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We had a fun surprise yesterday and found out the gender earlier than expected.  I had an appointment scheduled for Wednesday morning and Ryan didn't come with me since it was just a regular check-up and we didn't think he would need to be there.  When I was talking to my doctor she asked if we knew what the gender was yet.  I told her no but that we were planning on finding out.  She asked if I wanted to find out.  Again, I said we were planning on knowing the gender but our ultrasound wasn't scheduled for three more weeks.  She then said, "No, do you want to find out today?"  I think I looked at her a little confused and said something along the lines of, YES!  The only problem was that Ryan wasn't there.  In the end I couldn't turn down an ultrasound since we haven't had a peak since I was 8 1/2 weeks along.  We decided that she would see if she could see anything and if so, she'd make me close my eyes and would print off a few pictures for us.  I got to see the sweet little face and then I shut me eyes as she said she was able to tell the gender.  Next thing I know she is handing me a sealed envelope that included two pictures with notes written on them and gave me a hug.

As soon as I left I called Ryan and told him I was picking him up for lunch and that I had a a fun surprise for him.  Luckily Ryan and I work together because there was no way I could have waited until the end of the day.  We drove to a nearby restaurant and opened up the envelope in the parking lot.  Sure enough, the pictures confirmed that it was a boy!

We couldn't stop smiling and walked right away to a Baby Gap that was nearby.  We picked up our first blue outfit and took a picture so we could send a text to all our family and friends to spread the exciting news.

Now, let the shopping and planning begin :)



That's right folks.  Not only will Ryan and I be having a baby this year but we'll also be building our new home!  We can handle it all.... right??

This past Friday Ryan and I signed a contract to build a new home out in the suburbs.  We've been city folks ever since we've been married and absolutely loved our house and time we've spent in town.  However, now that a baby is on the way our priorities have shifted and we're looking for a house closer to where we work and with a little more space.  We are the weirdos that actually work in the suburbs and have been driving out of town these past couple of years to the office.  We're about to take our commute to 35+ minutes to about 10 minutes and we couldn't be more excited.

The only issue is that the house won't be done until January and the baby is due in November.... I'm hoping by that point we'll have sold our house and will be living in a rental which should be interesting but hopefully manageable.  At least that's what I'm telling myself.

Anyways, Ryan and I are thrilled about our decision and looking forward to this new chapter in our lives!


16 Weeks

Hard to believe I've hit the 16 week mark and I can't believe it's been three weeks since my last pregnancy update!  I will try to do a better job but I feel like there hasn't been much change.  I will say I've been feeling great and not as tired as I was in the first trimester.  Here's a few updates:
  • I went out and bought quite a few maternity items this weekend.  I've been able to wear some regular clothes with the help of the belly band but I think it's time to switch to full on maternity pants.  They are much more comfortable.  I haven't really "popped" but I think we're getting pretty close!
  • I'm still keeping up with exercising whether that is going for a jog, attended a cardio class at the gym or long walk.  I don't think I'll ever be able to cut this out and hope I can keep it up for quite some time.  I'm also looking into taking a prenatal yoga class here soon. 
  • Weight gain is progressing....  I don't plan on sharing an actual number but I'll just keep it as I'm in the suggested range :)
  • No cravings, still just find myself needing snacks more often throughout the day. 
  • I have an obsession lately with strollers.  There are so many options out there and I have no idea where to start.  Any suggestions???
  • Ryan and I plan on finding out the gender but we still have 4 weeks until we'll know.  The doctor likes to wait until the 20 week ultrasound and the wait is killing us!  Honestly, I'm more anxious to see the baby again and make sure everything looks good.  A boy or girl makes no difference to me but Ryan still thinks boy.  
  • We have a few names in mind but at this point we are keeping that to ourselves.  
  • In other news, Ryan and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary this past week!  We were pretty crazy and stayed home and ordered in a pizza.  It's not quite the same when you can't pop open a bottle of bubbly but we enjoyed our evening at home with each other and talking about the future.
16 weeks :)