My Baby Boy

The night before our "big" sonogram, I could barely sleep. All I could think about is seeing that baby moving in my belly and watching its heart beat on the screen. And of course will I be decorating in blue or pink!!

I took the whole day off of work. Jarrett and I got to our appointment a little early, but unfortunately got called back about 45 minutes late! My mom was there too. I was a ball of anxiousness!!

Almost as soon as the technician got the goop on my belly, she said "Oh, it's a boy!!, he just showed me." Then she went about taking all of the pictures she needed. I was still focused on seeing that heartbeat, once I did it set in that we were having a boy and I instantly fell in love with him. He looked perfect in all the pictures and is for sure a boy! We are working on naming him and getting his room ready.

Here is one of his pictures....I think he has my nose!!


Unsolicited Advice

Once I got pregnant people kept warning me that I would get tons of unsolicited comments and advice on pregnancy. So far none have really bothered me, except for one. This is typically how the conversation goes:

So…Amanda, are you hoping for a boy or a girl?
My response, it really doesn’t matter.
Their response is “As long as it’s healthy, right?”

I cannot count how many people have made this comment. And to be completely honest, of course I want a healthy baby. But more importantly than that, I want the baby that God chooses to bless Jarrett and I with, "healthy" or not. I pray for a child who will grow to love the Lord with all its heart. Being pregnant has forced me to learn to trust in God more than at any point in my life. God doesn’t make mistakes, and whether he gives us a healthy child or a child with special needs, I know He has a plan for the child and for Jarrett and me.

Now that I have gotten that off my chest…I am VERY excited for tomorrow. We get to see our baby!! And the bonus is that we get to find out whether it’s a boy or a girl. It is still hard for me to grasp that there is a baby growing inside of me, so I can’t wait to see him or her.


First Baby Pictures

Baby E at 10 Weeks
Me at 16 Weeks