Lol, okay I really need to stop making fun of my ginormous size but it's just too fun. I seriously look like I am 28 weeks or something... but alas, I am only 19. When I was only 9 weeks somebody asked me the baby's gender! When I was 16 weeks somebody asked me if there was any way it could be twins! I get such a kick out of it and I take it all very lightheartedly.
I started to feel the baby move around 17 weeks and I was so excited. Now it moves so much and I love it. Today at the appointment the heartbeat was a strong and healthy 144, which I am so very grateful for.
When we were expecting Everett I was so certain that he was a boy. I had no doubt. This time I just didn't know... in the beginning. I kept thinking BOY but then I really started to think GIRL. I started to look at baby names on the computer and I just couldn't bring myself to look at boy names, I could only look at girl names. I was convincing myself that we were having a girl.
But then I looked at the facts. I have 4 friends (my age) that have two boys and 4 more friends (my age) that have a two-year-old boy and just found out that they are each expecting boys. So I started to second guess myself because really, the odds were not in our favor.
But a few weeks ago I decided that I knew we were having a girl. More specifically, a brown haired girl. Jake also thought we were going to have a girl.
So today at the ultrasound appointment I asked the tech to write the gender down instead of telling us. (The prior lady was a real downer so I didn't want our excitement to be destroyed by a complete stranger). But today's lady was so sweet and even wrapped our baby's gender up in a makeshift envelope.... she even typed the gender so lightly on her keyboard so she wouldn't ruin the surprise of three letters or four.
When we got home, Jake video taped me opening it... this is what we found!!!
We are both so excited; we can hardly believe it! I can't wait to start decorating her room, making onsies, dresses, tutus, bows, headbands, and the like. I'm almost is disbelief that we are actually having a girl!
Here are a few pictures of me in all my huge glory...
16 weeks-17 weeks
18 weeks-19 weeks
AHHHHHHHH!!! We are having a GIRL!!!!!!