18 week belly
we are so excited! so much for my "girl vibes!" girl vibes, shmirl vibes! i thought that since i felt a little different this pregnancy that it was maybe a girl but to be honest i felt a little relieved when she told us it's a boy. baby boy feels familiar to me and i'm so excited for atticus to have a little brother. it's going to be hard to choose a comparable name for boy #2 so we're just considering naming him atticus the second...
the ultrasound was just as magical as when we did it the first time with atticus. the mini was wiggling around all crazy, clearly as hyper and busy as his big brother. he just looked so precious and sweet to me i gladly admit to the tear that made it's way down my cheek. i also admit that when the tech lady walked out of the room for a minute i totally grabbed the ultrasound thingy (only because darek dared me to!) and put it up to my belly so that we could just watch little dude kick around for a while. then the lady totally walked back into the room so fast before i could replace it, caught red handed. i was for sure so embarrassed but oh well! we celebrated baby boy #2 with brunch at iHop (mmm...ice cream for breakfast, always appropriate for special occasions) and a little family outing downtown (pictures pending).
my nesting instincts kicked in big time yesterday. now that we know what we are having i feel like i can really start planning. i've been planning and scheming on some major apartment clean out and deep cleaning and space making and furniture rearranging to make this a four person livable space. i'm kind of excited about it and am definitely glad that i have 5+ months to make it all happen! i suppose these plans also include digging my maternity clothes out of storage and getting some laundry done...although i'm much more inclined to just go shopping for new maternity clothes...we'll see if i can budget that it.
have a beautiful fall day! we are headed to the family festival at denahy park. maybe we'll see you there!