Sunday, December 22, 2013

23 Weeks

So I have officially been slacking. I am not very good about these things!

This week, I am 23 weeks pregnant! I can't believe how fast the past five months have gone by. This has got to be the best pregnancy in the books (for me at least ;)) I have anticipated such horrible things, from what I have been told. The biggest complaint is the back pain, but it isn't anything I can't handle!

At 19 weeks, on November 25th, we had our big sonogram, to make sure the baby is healthy and growing as it should. We also got to find out that we will be having a little BOY due April 23rd! During the sono, she asked if we wanted to know the gender, of course we did, so when she said boy, I was not the least bit surprised! I have always imagined myself having boys for some reason. I have never seen Colton so happy in my life. He kept saying to the tech, "Are you sure? Really sure?" He couldn't believe it. Everything with the baby is great. He weighed 9oz and had his hands by his face the entire time. We got the cutest profile picture of him. We asked my mom to attend the appointment with us, so she got to share in the joy that she will be having her first grandson. It was all so exciting to hear. After that, my mom and I went shopping, and went to register for all the cute boy things at target :) It was a lot of fun, I think I was in disbelief the whole time, that I was 1. Expecting a baby, and 2, a healthy baby boy!

Since my last appointment, the little guy has been moving all day, every day, and every night as well :). I start to get worried if he (or my bladder) hasn't woke me up at least 4 times during the night. Sleep comes and goes, it usually goes more so, though. My hips have been aching quite a bit, which I am taking as a good sign that he is growing as he should! Only 120 more days to go until he is here!

Everyone keeps asking us about names, we have three picked out that we will name him, but we are not deciding until he is born! I don't want to be dead set on a name, and then regret it when he doesn't seem like what we picked out. After all, he is stuck with the name we choose for him his whole life! BUT we do know that the middle name will be Wayne!

Tomorrow is my routine appointment.. Excited to see how much weight I have gained during all the holidays that we have been having (NOT!) haha. Hope everything is good at this appointment. I will be getting my consent signed by Dr. Harkins to be able to get our 3D/4D sonogram done January 25th! My mom, dad, Colton's mom and grandparents will be attending with us! We are SO incredibly excited to see what he looks like!

Until next time.. Unless I forget again :)