19 weeks

And officially, it's a


We were blown away! I kept asking the ultrasound tech "Are you sure? You're sure, right?" and repeating "I can't believe it. This is crazy!".
So count me in as being one of the many women for whom every single old-wives-tales about gender prediction were flat out wrong. I think though because everyone else is guessing boy, they'll be even more surprised that this little squibee (our nickname we've been using) is, in fact, a she.

So the suspense is over. It is going to be SO HARD to keep this in until Father's Day. Especially considering we're about to spend 5 days 24/7 with Collin's parents before we plan to surprise them. Refraining from pronouns now that we have one to use is going to be the biggest challenge.

We brainstormed about names all weekend, found a few that we both love and will probably keep thinking about them obsessively until she arrives.

Our official anatomy scan still isn't until the morning of the 21st so I'll be back that day with some ultrasound photos (maybe a video? we get a DVD to take home!) and a full 100% confirmation on the fact that this really is a little girl, something I am still wrapping my head around... and something that is now slightly more terrifying for Collin :)


18 Weeks

Went to SRQ for the weekend to attend a PV graduation (SO LONG - you know Rae), the graduation party the day before, and fun family stuff like manicure/pedicures with Meggan and Erin, lunch with the girls and Granny Carol, and a sunset view on Siesta Key. The wind was blowing and of course every photo was blurry but here I am at 18 weeks.

I don't feel as big as I look in this picture... I think it was partly the dress and partly the wind! Either way, everyone had a lot of fun guessing what this baby might be at the party. Somehow we only have two votes for girl?! Seems like everyone thinks that it will be (or wants it to be) a boy. We shall see! My appointment is set for 6/21 so we'll know soon enough!

Feeling good lately - I have started sleeping with so many pillows to keep the aches away. And my feet get sore (and just a little swollen, I think only I can tell) when I stand around for too long like I did at the party mingling with everyone. Dressing myself is becoming a challenge. I'm still rocking the same pants with my hair-tie button closure and belly bands to hide it all but I broke down and ordered a couple shirts, skirts, and a pair of shorts online today. It's getting hot out and jeans just will not be an option too much longer here in 95 degree weather.
I'm really looking forward to a summer vacation over in Scotland where it will be COLD!