20 weeks and It's a....

Monday, December 30, 2013

No actual Christmas pics this year since I spent this Christmas in the hospital, but we did snap one in front of my parent's tree last night (our tree, sadly, was long dead when we got home from the hospital). My 20 week baby bump is starting to round out nicely (Stephen: "no offense, but your belly's getting way bigger"). And what I wore Sunday (linking up with Fine Linen and Purple): this sweater (don't judge me that it's from Vicky's) and some black leggings, my 5 month preggo uniform.

We did a little gender reveal with my family after my ultrasound and my sister Ingrid made this lovely cake...

It's a BOY!!! So in the very beginning, I was convinced the baby was a girl (Gianna Marie, to be exact). But as the pregnancy progressed, Stephen was more than convinced it was a boy...he even started referring to the baby as his son. He had a dream a few days before our ultrasound that he was rocking our baby boy to sleep...and after all of that, I was pretty much convinced too that it was a boy. Funny thing was that the ultrasound tech initially told us that it was a girl and neither one of us believed him...a few seconds later he informed us it was definitely a boy (we have the picture to prove it).

I just love his profile. I have to be honest that pregnancy has induced a new level of anxiety in me that I didn't know was possible. And getting sick enough to land myself in the hospital hasn't helped. But he was wiggling around on the ultrasound, and his heartbeat has been strong, and I'm pretty sure that I'm feeling little movements now...

My entire family was together this Christmas for the first time since Stephen and I got married: all 8 kids, one sister-in-law, one almost-sister-in-law, one brother-in-law, and one nephew.

Happy Monday!


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! A baby boy. :) You are going to have so much fun!

  2. YAY!!!! So, so excited for you. Little boys are just so wonderful (I'm sure girls are too!). Praying for a safe remainder of the pregnancy :)

  3. Congrats Erika!! I'm a fan of boys... ;) So exciting!

  4. So exciting!! Your sister did a great job on the cake:)

  5. Yay for a boy!!! So excited for you!! :)

  6. Nice post lovely places really looking attractive.

  7. Congratulations on the baby boy! And what a sweet little bump! :)

  8. So nice to see the family together! And yay for a little boy <3


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