Things are good. We had our ultrasound last Friday, everything looks normal, and my blood test came back confirming I do not have Fifth Disease, which Jane had a couple weeks ago. Common and harmless in children, but can cause complications in pregnancy, so was nervous about that for awhile.
This week’s belly pic – me making our “reveal” cake – the frosting was splattering all over, hence removal of shirt:
G-non about to cut:
And… It’s a boy!
I truly wasn’t expecting or hoping for one or the other, but it was still surprising when they told us. We’re really excited though. I think I would’ve felt more comfortable/safer with a girl, but this is more exciting. And I’m happy I’ll get to have one of each without feeling the pull of trying for a 3rd child!
On Sunday Nathan gave me a very nice Mother’s Day. He took Jane to run errands in the morning so I could drink tea and read the paper in peace, then he started seeds for our garden (kale is already sprouting 4 days later!):
Then we went to his parents’ house and took the kids to the park, at least got a day of nice weather before another week of way below average temps in the 50’s.
Otherwise, I think I’m in the sweet spot of pregnancy. Appetite, energy, and sleep are good. Not feeling too big, but this week I did notice it’s just a tiny bit more difficult to bend over and tie shoes. Still have the almost every day itchy/leaky vag which is annoying but I guess not too bad in the grand scheme. And the little boy has been kicking a lot and been more responsive when I push back, unfortunately always seems to stop when Nathan tries though. Can’t believe he’s not even 1 lb. yet! Check out this bicep, ha: