Thursday, October 18, 2012

Week 20: 1/2 way!

So this week has brought with it a new sense of hugeness.  Yes, I knew in advance I was going to get bigger.  The doctor even warned me I would be seeing all new numbers on the scale. (to which I though, duh!  I know that)  I wasn't expecting it all to come in one week!  My body has decided to start absorbing everything as it puffs up.  With my weight gain schedule, I've got another 2 months now before I actually have to gain another pound.  Of course that's not an option, so looks like I'll be at the higher end of that range they like to give you.  Nothing's easy with this, huh? girl is healthy!  Her heart rate is still good, growth is right on track, and she is  just kicking away.  She is now the size of a banana (though she feels much more like the size of the cantaloupe I have sitting downstairs on the counter!)  Some days it still doesn't feel real - I'm wondering when the reality will set in? When will it finally settle that I am carrying another human being inside of me?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Week 18: IT'S A GIRL!!!

After 4 weeks of keeping the secret, we can finally announce we are having a BABY GIRL!  We are so excited to dress up and love on our little princess.  Andrew is going to be the most amazing father to this tiny little girl - his face just lit up when we heard the news.  (of course, we would have loved a boy as well...)  We were able to share the news with our immediate families this weekend which was so much fun.  We stole the cake idea from whoever first made that up and filled a yellow cake with pink icing. making both moms cut the single piece and pull it out for everyone to see.  I think someone got a video of the whole thing that we will be posting at some point for all to enjoy.

Andrew was able to finally feel the tiny baby kicks on Saturday.  I have never seen someone so excited.  He has been struggling as I have felt her for the past several weeks and he had felt nothing - was feeling very left out.  Baby girl was able to experience her first Clemson game this weekend as well.  She got a great tour of campus and was able to see where her parents (us!) met and fell in love.  It was a wonderful weekend, but absolutely exhausting as being up and about, walking up those hills, and cheering on the Tigers had me tired enough to sleep for a full 11 hours last night!

And I think our fruit for this week is no longer a fruit, but a sweet potato.  Pictures of our potato to come as we have another ultrasound with the doc this week!