First things first when it comes to updates, let's start with the most important.... We're having a BOY!
It's a funny thing the games your emotions (hormones?) play on you. I initially loved the idea of having a boy first. Although, once I announced our pregnancy so many friends and family had so positively predicted the baby was going to be a girl, that they began to convince me. I did a flip-flop, that when we cut our gender reveal cake and learned it was a boy... I was a little caught guard. (Maybe there was some insecurity in there as well. I mostly grew up with sisters, and I know girl things, what kinds of things do you do with boys? Will I know how to raise a boy?)
My friend once said, that no matter what the sex is, you sometimes mourn the loss realizing it's not the other sex. The unsure thoughts/insecurities lasted a good 5 minutes and then I quickly became obsessed with the fact that I am having a boy and now couldn't think of it any other way. Say hello trucks/cars, adventure, surf trips and mama's boys! It doesn't hurt to think about how much boy's love their moms and for the sickness and uncomfortability this pregnancy has brought so far...I could use the sweet love from my boy ;) Of course, no matter the gender, I feel so much gratitude and honor to be carrying a healthy baby inside me.