Justin and I are so excited to share that we are expecting a baby boy this September! Words cannot describe how thrilled we are. Two under two is a little scary but we are looking forward to this next chapter!
HOW/WHEN DID WE FIND OUT?
I found out I was pregnant on Monday January 30, 2023. Leading up to this day, I had been feeling off for awhile. In the back of my mind something kept telling me to take a pregnancy test. I was sitting at work that day and I just couldn’t shake the thought so on my lunch break I ran over to Walmart and picked up some pregnancy test. I waited till the end of my work day to take it because I knew I wouldn’t be able to focus afterwards. It came back positive!
I knew I wanted to tell him that night because I’m terrible at keeping secrets from him. I stopped to pick up Luna from my parents house and while I was there I grabbed a newborn onesie that my friend had made for me when we were pregnant with Luna that said “#Noblebaby”. When I got home I took another pregnancy test just to be certain and it also came back positive! I had set the onesie and both pregnancy test on our dining table and waited for Justin to get up from the sofa and see it. To say he was shocked was an understatement! His reaction was priceless and I’m so glad that I got it on video.
7 weeks + 4 days ultrasound
I scheduled my bloodwork and my hCG blood levels confirmed that we are indeed pregnant. It took about another week before the doctor could see us for the ultrasound. We went to our first appointment on Monday February 13, 2023. I immediately saw the little beating heartbeat on the monitor and I felt pure joy. We found out that we were 7 weeks and 4 days along. Then we got to hear the heartbeat which was something we didn’t get to do at Luna’s first appointment so that was a wonderful surprise! There are no words to describe the feeling of hearing your child’s heartbeat for the first time and it never gets old.
HOW DID WE TELL OUR FAMILIES
I ordered a shirt off of Amazon for Luna that said “Big Sister” which is how I intended on telling Justin but since I couldn’t wait I decided that was how we could tell our family. It was a big hit! With each group we had put the shirt on Luna and just waited until someone noticed and said something. It was really fun and everyone was so excited.
FINDING OUT THE GENDER
For both pregnancies we opted to do the NIPT test at 11 weeks which uses the mother’s blood to test for certain genetic disorders. You can also opt-in to find out the gender of the baby with the results. It normally takes two weeks to get your results back.
A week after my bloodwork, I got an email from my drs office saying my blood test results were in. It was much earlier than what they said so I didn’t think it had the gender results. It was late and we were putting Luna to bed and thankfully I asked Justin if he wanted to be with me while I opened it because it indeed was the results and we found out we are having a boy!
We’ve been in a blue haze since we found out and can’t wait to meet baby boy in September! He is due on September 28th. We can’t wait for what’s to come and to share this next chapter with you all! Looking forward to sharing the next update. XO Thavy