Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"Almost halfway!"

Baby Strodtman hanging out with mom at work
We're at week 18! I keep saying "almost halfway!" and can hardly believe it. There's no way I've been pregnant for almost 5 months. While it seems to be flying by at times, sometimes it crawls, and then most times I'm just anxious to meet our miracle baby! I try to imagine that moment when we see him/her for the first time and I really can't. It's going to be awesome, that's all I know.

I had my monthly OB appointment yesterday, and besides waiting an hour and a half to see the doctor for 10 whole minutes, it was good. Eric couldn't come (first one he's missed) but it was probably ok because he HATES waiting more than I do. He would not have been a happy camper. :) I recorded the Doppler/heartbeat for him instead. I posted on my Instagram (my first video!) so if you want, follow me and hear it and all it's 160 bpm glory @mrsstrodtman.

Are you Team Pink or Team Blue?!??!
We find out the sex on MONDAY. I'm totally dying. I can NOT wait. My prediction is on girl. I've felt that from the very beginning. At first I questioned if I was just wanting a girl so I was making up the feeling, but I don't think so anymore. Of course I will be very happy (and surprised!) if it's a boy, but basically I just want to find out! Eric thinks boy. He's in the minority, haha.

Speaking of Eric, I have been thinking about him and the relationship he has with the baby a lot lately. From the moment we learned the baby could "hear" things, he talks to my belly all the time. It's usually, "Hi baby, I hope you're doing good in there! Can't wait to meet you!" sort of stuff.

Totally cute. I don't know how my heart will handle seeing him with the baby once it's born.

He always wants me to stand sideways so he can see the (growing) belly. Sometimes it makes me self conscious, because I feel like I'm getting BIG (found out how much weight I gained yesterday... sigh). But he just loves it, and despite my initial hesitation, deep down I just love how much he loves it. There's no way to wipe the grin off his face. Yesterday when I sent him the Doppler video he said he showed it to his friends at work. I really feel lucky to have him with me in all of this.

I am well aware this post is coming from an emotional pregnant woman, haha! Feeling more emotional by the minute, I tell ya. We have been blessed, there is no doubt. Not a day goes by where I don't remember that, and express my gratitude to the giver of all good gifts.


  1. I'm so jealous that you get to find out on Monday! I don't until September 4th and it seems so very far away. My hubby has only been to one appointment because of how busy he has been at work and the scheduling at my midwife's office. I don't think that has taken away from his excitement though.

    I am afraid of what the scale will say next time, last time I was told I needed to gain more weight so we will see if I accomplished that or not. I've never been so hungry and emotional in all of my life!

  2. Isn't it just the sweetest when the husband shares things with his friends?? Knowing how men feel like they need to be "tough" sometimes, it is just too cute to see them get excited like we do :-)

    Glad you're feeling well. Excited to find out the sex as well!! EVERYONE (but Greg and me, we had no idea) thought we were having a girl. It is SOOOOO FUN to find out the sex!! Hope you're able to get the results :-)

    I'm going to record the heartrate at my next appointment! GREAT idea.

  3. Super exciting!! I can't believe your pregnancy is FLYING by (at least for me it Can't wait to find out what you are having :)

  4. It makes my heart melt when my husband talks to my stomach or kisses it good morning and good night, I know how you feel...we are def. lucky ladies :)