I am not sure why I put off announcing on some sort of social media that I am pregnant with Baby Boy Allred #2 (hereafter known as BBA2). At first it had to do with the precious nature of those first weeks where anything can happen, and then it had to do with the hassle of moving and lack of internet access, and then I decided to just wait until I had something to post, like cute profile picture from my next ultrasound.
So it was a little disappointing when we couldn't get a good profile picture of BBA2 or of his feet, or legs or arms and this was the best shot that we got:
But even if we don't have ultrasound pictures that are great, we are thrilled to be having another boy and grateful for an ultrasound that had normal measurements and all the things they are looking for.
Luke was convinced I was having a girl, because to him I seem a lot different. I thought maybe I was having a girl because of the way I seem to be gaining weight this time around (hips, chest) and sweet sugary cravings. When the tech told us that we were in fact having a boy, I started to cry, it just felt right.
I am so grateful that we are continuing to grow our family (and that I am halfway to holding this baby in my arms).
I am a little sad (and terrified of) delivering this baby in the USA and without midwives, but we found a doctor that comes with some great recommendations and assured me that, as long as baby and I are healthy, I can have the birth I want.
Mostly just for my own notes: most of the time I am feeling great. The first trimester was a little tough, constant nausea and no energy (good thing I was at home with my parents and Jenelle to take care of me) but I am feeling more myself now. I am 20 weeks and 3 days and the past couple of weeks I have noticed a return of my energy, except when watching TV or movies after 9 PM.