Thursday, April 23, 2009

We're Having A...

BABY BOY!! We found out yesterday and I'm so excited! We had guessed that it was a girl because this pregnancy has been pretty different from my last one, but in the back of my mind I suspected a boy because we thought it was a girl, if that makes any sense. Everything looks healthy and normal with this baby, which is a relief. It's good that we're having a boy because John wanted a brother (he doesn't care much for girls yet), and we'll save a lot of money since we already have boy things. Plus I just love baby boys. I've been intensely curious as to what I'm carrying and it's so good to know now.

So far, I've gained about 12 pounds and my tummy is getting progressively bigger (duh), although I haven't had to start wearing maternity shirts yet, just jeans and pants. In the last two weeks I've started feeling the baby move, which is one of my favorite things about being pregnant. I've been tired a lot, but it hasn't been nearly as bad as the first trimester. My appetite has been BIG and my nose is always stuffy. My hair hasn't been looking so hot lately (not that it ever looks particularly hot) but my skin has cleared up pretty well. I'm 19 weeks now--halfway there!

Here are my "pregnancy progress" photos so far. I'll post more as the weeks and months go by. I have Peter take my profile picture every four weeks to track my tummy's/baby's growth. We did that when I was pregnant with John and it's really fun to go back and see the growth month-by-month.

8 weeks in January. Peter was traveling, so I had to take the picture myself. I did the best I could, but I still ended up headless.

12 weeks in February. There was more of a baby bump by this point.

16 weeks/4 months in March.

One more note: We don't know what we're going to name this baby! We had a girl's name picked out, but we're stumped as to what this child's name will be. I want to choose an original but still kind of classic name. Peter is letting me choose as long as he agrees with it. It's a fun challenge to have and I may need your help with it!

45 comments:

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I never took pregnancy profile shots. Wish I had! You look great!

It's so exciting to find out what you are going to have. I remember that fondly. Congratulations!!!

Lisa K said...

You don't even look pregnant! You're so tiny!!

Kristina P. said...

You look great! And congrats!

rachel said...

Congratulations Donna! What a fun idea to take profile pics. You look really good and names were always hard for me. Tony and I could never agree, so if we did we just went with it! That's nice of Peter to let you choose :)

Ann Marie said...

Congratulations!
What fun 2 boys will be!
You are tiny!! I just say I'm pregnant and I outgrow my jeans..

Laura said...

LOVE the header. Nothing like anticipation for the answer. I am SOOOO happy for you. Your boys will be such good friends. How sweet. Congratulations!

A New England Life said...

Ooo how exciting! I didn't know what my first baby was but I wanted to know the second time. Thought for sure it would be a boy. Nope, a girl. All girl grandchildren in our family : (

So when are you due? The end of August? You better have a/c! lol! My friend named her son, Rowan. Can't say I'd heard that before, but it goes well with their last name and I kind of like it.

Sharon

Wendyburd1 said...

Ohh Congrats, now you can have a shower with boy stuff decorations!!!

dougandcheryl said...

YAy! Congrats.
I agree with everyone.. you look great!! I am also one of those that the second I become pregnant I am pregnant all over! I've gained 12 pounds so far too... and I'm like a month and a half behind you! Ha.
Funny thing- my nose is always stuffy too.

Karolynn said...

You look amazing! Congratulations on having a boy! I had a hard time picking out Carter's name too. I never have a hard time with the girl names. It will come to you! Mine came to me while watching ER (Dr. John Carter). hehe

Karolynn said...

You look amazing! Congratulations on having a boy! I had a hard time picking out Carter's name too. I never have a hard time with the girl names. It will come to you! Mine came to me while watching ER (Dr. John Carter). hehe

Yaya said...

Congrats on halfway! And a boy!


You're TINY!

Sarah Laurence said...

How exciting! What a relief that all is well. The moving was my favorite part too. You look great! My son was named after a relative.

Shauna said...

YAHOO!! How exciting! Congrats :)

Kerri said...

Congratulations! I love baby boys...I had 3 of them!

david mcmahon said...

Great name for a blog!

I am a father of three and my children are the very meaning of my life.

Congratulations on your news

Jan the crazy lady said...

You are so cute Donna. I wish I had that tiny figure while pregnant.

Congrats on a boy. More trucks, mud and dinosaurs. :)

Donna said...

Thanks everyone for your very kind comments!
Sharon--I'm due on September 14th. It's going to be a long summer!

Brooke said...

Thats awesome! I bet John is really excited! :-) Good luck :-)

Blog Buddy said...

Congrats on the pregnancy and new son your expecting!!!!!

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