Saturday, November 5, 2011

Boy or Girl?

My doctor let us find out a little early what we are having.  I'm 17.5 weeks so we got to have a fun ultrasound yesterday.  We closed our eyes while the technician took a peek but we were able to watch this baby moving all around.


Here we are after our appointment.  She put the results in an envelope and we will find out next Saturday when we have a little party with our families.  It hasn't been as hard as I thought to not peek.  I'm sure it will get harder as the week goes on.  :)


Pregnancy Notes:
-I've been feeling all along that it is a boy but now I'm kind of wishy washy.  I'm going to be surprised either way on Saturday, I think. 
-I'm feeling so much better! I still take one Zofran in the morning but that is it all day.
-Wearing maternity pants but my normal shirts.  I'm sure maternity shirts are not far away.  My belly is still in that awkward, "is she pregnant?" stage.  :)
-I feel the baby move more and more every day.  I felt it early on (about 14 weeks) but there would be days in between that I wouldn't feel anything.  Now I feel it moving everyday.  Mostly at night.
-We are pretty set on a boy name but haven't talked about any girl names. 
-The heartbeat was 149 yesterday.  Any guesses on what you think it is? 

36 comments:

{K} said...

New follower here from Jenna's Journey. I'm guessing girl. :)

joelle said...

how exciting! im having a boy in feb.. his heartbeat was around 160.. with my girl hers was much faster.. but that doesnt mean ANYTHING!! Its anyone's guess! I cant wait to hear!

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing BOY! Brothers would be super fun of course if it's a girl, she'll have a big brother to look out for her. Either way, it's going to be so wonderful! Can't wait to hear-congrats!!!!!!!

Jenny

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Savannah said...

I vote girl! Can't wait for the big reveal!

Jessica said...

According the old wives' tales I think a heartrate of 149 could go either way. I'm guessing boy. I'm so excited for the reveal post!

I'm so jealous you found out already, I'm almost 23 weeks and have done two gender ultrasounds but they haven't been able to see either time. First time the baby's legs were closed, second time the cord was between the legs. I'm starting to think we won't find out until the birth.

Fabiola said...

We found out what we are having at 13 weeks, so it was way early. I am guessing girl. We are having a girls wave down here. Everyone, I know, is pregnant with girls ; )

Ashley Buchanan said...

I guessing boy only because both my boys heartbeats was in the 140's and our little girls was in the 160's... Congrats!

Krishna said...

I say Boy...but that is what I am having in Feb (after having 2 girls) so I have baby boy on the brain!

Kelly said...

BOY!! Westin needs a little brother ;)

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

Hmmmmm.....you are super tiny so I'm guessing boy? (Only because everyone seems to say that girls fill you out more?!).

I just wanted to let you know that I about fell off my chair when you commented on my fall decorating post recently. I seriously have been reading your blog for *years* and I felt like a celebrity had just visited! lol Thanks for commenting! :)

The Anglin Family said...

Im a few days farther than you, and I'm much bigger;) you look great! I find out tuesday what I'm having, and I'm not sure I could wait!! Can't wait to hear what you're having too;)

The Smith Family said...

You are a better woman than I am! I would be peeking the first chance I got! ha

I'm going with boy!

The Photo Goo said...

Is it going to be Wentworth???!!!

Emery Wilkerson said...

I can't wait to hear the news!!! I was pretty sure that we were having another boy but last week we had our ultrasound & it's a girl! Hope your reveal party was so much fun!

Kimberley said...

i will say BOY! :) Can't wait! eeeek!!! :)

Lauren Lashlee said...

Boy!! Can't wait to find out for sure. : )

Donna said...

Girl!!!!

Karen At Home said...

I am so proud of you for waiting, I would be dying! My guess is Boy based on the heartbeat. Jillian's was always in the 170's, our little guy so far is in 140's.

Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

I say boy because the heartrate is lower. I don't know how you can NOT peek in the envelope!

Cari said...

I think it's a boy but either way I'll be as excited for you as I was the first time!

You look great!

xoxo,

Cari

Toni :O) said...

Boy-can't wait to hear what it is for sure! Have a fun party!

Meg said...

I vote girl too!

Kristen and Andy said...

How exciting!!! And wow you are a strong woman to not sneak a peek...hehehe! I am guessing boy too...how neat would that be to have 2 brothers so close in age - how fun! Can't wait to hear the news next week!

Shelby said...

We find out in two weeks. I'm dying!

Diane said...

You look so cute, Shannon!

Cari said...

Ok, I was totally going to vote girl b/c you have been so sick (although I know it has nothing to do with it!) But after reading your thoughts I am leaning back towards a boy! I cannot wait to hear the news. I think I will live vicariously through you finding out b/c our plan is to not find out till baby arrives! Crazy, huh?

And I felt a few flutters really early on too like 12 weeks but they are few and far between. You look awesome too! And I too hate the in between belly phase! Hope your week goes by fast!

Amy said...

i'm guessing boy, but only because pretty much everyone i know (including me!) had the same gender as baby #1 baby for baby #2. so i'm guessing you'll have two boys....but i'm usually wrong - ha! :) either way, it's just a blessing to have a healthy baby - boy or girl. can't wait to hear!

Nikki Brewer said...

Oh my goodness..how are you not peeking!??
i have always heard if the heart rate is over 160 it is a girl..and it worked with my girl..her heart rate always stayed around 162-165...so i say BOY!

Rebekah said...

Either way, I can't wait to hear! Boy or girl, you will love them to pieces!!!

Kristen said...

I'm impressed at your willpower! I'd be peeking as soon as I got home :)

I'm guessing girl!

Mere said...

I am guessing girl! I can't wait to hear the news! Either way, I know he or she will be absolutely precious. I just think Westin is the cutest little boy!

Kate Giovinco Photography said...

I have no idea but I am thinking girl for some reason this time.

Amber said...

I vote girl, I've heard numerous times that girls heart beats tend to be higher. My husband may he rest peacefully in heaven had 4 girls and each time their heartbeats were high. Can't wait to see what the results are.

Southern Fried Gal said...

I love how you have the party to find out the gender. That is so awesome! I couldn't wait to find out and didn't have to. Due to an ovarian cyst we were able to find out we were having a boy at 13.5 weeks!

I can't wait to hear the results and see all the fun of your party.

Anonymous said...

Hey you already thinking of boy names , cool..! I think either way boy or girl the family will get completed.If it's a girl even better because I guess you already have a son.In India gender test is illegal so it was little surprising for me to read the above comments where people have said about their experiences of when they were pregnant with their daughters and sons.