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Friday, December 11, 2009
So I can hardly believe that I only have just under 3 months left before we have a BABY!!!! When I really think about it, it pretty much blows my mind that I'm going to be the mother of a tiny little infant who will depend on me for food, comfort, love and pretty much life! I'm so thankful I picked out a husband who is AMAZING with babies/kids. I will need him so much. The first 4 months of my pregnancy went by pretty slow because I didn't have anything to 'show' for being pregnant. I didn't really start showing until around 19 weeks (at least for other people to be able to see). We were able to find out what we were having at 18 1/2 weeks. It was sooooo exciting to find out!! Both our families, with the exception of Sheryl, thought we were going to have a girl. If we were going to follow the pattern on Paul's side of the family with all 12 grandkids, (boy girl boy girl boy, etc) we were 'supposed' to have a girl. But of course, here comes the only daughter-in-law and she breaks the cycle that has been going for almost 16 years. Sorry! The nurse had a really hard time finding an angle that she could tell what we were having. In fact, she looked for about 10 mintues and still couldn't tell! So she first did some measurements and then had me lay on my side to see if she could find a better angle. Sure enough after just a minute, she told us we could start the drum roll again, and to announce what we were having, she said, "Well, it has out-door plumbing!" We laughed and of couse knew that that meant we were having a little BOY!!! The nurse was using a new 3D machine that could switch back and forth between a regular looking ultra sound and the new 3D images that they can get, like the pic I posted with this post. It was amazing to see him moving around, kicking his little legs around and waving around his arms. He was tucking his little face away from the camera, being shy, but it was so awesome to see his sweet little body. I wish I could have another ultra sound to see him at point now. According to the baby info I get sent, he is about 2.5 lbs, and about 15 in. long. I feel him moving daily. He rarely moves during the day, and even when I lay down to sleep he doesn't usually move around too much. It's mostly when I'm 1/2 way sitting/laying down when he decides to really start rolling, and playing and kicking. I love love love feeling him move! I think it is so cute!! I love watching my bare stomach when he is moving. Paul really likes to feel him move too...it's just a little more strange for husbands I think because they can't feel what it's like and to them it's like an alien moving around in their wives stomach! lol. We have so much fun watching my belly grow. I love my changing body and I truly think its the most amazing miracle to be able to have another little human grow inside my stomach!!! WOW! I'm so thankful that I have the opportunity to bring a baby into this world and give him a home of love and where he will be raised in the Gospel. This Sunday I will officially be in my 3rd trimester and we still have so much to do!!! We don't have a name picked out, we don't have the baby room even remotely done, we don't have the crib, and in fact, I have bought nothing having to do with a baby! lol. It will get done though of course. Just under 3 months left to do it all.