Monday, April 8, 2013

18 weeks

Well we had our 18 week ultrasound on Friday March 29th and he is definitely a BOY!  There is no doubt.  Also no more placenta placenta moved.  This I am happy about because there could be lots of complications if it hadn't moved but now we don't get another ultrasound till 34 weeks. =(  I was enjoying all the ultrasounds!!  The rest of the Ultrasound went well.  We didn't get any special scans or genetic testing done earlier so we don't know anything for sure but ultrasound tech said all his measurements were good and she didn't see anything that would be a red flag.  So that is good!!

We were sent back out to the waiting room after our ultrasound to wait for the midwife then I got called to the window.  SOur midwife was delivering a baby and they wanted us to come back next week.  Well I asked if we could just come back later that day at first she said no but then changed her mind.  You see we live out in the middle of no where in PA but close to NY.  So we drive over an hour to NY to this OBGYN clinic for a few reasons.  1. because we would have to drive that far no matter what hospital we wanted to deliver at.  2. because NY is more accepting of same sex relationships and 3. midwives are hard to find around here and I want to deliver as naturally as possible.  Which for me as of right now is no induction or pitocin.  I am thinking I will want an epidural tho!  So I explained since it was Friday of a holiday weekend that I wouldn't be able to put in for the time off for next week and we are over an hour away plus my work is over an hour and a half away and she said she could fit us in at 3pm.  It was already after 11 so we went to lunch and baby shopping. 

I have been able to feel him kick since about 17 weeks and G felt him for the first time April 1st (18 weeks).  He kicks her hand every night when we lay down to go to bed.  I am almost 20 weeks now and he kicks me and moves around all the time.  Some days more then others. 

His name hasn't been decided yet.  I have an app on my ipad (Baby Names) that is helping me some.  I really love the app and I have all our favorite names saved but I think he won't have a name for awhile.  It's a big decision!

Now I am trying to figure out when/where/how to do our baby shower and I just booked our maternity pics.  For the baby shower we are thinking July 21st and I am still trying to find a place to have it that won't cost too much.  I am hoping that is not too late to have it (I am due Aug 28th).  It is what works best for everyone and I didn't want to do it around the 4th because people always have plans.  Plus my sister says I need to be big for my shower or it won't be fun! lol I think she is talking more for her entertainment then mine!  Maternity pics are scheduled for June 23rd.  The photographer said we should do them around 7 months and now that I think of it that is probably best because who wants to be huge and uncomfortable in their pics??  I wanna like them!! lol So I told G she needs to find cute tiny sneakers for the pics....that's her job!!  I am going to start searching the web for pic ideas if you have any let me know!!

Now here is what you are probably waiting for.....

18 week ultrasound

17 week belly pic

Another 17 week belly pic

And he is definitely a BOY!!!


  1. So great to hear this update from you! You look so good. So, happy to hear about your placenta previa! It gives me hope that mine will move at my next ultrasound.

  2. So excited for you both! I am so glad I didn't have to worry about the name part of my pregnancy. My partner was in charge of naming our daughter. That was sort of our way of making sure she was an included as possible in the pregnancy. Thank goodness she didn't want to name our kid Superman! :P I'm sure this is going to be the best next few months for you both!

  3. I was wondering where you had been! Glad the previa is gone and ya'll are doing well!

  4. Time really flies, wow 18 weeks already! Congrats on the confirmation of the BOY :)! And love you little baby bump :)

    PS - Had no clue you live in PA!! My wife and I do too!

  5. Congrats on Team Blue!
    I hope you will soon find the perfect place for a perfect birthing experience. Cute belly!:)

  6. Congrats!!! That is very exciting news.