20 weeks! (I think?)

Well, we certainly have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Linus is getting pretty excited about the idea of a new little baby joining the family. He came over to me the other day and suggested we go buy the new baby a puppy blanket like the one he has. His puppy blanket is his very favorite. He brings it to show and tell almost every Friday unless I can convince him to bring something else. When he came up with the sweet idea all on his own my heart pretty much exploded into a trillion pieces. He also added that maybe while we're picking up the puppy for the baby we could also pick up a "super cool fire ball thing". He's full of ideas... 
I'm half way through this pregnancy now. I have a few aches and pains... I'm getting a lot of heartburn these days and I have to pee every ten minutes, but for the most part I'm feeling really good. Evan says he's been suffering though sympathy pains so we decided to take a photo of his growing belly, too;) This baby has grown a lot over the past few weeks and my OBGYN is pretty sure I'm 20 weeks now which means my original due date of March 5th is now February 21st! It's sort of a long story and I'm still a little confused about the change. It's not a big deal and we will be getting an ultrasound done tomorrow which might help to settle things. We're also hoping to find out if this little jumping bean is a boy or a girl! I'm so excited I probably won't sleep tonight. We've had a mix of reactions when people ask us if we're planning on finding out the sex. When it comes to babies, it seems everyone has an opinion, am I right? We went through it all the first time, too. Anyways, we're going to be finding out the sex of the baby for one major reason- We're soo freaking excited about this little person and we want to know as much about him/her as possible. I've already planned the nursery and it would be totally adorable for a boy or a girl. Plus we already have plenty of unisex onesies, leggings and sleepers, so it's not really for us to prepare for a boy or a girl. I've just always felt that the true surprise at birth is seeing their sweet little face, not what's between their legs. I honestly can't think of a single reason why we would want to wait to find out. 
Now that I've said that, chances are this baby won't show us a thing.
I'll be sure to share the news and our ultrasound photos here as soon as I can!


  1. super Yummy tummy! Im 21weeks with #2

  2. cute bump! I'm due with number 2 on February 18... kind of scared to have a newborn in an Edmonton winter! My first was a summer baby so we shall see :)

  3. So so so cute!! Can't wait to find out what you're having too!! Post it all soon!

  4. Okay, you've convinced me! Now I can't think of a reason to wait either... I'm happy to hear you're doing so good.

  5. Kristin, I know how you feel! Linus is a May baby, which was pretty perfect. But think about how nice it will be to cozy up this winter with your growing belly. It's the perfect time to slow down and focus on nurturing what's inside. Then when the little one arrives, you'll likely want to hibernate inside for the first bit anyways. Plus, as far as future birthday parties go, kids don't care if it's cold out! They can build snow forts and go skating, right!?