Oliver’s 20 Week Comparison

Well, it’s that time again!  Oliver is 20 weeks old today, and since Grayson’s 20 week comparison picture has been pinned almost 150,000 times on Pinterest, I figured I’d do it again with Oliver!  Only I made it look a little better this time.  A bare chest and a black background make the comparison that much better!  So without further ado, I give you Oliver’s 20 week comparison picture.  20 weeks in my belly, and 20 weeks out!

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Our Family is Growing!

It’s true!  I’m almost 12 weeks pregnant with our second child!  This pregnancy has not been an easy one.  I actually ended up in the hospital yesterday from dehydration.  6 hours and 2 bags of IV fluids later, I was feeling much better, and was able to keep down my dinner.  The reason it took so long is because my veins were so flat from being dehydrated that the fluids had trouble flowing through my IV.  (Well, that and the fact that I had to wait 2 hours in the waiting room for a bed to open up.)  I was put on a new medication and will hopefully turn a corner soon.

This baby is due January 21st, and we’ve already had our first doctor’s appointment and seen our little peanut via ultrasound.  At first I was positive this baby would be another boy, but since I’ve been SO sick this time around (much more than I was with Grayson), now I’m wondering if this one is a girl.  I guess only time will tell!

Here’s a couple pictures of our little munchkin.

We’re going to try to find out the gender around 15 weeks via elective ultrasound.  But if we can’t tell then, we’ll have to wait until our anatomy scan at 20 weeks.  If you could spare some prayers, please pray that I will have some relief from this morning (all day) sickness soon!

20 Weeks Old!

UPDATE:  I’m happy to report that this blog post and my 20 weeks comparison picture of Grayson has been pinned 183,732 times on Pinterest!  Thanks to everyone who thought this picture was worth pinning. 🙂

I think in my 26.5 years on this earth, this past year has definitely flown by faster than any other year.  Since September of 2011, I’ve found out that I was pregnant, learned I was having a boy, turned 26, gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, flew to CA with my husband and son, and watched my little man grow up before my eyes.  And today, Grayson is 20 weeks old!  That’s 140 days! Or more precisely: 4 months, 2 weeks, and 3 days!

Since I have an ultrasound from when I was 20 weeks pregnant with him, I thought it would be fun to do a comparison:  20 weeks in my belly, and 20 weeks in the outside world.

If someone had told me, then, how much love and joy this little boy could bring into my life, I don’t know if I would have believed them.  But I can tell you now that I have never felt a love like this before.  I love my husband with all my heart, but there is just something so special about a mother’s love for her child.  I would do anything for him!  I look into his eyes and I can see how much he loves me, too, even though he can’t say it yet.

He has stolen my heart……and I don’t want it back. ♥

**UPDATE: Since this post is so popular, I thought I’d share my second son Oliver’s 20 week comparison here!

20 week comparison | southerndaisy.com