Wednesday, June 13, 2012

.23 Weeks.

I wanted to take a break today from my travels to give my little babe some love. I forgot in the hustle-and-bustle of Europe to mention some big baby news that we had the week before we left.
We had our 20 week ultrasound and although that was 3 weeks ago, things are good.
Very good indeed.
Our little babe was weighing just under 1 pound [11 ounces to be exact] and about 11 inches, which is considerable growth since our last ultrasound at the 12 week mark. And all looks healthy and normal. Which is great! 
We got to see it's little heart fluttering away, as well as check out all its developing bones [which got me especially excited at seeing its little skeleton feet [weirdly cute, but i am truly biased]. Those darn machines are just incredible at what you can see.
Also, I finally felt baby t kick just after my 19 week post! Well, now a bunch of good little thumps. And a lot of fluttering, but it has got to be the coolest thing I've experienced yet. 
And YES, this is the point where we can actually find out BOY or GIRL.
But we didn't!!
Instead, I asked for a sealed envelope with the news of our sweet little peanut inside of it. And then husband had to hide it from me because who am I kidding? If I had full access to it, it wouldn't make it home in once piece. So at this point in time, it's still 'little baby t'.
Interested in my guess? 
I am, and have been from day one, convinced that I am brewing up a little Peter Jr. 
Just a deep down jut feeling. Maybe my mama intuitions kicking in? Maybe my nerves? Maybe because a girl I know how to handle, but a boy scares the bejeesus outta me and this is my way of prepping myself? Who knows. But I am convinced it's a boy.
So onto learning how to play cowboys and ninja's. And working Cowabunja into my vocabulary.
Also, I'm totally curious.......what do you think, Boy or Girl?
at twenty-three weeks:
::i'm growing a teeny-tiny bit. apparently only 4 lbs weight gain thus far [but i lost 5 lbs last month, so this is an improvement]
::i am feeling major thumps in there. sort of like the tickle monster now resides inside my belly.
::i am loving the sun on face. hello greece!
::i'm craving ice cream like crazy. love these gelato's!
::also would love a slurpee.
::i finally found a great pair of dark maternity jeans. this has been harder to find than expected.
::i'm honoured to have attended our besties wedding. it was baby t's first big event and although i was tired near the end, we held up pretty well. and i think the bridesmaid dress faired pretty well with the bump.
::i'm looking forward to this sleeping-in thing. it's much needed.
::my backache has sub-sided and is all but gone, which is surprising and welcomed.
::baby t also attended it's first concert. coldplay in manchester was a huge hit and it fluttered around all night inside of me. must be a music lover like it's father.
::enjoying pregnancy and all it's highs's and lows'.

17 comments:

  1. I say BOY and I think that you should open that card on your big birthday! What a great b-day present!!

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    1. Maegen! That is such a good idea! I think it really would be the best present on my 30th and I'm going to speak to pistol pete about it for sure. He's so stubborn about not finding out and I need help working on him!
      xo
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  2. I think girl, just because I think it will be the opposite of what you think. Of course, I was wrong with all three of my lumps, so maybe that means boy.....I don't know! I didn't know what I was having with my first two and found out for my last. It's good both ways, but for a first baby I think it's nice not knowing. It's cool to fall so in love with someone that you know almost nothing about.

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    1. Kristeen - you totally got that right about falling so in love with someone....I am head over heels for this little nugget!
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  3. You are definitely having a boy! I can see it, no I cannot, but it's a boy. I am so happy that you are having a wonderful time and experiencing all the joys of being pregnant while traveling. You can tell the little gaffer all about it when he is looking at maps and making "his" own travel plans. Much love, cannot wait to hear about the trip. xo

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    1. Missing you friend. And this "little gaffer" is making it's own journey in my belly. It's moving and shaking constantly now!!
      xoE

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  4. AnonymousJune 13, 2012

    Girl:) you looked fab in your B-maid dress and sodid baby T!
    Elsa

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    1. Aww, thanks Elsa :). You where very missed at that wedding my girl!!
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  5. Nicole F.June 14, 2012

    My guess is BOY. You and your bump are too cute. :)

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    1. I knew you would say Boy :) and I think we'll be having mini best friends to play those ninja games. Now we just have to learn how to play them ourselves!!! (or we can just drink wine afterwards!)
      xoE

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  6. what a cute bump! I am always wrong in guessing boy or girl, so I'm not even going to try, lol.

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    1. I am usually wrong too, so I totally know what you mean. This time, however, I think I'm dead on. Guess we'll see in a couple months!
      xoE

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  7. My guess is a girl. :) I'm impressed that you aren't grabbing the envelope and tearing it open. I couldn't resist. Hope you are having a fabulous time on your trip.

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    1. Thanks Tricia :) We are having a blast!! And it's a good thing that envelope isn't with us on this trip or it wouldn't last the first day!
      xoE

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  8. eeeep!! could you be any more gorgeous pregnant?! love this outfit! that clutch is awesome!!

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