It’s a…

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Well… I’ll just let the pictures do the talking. 🙂 (to our moms: PLEASE don’t kill us for posting these extremely flattering pictures. The reactions were priceless and your maybe-not-so-photogenic reactions will stay in my heart forever.)

Once we found out, we took cake balls to our family. The game was simple: bite in and see blue = boy, pink = girl.

Here’s my family’s reaction:

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Brian’s family’s reaction:

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To tell Brian’s youngest sister, we filled a cake with either pink or blue M&M’s. Here’s her reaction:

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(BTW: the M&M cake could totally be a “pinterest fail” meme. I’ll post about that another day, though…)

 

SO… could you tell????

It’s a GIRL!!!

 

Oh, readers, let me tell you. When we saw our precious little girl on Saturday, my heart melted. Brian’s too. We were filled with an overwhelming, indescribable emotion. Our sweet baby girl weighs 1 lb 0 oz, has a four-chambered heart that is pumping blood, two working kidneys, and the most precious little arms and legs you’ve ever seen!

Here’s her sweet little profile.

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Her little hand. (Her other hand was chilling out behind her head — laying just like Mommy does!)

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And her little feet.

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We do have to go back at the beginning of November for a follow up ultrasound. They weren’t able to look at her spine, nor were they able to clearly see something on the heart that they usually check. Baby girl was just in an awkward position… hiding right behind my bellybutton! She is in the 53rd percentile right now, and is doing well. We’ll just check up on her to make sure there’s nothing to worry about.

 

Brian and I are OVER THE MOON about this. (But we had no preference and would feel the same way if it had been a boy…)

So…. HAPPY PRONOUN DAY!!! Brian, Baby Girl, and I can’t wait to see how the next 18 weeks… let alone 18 years unfold. Thank you for all of your love and support during this exciting time in our lives!

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Gender Guesses

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Well, folks. Tomorrow is the big day. We have our 21 week ultrasound and should have an opportunity to find out the gender of this precious little baby.

While Brian and I truly have no preference as to baby boy or baby girl, we are just excited for this to seem even more real. (Plus, I can’t WAIT to shop for clothes and blankets and all those fun things!)

So today, we had our students and staff make their guesses. Up for grabs: A HErSHEy bar for one lucky person who guessed correctly!

IMG_20131011_130532_206The final tally was 19 for boy, 29 for girl. (Plus one punk who thought he could cheat the system by putting a half blue/half pink circle ON the line… Just to increase his odds to win the candy bar!)

 

SO… what’s your guess? Handsome baby boy Moser? Sweet baby girl Moser?

Take your vote. Leave a comment with your name and answer, and if you’re correct, we’ll send you (a picture) of a HErSHEy bar!

Halfway done — 20 week update!

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As of today, I’m 20 weeks, 1 day into this pregnancy. It was an awesome experience to go into my pregnancy app today and see that baby’s gestational age is 20 weeks, 1 day and the countdown to d-day is 19 weeks, 6 days!

I can not believe that I am halfway through this pregnancy. It seems like just yesterday we found out we were expecting. It felt like it took forever to get to the point where we could share our news with family and friends — those were a few weeks that took forever! But now… now I’m halfway there. In about 20 weeks, we’ll have a real-life little baby in our home. Mind blowing!!!

Symptoms: This has been the best week of my pregnancy so far! I’ve felt really good. I’ve had enough energy to get me through an entire day (although then I’m exhausted!) and I’ve been able to eat when I want to! And, I haven’t struggled with my allergies this week!

I still have times where I struggle with sleeping — it’s getting increasingly more difficult to find a comfortable sleeping spot. And that’s even after I made a huge u-shaped body pillow to snuggle up to! (I have a feeling that it’s only going to get worse for the next 20 weeks!) Another thing that’s bothersome — I’m constantly warm. I know it’s a standard pregnancy symptom, but I hate, hate, hate feeling warm! I would much rather be cold and have to warm up with blankets and sweaters.

Cravings: FOOD! On Saturday, I felt like I was going to cry if I didn’t have a donut. But mostly, I just feel hungry all. the. time! It’s a good thing that (besides donuts) I’ve been hungry for watermelon, cheese, yogurt, and garden veggies!

Our Baby: This baby likes to wiggle. I don’t feel hard kicks/jabs yet, but I do feel regular flutters that are getting stronger every day. 

Also, our favorite baby app told us that this week, our baby will be getting eyebrows and eyelashes. (To which Brian said, “Aww… those are going to be the cutest eyebrows and eyelashes ever!)

Until now, baby has been measured from head to rump, but now baby is going to be stretching out more and gets to be measured from head to foot! So when I say that my baby went from 6 inches to 10 inches, it’s not all growth, just a change in how baby gets measured! Baby is now the size of a banana! — a precious, adorable banana!

Next Appointment: Thursday, we go to the OB to have a check-up. I’m so excited to hear the baby’s heartbeat (which by the way is getting strong enough to be heard with just a stethoscope! … if only we had one)! Although people keep reassuring me that the glucose test isn’t horrible it’s still something I’m not really looking forward to.

Last week, we had the BEST appointment with my neurologist. My OB expressed some concern about how to proceed with the rest of my pregnancy and labor and delivery because of my intracranial hypertension. But my neurologist had some great advice and we started to get a game plan of what we can do if I experience more daily headaches. It was also so reassuring to hear him say that he didn’t know much about the labor and delivery process and would work closely WITH my OB to make sure I have the best experience I can. He could have just made up answers, but he admitted that this isn’t something he’s used to and is WILLING to find out so that I’m not miserable.

Best part of the week:  Last Wednesday, our furniture came in! So now we officially have a real kitchen table and a modest living room set for the main floor living room. Okay, so I know this doesn’t SOUND baby related, but it totally is! We’ve been waiting for a year to get our floors finished so we could finish purchasing furniture. When we found out we were expecting, we knew that we wanted to get the floors finished and the furniture moved in before we even started to think about getting the big items for baby. Now that we have everything arranged, we can officially start looking at cribs, rocking chairs, swings, bouncy seats, car seats, and strollers.  — Any advice on what to look for is greatly appreciated!

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