Baby G- 20 Week Update (and gender!)

Daddy, Mommy and Baby G celebrating 20 weeks!
Daddy, Mommy and Baby G celebrating 20 weeks!

She Said:

 

I will always remember today as one of the most precious days of my life. After losing Taylor in September, and all my health struggles, I really didn’t know if I would be able to ever have a baby. But, today we returned home with the knowledge that at almost 20 weeks pregnant, we have a vibrant, big baby swimming around inside my belly and we’re having A BOY!!!!!!!! Baby G is a BOY! We’ve thought so for the past couple of weeks, but now we know, he’s a boy! I should have known when I thought he looked like RJ after the second ultrasound that was weeks ago!  I love my little man. He’s so handsome and it turns out he’s so active! I didn’t want to be one of those women who went crazy every time that they had tummy trouble and thought it was the baby. So, it turns out I’ve been overly cautious and I’ve been feeling Baby G move for at least a week, maybe two.  There was extra good news in that I know he’s moving a ton (he did not like being poked or moved to get certain angles) and RJ could even see him kicking and punching me on the screen! Plus, we got to see his little mouth open and see his tiny tongue! How cute!!!!

How am I feeling? Elated!  How am I feeling physically? Hungry, all the time. We’re really trying to stay on top of my eating habits because I still have some really strong dislikes (eggs in particular) and most of my favorites (Honey Nut Cheerios- any cereal, wheat crackers and graham crackers) are pretty lean. I have to say I’m relieved that my weight isn’t too big of a problem because that must mean my thyroid meds are stable. Baby G, he’s huge 11oz at almost 20 weeks, so I’m very relieved that he’s doing well. We’re going to increase my protein and diary consumption to make up for the weight loss. It’s incredible to me that I’m growing bigger by the moment and he is too!

I can’t sleep very well at night. I’m very uncomfortable and my back is starting to ache. Otherwise, except for my feet swelling if I’m on them too long and going to the bathroom continually, those are my only yucky symptoms.  I love feeling the baby move, now that I’m sure that’s what it is and I can’t wait for him to move around more!

Oh, I love our sweet little man. I can’t wait to hold him and kiss his sweet little face. I think he looks like RJ, but I see a little of me in face especially in his lips and nose. I like that he already looks like a blend of us. It’s going to be so awesome to see him face to face- and we’re halfway there!

Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes! Please keep remembering Baby G and us in your prayers! My doctor will let me know in a few days if Baby G is okay (we’re especially praying that all the ultrasound images will show that everything is fine) and that Baby and I will continue to have a healthy pregnancy together. RJ is being a good daddy bird and could use prayers too! I know he loves Baby G and me very much and we love him, he’s such a good daddy.

I’m a lucky woman. I’m blessed to have a handsome, loving husband and an adorable little son. My cup runneth over. All I can do is thank God for these tremendous blessings!

Baby G! Isn't he adorable?!
Baby G! Isn’t he adorable?!

He Said:

This morning we found out the great news that Baby G is a boy!  It would have been great news if he had been a girl, it’s just so great to know!  Now we can stop looking at Kari’s belly and asking, “Who are you?” It’s so crazy.  I can’t really describe how I’m feeling right now.  It’s so great.  The best thing is that he looks healthy.  We don’t find out from the doctor for a few more days, but in my expert medical opinion, he looks great!  It is starting to sink in about really being a father, and it’s really exciting, and really scary.  Please continue praying for us, because this ride isn’t over yet!

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