Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Baby Update: 20 Weeks!

I am 20 WEEKS pregnant!!!
AND .... HALFWAY there!!!

SOOOooooooo exciting!!!

And not only THAT, but I finally (kinda) LOOK pregnant!
(yikes ... does it look like I just woke up from a nap? .... 'cause I just woke up from a nap.)

First, of course there's the exciting news that baby is a BOY!!!
And the little guy is getting BIG!  He is about 10 inches tall ... and weighs about 10 1/2 ounces.
His arms and legs are in correct proportion to each other and the rest of his body now, his sensory development is exploding (he can even hear my voice now!), and he is practicing his swallowing skills a lot these days. :)~

It's been a busy couple of weeks!  Found out I'm going to have a SON, turned 33 .... whew!  That's enough excitement for me for a while!
But as I mentioned, I'm finally lookin' a little pregnant!  Still feeling great, still have crappy skin, and still gaining weight (thanks to five BBQs and a birthday party in the past week!:)~
I am love-love-LOVING feeling this little guy moving around all the time (even though it's usually right on top of my bladder!).
And as excited as I am to be halfway through this pregnancy, I can't help but be a little sad, too ...
I waited a very long time to be pregnant -- and never thought it would happen again -- so the thought that this stage is already half over is a little bittersweet!
REALLY trying to appreciate and enjoy every day!!!

Lucy has been a little out of sorts since the ultrasound last Monday.  I think she's really excited about the baby ... she just happens to wish it was a baby GIRL instead of a boy.  She has days that she continues to INSIST that it IS a girl -- but overall, I think she's accepting her fate:  a little brother is coming!!!
We went shopping for him right away, and she had a great time pointing out (and grabbing) every little thing that we need to get for him.  She's also excited to "snuggy" in her new big-girl bed with him. :)~
She is just getting to be such a big girl!  The things she comes up with never cease to amaze me ... it's so amazing to watch and listen to her (especially when she doesn't know I'm watching or listening!).  She is going to be the BEST big sister ... and such an incredible help to me, I already know that.
I am feeling so blessed that God planned it this way -- that I get to have a "big" four-year-old (who I have had the pleasure of enjoying every day for the past going-on-four years without having to share her at all!) who is now able to get things for herself (and even for me!), dress herself, go potty by herself, and all kinds of other things that I would have otherwise been doing in addition to taking care of an infant!  WOW!  I am a lucky lady!!! :-)

Hope you're all having a great week and enjoying SUMMER!
See you soon!


  1. love it! I feel HUGE already, at only 13 weeks!! None of my shorts fit me anymore. :( When I was pregnant with Zeek during this exact same time (baby is due 2 weeks before his 2nd birthday), all of my shorts fit me all through summer... ugh. So much bigger this time 'round! Time to go shopping! :)

  2. First, you look so cute! I'm glad you included Lucy stats. You are so right. She will be a wonderful big sister. My granddaughter also wanted a little sister, but she has adapted very well to her little brother. She does all the things you've mentioned to help her mama. I am so happy for you!

  3. So excited for you! We had the same problem in our family. Cute 3-year-old sister said she'd only love the baby if it was a girl. Surprise ... it's a boy. Then she insisted she'd only love him if we named him Flynn Rider. Now she adores baby brother and we can't keep her out of his face. Kids are just funny like that! Congrats again!

  4. You are indeed VERY BLESSED!! :) I hope we'll be giving our Lucy a baby brother or sister in the next couple of years too.

  5. Your picture is adorable!....and if that is how you look post nap, then I am SUPER jealous! So I have questions for you:: what are you doing for his room, is his name officially Max and what did you do for your BIRTHDAY!?!?!? Love your bump updates!

  6. You look GREAT!!! And I must admit... I am a TAD jealous that you have Lucy to help you! I know Cliff will try his best to help, but to be honest it will be SOOOOO tough to REALLY be able to enjoy baby Hollis with a 4 year old with CP, a VERY strong willed 2 year old and a newborn! AHHHHHHHH! LOL! Just thinking about it makes me out of breath! So glad everything is going great with your pregnancy and I can't wait to see Mr. Max!!! :) xoxo!

  7. It took Georgia a little bit to accept that she was having another brother. :-). We just told her that God knows she is such a great big sister to brothers that he was going to give her another one! She is so sweet with giving my belly his and kisses and talking to him. I'm thrilled to have a "grown up" 4 year as a helper too. I'm excited beyond words for you all as you welcome Max into your family!!!

  8. Happy Happy late birthday sweet cute prego friend! I love hearing Lucys take on the whole baby boy stuff! :o) She is going to forget about all of that and just be SUCH a sweet big sister! And really I just admire your great perspective on everything and how you realize that this is perfect timing and that everything worked out just right :o) yayyy so happy for you!

  9. I love the name Max! So cute :) Also - happy belated birthday!

  10. Yay!! Glad to hear that all is going well. We found out we are having a girl and my youngest son isn't too happy about that either. He was really wanting another 'boy baby'

    Have a great day Bec!

  11. CONGRATS on hitting the half-way point! Baby MAX! I LOVE it! :) Lucy and Max! LOVE hearing about your pregnancy! Praying everything will continue to progress normally!

  12. New follower! Congrats on the pregnancy! Your blog is adorable...your family is adorable...your projects are adorable...can't wait to come back! :)
    Holly @

  13. Very cute blog and baby belly! :) I am now following you on linky and GFC. I would love for you to visit, follow back and maybe even link up on my Monday linky party.
    Marcie @


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