The Journey to a Little One to Call Our Own

One gal's experiences dealing with IF, pregnancy, the birth of our first son, parenthood, and doing it all over again with our second son... here is our journey.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

19 Weeks!

I missed my weekly update yesterday, so catching up for being one day behind :)

The weather here in MN is FINALLY feeling more and more like spring... most of our snow has melted, and many people (including Mr. D) are now walking around without a coat. Welcome, spring! I've been waiting for you :)

Here's my update at 19 weeks:

Best Moment of the Week: Finding out that we are having a BOY! Best experience ever, especially being a fellow IFer. I know so many people have different opinions about finding out vs. waiting for the surprise at birth, and I respect both sides of the argument. For us, finding out was AMAZING. Not only can we now plan, prepare, and refer to our baby as a "he," but we can now focus the whole birth process (which is bound to be full of surprises in and of itself) on welcoming him to our family.

Entertaining Question/Comment of the Week: "Are you absolutely SURE that's a penis?" You can imagine where, when, and how many times that question was asked.

Obsessions: Starting to think about the bedding for the nursery - I haven't found exactly what I like yet, so I am getting obsessed with finding a set we love.

What I am Most Looking Forward to This Week: Totally non-pregnancy related... Mr. D's bonus. He has a pretty awesome bonus potential with his company, and we are dying to know what his take-home will be. He should find out what his check amount will be this week, and given that his company did really well this year, we are expecting a pretty large check. Keeping fingers crossed.

What I Miss the Most: Still missing old clothes... I am off to a maternity consignment shop today to purchase a few more basics. I only have a few things that fit, and I am sick of wearing my maternity black T-shirt, which I have now worn 4 days in a row.

Symptoms: Stuffy nose, big boobs (with tons of blue veins at the surface).


  1. So cool to hear how you are doing!!!
    I love that people actually asked about the penis . . . . very weird.

  2. Thank you for your congratulations! I'm terrified, but you seem to be enjoying this which makes me feel better. i like to read the best practices!

    Congrats on a boy and happy planning!

  3. Congrats on finding out you're having a boy! As a mother of two boys, all I can say is - oh mama! They are so much fun!

    ICLW 149

  4. how awesome to find you are having a boy. I hear you on the debate on whether to know or not, but we also plan on finding out what we are having for all the same reasons.

    Happy ICLW

  5. Happy ICLW

    I'm at 18 weeks and we find out in 12 days!

    Congrats on your pregnancy!