I'm sorry I left all of you hanging for some days! I will post pics and tell you ALL about this later, but I did want to go ahead and let ya'll know that it's a healthy baby girl. WE ARE THRILLED! We get to use our girl name we picked out together in 8th grade (more about that later too. ;) She will be named Azaylee Horizon.
So, tomorrow's the big day! We are sooooo excited about finding out the gender. We are praying for a cooperative baby who is very willing to be immodest for the duration of the ultrasound ;). I should be posting the results late tomorrow evening. We find out tomorrow morning but we have to wait all day to reveal bc our families are coming over in the evening to find out all together. Today, so far, is passing very, very slowly. I've never been known for my patience, but I have NO IDEA how anyone waits the entire 40 weeks to find out the sex! Well, I was 19 weeks yesterday and getting bigger and feeling more pregnant by the day. I hope it warms up soon, so I can start wearing some skirts and shorts. I was able to find lots of those at a consignment sale, but only have one pair of maternity jeans. I have been "rubber-banding" my normal pants and seems everytime I move around the rubber band shoots off and I spend 10 minutes on the floor looking for it. Haha. Kinda funny to picture, huh? Well, we'll keep ya posted.
We had a wonderful Easter! What beautiful weather! We went to Midway for church with all the Forsyth Family. Afterwards, we headed over to my grandma's for lunch and visiting. My parents were in Indiana with my sister, so I missed out on seeing them, but I am so glad they got to go for the weekend!
Later in the day, we had another lunch at Aaron's parents house(whew! good weekend for a pregnant girl). We were able to see all of Aaron's siblings, including Andrew and Ason. It was great! Please be praying for Andrew, his wife Regina and son, Hawk. He will be leaving this week for Iraq and will be gone at least through December. :( As I'm sure you can imagine, this is very hard on all the family, especially Gina.
Here are some pics from yesterday.
Aaron and I, with nephew, Hawk....Isn't he a cutie pie?? ;)
I ordered an Angelsounds fetal doppler off of Ebay and it is wonderful! I have been listening to the heartbeat everyday!
I can also hear the baby kicking while listening through the doppler...but it seems everytime I try to record it, it stops. Hard-headed kid. ;) ( I have been trying to post the recording repeatedly but it wont upload....hope to have it up soon.)
We find out the gender 2 weeks from tomorrow! =D It seems like this is going by so quickly!
Also, I am feeling some movement now and I am loving it. It makes me want to sit down/lay down and do nothing all day just to feel it more often.
I will also try to get a 4 month picture up soon. Our camera has officially died.:( Hopefully we will get one soon.
At 17 weeks, according to babycenter:
Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and she's around 5 inches long from head to bottom (about the size of your palm). She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.