21 Weeks and... the big reveal

Well, I'm not framing this photo. Oh well.

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!


  1. A BOY!!! Yay! I always thought I only wanted to have girls. But after having a boy, I love every minute of being a mommy to a boy!!! It's so much fun!! I wouldn't want it any other way!

    I'm so excited for you! :)

  2. Either way would have been thrilling and I know you would have been happy with either, but since I'm a boy mama, I'm pretty excited for you. It brought tears to my eyes. So exciting! (Love how the boys keep asking, "What's wrong, mommy?" in the video - so sweet and oblivious to their destruction; it looks like, though, they'd been left unattended for quite some time. Could that seriously have been just one bag of flour?!)

  3. Congratulations! He's sure to be a cutie with such a beautiful mother. I just had to leave a comment (though I often just read as I have a little baby I'm holding as I peruse the blogosphere!) because I am so, so grateful to a random woman who came up to me when I was about 30 weeks pregnant and feeling SO FAT and unattractive--and told me, "You probably don't feel this way now--but you are SO beautiful!"
    And it's absolutely true for you. You should frame that photo--you're gorgeous.

  4. Boys are the very best! Nice choice! :)

  5. I am so happy for you!!! My boy is a constant source of joy and laughter for me. Nine years into raising him and I couldn't imagine my life without him. I don't want to burst your bubble about boys being cheaper, but I had a blast buying little hoodies, khakis, and sweaters. I went crazy on the cute boy shoes, too.