It’s a BOY! We were completely and totally surprised because only three people predicted that it would be a boy and everyone else we talked to was sure it was a girl (including us). But, it was a great surprise! I’m really excited about being a mom to a boy and all that may involve! I’ll spare you the pictures of the boy parts but let’s just say that yes we’re sure and there were more "package" pictures than there were pictures of his little face!
Now, I feel like there is so much to do because we are at a point where we can "do" some things, like buy furniture, pick out stuff for the nursery, decorate the nursery, finish registering….the list goes on and on. I’m looking forward to all of that, but I’m especially looking forward to doing a little baby knitting. The little beast is due July 1st, so hand knits will likely not really be worn until the fall/winter except for the occassional sweater or hat to protect from overzealous air conditioning. Here’s my current baby knitting list (knowing that I will barely scratch the surface of this list):
– a painted turtle hat from Itty-Bitty Hats
– some basic striped hats with stash yarn
– a psychedelic squares baby blanket (in progress) from Mason Dixon Knitting
– A Pea Pod sweater from Interweave Knits
– A Classic Cardigan and maybe the Hooded Blanket from The Baby Knits Book by Debbie Bliss
And, because you asked, click the extended entry to see my pregnant self.
My dad took this one a couple of weeks ago, so I guess I was about 17 weeks.
This one, Jason took last week (at week 19). It may show why the doc was slightly concerned about my weight gain this visit, but it’s all in my belly! 🙂 Needless to say, I’ll be watching the carbs a bit more this month.