Tuesday, April 5, 2011

20 weeks and it's a BOY!

Baby's now the size of a cantaloupe!
Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies respond best to tastes they've already had via amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you'd like your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch.

Friday, April 1st was our appointment to find out if we were having a boy or girl. I am all about surprises but wanted to know now what we were going to have. I am all about planning too! I can't wait to start planning the nursery. I have already spent hours I am sure, staring at the sweet ultrasound pictures we got trying to figure out what he is going to look like. We did not tell any of our family when we would find out about the baby, we just told them it would be sometime in April. We knew they would never guess April 1st and we would totally be able to surprise each of them. After we left the doctors office we stopped at the grocery to grab some blue balloons and some candy bars (candy bars played the important role of holding the balloons down and of just being delicious!) We then were able to take the day surprising each of our parent's, my grandparents, and even Travis's sisters. It was so much fun when we walked in each time with a blue balloon. We also were able to enjoy the surprise of each one of them in person (except for my Dad, we had to do it over the phone!) It was such a wonderful day! We ended the night by having a few of our friends over to find out the news. After most had arrived we tied a blue ribbon on Paisley and let her run out with it on. Everyone was very excited for us! We had dinner and hung out with great friends the rest of the evening. Travis was even able to celebrate with the guys and some cigars out in the backyard around the fire pit. It was really the most wonderful day!

Please excuse the horrible quality of the photo. I took a picture of it with my phone. Isn't he cute though?!!


  1. Congratulations on your sweet boy!

  2. Oh, Elizabeth!!! He is as handsome as he can be!!! CONGRATULATIONS! We are so happy for you!!!