleep in it already. Then it went to Asko and Teresa, and finally it's landed at our house! The pile of clothes comes from Erin, and we also have a little 3-D activity gym from Lance and Marny (not pictured). Knowing there are a million things we will need for this baby, we are grateful for everything people give or loan to us! :)

Friday, November 16, 2012

November 16 - 20 Week Ultrasound - It's a.....


I could not have been more shocked when the ultrasound technician told us we are having a boy. Titus and I had a fun argument going for the last 15 weeks or so about what the baby would be. I just knew it was a girl, and most people agreed with me. However, Titus was sure it was a boy... and he was right! This is one of the few arguments he will win, I suppose. :)

It took me the weekend to recover from the shock and get used to the idea of a little boy running around our house. If he is anything like Titus, though, I think we should be safe.

We decided to bet on the gender, and the winner got to choose the restaurant we went to after the ultrasound. Titus was very chivalrous in choosing the restaurant he knew I would have picked anyway - Bello Cucina. We had a great dinner before he left for Young Life fall camp at Castaway for the weekend. He was the only male leader for 10 boys in his cabin, and he definitely came back wondering why he wanted a boy so badly! I reminded him we are having one, not 10, and he won't be a teenager for quite some time.

Since finding out, I've been getting nursery ideas (yes, from Pinterest... they should probably pay me for this blog since I'm always mentioning them), and I've found that it can still be exciting to decorate a boy's room.

Here are some pictures from the ultrasound, a 20 week bump picture, and our way of telling Facebook friends the news.

Baby's head and body

Baby's footprint

Baby's lower body

Baby's anatomy in the middle... pretty easy to see!


20 Weeks - Nov. 16, 2012 - the blue ribbon is there to indicate the gender!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November 6, 2012 - 19 Weeks - We Voted!

I suppose this will be the last time our baby is in a voting booth for 18 years, so I thought I'd mark the occasion. Thanks, Emily, for the photo idea. I'm 19 weeks pregnant here, and it is one of the first "bump" pictures I've taken - I've been slacking on that. It's not quite as big as it looks in this picture, but I'm sure it will be soon!