22 weeks

We are on Cloud 9 after our anatomy scan on Thursday... we are having a boy!!!

Now I find myself referring to this baby as "he", thinking about boy names (what a struggle!), and picking out boy clothes & nursery furniture/bedding.  So much fun to do things completely different this time around and I'm finding myself thankful that David & I went with gender-neutral baby gear (stroller, carseat, bassinet, pack'n play, etc.) so there isn't so much to buy.  ;)

Baby's now the size of a papaya and my uterus is beginning to get crowded as baby is over a pound in weight and nearly a foot in length!  I can feel my uterus growing up past my belly button even; my belly button is puffed up a bit, though it hasn't popped out just yet.  Apparently, he is settling into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day and I could figure out when he's awake vs. when he's asleep -- just paying attention to his kicks as they start and stop.  So far, he seems to be asleep when I am, though going to sleep an hour or two before me and waking me up around 6:30am. 

I have really enjoyed the second trimester so far (I'm about half-way through it) and am soaking up every day as they come!  I have a ton of energy, everything tastes great (I really love savory/salty foods like gravy!), and I have no aches or pains to speak of.  I think yoga and regular exercise, sleeping 9+ hours every night, small frequent meals, and continuing to lean on family & friends has really helped me stay healthy and happy.  Feeling him kick is my favorite part right now, especially when David gets a chance to feel him.  Emily has yet to really feel the kicks, mainly because he kicks hardest late at night. 


  1. congrats on the boy!!! how exciting!!!

  2. congratulations on a baby boy! they are so sweet and so much fun! thinking of you and wishing you a wonderful rest of the pregnancy! much love, jenn

  3. Congrats on your baby boy!!


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