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The First 20 Weeks

We are half done! :)

I'm 20 weeks, 4 days. We're half done. Little Boy is half-baked. (Is it me, or does that sound wrong?)

Some highlights of the first 20 weeks:

We found out that I was pregnant again before I was late, as I wanted another baby dreadfully and I am not a patient person. We got confirmation at a quick test while Tiri had her 3 year well child check. Early pregnancy has been uneventful, which is a good thing!

Heartbeat was found loud and clear at 14 weeks, 3 days by my midwife. It is the most beautiful sound. <3 At my next appointment, Little Boy was immediately found, but he doesn't seem to like being poked. He kept swimming away from the Doppler.

I knew I had felt him move for the first time on November 29th. I may have felt him before that, but I couldn't be sure. I feel him regularly now, with occasion dance parties happening. I love those!

We found out gender on December 19th. I was sure it was a girl, this pregnancy feels more like Tiri's than Freddy's. But nope, there were boy parts!! After the appointment, I may have freaked out a little and got a bunch of boy yarn and some boy onesies. :) I really hope we can dress this little guy in all the things I've gotten him and have/am making him.

We have no boy name yet. Boy names are hard!!! I have a few I like, and Jerek seems to have some he likes, but we can't come to an agreement yet. I'd like to get it figured out so I can start talking to him and calling him by name. I liked being able to call Freddy by name before he was born.

I've knitted a hat and 3 pairs of booties so far, plus half another pair of booties and two hats on the needles. And of course I have a short sleeved sweater and a matching hat that I made last spring.

I have another appointment on the 5th. Looking forward to hearing him again!


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