As of today, I am 21 weeks pregnant with our precious bambino.
I cannot believe it! It seems like the first 6-8 weeks after we found out DRAGGED by, but they've gotten progressively quicker since then. I'm not even sure where the last few weeks went! I simultaneously feel excited that we're only 19 weeks or so away from meeting the bambino, and a little nervous because I feel like we still have SO much to do/buy!
We have started working through that list though, as you'll read below.
Two weeks ago we had our ultrasound to find out the baby's sex, and...
It's a BOY!
This was the first shot we got when my doctor turned on the ultrasound machine:
pretty clearly a boy! With that kind of shot we would have found out the baby's sex whether we wanted to or not! ;) *I apologize if you've already seen this on Facebook, I've been a little bit of a blog slacker and am trying to catch up, I think the rest of the pictures in this post will be new though.*
We're very excited to be having a boy, (we would have been excited it it was a girl too, but I think the husband is a tad more excited about having a son). ;) On Friday night he posted a picture similar to this one on his Facebook:
Next year's opening day outfit for our son!
I think it's cute how excited husband is about everything.
After our appointment we stopped by Target to pick up a few things for the baby since we could finally buy gender specific clothes and such! Even though we actually already have quite a stash of baby clothes...
Call it cheap therapy, or just being absolutely crazy, but for the past couple of years every time I was having a rough day or was incredibly frustrated with the lack of progress with our fertility treatments, I would stop by the baby section at Target and check out the clearance racks for anything good. It may seem stupidly optimistic, (or again flat out crazy), but I just felt like it kept me hopeful that one of these days I would have a baby to wear the cute little things.
I bought boy and girl clothes, and we actually have about the same amount of both. I accumulated some pretty cute stuff and for really cheap prices! I'm excited that in about 4 1/2 months we'll finally get to see the little bambino in some of them!
Here are some of our favorites, but we have lots more.
A few sets of baseball pjs. Noticing a trend here? ;)
And two of our favorite shirts.
We also got our first baby present! Our friends Craig and Jenny brought this guy:
back with them from Germany! He's so cute and soft!
We also cleaned out a spare room, (it's been both an office and guest room since we've lived here, so I don't know which to call it), for the nursery.
It has since had a few things added to it, but you'll have to wait to see all of that. ;) Oh, and the tape on the floor is to mark where the crib is going. I was trying to make sure all of the furniture I had picked out was going to work before I ordered it/moved it into the room.
And finally, here's a picture of me 21 weeks pregnant.
I'm not a fan of taking these pictures, I always feel silly taking them.
I bought this shirt at JCrew outlet this summer and I'm pretty sure it's turned into my absolute favorite thing to wear lately. It's just so comfortable!!! I gathered it up and tucked it into the other side of my leggings so that you could see my belly, but without that it hangs really large. I wish I had shirts like it for every day of the week. ;)
I do think it's about time to do some shopping. My wardrobe has become quite limited in the past few weeks. I wear lots of dresses and tights normally, and the dresses would be great, but I need to find some new tights. The ones I have are just regular sized ones from Target and they were great until last week the wide band on the top of them really started to annoy me. I think this weekend will probably be spent searching for some new tights.
I think that pretty much brings you up to speed! For those who haven't already seen it on Facebook, we'll share the name soon, (probably tomorrow if I get the post written up).