Last week we had the much anticipated ultrasound appointment. We were so anxious to find out the news! We found out one week ago, and I think I am still in shock that we are having a girl!
It feels silly to talk about how convinced I was that it was a boy, but I was convinced! Over the last few months, I had THREE different dreams that we were having a boy. Plus Fletcher's family is full of boys, so I just thought we had to be having a boy too. You can imagine my surprise when the ultrasound lady said that it was a girl. I asked her to double check, and she started typing "99.9999% sure" on the screen. It was really fun to find out the gender of our baby, but the main blessing of last week's appointment was hearing that baby girl looked healthy. I felt relieved and thankful as the ultrasound tech checked one thing after another and responded with "that looks great". We feel so grateful for the gift of this baby and are praising the Lord for a good report from the doctor.
Finding out the gender made the pregnancy feel so much more real. Yesterday I reached 20 weeks - halfway there. It is really hard to believe! Last week I moved into the world of maternity pants, I knew the days of regular pants were coming to an end. Right now it feels like I am in the golden stage of pregnancy - no more morning sickness, but not huge and uncomfortable yet. I guess these golden weeks are bound to fly by. My only current pregnancy problem is sometimes my legs go numb. I noticed it over the last few weeks, and then the ultrasound tech brought it up at my appointment. She said that based on where the baby was positioned I might lose feeling in my legs sometimes. Overall, things are good in the pregnancy world. Reaching the halfway point has definitely put the pressure on. I decided I need to make short term goals so that I don't get too overwhelmed. Here are my goals for the next few weeks...
- Baby Girl's Name - Our goal is to have a name by Christmas!
- Start reading books about babies (on the shelf - Baby Wise & 12 Hours Sleep by 12 Weeks)
- Start decorating the nursery