This picture makes me cry!

This picture makes me cry!
Thought it was time to change my picture

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pictures of Baby Will via my belly!

Here is the side profile of Baby Will at 22weeks and 5days. Oh and I didn't think it was possible after weighing almost 400 pounds but it is........what is possible you ask???? You CAN get NEW stretchmarks!!!

This is the front view - scary sight, huh?? I'm going as a pumpkin for Halloween!

I go for my gestational diabetes test on Friday so send some good thoughts my way. I know it's a little early but with my history he wanted to start testing early. Just keep your fingers crossed that I will pass! I'll update more on Friday!


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Why we thought our he was a she??

Hey guys - thanks so much for all the great comments on names. I never thought about the confusion on the middle name - thanks for pointing that out. We may have to rethink this name thing?? At least we have a few more months to decide.

I've had a couple people ask me why we were so convinced that this baby was a girl....honestly, I always pictured myself with a daughter, every dream that I've had has included a daughter and my hubby's siblings all have a boy and a girl so we just assumed that this would be a girl.

I wanted a daughter because I'm an only child and I know the incredible bond that I have with my mother but I also know how much of a daddy's girl I am. I also worry that with DH's son having such a special place in his grandparent's and dad's heart that this baby wouldn't be as loved if it was a boy (okay I'm still worried about that one a little). My stepSON (I hate using that word so I'm only using for clarification) is such a great kid and he and his dad are incredibly close - a lot of time I'm the tag along and feel left out - I'm just the lady in the kitchen making dinner so I was really hoping to have a little girl to kind of even the playing field. Of course all my friends with boys and girls tell me that their boys love them so much and they are totally devoted to their moms.......we'll see though, I have some stiff competition in my husband. He really is an incredible dad - it's one of the reasons that I fell in love with him.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Nursery Decor & Names

Hi all! Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on our baby boy. I have to say that the hubby and I are much better now that we have gotten used to the idea. It's funny how you plan out your life and never give a thought to the fact that it might not really turn out like that.......we just always planned to have a girl and to hear we were having a boy really threw us for a loop. We are great now and are excited that our little boy will be here in just a few months.

I didn't update on my weight gain because the gender news was much more important but I had gained 5 pounds. Much better than last time but geez - I'm going to spin classes, walking and even went hiking one day while camping. The doc isn't worried and just keeps telling me that some people are prone to gain more than others - I guess??? Speaking of spin classes, I'm not sure how much longer I can hang in there. The bike is getting more and more uncomfortable and I'm having a harder time fitting between the seat and the goal is to make it 6 more weeks and then I'll probably have to give in and stick with walking :(

On to names - we are thinking of William Davis and calling him Davis. This is a family name and would honor my dad and my great grandfather. We've also thought of Lucas William and calling him Luke. Anybody have any other suggestions?? We aren't really in to trendy names so that cuts out a lot of the cutesy names that are popular right now. We also like Gavin, Aaron and Grant.......let me know what you think.

Last thing - here is our nursery decor - we're going to paint the top 3/4 of the wall a butter yellow and the bottom a soft blue. We're going to stamp lily pads and frogs on the bottom half and paint willow stalks on the yellow - to give it a "pond like" appearance. The hubby has been so great and he is willing to do anything that I ask of him - man I hope he stays like this after the baby gets here??? :-)

(((HUGS))) to all!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Talk about the shock of my life!!

The hubby and I got to the doc's office fully expecting things to go just as we planned - we were going a beautiful, healthy baby girl around Christmas time. Well we got one part right - we got healthy but our baby is all BOY! We were both shocked, our families were shocked and I'd be lying if I didn't say that I cried a little. It's hard to think of never playing with dolls or painting toenails - I don't really know what to do with a boy and hubby and his son are so close that I already feel a little left out. Hubby was a bit sad too - he really wanted a little princess to twirl around and play with. Don't get me wrong - we are so thrilled that we are having a baby and I thank God everyday that he is healthy and strong. But this is it - this little boy completes our family so I will be the mother of a son rather than a daughter - not how I planned it out but perfect regardless.

So now I have to figure out a boy's name - I'm not joking when i say that we had a girl's name picked out, clothes, nursery stuff - all in girl.