Tuesday, April 17, 2012



Dan and I were so surprised to find out that this little baby is a boy.  The doctor took about 3 penis pictures because I kept asking him if he was sure.  It's definitely there. :)

--The night of the doctor's appointment as we were falling asleep, I could feel him moving around a lot.  He moves around now when I lay on my back and stomach.  I grabbed Dan's hand to feel it, and he did.  It was so cool.  He said it wasn't how he thought it was going to feel but it was still cool.
--I have had this urge to bake.  I made mini pineapple upside down cupcakes.  My work and Dan's work are going to be so lucky this week :)  I plan to make lots more.
--We had a lot more solid girl names I think (I had my top 3) but NO boys' names.  It's weird though, because today I was able to rattle off my top 3 boy names now that it's real.
--I can not stop eating.  This is such a nice change from puking every day.
--I am getting some energy! I actually have been toying with the idea of running again.  I miss it.

I am still in disbelief and shock that it's a boy.  I had the crib bedding and everything picked out of it was a girl, but not a boy. So I had a little mini panic attack yesterday because I felt I NEEDED to know what kind of crib bedding I needed, ASAP.  Totally not necessary at this point.

It really does make things feel totally real.  Seeing him, talking about him, finding out that he's developing correctly....it's really fun. We went and registered after our appointment yesterday and I always imagined I'd be walking around Target with the registering gun (totally off on that one, Dan had full range, I just pointed) scanning pinks, purples, flowers, laces, frills....not blue, green, footballs, dogs, frogs....I just can't stress enough how much I did not see myself as a boy mom.  I always imagined I'd be putting my first child's hair in pigtails.  I am not disappointed, obviously.  He is healthy and there were no issues.  One small issue (with me, not baby), but the doctor wants to do another ultrasound in 8 weeks to check it out again, so I'm seeing it as a positive.  I'll get to see him again  and this time hopefully he won't look like such an alien. :)

What's coming up?  Weddings!  We are going to Geneseo this Saturday to go through Dan's sister's storage unit and then lots of weddings starting the first weekend of May.  Bring it on :)


  1. You will always be your little boys first love -- and you will love being a boy's mom -- you will see! :)

    Have fun with the locker....not as many boys clothes...but hopefully you can get some useful stuff.


  2. i have tons of boys stuff - nothing special - but you can look through everything at aisy's party.

    Boys are the best. I would take a million more boys over another AIslan any day. :)

  3. I agree with Abby. The bond between mother and son is so different. Boys love their mothers. But you know me, I found raising girls sooooo much easier. The part about Dan feeling the kicks made me cry. A very special moment for you both.