Pregnancy: weeks 16, 17, & 18

It's starting to feel more real now with my growing belly... I'm still feeling good, just tired. It's also stating to feel more real because yesterday, we found out that in less than five months, we'll be having a baby BOY! We couldn't be happier. It was so cool to see everything on the ultrasound and wonderful to hear that he is healthy and growing just as expected. He was moving around a ton at first, but then fell asleep. :) 
My belly continues to grow... Here we are at 16 weeks.
17 weeks....
and 18 weeks! I'm slowly starting to feel like I look more pregnant and less like I ate too much pizza...
Other than the one time at the doctor, I haven't felt any movement. I found out at my last ultrasound that I have an anterior placenta, so there is a cushion between my stomach and the baby. This will make it harder to feel little kicks and movements until a little later... 

My sleep has still been great- I do miss sleeping on my stomach, but I've been so busy with work at school all day, private practice in the evenings, trying to exercise, and filling etsy orders, that I fall asleep the second my head hits the pillow at 11:30. I don't even know how I stay up that late... I need to be better about going to bed earlier. If I could, I'd be in bed at 8:00!

One of the most exciting things these past weeks has been setting up our crib! My friend Lauren is two months ahead of me in her pregnancy, and I fell in love with the crib she chose. So we got the same! The feet are my favorite part. I can't wait to get a mattress and start working on making the bedding! This room is slowly changing from our office/ music room to the nursery. I have a vision for it and can't wait to really work on it!  
Lloyd and Susan bought us this little book shelf at an antique store in Asheville. I have everything "baby" thrown on it for now. Notice the giant dinosaur popup book- When Brian boxed up all of our books for storage, he kept this one out... I think he was hoping for a boy. :)
Toby likes to sleep right beside the crib. I think it's so sweet. 
And I don't know if it's in my head, but Toby has been extra sweet lately. The other night, I walked out of the bathroom into our room, and he was waiting for me like this. 
After finding out the gender, the next best part of the week was making my first clothing purchases. It helped me process that we are actually going to have a little boy around here soon. Little boy clothes are so cute these days! I love all the forest animals.. This fox sweater was my favorite. 


  1. Awww!!! You, the room, all of your cute baby items . . . . so cute!!! And it's even better now that I've seen you in person!