Friday, March 27, 2009

16 Weeks - It's A Boy!

As of Wednesday, I am 16 weeks. A friend of a friend is an ultrasound tech and has a portable machine, so David and I went to her house on Wednesday night and she determined that our baby was a boy. While I've always imagined a house full of little girls, I'm getting used to the idea of having little boys. Ethan is so precious and if this one is half as sweet as he is, we hope to have more kids...and maybe one day I'll have a little girl.

And now everyone is asking what we will name this little boy. We don't know for sure yet! I LOVE the name Noah. That was one of our options for Ethan when we were thinking of names, but David is not set on that yet. I also like "Austin" as a middle name. That is my cousin's name and he lived with us for a while and was kind of like another brother, so I would love to give this little boy that as a middle name. We have some time to think about it though!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

14 Weeks!

I'm 14 weeks pregnant today! Things are really starting to move along. I'll try to get hubby to take a picture of me this week! Some exciting news. First of all, I felt the baby move on Monday night. It lasted for nearly 45 minutes. I've felt little things here and there, but since I'm still so early, I shrugged it off as digestion. But Monday there was NO DOUBT! The baby was doing back flips in my belly! Now, a 4 inch baby doing back flips still doesn't make that much of an impact, so I could only feel it when I was lying on my back, laying perfectly still. It was so amazing!!! This is 3 weeks sooner than when I felt Ethan move.

And more exciting news!!! We are going to find out in 2 weeks if this little one is a boy or a girl!!! We had planned on going to Fetal Moments...a place that does 3D and 4D ultrasounds. This is where we went when I was pregnant with Ethan. The problem is that it costs $110 and really we just want to know what it is. The pictures aren't very good at this stage as the baby is still very underdeveloped. So I called my friend that cuts my hair (who is also pregnant). She has a friend who is an ultrasound tech and has a portable ultrasound machine. She is going to do our ultrasound for free to tell us if the baby is a boy or a girl! YAY!!! I am so excited! It's just another step in bonding and connecting with this little one. She is also going to give us a disc with all the pics on it so I'll be able to post them.