Man oh man! So much has happened! Let's start with all the good stuff: our number 1 little guy turned 11 months and he took his first steps the day after!!! He's been trying out the walking stuff a ton now, and I know I might be biased, but he's been doing a great job! We are so thrilled and love watching our little guy explore and grow and develop in all these big and little ways. Check out his latest monthly pic:
Closed on Dream Home!
We also: FINALLY CLOSED ON OUR HOME! We are officially homeowners now! And we got the home that we dreamed about: 5 bedrooms, two stories, a backroom storage/attic area, garage, long driveway, two bathrooms. Both the outside and inside are beautiful. Being homeowners doesn't come without issue (par for the course) and right now we are dealing with: broken dryer, ants in the house, broken bathtub spout – but amid all of these minor headaches, we realize how blessed we truly are. We went from living in a small studio (two adults and a nearly-walking baby) into a 5-bedroom house. It's been a spectrum of feelings, but mostly all good.
Anatomy Scan Results
Now…for the somewhat good/maybe bad news. We had our mid-point 20-week anatomy scan, and due to the virus, things have…I dunno…been weird when visiting any medical facility. First off, AM wasn't able to come, which was very hard (much harder than I expected actually) and I really didn't like the bedside manner of the ultrasound tech…and he was a man, so I didn't feel comfortable either. Anyways! It was a thrill to see our new little guy moving and all of his organs and his heart beating and his head…and he really looks like his older brother to me! Ultrasound images from our 20-week midpoint anatomy screening:
another Ultrasound to ensure all is OK
After the super long ultrasound, I went and spoke to a doctor, and mostly, all of it was good except: the baby is on the smaller side (weighing in at 12 ounces at the moment) and there are these “soft markers”/fluid-filled cysts in the baby's brain that *could* be a sign of a chromosomal abnormality. However, since all of my blood tests came out fine (and those are a more accurate measure) the doctor isn't worried, and often times these things remedy themselves…so that means I'll be having another ultrasound in a month. When making the appointment I specifically asked for a female. I just want to feel comfortable.
So that's us at 21 weeks! Overall, it's all good news. Oh…and gulp…I will be telling my bosses soon. Not sure how to go about that conversation. But it's one that needs to be had!
Onward to week 22!