Monday today and I am not sure quite how I am going to get through the day yet, let alone the week. It is early in the morning and so far only one of my kiddies are in with the others to arrive within an hour, but I am already exhausted.
So, we were sixteen weeks on Saturday which makes us sixteen weeks and two days today. That is pretty cool. Time is moving so quickly.
I think I can now safely confirm that the weird fluttering and rolling sensations I have had in my belly over the last few days is definitely El Bambino getting his/her groove on in there. Since I first thought I felt something a week or so ago (but wasn't sure) the feelings have intensified and gotten more frequent. I notice it especially in the evening when I am sitting or lying down trying to relax as well as after I have just eaten. Baby gets very excited after I eat :) Obviously a food lover, just like Daddy. Now I just can't wait until Ben can feel the baby move as well.
So, we had another scan on Saturday as well and to this one we took Ben's Grandparents (Baby's Great-Grandparents). They had never seen an obstetric ultrasound before and were blown away by the experience. Baby was very active and bouncing around in there putting on a good show for his audience.
Did you pick up on that?
Yup,that's right! In case you didn't notice the huge announcement on the Home Page or on Facebook, we are having a BOY!!! The sonographer was a bit hesitant to tell us the gender when I asked him to look, as he said it was still early and can be hard to get a definitive answer. As soon as he had a peek though, he said "Oh, well. As I am sure you can all see he is a boy." Yes, I have grown a penis ;) He moved the wand to another position to see a side on shot and said he was very confident to confirm our baby is a boy as he could see both the penis as well as the scrotal sack which means he isn't going to be turning in to a girl anytime soon! At this point I would like to say it is a bit weird talking about my baby's genitalia. I guess I will get used to that, though I will try not to make a habit of it. Ben is absolutely delighted and very proud to be having a son and while I am also very happy about it, I am mostly excited that my hunch was correct all along :) I really like being right. Just ask Ben. I will include some pictures of our latest scan at the end of this post.
So, now we start working on names, buying baby things and finishing the nursery for our baby boy :) I will share pictures of our progress as we go!