Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bump Watch: Sharing the News, Gender Revel & The Name

13.5 Week sonogram

We had our 2nd sonogram at 13.5 weeks to check the development of the baby. It’s called the  First Trimester Screening. Basically they take blood from the mom to test for chromosomal abnormalities and use sonogram to check the baby for Down Syndrome. It’s non invasive and used as an entry level test.

The baby’s heart was beating strong and he/she looked healthy! After all the technical stuff was out of the way we got to sit back and watch the show our little nugget was putting on! The baby was moving all around. Arms and legs all over the place. At one point it stopped. The doctor moved my stomach around and the show started up again! So neat to think about what the nugget is doing in there all day while I’m up moving around or even working out!

One of the perks of scheduling this sonogram is the possibility of finding out the sex. We were told they would only tell us if they were 95% sure so we went in thinking that we may not find out the gender but were excited to see the baby. 7 weeks had gone by since we last saw the little gummy bear (which is totally what they look like in the beginning) and we were thrilled to see how much he/she had grown.

Finding out the Gender

Once the show was coming to an end the doctor said she noticed that we referred to baby as a he throughout the appointment. She was right! I had this feeling that the little one was a boy from the beginning! Come on I had a 50% chance of being right!  She then confirmed my intuition was correct. Our little nugget was in fact a BOY!!!!!

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As long as I can remember Kent has always talked about wanting a boy. I on the other hand always dreamed of having a girl 1st. Since I had a feeling we were having a boy from the beginning I had time to get use to the idea. Once the doctor conformed we were having a boy I was just over the moon and tickled that I would soon have a little buddy by my side and excited for Kent to have the boy he always wanted.

I’ve been told that the bond between a mom and her son is like nothing else and I can’t wait to experience it with our little guy!

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I Must Shop

Once we knew what was on the way I HAAAD to have a little shopping trip!

This little one is going to be styling! No cutesy baby clothes for him. Don’t get me wrong a puppy onsie is precious and I’m sure the nugget will find his way in baby themed clothing at some point but for our son I want him to have a more “Classic Old Man” style.  Do you like my description? Winking smile 

I LOVE anything from Baby Gap but man oh mighty they’re pricy.

That’s where a consignment store comes in handy. Most of the items I bought below are from Baby Gap. I got all of this for under $40.00 and everything is in awesome condition!

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After I got a little shopping out of my system it was time to wait for the results from our screening

5 days later got the call with great news that our little one was healthy and we were in the clear!

Time to pick a name

Oh my goodness picking a name was the hardest. Kent and I could not agree on one stinking name. I was tired of the back and forth and wanted to get this out of the way so we could move onto other fun baby stuff so we set a deadline to have a name picked before we made our announcement.

Lots of looking online and several baby name books later we decided on Weston Blake Huie. We wanted something unique but not so strange that he would be embarrassed of it. We also loved the idea of having a nick name within a name and were drawn more to names with a county twang to them. I think Weston fits just about all of our “Must Haves” and the hubby approved so it was done!

The announcement

We have our Border Collie Brady to thank for this idea. He always has a pile of dog toys on the floor. On day I was picking up his toys and started thinking about how I will soon be picking up baby toys and BAM the announcement idea was born!

I took the photo (which turned out just how I imagined it) and printed them out on a 5X7 double sided card. We told most of our close friends and family before the announcement so this went out to my awesome clients and a few other friends.

I was so excited to share the news through snail mail! 

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Back

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The text, emails. and phone calls started pouring in. Oh my goodness it felt so good to share the news!

Once I knew the cards had made there way it was time to share our news on social media (blog, instagram, facebook, and twitter). Yep I hit every platform we’re on!

I shared this clip of my mom’s awesome reaction to the news and a link to our announcement blog post

 

My mom’s reaction is priceless!
If you haven’t had a chance to watch the clip it’s worth a watch!

I had so much fun reconnecting with a few lost friends meeting new ones and reading everyone’s sweet comments yesterday (which I’ll be printing out and adding to our Project Life album). Oh my goodness did we feel the love! It meant so much that so many people even folks that we don’t personally know took the time to reach out and share in our joy!

So here we are!
I am now 15 weeks pregnant, the cat is out of the bag, and little Weston is on his way!
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4 comments:

  1. Since I read your first bump post and this one at the same time, I'll comment on both here. First off- congratulations!! I've been reading your blog for ages but I'm sucky at commenting (google reader+phone=pain in the butt). It's fantastic that you have such an exciting time going on!

    Don't stress about not being quite at your goal weight when you got preggers. I was exactly the same with my first and by the time he was a year old I was 10 lbs under my pre-pregnancy weight. You're pretty dedicated so don't stress! People always seem to make bizarre comments to pregnant women. As long as they keep their hands to themselves you're still ahead of the game!

    Weird cravings huh? Try movie theatre popcorn dipped in nacho cheese. Or Caramelized onions on poached eggs. Or chicken ranch burgers. Or those little mini cinnamon donuts. The other fun thing was random food aversions- I really didn't want steak when I was pregnant with my son but I wanted hamburger all the time.

    I'm pregnant with #2 right now- only a few weeks behind you! Due October 13. I'm going to do my big announcement to all friends outside my immediate besties (who already know) tomorrow on April Fools just to see how many people even believe me. It's funny- the way you described your first trimester (constant nausea but no actual retching, exhausted and craving not so good for you comfort food) is pretty much EXACTLY how I've been feeling too. Good luck with your next sonogram/ultrasound!

    And congrats again to both you and your hubby (they never seem to get enough credit)!
    Hugs, Kendra K. (in Canada)
    PS- sorry for the insanely long comment but I have to add that I LOVED the video of your Mom. Even though it made me bawl in my glorious preggo-hormone induced state!

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  2. Since I read your first bump post and this one at the same time, I'll comment on both here. First off- congratulations!! I've been reading your blog for ages but I'm sucky at commenting (google reader+phone=pain in the butt). It's fantastic that you have such an exciting time going on!

    Don't stress about not being quite at your goal weight when you got preggers. I was exactly the same with my first and by the time he was a year old I was 10 lbs under my pre-pregnancy weight. You're pretty dedicated so don't stress! People always seem to make bizarre comments to pregnant women. As long as they keep their hands to themselves you're still ahead of the game!

    Weird cravings huh? Try movie theatre popcorn dipped in nacho cheese. Or Caramelized onions on poached eggs. Or chicken ranch burgers. Or those little mini cinnamon donuts. The other fun thing was random food aversions- I really didn't want steak when I was pregnant with my son but I wanted hamburger all the time.

    I'm pregnant with #2 right now- only a few weeks behind you! Due October 13. I'm going to do my big announcement to all friends outside my immediate besties (who already know) tomorrow on April Fools just to see how many people even believe me. It's funny- the way you described your first trimester (constant nausea but no actual retching, exhausted and craving not so good for you comfort food) is pretty much EXACTLY how I've been feeling too. Good luck with your next sonogram/ultrasound!

    And congrats again to both you and your hubby (they never seem to get enough credit)!
    Hugs, Kendra K. (in Canada)
    PS- sorry for the insanely long comment but I have to add that I LOVED the video of your Mom. Even though it made me bawl in my glorious preggo-hormone induced state!

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  3. Awwweee!!! So sweet!!!! OMG! Congrats!!!! - Kim Williams from Danceaton! ;)

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