Saturday, October 27, 2012

It's a......


   Derek and I are sooo happy to announce that the new addition joining our family will be a sweet baby boy!!!!  During the ultrasound our little boy would NOT hold still.  That may have to do with the fact that I had just fed him Captain Crunch, so he may have been on a sugar high!!  
  Thursday October 25, we woke up to about 6 inches of snow on the ground.  Derek and I hurried to get ready in order to make it to the appointment on time, because we knew the roads would be bad.  The further north we drove to get to Rexburg, the worse the roads were.  We saw about 5 slide offs by 8:30 in the morning.  I found out that I have gained 11 pounds since the beginning of my pregnancy, and everything looks great!!  Our doctor knew immediately what the gender as soon as he put the ultrasound wand on my belly.  Derek and I both guessed it was a girl because we couldn't see anything between the legs.  Our doctor just smiled and said.... "Well that's because he has his legs together and he is turned away from us."  I very loudly said, "It's a BOY!?!?!"  And the Dr. smiled and nodded.  We were so excited!!  
  It was hilarious b/c as soon as he went to show us that it was a boy he turned away from us, put his legs together, and he put his hands up so he was covering his face.  Our Doctor laughed and told us, he is definitely a boy since he is already hiding from the camera.  Probably a very true statement.
 I am excited to play sports and be active with this little squirt.  I'm excited to see what he looks like and what his little personality is like.  I'm excited to have a mini Derek running around, for some reason that brings a lot of comfort to me!!  Derek and I both went into the ultrasound in girl mode for some reason, so we are trying to get out of that mode and into boy mode!!  Derek is excited to take him camping, motorbiking, and hunting with him.

   On Thursday night we made a cake with blue in it, and we showed the DVD of the ultrasound that the Dr gave us to my family.  My sister in law is an ultrasound tech so she knew exactly what it was as soon as the DVD started.  Derek and I both accidentally slipped out "he" while we were watching it so my mom and brother caught on that it was a boy!!  My sister in law showed us the proof that it was a boy about 4 different times.  We had a lot of fun watching the DVD, talking about boy names, baby items, and eating cake and German pancakes.

    I am so blessed to have this sweet little baby boy coming into my life in just a short amount of time.  Today I am 20 weeks so I am exactly half way done, I can't even believe!!! Yay for boys, and yay for our family!! So excited!

Waiting for our Ultrasound to begin!
Can't wait to meet baby boy Dawson!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

16 weeks

   This week I am 16 weeks prego!! It's exciting that in only 1 more month I will be half way done!!  I wanted to start taking pictures each week to show the growth over just a weeks time.  I won't post a picture every week, b/c I'm so sure everyone would get so sick of me, but I just wanted to keep them for myself to reflect back on!!  Derek and I attempted to take our first prego picture on Saturday.  You know... the standard prego picture where the girl is facing the side so you can see her belly.  First of all...  I was wearing a dress so it's a little bit harder to see.... second of all..... I am in this in between stage still where it's a toss up of does she look bloated, is she gaining some weight, or is she possibly pregnant?  Fun times you guys.  When I run into old friends they say, " I can definitely see you're getting bigger!"  Which apparently when you're pregnant these things are good to hear?  Sometimes when I ask Derek if I look pregnant he says, "Not really, you more just look like you ate too much."  Haha.  So I guess I'm going to just stop asking people if I look pregnant or not.  On Friday my stomach just popped out quite a bit more than usual.  It's funny how you feel like you're not really growing and all of a sudden you're tummy grows in 1 day.  

   At 16 weeks pregnant I no longer feel nauseous.  Quite a bit of my energy is back, and I am peeing more frequently.  I am starting to try and sleep on my side, b/c it is getting uncomfortable to sleep on my back and my stomach.  I crave anything that is spicy or salty.  When  I can't decide what to eat I go to the fridge and start eating pickles or banana peppers.  I literally have to pry myself away from the jar of banana peppers or else I would eat the entire jar.  I have a Dr. apt tomorrow, and there is a very slight chance we may see the gender.  It is early to tell.... but if the baby is moving and cooperates, there may be a chance.  Other wise we have to wait until week 20 to see the gender.  I am not banking on finding out the gender tomorrow, b/c you know how well babies cooperate when you need them to!!  

 Well here are our attempts at trying to get a photo of my little bump.  Derek was quite the director at trying to make this photo work.  He was cracking me up at how serious he was about trying to get the best view of the bump.