Tuesday, October 20, 2009

22.5 Weeks!

It's starting to seem like time is flying by! I can see how they call this stage of pregnancy 'the honeymoon' stage because, quite often, I feel so good I forget I'm pregnant. That is, until I look in the mirror or look down and my feet aren't there! Here is another belly shot- our baby is definitely getting bigger and kicking quite a bit.
He seems to by a little shy as every time he starts kicking and Matt puts his hand on my stomach to feel, he stops! Matt has felt a few good kicks though, and even seen some from across the room. It's pretty crazy to actually see the baby kick from the outside!

The stroller and car seat we ordered have arrived! I can honestly say that I never, ever thought I would be so excited to get a stroller and a car seat but it makes this all seem so much more real. In a few months we'll have a baby in there! We decided to go with the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio car seat and a BOB stroller. The stroller has an addition that allows us to snap the car seat onto the stroller.

Here are some of the first baby clothes!
my FAVORITE (so far!)

I went a little crazy at the bookstore. Never too early to start reading though, right?!?

We've started getting some of the basic necessities for the baby- I bought our first big box of wipes and some other kind of boring but essential stuff.

BUTT PASTE! I've always wanted to buy this just because of the funny name and now I finally have an excuse!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Week 20 Pictures

Here are some pictures from the ultrasound. Yes, I know they are scanned upside down, but it makes it easier to see the baby this way.

20 weeks 2 days! (sorry for the closeup...)

Our little guy's first stack of books. I couldn't resist!

Now that we know the gender we'll start making some more progress on his room. I'll be sure to post some pictures as we go!

The Results Are IN!!!!

For those of us who thought it was going to be a girl, we were..... WRONG!!!!

We're having a beautiful, healthy little BOY! Of course, we are first and foremost over the moon to learn everything is going so well and our little boy is healthy. He is measuring 20 weeks 2 days, a few days ahead of his due date but certainly not significant enough to change the date so we still 'due' February 25th 2010. Since our appointment was so early this morning our little guy was still all curled up and sleepy so our doctor didn't have a hard time getting the measurements and looks he needed. He did start to wake up and run in place for a bit though... maybe a future track star?

As for names, we have one that's at the top of the list but we'll let you know once we've decided for certain. We are, however, 99.99% sure that the middle name will be Matthew if that helps satisfy a tiny bit of curiosity!

We have a few pictures from the ultrasound and I'll post those a little later this afternoon.