Tuesday, December 31, 2013

16 weeks and a gender

4 months! 16 weeks.

come june i will be outnumbered, we are having a baby boy!

we decided to find out the gender of our baby before our 20 week doctor's appointment. i wanted us to have that moment together, just us. for me, it will be forever engraved on my heart. the first ultrasound was special, but this one was different. we could see his profile, he was moving his little legs and feet, he was moving his arms and he even looked up at us so we could look into his face. i started to tear up. i was amazed. now, he isn't a blob in there, he is a little person! he is MY little person. OUR little person. it's this experience and i'm sure many more to come, that help me realize just how much of a miracle this whole thing really is. i am so grateful and we are both SO excited.

we told our families and friends later that day and have already received a few gifts! to know the gender  makes everything so real. i also feel like time is moving so fast, while also occasionally feeling like it is standing still. before i know it he will be here and we will be parents! of course i have worries about how our life will change once he is here, but i know that we will love each other even more. and i never mind a third wheel on a date with tyler, especially a snuggly little baby!

all in all, we are SO excited for this baby to be progressing and growing. being pregnant is definitely harder on my body than i thought it would be, but every time i feel discouraged i imagine the day i get to look my baby in the face. i wonder what he will look like, what he will be like and how amazing that first meet will be. at the end of each day, my swollen feet are sore and tired and i feel self conscious about my body, but this is temporary, and when this time is over, i will be holding my little baby boy. it is all worth it. it is all for him.

baby boy, we love you so much already, your dad and i cannot wait to meet you and watch you grow up. thanks for coming to our family!

the bump at 16 weeks

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