I find it funny that almost every person we called with the news began the conversation by saying, "Wait, let me guess, it's a boy isn't it?" What are you people....psychics? But yes, it is a beautiful, healthy baby boy. We are oh so happy. I had a feeling it was a boy and I was right! Dan was elated. He had convinced himself that it was a girl as we walked into the appointment, just so he could be surprised if it was a boy. It took the lady a while to figure it out in the ultrasound. He was crossing his legs and hiding his little treasure! She actually told us she thought it was a girl at first. It was such an exciting moment though. I didn't cry and neither did Dan. I think we were both just so happy and excited more than anything. The ultrasound pictures are pretty incredible. They did a three dimensional photo session too, which is really quite amazing. You can see his little hands and chin and face. The nurse said that most babies are pretty skinny at this age, so the pictures are a little scary looking at times. I'll have to post them up on here soon. we also taped a video while in the ultrasound and we want to post a clip of that too!
Other than that, I am getting bigger by the day now. It's harder to get up off the couch or out of bed. Dan has to give me a shove to help me up. I feel really great though. I'm not sick anymore-woo hoo! I still go to bed pretty early but I am able to get a lot more done around the house and out running errands. I think this is the best trimester from what I have read and heard. Dan and I have rearranged our living room and put the computer desk out there so we can start working on the baby's room. I'd like to pick out a crib set( blankets and such) and then choose a wall color and theme for the room based off of that. I think Dan and I might go register soon in case anyone wants to buy us baby gifts for Christmas :)
Dan has gotten more sentimental about the baby. I think maybe because I am showing more now. It seems more real. He has been trying to feel our son kick for awhile now, but no luck yet. I think he gets really still when he senses his daddy near. Dan will lay his head on my belly and talk to him. They say that the baby can hear noises outside of the womb now. We have also been singing Christmas songs together and Dan will play the guitar.
No names yet. We're thinking we won't tell if we do pick something out :) We really want to meet him before we name him. April is not so far away now!