Monday, October 11, 2010

19 Weeks...

On Friday the 8th I was 19 weeks pregnant, but the update is a little late because this morning we had our big ultrasound- our 2nd trimester scan where we could answer the big pregnancy question... boy or girl?

We wanted to wait until today to be able to say that Kenna is having a

We got the pure joy of seeing our very healthy baby boy on screen today- with everything measuring on track for his development, a healthy heartbeat of 152, and some definite "boy parts." I had felt as though it might be a boy, but I couldn't really give a reason why I thought so. I had to correct myself and say "or she" every time I naturally said "he" when referring to the baby. It is so nice to know for sure now!

After the ultrasound tech measured everything on the healthy checklist, she also took a few shots in 3D for us- a total surprise! She had to jiggle him around a little to get him to turn and face her... apparently he was a little shy after having exposed himself and kept his little hands up near his face. How amazing to see our little boy's face already! What amazing technology the Lord has provided for us to see him and know he's healthy! Here is our little buddy, Baby Boy B:
And Big Sister is looking very big this week too! She got to come with us to the ultrasound, and watch baby brother in real time up on the tv screen.

How far along:
19 weeks! Everything seems to be flying by.

Size of baby:
Estimated at 12 ounces according to the ultrasound, approximately the size of a large tomato!

Total Weight Gain:
7 pounds according to our home scale (that may be slightly less than accurate thanks to a little somebody who likes to jump on it to see the numbers change) and exactly 10 according to the doctor (I think we splurged a little on our trip this weekend!)

Maternity Clothes:
I wore my "fat jeans" buttoned low under my belly for our anniversary date last week, but I knew for sure it would be the last time I wore them! I unbuttoned them the minute I sat down in the car to leave the house!


I have a little rolly polly in there... lots of soft little movements here and there throughout the day are a constant reminder of my little co-inhabitant! He seems to be really active mostly at night, too.

What I miss:
Free time! There are a lot of things I used to do that there just isn't as much time for anymore, but I'm so thankful for this little window of time in my life where little hands and hearts constantly need me.

I've been having recurring dreams about my Mom that are kind of hard. I dream that she didn't really die, and I run into her later and she is confused about why our lives are so different and why we've been acting as though she had died. There's something so disconcerting about seeing someone and interacting with them exactly as they were in your dreams, and then waking up knowing they're not here anymore.

I'm still craving apples with cheese sticks like crazy and having really stuffy nose at night.

Best moment this week:
Finding our baby is a baby brother! Now we just have to pick out a name.

What I'm looking forward to:
Seeing Kenna be a big sister. She is CRAZY about babies already!

Here is the end of the 4th month belly pictures. We took this one during our trip to the mountains this weekend (more about that soon!). It's nice to take belly pictures and see that I'm not quite as big as I feel!
We're so thankful for the ways the Lord has blessed our growing little family. We know that this little one, and Kenna too, are "God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do" (Ephesians 2:10). One of our prayers for our kids is from Ephesians 3:

"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and high and long and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." (verses 16-19)


Tara said...

I'm so excited that you are a having a boy! There's just something about a mother-son relationship:)

PS. Sorry about your dreams lately. Pregnancy always makes me have crazy dreams too, but I can only imagine how sad these have been for you.

Alisa said...

I am thrilled beyond measure about my newest little nephew! He evens the score for us! :) I'm also giddy excited for you to get to experience mothering a boy. Ahhhh, it's so sweet. so tender. so wonderful. In all the same ways girls are....except different. :) I count it one of my biggest joys to have been given the gift of both a son and daughter. I feel like I'm living the dream. So happy you'll get to experience it too!

I had the exact same reoccurring dream while I was pregnant. Actually, I still have it occasionally non-pregnant. It's so sweet and wonderful inside the dream--- to have her back! and then so heartbreaking to wake up. So sorry it's disrupting your sleep and rest. Love you.

leah said...

So excited for you guys and your little boy on the way!!