This week I turned 20 weeks pregnant; officially half way. I hope the next 20+/- weeks go quickly as I am looking forward to meeting our newest bundle of joy. Things are going well in the preggo department; only minor annoyances to deal with like not sleeping well, hunger, and the occasional sciatic nerve flare ups.
We found out about a month and a half ago we are having a boy. I haven’t posted an official announcement because I wanted to wait until now since this is traditionally when women find out if they are having a girl or boy. It is funny to hear some comments people make when they find out that we are having a boy after having two daughters. Most of them are along the lines of, “Man, I bet Hubby is really excited about that.” To that I answer, “Yes, he is, but he would have been just as excited if we were having another girl.” Thankfully, I married a man who didn’t/doesn’t feel unfulfilled as a man because he has daughters. As cliche as it may sound, really we are so thankful to God and feel utterly blessed to have two great daughters and are expecting a precious baby boy.
At my last OB appointment, I had gained 6 1/2 pounds since the previous appt totaling a 14 pound weight gain so far. I was happy to get these stats as I am trying to gain a little more weight with this pregnancy than with the girls. With MK I lost the baby weight too quickly, and I think that effected the quality of my breastmilk. Don’t want that happening this time.
Well, I can’t believe I am doing this, but I am going to share two belly pics with you (and the world wide web-yikes!). Abby, this is for you since it has been a while since you’ve seen me. And here is the transformation…