Sunday, July 6, 2014

Weeks 18-19: Baby #2 is a.....!


Matt and Nicole Taylor are some of our friends from small group and they set up an ultrasound for us with someone they know. This boy was so stubborn, not letting us see anything for the longest time by either rolling up into a ball and/or shielding his privates with his umbilical cord. 

I had really felt like it was a girl, just because so much has been different this pregnancy: no sickness, different cravings, etc. It was such a good reminder that we can't trust our feelings to be facts: just because it felt like a girl didn't make it so. Adam says there's a shortage of good, godly men in the world so that's why the Lord keeps giving us sons...what a weighty task we have ahead of us!

We didn't really have any names picked out this time and some of the ones we had discussed no longer seemed appropriate. One of the things that really resonated with Adam and I when we went through marriage counseling was the importance of choosing good, strong names with meanings our children could grow into. After looking through different naming websites, I decided to read through a list of biblical boy names one by one and there was one that we both kept talking about: 

Elijah Christopher

Waiting so patiently for his new playmate...

Initially, we liked the sound of Elijah and of course, in the Bible, Elijah was a great prophet and went to heaven without dying. Christopher is Adam's middle name and the name of one of his good friends. Finding the meaning of his name definitely sealed the deal: "Yahweh is God" is the meaning of Elijah and Christopher means "Bearer of Christ". We are praying that both Silas and Elijah will love and serve Jesus with all their hearts and their lives. Elijah has a great name to live up to and we can't wait to see his little personality bloom. :)

Super Silas returns to the weekly pictures!

 I think he likes me ;)

Holding his best "friend" Blankie.

How far along: 19 weeks

Total weight gain: 6.5 lbs

Maternity clothes: No, but I have been looking at clothes I'll need this fall as the weather gets colder.

Stretch marks: None

Sleep: I've been sleeping pretty hard these past few weeks, but I still feel exhausted, probably because of the heat and I've been working a lot.

Best moment of this week: Spending time with family and friends over the long, holiday, weekend. Nothing beats lazy days and yummy food...and not having to work!

Miss anything: Nothing in particular!

Movement: Little man is already super long according to the ultrasonographer (taking after Daddy) and I've been feeling pretty, big movements, even feeling it on the outside of my belly. Of course, Adam feels nothing yet. This is by far the best part of pregnancy :)

Food cravings: I still want sweets, but mainly "fresh" foods like peaches, blueberries, cherries, and guacamole.

Anything making you queasy or sick: No, thankfully.

Have you started to show yet: Yes!

Gender: Boy! I'm so very outnumbered!

Labor signs: No, but I felt some Braxton Hicks yesterday which worried me, but after laying on the couch and drinking water, they went away.

Belly button in or out: Flattening out!

Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and excited to see what Elijah will look like compared to Silas :)

Looking forward to: Doing some Stella and Dot parties this week!

I hope everyone has had a great Fourth of July weekend!! Back to work we go!

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