And we're so excited! I was so sure that our baby was a girl that I wore a pink shirt to the ultrasound. But, nope, he's a healthy little boy. Here's his profile:
And here is his first pair of sweatpants. I have a feeling that if he's anything like his dad, he'll wear a lot of sweatpants and sweatshirts, so I thought I'd get a good start. :)
I had heard some women say that finding out the gender helps with bonding during pregnancy. It is definitely fun to start calling the baby a "he," but the best part is starting to feel movement in my belly. It's really happening--there is a live person in there!
Like other bloggers out there, I thought I'd document this journey with a little pregnancy journal entry from time to time. I hope these won't be too boring to read. I am sure I will love looking back on my thoughts after the baby comes!
How far along? 20 weeks, 6 days...half way there!
Baby fact: weighs around 3/4 of a pound
Symptoms: some heartburn, and a bit of an aching tailbone...but not too bad!
Movement: not all day long, but definitely every so often. The movements feel like little taps against my lower stomach. Steve was able to feel them last week!
Sleep: now that it's advised to be on my side, sleep's been more difficult (I'm a stomach/back sleeper). I've been waking up a few times each night. My friend Ginger gave me a great pregnancy pillow though. So far, so good.
Dreams: definitely more vivid. On the night before our ultrasound, I dreamt of an ultrasound snapshot of boy parts (I still didn't believe it was a boy though). It was like deja vu when we saw the same image at the appointment.
Cravings: still fruit, but lately peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
Favorite moments: seeing our baby on the ultrasound screen, watching Steve find out he's having a son, telling my students my news (some said "I knew it!"), talking with my grandpa Jack about his future great grandson
On the to-do list: research cribs, sign up for birthing classes
Looking forward to: more movement, an appointment next week, and the ongoing name search :)