Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bump Found - Week 20! Half Way There!

Originally written  (11/10/12)

Baby is the size of a Banana!

The "mom cheeks" are starting. Ick. 

This pregnancy is flying by!  The first 14 weeks seemed like time was standing still but once I hit the second trimester milestone its been going by so quickly.   We are now half way done.  In 20 more weeks (or less) she’ll be here!

YEP I said SHE!!!!  We found out this week that we’re having a little girl.  To be honest, we are completely shocked!  Shocked!  Every fiber in my body has screamed that we were having a boy since day one.  And its not like it was wishful thinking either.  Before I even got pregnant, we said that IF we could choose we’d probably choose to have a girl first.  Why?  Because we can agree on more girl names than boy’s.  Haha.  So when the technician said “It’s a girl” both of our mouths dropped to the floor.   I think I asked the technician three different times if she was sure.  She said that the images were very clear and she was certain that we’re having a girl.  We’re both over the moon with joy but how could I have been so wrong?  I guess my motherly intuition needs some fine tuning before she gets here.   Or does it?  I have only bought two baby things for myself prior to becoming pregnant, and guess what?  They were both for a girl!

We didn’t want to have a big party to reveal the gender but rather just a few of our closest friends and family to share the news with.  I wish more of my family could have attended but that’s the trouble with living in different cities/states.  Regardless, it was a fun time and my husband came up with a very clever way to share the news.   That’s right.  I said my husband came up with it.  He’s so creative!   Shhh, don’t tell him I told.
*I did learn an important lesson though.  It doesn’t matter if you have a small get together or a large party.  The prep work and clean-up for either one takes the same amount of time.  Who knew!?!

It wouldn't be a Bachtel event if it wasn't pouring down rain, would it?!?!


  1. How cute! Nice job, Ian!

    Also, what the heck are "mom cheeks?" I remember Darci mentioning them too.

  2. They're fat cheeks! Blissfully fat cheeks. lol

  3. Oh man! Do I have those?! I hadn't even noticed!! LOL!

  4. Nope you don't. You never got them with Roman either. Lucky you!