Saturday, September 18, 2010

Oh yeah, about that ultrasound from 3 weeks ago...

We're having a boy.

His name is Vincent Christopher. Just don't call him "Vinnie." That's too Jersey Shore for my tastes. *shudders*

All genetic screening tests came back about as good as they could get, with like a 1 in a gazillion probability that he has an abnormality. His heart is strong, over 145 bpm. He is extremely active--I started feeling him kick and squirm from the outside of my tummy at 19 weeks. Bobzilla felt him move last night. *gushes*

He has both brain hemispheres, all organs and is growing ahead of his gestational age. So despite my initial concerns about not gaining enough weight, he's getting what he needs and is thriving.

Speaking of weight...I am now 10 pounds heavier! About friggin' time. Had a growth spurt over the last 10 days or so. In just the last 3 weeks, I gained over 5 pounds!

And the belly keeps expanding. I now use it as a laptop rest. The laptop sometimes jiggles from the baby kicks. *lolz*

My sister, who is due in THREE DAYS, tells me that her boy is so fidgety and powerful that he can steer the car. Yikes!

Physically, I feel better than I have since early May. I am less tired overall and am more mentally focused.

On the other hand, my stamina for physical activity has gone down. I still work the bike an hour every morning, but not at the same speed or intensity because I overheat quicker. Bobzilla and I go to at least one show a week, and standing for more than 30 minutes or so is now a real drain. We often leave early, or I pace the club looking for a place to sit and sip my club soda and lime. We went to see an old band of his last Thursday, where I sat on the barstool all night and kept watching the clock wanting to go home. I like seeing our friends, but I feel less sociable because of this. Don't think I can keep doing that sort of thing and may be staying home a lot more beginning October. Which is fine. It'll give me time to engage in wacky nesting behavior that all the mommy friends tell us will hit this trimester. And catch up on Breaking Bad--I really want to watch that show!

I can't wait for my nephew Xavier to make his introduction early next week! My sis has an induction scheduled for the 21st. Wow. An appointment to have a baby. Craziness.

This week's food craving: Watermelon. Still.


  1. aww it's a BOY! You look BEAUTIFUL! I'm glad all is well! :)

  2. A boy! Oh boy!!! Congratulations - boys are wonderful (says the mom of 2 boys). Glad to hear he's healthy and growing and everything is good!

    How every cool that your sister is having a boy - nice that the cousins will be so close in age. Probably end up being more like brothers.

    Love that you are finding practical uses for your are so cute!

  3. I'm so happy you and baby (and Bobzilla) are all healthy! I can't really tell which one of you young Vincent Christopher favors. Maybe if there's another ultrasound, we'll be able to tell more. :)

  4. That is so wonderful. I'm glad you are feeling good. It's been fun to read how youa re enjoying your pregnancy.

    That's one of the clearer ultr-sounds I've seen.

  5. Vincent Christopher, love the name. One of my son's is Ryan Christopher.

    Glad to hear you feel well, and that you are active even if the stamina is off.

    Keep on bringing the good news :-)

  6. A boy! Vincent Christopher is a great name. Congrats on all of the positive tests and on how fabulous you look!

  7. Congratulations! I'm glad you both are feeling good!

  8. Congrats girl!!!! I'm sure he will be a wonderful addition to your family! :)