Hello my friends! This has been an exciting week over here between the new puppy and the pregnancy announcement (check out my 1st trimester Q&A post from yesterday if you missed it)! Today I’m officially 13 weeks – hello, 2nd trimester! Here’s hoping the nausea and tiredness will continue to get better in the coming weeks. It’s definitely better than it was a couple weeks ago, so I’m feeling hopeful! But as for now, cereal and I are still best friends when nothing else sounds good. 🙂
And now, for the big gender reveal! It was fun to see all the guesses on yesterday’s blog post!
Since I’m “advanced age” (aka I’ll be 35 at time of delivery), insurance covered some extra blood tests at 10 weeks which also included the sex of the baby – so fun to find out so early! Made it seem more real. 🙂 When the results came in a week later, I had the doctor’s office call my mom and tell her the sex, and then we had a brunch party at our place (remember that? that was the gender reveal party!) with my parents and grandmother to find out! We wish Matt’s parents could have been here too, but we FaceTimed them in for the occasion so that was the second best thing. 🙂 Unfortunately it would have been a month or more if we waited until we could all be together!
To reveal the sex, my mom told me she was going to wrap up a family outfit for us – we lived in Germany when my brother and I were little, and he had a little lederhosen outfit and I had a dirndl. She sent me a photo of us from back in the day – heh! Sorry for posting this on the internet, Steve. 😉 (Also, ignore the little blue stain on his face – that’s not there in real life!)
If the baby was a boy, the lederhosen would be in the package; if it was a girl, my dirndl would be in there! Hmm… which was it?!?!?! 🙂
And the baby is a…
GIRL!!! 🙂 So many of you guessed right given my cravings/aversions! 🙂
We both had a feeling it was a girl – I’m not sure why, but we were right! So exciting! It’s funny – years ago Matt told me he had this premonition that since he grew up with only brothers, now he would be surrounded by women. And so far it’s coming true! Me, Zara, Ashe (the new puppy), Freyja (my brother’s dog that we’re adopting in July), and now our baby girl! All the women!!
And speaking of Zara and Ashe – they are actually doing pretty well together! We set up a cat gate for the basement so that only Zara can go down there (she has an awesome window perch Matt made her down there that she loves, the litterbox is down there, and we moved her food and water down too) when she needs to get away, but she’s actually been out and about and curious! It helps that Ashe is in the crate overnight so Zara can still come in and sleep on our bed. Also, Ashe is really good about not chasing her, which is amazing – she’s intrigued but okay with observing and smelling, and Zara is the same. So far so good! Here’s a photo of them yesterday, chilling nearby. 🙂 Don’t worry – Zara was yawning, not hissing! She’s actually been quite okay with the whole thing, which is a relief.
Last night Zara even strolled right by Ashe calmly while Ashe just watched her!
Anyway – I have to hop on an AnneTheRD nutrition client call so I’m going to sign out and save the eats/exercise update for tomorrow. I’ll share more photos of Ashe, too – she made a new puppy best friend this morning and is now exhausted and happy on the couch after some serious play time. 🙂
Have a great day guys!