Gender Reveal

Hey y’all, quick post to update everyone on some more exciting news about Baby H!

Well here we are at 20 weeks today, this little bun is half-baked today. Last night we finally found out what our little peanut is!

We had our ultrasound last Tuesday, had the tech write down the gender and seal it in an envelope. We then took the results down to a local bakery where they baked us a cake that would reveal to us what the gender was. Not sure how we did it, but we picked up the cake Saturday afternoon, and waited until Sunday evening to cut it open. A true test of patience!

Here’s a few pics from the evening, enjoy!


Our first set of diapers! Tim's sister nailed the nursery theme I've been thinking of! Thanks Mare!

Our first set of diapers! Tim’s sister nailed the nursery theme I’ve been thinking of! Thanks Mare!


It’s a BOY!! I knew it!!


Happy Daddy and Mommy…still getting used to the thought of being called that!

It really was such a great evening. We had lots of good food, and enjoyed having our GA family over to share the surprise with us. We also video chatted with our immediate family that live farther away. I woke up this morning with what felt like a hangover from all the excitement last night!

My mind has been whirring all morning with thoughts, and feelings, and questions that I can’t quite put into words right now. Things are changing fast, and I am just so happy…I’m telling you, I’m at a loss for words today! I can’t wait to meet our little boy and introduce him to all these wonderful people we call family! Well, I can wait 20 more weeks!!

Bumpdate: Week 14 & First Trimester Thoughts

Thought I would try something fun to keep a record for myself. Also to help keep all our friends and family up to date on the happs of our new addition! I’m sure I’ll be asking some questions too, so all you experienced mama’s out there are encouraged to comment and give your advice.

The First Trimester Thoughts

Awful, just awful.

I felt great until right around 6-7 weeks and felt awful until week 11-12. No actual throwing up, but horrible nausea the lasted from the minute I woke up until I went to bed. I tried all the tricks, crackers in bed, ginger, Preggie Pops, more crackers.

I compare my overall feelings of that trimester as being really hung over for 6 weeks. The kind of hangover where you are nauseous, but want to eat bad food, and sleep all day. That’s pretty much how I felt. I ate lots of carbs, and had lots of days where it was all I could do to keep my eyes open at work, get home and crawl into bed at 7pm.

Exercise also fell to the wayside. My morning sickness and fatigue, paired with 10 hour workdays, did not leave a lot of energy at any time of day to get in exercise. I did get in some walks here and there, a few yoga sessions, and even ran a 10k at 9 weeks. Even though exercise made me feel better I just couldn’t do it.

It’s funny how I had thought I would be such a healthy pregnant lady. I was going to Crossfit everyday and eat only paleo treats. Yeah, the minute that nausea kicked in all I wanted to eat was carbs, bread, crackers, chips, cookies, all the bad carbs really. Meat was repulsive, and veggies were forced down. Thankfully I had my Juice Plus to keep some sort of nutrition from fruits and veggies in my system. I’m back to feeling better though, and trying to get back on the wagon!

I guess my favorite parts of the first trimester were seeing the two pink lines, sharing the news with our families and close friends, seeing the first ultrasound and hearing the first heartbeat, also the second ultrasound and seeing the baby move. I’m glad to be feeling somewhat human again. Every now and then the nausea kicks back in, but usually just means I am hungry!

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The night we found out! No doubt both those pink lines were there!

I'm going to be a Dad!

Another fave from the night! “I’m going to be a Dad!”

Week 14 Bumpdate

Not much of a bump, just kind of looks like I had a big lunch ;)

Not much of a bump, just kind of looks like a food baby (click for larger picture)

Baby’s Size?  the size of a lemon

Cravings/Aversions? Green Chile, the things I would do for some green chile!!! Also Italian subs, and chips & dip, again, trying to get back on the healthy eating wagon! Meat still isn’t my favorite thing but I eat it when I can.

Exercise? Second week back at Crossfit! Made two classes this week and planning a long walk with the pooch tomorrow. My goal is to get back to 3 days of crossfit and 2 days of walking or yoga.

Stretch Marks? Nothing new, already have old ones from when I gained a lot of weight in college.

Maternity Clothes? I did buy a couple of pairs of shorts recently and they are the most comfy shorts ever. My old jeans don’t fit without a belly band. Wearing lots of skirts, dresses, and workout clothes. Not trying to hide the bump, just stay comfy.

Sleep? Can’t get enough of it, thanks to the purchase of the Snoogle!

Movement? Feeling some flutters, suspicious it might just be gas though…

Missing Anything? That second cup of coffee…

Symptoms? Nausea when I haven’t eaten in a while. Low back pain and tightness and shooting pains in my right hip. I missed my chiro appointment this week which has been helping with the back pain :/

How Mama is feeling? Feeling good for the most part. Emotions are still up and down. Life’s been a little stressful lately, I suddenly feel like I have a lot going on and these hormones aren’t helping me deal very well. Taking lots of deep breaths and resting when I can.

Getting excited about… Finding out what we are having! I have an appointment with my midwife next week where I hope to then schedule my ultrasound. I have a great gender reveal idea brewing!