So many changes are ahead as I try to prepare myself for motherhood. I'm so excited to start this new adventure! I'm 16 weeks and 4 days into this journey now and it's already really exciting. Our parents are going with us to Lexington this weekend to find out our baby's gender!!! So many people have asked if I have any "mother's intuition" about what I'm having, but I honestly don't know one way or the other. I've been trying to guard my heart against favoring one gender over the other so that I'm not disappointed if I'm wrong. How awful would it be to tell your child when they ask what your reaction was to finding out what they were that you were sad or disappointed? I want to be able to tell them that I was thrilled and excited! My brother-in-law was so upset to find out that he wasn't having a son that he wouldn't speak to anyone for two days.
It's going to be great to get out of the house, away from our smelly wet floors and have some quality time with the grandparents-to-be (we're waiting to hear from the insurance company about what the assessment is before repairs can begin. In the meantime, the kitchen and dining room smell moldy and gross). Some friends of ours are expecting their baby girl at any moment, so hopefully we'll get to celebrate with them this weekend, too!
Here's how the belly looked after work today (I'm the most un-photogenic person on earth! Ugh!):