11 Weeks and I Am Thankful For…

This is a great week! We were able to FINALLY announce to our world that we are expecting our own little Harry or Helga, we had our first ultrasound and all was well, and we’re getting closer to Thanksgiving!! The crews have been working overtime (we’re not MAKING them, they want to!) and the house is coming together just in time for family to arrive.

We’re thrilled to be having our Texas Family, as well as the Michigan Family for a few days. It’s been so fun getting the extra bedrooms set up knowing that we’ll get to use them so soon!

Something happened over the weekend as well. I started to show. Not crazy-show, but to where my Poor Husband said something (risking life and limb to tell a girl she looks tubby). Now, if he would have used the term “tubby” he would have gotten punched. He’s much sweeter (and smarter) than that. =D

Our little guy is the size of a lime (almost 2 inches!) and growing teeth, bones are hardening, and his little fists will start opening and closing this week. He also may be hiccupping soon- the diaphragm is forming this week! He’s performing water acrobatics in there as well- kicking and stretching and just plain ol wiggling.

As I said, we had our ultrasound this week. What I haven’t told you, is that when the Doc (who I LOVE- he’s hilarious!) was starting the ultrasound Luke asked, “Hey, Can you tell on that screen if the baby is black or white?” The room exploded in laughter and the Doc deadpans, “You know, we have social workers at the hospital- I can set you up a consult!” …Comedy.

When I first saw our little person on the screen, all I could think of is when Little Luigi dies in Super Mario Brothers- the “dying” part is because that’s when he waves his little hands and feet:

I guess it has to do with the huge head, round tummy, and circular hands and feet... I think it's a dead ringer!

Give him a tiny cap, some overalls and a little tiny fetus mustache, you'd never tell them apart!

Okay, I went off topic. But really, I’m gonna go play some Mario Bros so I can see my kid. =P


5 responses to “11 Weeks and I Am Thankful For…

  1. Granny and Boompa

    Geez you keep saying He, His, Him…..something your not telling.?

    • If I had to throw a guess out there I would say dude rather than dudette…. I CAN say with 100% certainty that’s I’m having either a boy, or a girl. πŸ˜›

  2. I remember the first ultrasound being so amazing, making it so real! This is such an exciting time for you guys!!

  3. Now that we are speculating on boy vs. girl: Matt and I discussed and decided GIRL. πŸ™‚ PS: I love all the names you keep coming up with. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and I will be sure to eat so much that I will look MORE pregnant than you!!! Which won’t be hard btw (AND, I AM NOT PREGNANT, just to clarify). Our little guy will be ONE on Thanksgiving though!

    • Ooooh, do we have our first bet? I love it! And if we went by heart rate it would be a girl as well. Under 150 is supposed to be boy; over 150 is girl. Ours has been about 170 each time. πŸ™‚
      Side note to Mom: no more knitting lace til we know for sure! πŸ˜›

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