Get ready for a pregnancy update on our new Little One. We are half way done with this pregnancy - so strange! It seems like time has FLOWN by! I'm so looking forward to this next half of the process because the baby's movements will be much more noticeable to me and to those "on the outside" (daddy's excited to feel kicks!). Officially, for those who are interested, we are in our 20th week of pregnancy.
I have once again, been really healthy during this pregnancy and have only noticed a few differences this time around (comparing it with Lucy's pregnancy). I did have about 2-3 weeks of on-and-off morning sickness, I've been a bit more achy than I remember being last time and I think I am carrying this baby a bit higher than I did Lucy (but I don't know for sure). Here is a picture of my baby "bump:"
19 weeks - it's windy here!
We had our 20 week ultrasound today! Here are some of my favorite pictures that were captured:
Face and right arm/hand (head is on the right)
Two adorable feet!
The spine - such a miracle.
We also discovered that IT'S A BOY!!! Yep!! The Kidder name doesn't have to die! We will have a son to carry on the legacy. :) We are so excited. Thrilled.
(We do have a VERY GOOD picture that let's us know that the baby is, indeed, a boy. But daddy Brad has requested we save his son's manhood and not publish the picture online. :) )
And I know many of you are wondering about the name:
Michael Bradley Kidder
Michael is a Hebrew name meaning, "Who resembles God?" and Bradley (named after his daddy) is an English name meaning, "From the broad meadow." There is a tradition in Brad's family to use the father's name as the firstborn son's middle name. We are excited and honored to carry on the tradition. :) Plus I love substantial and strong male names and both Michael and Bradley fit the bill perfectly.
We were right on with the due date, our calculations said December 11th and little Michael's measurements line up with a December 12th due date. :) Plus the Chinese Gender Calculator was correct (for the second time! It guessed Lucy's gender too!) in guessing a boy - pretty fun!
Well, this little one doesn't know what's coming...
I stand in awe today at how God has designed life to begin. SUCH a miracle. I am so blessed.