Boy! We had our official anatomy scan at last week at 20 weeks. I was incredibly nervous about the results, but at our follow-up appointment the doctor said everything is developing right on schedule. What a relief! For now, anyway. We’ll be doing monthly ultrasounds until about 30 weeks, then we’ll have twice weekly NSTs and BPPs to make sure baby boy keeps growing on schedule. I’ll be nervous until the end, but I’m trying to really enjoy this phase.
So, in the spirit of celebration and enjoyment, I did something we didn’t do with either of my other pregnancies: I made a special gender/name announcement! The pumpkins were my idea, but Danny was the one who suggested we include our new baby’s older brother AND sister. The result was beyond perfect -
We’re very excited to be welcoming a new baby boy to our family. I can’t wait for Derek to have a little brother to play with and for Danny to have another mini-me running around. It took Danny and me a couple of weeks to decide on a name, but now, Gavin already seems like a part of the family.
It’s hard to believe that October will be over this week. I honestly thought I’d be feeling 100% better by now, but unfortunately I’m still on the Zofran pump and there are many days that I’m disheartened about being so sick. Hyperemesis really puts a damper on the pregnancy, and it makes milestones like anatomy scans, name choices, and gender announcements even more important. I hope to be better soon, but until then, I’ll be thankful for the good days, and struggle with determination through the bad days.
Here are a few more picture we took this weekend: