Halfway there

That feels crazy to think and type out… halfway there … at the midpoint … 20 weeks (give or take) until we meet our sweet/rambunctious/busy boy. I already know he’ll be sweet, and I am pretty sure he’s rambunctious and very busy by the way he’s kicking away and moving nonstop. I started feeling little kicks at 17 weeks and really started feeling them consistently at 19 weeks- that’s when Jared could feel and see them then too. We had our 20-week detailed ultrasound last Thursday, and got some great pics of this little guy. Despite him moving, flipping and turning like a wild man, the technician lady commented on how he likes to pose for photos. Not sure what that means, but she was impressed! We counted five fingers and five toes on each hand and foot, four chambers in the heart, heard a nice strong heartbeat and just got an overall sense of peace that everything is in God’s hands. Now we just have to pick a name…

Baby Edwards is a …

BOY!!!!

We are beyond excited for this sweet baby boy coming in March 2013. I’ve had a feeling/hunch I would be a “mom of boys”, so this goes along with my theory. We went into the appointment on Friday and were told that the gender appointment was actually not then, but set for two and a half weeks from then. We were definitely a bit disappointed… a little bit of confusion/miscommunication between the office and us. I was going with it (after all, I am a “rules follower”), but Jared was not leaving there without knowing the gender. So, he worked his negotiation and sales skills, and the doctor was very sweet to say, “Well, let’s just take a look today.” It didn’t take any time at all after looking at the screen for her to say, “Oh, I know what it is!”.  I really have a hard time figuring out what parts I am looking at on these sonogram screens, but Jared saw a little something right after the doctor said that. “Is that … what I think it is…?”  And, yes, it was VERY clearly a boy. We’ve got the pictures to prove it.