BOY!!! That's right! Rob and I are VERY excited to announce that in just about 4 months, we will be welcoming our precious baby boy into the world! We are still in shock! We found out last week on November 20. It has been very difficult to keep our mouths shut, but we wanted to tell the family on Thanksgiving...and boy, do we have a lot to be thankful for this year!
At our appointment, I was nervous because baby seemed to be sleeping - which is rare...this baby is flipping and kicking NON-STOP! In fact, he kept me up last night from 3:30am-5am, just kicking away! Luckily, I chugged some apple juice right before the appointment and that woke him up! Every time I eat apples or drink apple juice, this little guy goes nuts! The ultrasound tech actually had a hard time keeping up with him. Every time she went to measure something or get his heart rate, he'd flip! Everything looked great though! And then, about 7 minutes into the ultrasound, she pointed something out...and there it was (Rob sure was proud!) and she said, "It's a boy!" We were overjoyed!
Throughout my pregnancy I had been having quite a few baby girl dreams, but the last two were boy dreams, so I was totally thrown off. I originally thought girl...and my friend Billie, from work, even did the voodoo pencil/needle test and it said girl. THEN, the night before our appointment, I had a dream that I was lying in the ultrasound room and she said, "It's a boy!" so I was beyond confused when I woke up!
We are so thrilled, we can't even put it into words! Our friends Kyle and Amanda are expecting a baby boy in January so our boys will be three months apart! It will be so much fun! And this baby will have a few cuties to chase after with Ally and Natalie in the mix (Ally is the new daughter of my best friend Katie and Paul and Natalie is the new daughter of my other bestie Janet and Mike)!
Originally, we were going to keep the name a secret until after he was born...but to be honest, I was tired of referring to the baby as, "the baby," "it," "he," and "baby Healy." SO, we are also excited to announce that our little boy will be named, Dominick Robert Healy. :) My greatgrandfather's name was Dominick and I have ALWAYS loved the name....and well, you know where Robert comes from. :) I figured, let's give this boy a nice Italian name to go with his Irish last name!
Everything seems to be going very well so far! Apart from the back/tailbone pain and being tired, I really don't have anything to complain about! I've been so lucky! Dominick's heart rate was at 143, right on track, and I have gained a total of 9 pounds so far. Not too shabby!
Here are my 20 week photos:
We're getting there! Once our family room is remodeled, it will be time to start working on Dominick's room...and it will be a big job since all of Rob's junk is in that room. ; )
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We are so thankful to have you all in our lives!