Friday, August 10, 2012

20 Week Update

It's a Boy!!
Bennett Clark Harris
I can't wait to meet this sweet little boy!

As some of you know, I really wanted a girl. Honestly, it was to the point that I wasn't sure how I would feel if this baby was a boy. In church last Sunday, part of the message talked about Abraham wanting an heir and taking a servant from his household since he had no children, and instead, God promised Abraham a Son to carry on his family. At this moment, I knew I was having a boy. I truly think God showed me that having a boy is more than just a baby with a blue nursery, it's about raising a strong, noble man. I couldnt help but be so incredibly proud that this baby boy will have Zach as his main example of a man of God. We are both also very blessed to have amazing Dads for this little boy to look up to!

When I got to my ultrasound on Wednesday, the tech pulled up the screen of the little legs and when I looked up I exclaimed, "That is definitely a boy!!". And to tell you the truth, I am SO excited! The Lord will give me a baby girl when it is the right time, and right now it is our time to raise a son. My heart hasn't been this giddy with joy since the day we got engaged!

Alright now to the update on my growing bump :)
Taken this morning at 20 weeks

Baby's size: One app says mango, one app says small canteloupe!

Sleep: I sleep pretty well, my sweet hubby got me the Boppy sleep pillow and it has been a life saver.
Maternity Clothes: I have a couple of loose fitting tops I can still wear, but other than that I'm all maternity! My belly hangs out of my regular shirts now haha! I wish that in the last couple of years I would have bought a few more looser tops so that I didn't have to purchase so much right now.

Food cravings:  Nothing overwhelming yet, but I have been loving a slurpee and coconut/mango froyo!

Symptoms I have: Cranky & tired. My poor husband :)

Doctor’s Appointment: Baby measured a week ahead of where I'm supposed to be. Hoping this means we'll meet him sooner than later!

Movement: Just started feeling him this week! It feels like an eyelid twitch but bigger. I am LOVING feeling him wiggle around!

Belly Button:  It's getting very very flat, but hasn't poked out yet.

Best moment of the week: Finding out we have a "him"! (I was so ready to not say"it" anymore)

What I’m looking forward to: 
Going home to Seattle in September, feeling Bennett move more.
What I miss: Wine.


Lauren said...

Halfway already?! You look great and of course I LOVE the name!!!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Congrats! Being a momma to boys is a very special thing. And Bennett is a great name, our youngest is the same!

Kara said...

Those first two paragraphs exactly describe my sister's pregnancy, but she's SO happy with her baby Carson now. He's due on Thanksgiving Day. When are you due? :)

Hollie Ann said...

What a sweet post! I loved this so much Katie. That sermon was meant for you.

Allison said...

Aw I love that God gave you that message at church about your baby boy. Congrats!

Mels said...

This is so sweet! I love the way God knows exactly what we need and when.

Ashley said...

You look so cute! Congrats on your little man; boys are so fun!!

Julie @ The Smitten Mintons said...

You are the cutest little preggo. I cannot wait to see you and this bump next weekend!!!

sophistifunk said...

congrats, so exciting! i love the reveal photo and bennett is such a cute name :)

p.s. i'm your newest follower :)

xo brie

Molly Jac said...

AHHHHHH how exciting!!! LOVE the name. So happy for you :)) And you have the right to be cranky and tired :)

Jennifer Delle Fave said...

Oh I love it!! What an amazing picture!! I know your boy will be very loved!!! Im still shocked in the year of the boy, we got a girl. Crazy!! I love seeing all these prego bloggers! Congrats--great name too!!

Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

Katie! I just found your blog from guest posting over at Life and love with Mr. Wonderful - you and your hubs are such an adorable couple...probably the 2nd cutest couple EVER! ;) anyways, came to check out your page and saw you're having a boy...don't be discouraged at all...I truly believe God gives the order of kiddos in the right order...does that make sense? for example, I think we got a little girl FIRST because my husband would've been way too hard on a boy had he been our first...there's a reason you are getting a sweet little boy first - and you're gonna love it. Just think, he will be the big brother that protects little sis from all those stinky boys she wants to date. ha!