However, it's been a totally different pregnancy in that I'm showing/carrying much differently as well as I experienced some crazy migraines early on that were new. The only thing not new at this point is not delivering early, even though I technically hit the "it could happen any day" mark weeks ago. Anyway, here are our very scientific results about the baby:
Old Wive’s Tale
low and out
back and forth
long and narrow still
Eat the ends
Chinese Gender Chart
Dad’s Weight Gain
Total: 4/15 for Girl, 11/15 for Boy
Two days before I had Matthew:
And here's the ultrasound from a while back. This should also give my incessant family a chance to scour the pic for that hidden twin that doesn't exist :-) Happy guessing!
And then when my favorite photographer came to town toward the end of pregnancy, I had her snap a few as well. I've always been uncomfortable with the idea of a whole maternity session "about me" and it also felt odd taking family photos knowing we would be expanding very soon, so a quick session was perfect and now I have some nice photos to commemorate the end of a pregnancy era of sorts and a few last shots of our family of 4! These were some of my favorites (of the belly at least, there were quite a few more cute ones of the kiddos to be shared later)!
I know Matthew is excited about the baby as well, but he is much harder to gauge. He probably feels he has his hands full with Catherine already! One of his classmates at school is quite the proud big brother of a new baby, so even if Matthew is less than thrilled, I'm already predicting there will be quite the Kindergarten-style one-upmanship between the two! At least the baby gives him an "excuse" of sorts to talk about poop and diapers and other 5 year old style humor, so he's all over that!
The kids have both helped decorate for the baby. Catherine painted an "ipad" for the baby and the kids both colored some pictures at their big sibling class. "Nursery" done!
And because I'm feeling nostalgic, my babies! Can't wait to see what this one looks like when it makes its grand appearance! Long and lean like Catherine?
The only old wive's tale (plus history) I'm putting any money on is another hairy baby. Lots of heartburn both times around and plenty of heartburn this time. Hopefully confirmation is coming soon!