Before we get to the weekly update stuff, let’s start with the news you’ve all been waiting for! We had our gender ultrasound at the elective place this week at 15+4. It went very well. The lady who did the scan was so very sweet and even gave us a surprise peek in 3d/4d even though it wasn’t included in our package. And I think she spent longer than the advertised 10 minutes with us. She checked and double checked and checked again for the gender. Baby was sitting on it’s leg and had a bunch of cord right between it’s legs so it was a bit hard to see. It took me the longest time to see what she was pointing out because baby is still so tiny and the gender isn’t clear to the untrained eye like mine. But the tech seemed quite confident that she could tell what it was.

So….

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Without further blabbing and torturing you….

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Or maybe I will make you wait just a bit longer…

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Ok, Ok!

Baby number 3 is a….

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BOY!!!!

It seems that DH and I only grow boys! We are very excited to add another little man to our family. πŸ™‚ The boys went with us to the ultrasound and it was a fun experience to have as a family getting to see the baby all together. So happy!!!!

How far along? 15 weeks 5 days (6-2-17) Posting this late.

Symptoms? I don’t think anything has changed since last week. I have felt really well for the most part. Some days I’m lightheaded and some I feel fine. I think a lot has to do with how hydrated I am. I have some queasiness, mostly at night, but I think it has more to do with my faulty gallbladder (found out last year that I have gallstones) than anything else. I noticed that greasy stuff sets off my nausea and I feel better if I avoid that as much as possible.

Weight? +10

Bump? I FINALLY feel movement! I feel like I’ve been waiting for ages to feel it. Here’s the thing though… I have to be laying still and concentrating on it. I finally just laid down while the boys were taking a nap the other day and I put my hand on my belly and laid still and quiet. Within a couple minutes I felt a couple kicks!! They were strong enough that I could feel them from the outside with my hand. This was actually the second time I had felt his kicks with my hand but I needed it to happen again just to be absolutely sure it was him. I just never really take/have time to lay there and pay attention long enough to feel anything. So I’m making a point of it to lay down and focus at least once a day and feel this sweet little baby moving around and talk to him. I feel like this is our time to spend together and it’s important!

Best Moment? It’d be pretty hard to top seeing our newest baby boy on the ultrasound! Afterwards we went out for lunch with DH’s grandma and aunt. Then we went to a metropark and walked 1.3 miles. The boys were tired but they made it without the stroller although DH had to carry them both for a bit. After that, we went and bought our supplies and told DH’s parents the exciting news. It was a really fun day. πŸ™‚

We don’t have a name picked out for this little guy yet. I am pretty sure the middle name will be Trey but I don’t know what first name we will go with. It’s hard because the names that I like don’t have special meanings and because we gave Tru and Levi names with such great meanings, I would feel bad to not do the same for this baby. I’ve looked through a TON of names and I just haven’t really bonded with one yet. The search continues….

Dear God, thank You so much for this little baby boy growing inside me. Thank You for his kicks and for all the love and joy he has already brought our family. Please bless his life and his calling that he will grow up to love and serve You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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