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The Post I Have Been Waiting to Publish for 20 Months Has Finally Arrived

February 8th, 2012 by Kateastrophe

After all the trauma of life the last couple of years, I was pretty sure this day would NEVER, EVER come, but it seems it has.

We’re 16 weeks pregnant and the ultrasound we had yesterday seems to indicate it’s a man child.

I am 100% excited about the fact that we’ve finally made it this far and things appear to be perfection. The pregnancy so far has been pretty easy breezy and with the exception of a couple of weeks of stomach issues thanks to a slow digestive system, I haven’t been sick at all.  Not a single instance of morning sickness, food aversions or the unbelievable exhaustion that usually accompanies the first trimester.  I am definitely more tired than usual but not EXHAUSTED like I was before and my immune system seems non-existant as I seem to get every single cold or bug that’s going around, but overall I have no complaints whatsoever.

As for the boy part, full disclosure, I’m about 70% excited about the boy part.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE LITTLE BOYS and I’m so excited at the possibility of one and  having the oldest be a boy to look after his younger sibling(s) (maybe more than just one) BUT my entire life long I have always just known I would have a girl first.  There really wasn’t ever a doubt in my  mind that my oldest child would be dressed in pink from head to toe.  Ha.  Hahahaaaaa.  Hahah.  If the experiences of the last two years have proven anything to me it’s that God is trying very hard to point out to me that I don’t always get my way and this little guy is no exception.  I actually had a feeling the whole pregnancy that it was a boy.  I kept telling Matt that I just knew it wasn’t going to be my little girl and that he, and his Dad, and my brothers and most of my friends would get their way and I’d end up like an apple tree growing a banana.  I guess I was right!  Now, no matter what I am SO grateful to have what appears to be a healthy pregnancy that should end in an actual baby, unlike before, but there is a small twinge of disappointment that I didn’t get my little girl - which I’m sure will completely disappear over the coming months and for SURE as soon as I meet him.

In honor of getting this far and knowing the gender, I FINALLY allowed myself to start clothes shopping and yesterday I bought  two of the most adorable little boy outfits and I’ve been scouring my baby board on Pinterest separating out the (very few) boy nursery ideas that I have in there, and I’m actually getting more excited the more I think about it.  And while we haven’t actually discussed it since pregnancy number one, the name we agreed on most was our boy name so unless Matt changed his mind, we’re all set there.

As usual I’ve been writing blog posts throughout the pregnancy over at my baby blog and I will be publishing those later today.  I read over them again and realized I’m SUPER repetitive, especially when only blogging once a week or less often, so sorry about that!  There are ultrasound pics and all sorts of randomness going on over there.

So there you have it.  It seems the baby aspirin and progesterone paid off and we are well on our way to being honest to goodness parents.  Now if we could just get the dog to sleep through the night before July…

9 Responses to “The Post I Have Been Waiting to Publish for 20 Months Has Finally Arrived”

  1. Miriam Says:

    Awesome news! Congratulations! I know you must be so, so excited!

  2. teachergirl Says:

    i’ve been reading you since it feels like forever, and i am so so thrilled.

    i share your faith, so i hope this doesn’t sound forward or unkind or anything, but you mentioned the knowing that you’d have a girl first…maybe you did have a girl first. you have three precious angels waiting for you. who’s to say that that first one wasn’t the girl you always knew you’d have? again…i hope that doesn’t sound presumptuous or unsympathetic. i certainly can’t imagine what the past two years have been like for you. but it just occurred to me that, just maybe, you’re not wrong after all.

    happy 2nd trimester. happy healthy pregnancy to you. no one deserves it more than the two of you. and yay for baby aspirin and progesterone! (and no morning sickness!)

  3. katelin Says:

    aw kate i just screamed at my desk, CONGRATULATIONS!!! i’m so excited for you guys! i know you and matt will be the best parents and your little man is a very loved guy already. also i know a few bloggers that have baby boys and were a little iffy about it too, you so aren’t alone. and i know that when i have kids i so want a girl too, it’s okay, it happens.

    but yay for the baby! so so happy for you.

  4. emily Says:

    I am so, so happy for you. Congratulations!

  5. Gretchen Alice Says:

    So many congrats! Keeping you guys in my prayers. And little boys clothes are SO FREAKING CUTE. :)

  6. Jill Says:

    I am so excited for you!!! I love your full disclosure about dreaming of having a girl first. You’re honest, and that’s great. And you’re right that your heart is going to be so full of love for this little boy, that you won’t be sad at all about not having a girl first. Hooray for you and Matt!!!!!

  7. glenda Says:

    Oh Kate Im so happy for you guys

  8. Molly Says:

    I always knew our first would be a boy, but I will admit to mourning the pink for a bit when we found out he was in fact a he. But then he arrived and like I told you iny email, boys are just SO amazing. They just love their mamas so very much. This time I have no feeling either way, but if it turns out to be a boy, I know we are in for an amazing journey.

    Congratulations again!!! So, so happy for you!

  9. Goofball Says:

    that is so awesome! so happy for you both! congratulations

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