18 Weeks Pregnant!

How far along: 18 weeks!!
Total Weight Gain: Me, 3 pounds since my last appointment!
Stretchmarks: None yet, but you can see that pregnancy line going up your belly.
Sleep: I have been sleeping ok, I have some aches. I always try to sleep on my left side since that is what’s recommended. Sleeping on your back is a no-no!
Best Moment This Week: Seeing little Daniel on the ultrasound monitor last week! His cute little toes, hands and feet, we were elated!!!
Movement: Yes, I feel little pops all the time. Little boo doesn’t weigh enough so I’ll feel it harshly, but momma does feel some slight movement. So cute! Our nurse said he was stretched out from left to right, and his little head being on the right. During the ultrasound, she’d put the joystick on the right side of my belly and I felt a sharp pain, she told me that it was probably his ELBOW! Omg, little boo was poking me some kind of hard! Lol. I love him already.
Gender: Boy, boy, BOY!! Weeee!!!
Labor Signs: Nooo, not any time soon, Praise the Lord.
Belly Button: Major outtie. That thing is pretruding and you can see it poking out through my shirts that I wear!
What I Miss: Nothing yet, I am having a ball!
What I am Looking Forward to: Seeing little boo for the first time, continuing to decorate his baby room with some personal momma touches.
Milestones: Baby’s foot was 1 inch in length at our last prenatal visit. Only the size of the tip of my pinky finger 😉

Loving my Little Daniel,

Momma

It’s A Boy!

Haha, I bet you didn’t even know we were pregnant. Well, hubby and I found out that we had conceived on March 20, the first day of Spring, and 10 days after we got married.

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We had an ultrasound 17 weeks into my pregnancy and found out that our little one is a boy. Each time I think of a BOY, I smile. I come from a family of 5 with 2 sisters, no brothers. And my oldest sister has a little girl. So, this baby will be the first little boy in our family. How amazing God is.

We got into the ultrasound room with our nurse, Ms. Hannah. She said she saves the best part until the end, which is the gender of the child. I was enjoying seeing his sweet little hands come across the screen, and his baby foot print, which was only 1 inch in length. He was snuggled up in there and Ms. Hannah said this little boy was an active one. She also mentioned how they’d had a trend in girl births all week, and this was the first little boy 🙂

While glancing at the screen, I raised my head a bit from the table I was laying on, and I saw little boo’s thingamabob. I said, “Is that the shot?!” As in, is that the baby shot we were looking for to determine the gender? She said YES, and that little Daniel was a boy.

Me and Daniel couldn’t stop smiling at eachother. I wanted to savor this moment. We kept looking at eachother with happiness. We were grateful and were thanking God. I knew all along that baby was a boy because my appetite had increased and I was eating an insane amount of food. I read in “What to Expect While You’re Expecting,” that if you are eating more than usual, that’s a tell-tale sign that you are having a boy. From that moment on, I knew.

Whitney & Daniel