Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Verdict is in!

Drumroll please.....

I was right - it's a boy!
We couldn't be happier to welcome another little man into the family. Eli needs a little boy to play with and I think it will be so fun to watch the brothers grow together! It's nice too that we pretty much have everything we need already! Now I can just pick out some things that I really want and be set to go!

So without further ado -
We'd like to introduce our newest family member - Little Liam

Friday, March 21, 2008

Boy or Girl?

Before I got pregnant I felt that we would have another boy before we had a girl. I thought, that would be fun, 2 boys to play together and it will be easy since we have all the boy stuff and know how to care for baby boys. Then I got pregnant.

I still had the thought in the back of my mind that it would be a boy, but I really started wanting it to be a girl! I figure I would like at least one boy and one girl, and right now we think we want maybe 4 kids, so if I could just have a girl now, it would relieve all pressure and suspense to have a girl the next time. Anyway, I started getting excited about having a girl, thinking how fun that would be. But every time I thought of the baby, I kept calling it he in my mind, so I think I subconsciously thought it would be a boy. And Will and I can't agree on a girl's name, so that is a sign it's a boy too (not really, but that's what happened with Eli too).

Then my sister called and told me she is having a girl. So I thought, well, there go my chances of having a girl, the girls taken for the family! It's a boy for sure. So I have been telling people I think it's a boy. But now, ever since that has happened, I keep calling the baby she in my mind and thinking it's a little miss kicking me inside!

So I don't think I have any idea what this baby is!!! My mind is very mixed up and confused. I'm still rooting for a girl, but I would love having another boy - Eli is so much fun...

Guess we'll have to wait until Monday to find out!!! Hopefully the baby cooperates and shows off a bit! I'll keep you posted!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

4 months pregnant

I love being pregnant. I really do. I love feeling the baby move inside. I love thinking about how it's so weird that I have something growing inside my body that isn't actually part of my body. It's really weird. I love having my belly grow and having people know I'm expecting. And at 4 months, I even love maternity clothes. It's like getting a whole new wardrobe, and who doesn't like that! By 9 months I won't love them, I'll hate them, and I won't love my big belly - I'll be really sick of it. But 4 months is good, everything is good.
And I'm a lucky girl because I haven't had any sickness with both my pregnancies. I felt a bit nauseous in the beginning, but now, nothing. I think I get some pretty bad headaches, but I can take Tylenol, so it's not that bad. I know I am very blessed with such easy pregnancies.
At 4 months though you start feeling pregnant. I can feel the little flutter movements which is so amazing, but I also feel my hip ligaments stretching and my stomach muscles stretching already too. At the end of the day my body is sore already! I can't wait to get into my pj pants (even out of the stretchy maternity ones) so that my belly has room to breath! My lower abdomen muscles feel like they are getting a tough workout carrying around my baby bump all day - and I'm not even that big yet! Just fun signs of what is yet to come. I am so excited though. Even with all the aches my body is telling me about, with more of that also come bigger baby movements (which it's moving right now!) - pretty soon people will be able to feel it from the outside. And even farther along we'll be able to watch as it somersaults in my tummy - that's pretty trippy watching an elbow slide across your stomach. And in 2 long weeks we will hopefully get to find out what the gender is! It seems like forever but I know it will go so fast. I'm so impatient to know who is joining our family!
So, I'm doing good. Excited and physically exhausted, but really good. One of these days I'll have to start taking belly pictures like I did with Eli. Looking back on them I don't feel they are that flattering, but it's fun to have a record of these special times in life.
I need to go put on my pj's now... :)