Tuesday, August 4, 2009

XX or XY?

We went to the doctor yesterday and found out we are having a baby GIRL!! We both thought it was going to be a boy and were pleasantly surprised when she told us a girl (I annoyingly asked the ultra sound tech two times if she was sure). We left the doctors office so excited. My first ultra sound was at 7 1/2 weeks and she looked like a little peanut. But yesterday it was cute to see her actually in the form of a baby. We were amazed as we sat there and watched her kicking and moving. This past week I've felt her movements for the first time.

I haven't posted anything since Nate made the announcement so I thought I would expound a little more. I am currently almost 4 months along. We found out the night before mothers day when I was 4 1/2 weeks. Even though I was sick the first 14 weeks or so, I have loved this time being pregnant.

Nate is beyond excited knowing he will soon be a dad. He says our little girl is going to have him wrapped around her finger. I had to convince him not to tell everyone until I was about 12 weeks along. For such a smart guy, I was amazed at how many times he claimed the news "accidentally slipped out," or so he says! I've also had to convince him that I'm still perfectly capable of crossing the street by myself. He keeps telling me he can't wait until my stomach "gets huge!" He is literally trying to shove food down me!

We are both enjoying this exciting time as we know we will soon be parents. It's amazing how the protective parent instincts have already kicked in. Feel free to leave any advice or tips, but maybe try and keep the horror stories to a minimum! :)