21 Weeks and... the big reveal
How I'm feeling physically:
Pretty good. No major changes. Some back aches and hip aches in the night. My belly continues to grow. Craving sweets. Aargh. Want to bake! ;-)
How I'm feeling emotionally:
About that belly... It's weird. The changing body in pregnancy. It's like I know it's a natural, healthy thing, but it's still hard psychologically at times. I worry about my husband finding me attractive, but in those moments when he looks at me and smiles and rubs my tummy, I know he finds me attractive in a new, different way. And I worry sometimes about the aftermath of all this blossoming - what will my body be like? How will I feel about it? But I think these feelings are normal, a part of the process.
Here's the cute little onesie I bought in Paris when I didn't know whether I was having a boy or a girl... I still think it's adorable and perfect... now that I know. Last week I had my 20 week sonogram. It was so exciting and such a relief to see my little baby, totally healthy and kicking away in there. And of course I was waiting for the big reveal.
Well it turns out that I will be saving loads of money on the sort of frou frou frippery a little girl requires, because we're having a boy! Of course I imagine I'll be buying balls and robots and dinosaurs instead :-)
We're both happy about the gender, but we would have been either way. We tried not to get too attached to any particular outcome. So now I'm enjoying this new phase of dreaming up the nursery and color schemes and making a list of names.
Oh, and see what I have to look forward to? This video totally cracked me up!