Pregnancy Update & Gender Reveal!
Many of you have been so incredibly sweet to ask how things are going with my pregnancy and our little growing babe, so today I’m taking a quick break from my usual posts to share a life update and some exciting news! You guys, I’m officially at the halfway point! I’m just over 21 weeks and sooooooo happy to have the first half behind me. To be completely honest, the first few months were pretty rough. I was super nauseous most of November and December, plus I just kind of felt blah all around. I didn’t have my usual spunk, which wasn’t so fun. And since I didn’t really have many issues my other two pregnancies, it was a bit of a surprise to feel so rough. But thank the good Lord above, that phase has passed and I’m finally feeling like myself again. Starting in January I could feel my energy picking back up, the nausea was gone, and I actually felt like a functioning human being again. All good things.
We recently had our 20 week anatomy scan and oh my word, what a day it was. Walking into the hospital that morning we were completely undecided on whether or not we were going to find out the baby’s gender, which is totally us by the way. We aren’t the most decisive people. But since we had both experiences with my previous two pregnancies, we let the first baby be a surprise and we found out with my second, we knew either way it would be amazing. This time around we just kept going back and forth.
Walking into the ultrasound room we were leaning towards finding out, but I asked the technician to do all her other checking first just to give us a few more minutes to decide. The second she put the wand on my belly I thought for sure I saw a little boy. The shot was right where it needed to be and I thought, yep–that’s definitely a boy. I didn’t say anything and let the ultrasound technician go ahead with checking the brain, heart, spine, bones, etc first. Thank God everything looked perfect and right on track. Once we knew that was all good she asked us one last time if we wanted to know the gender. I anxiously said, “Yes, let’s do it”, thinking that I already did know and just needed the confirmation. I held my breath as she began checking. You guys, I was soooooo nervous. My heart was beating out of my chest and it felt like an hour went by before she said………
It’s a GIRL!!!
I couldn’t believe it. I was in total shock and practically jumped off the table when I heard girl, which completely scared the dickens out of my sweet ultrasound technician. I instantly burst into tears and said, “Are you sure it’s a girl??!!” over and over again. I was so sure I had seen a boy, I was in disbelief. My heart was longing for a girl, but I never let myself verbalize just how badly I wanted her. I cried and squealed in happiness, it was such a surreal moment. My mom was there too and she was crying right along with us. It was one of the best moments of my life.
I’m really so surprised that we will have another baby girl. I always thought I’d be the mom to all boys. It’s just a feeling I had in my gut. My husband and I both grew up with only brothers, so it’s actually what we both expected for our own family. And when Allie came along a few years ago, after our sweet boy Owen, I can remember feeling so grateful that I actually got a little girl–something I never imagined would happen. I was so lucky to have both a boy and a girl, it was perfect. But when I thought about the possibility of having a third baby one day, I couldn’t help but imagine how great it would be to give Allie a little sister, something I desperately wanted when I was growing up. Now to realize that dream is actually coming true feels surreal.
God has been so good to us and blessed me with more than I ever deserve. Having a boy and two girls is beyond anything I could have imagined for our family and I’m just so grateful. I also want to thank all of you that have been following our story. Whether you’ve been here from the beginning or brand new, I’m so incredibly thankful to have your support and kindness each and every day. I never take it for granted and I hope you know how much I truly appreciate it!