Aug 17, 2013

Letters to Baby K - Week 17

If you missed the last post, we're having a boy!!! This past weekend one of my best friends through us an amazingly sweet and heartfelt gender reveal shower! It was so much fun and couldn't have asked for anything more creative and beautiful! I was so surprised that Baby K was a boy. I was seriously convinced it was a girl. Originally I had thought it was a boy, you can ask Mandy! I said several times, "I just know it will be a boy" but then when all of the pregnancy symptoms started kicking in like nausea, pimple breakouts, and sweet cravings I started leaning more towards a girl. I guess you initial gut feeling is always right! If you follow me on Instagram, it's no secret I was team pink. The thought of a sweet little girl and all the fun clothes and accessories was so exciting to think about, but in all honesty I've always wanted to have an older son and younger daughter. Looks like we're on track for that! I'm actually really excited it's a boy. Seeing Justin's face light up at the gender reveal makes my heart melt. He is so darn excited to have a little hunting/fishing/sports buddy and that makes me happy too. Ugh! I can't wait to dress him up in cute little sweaters and bow ties! Oh, and lets not forget the sweetest reaction from my dad! Unfortunately, he was unable to attend the gender reveal because he had used all of his time off for shoulder surgery, but we recorded it and put it on youtube and my blog for him to watch. After I sent him the video he text me back and said "Good thing I didn't come to the party, I don't think the girl (mandy) would have had enough flood insurance" haha! aka daddy was crying :) I said "Aww dad, are you crying?" and he says "Haven't stopped" I love my sweet daddy, he's so excited for a grandson, he's been outnumbered for years!

Week 16 was by far the most stressful week to date. Not because of anything pregnancy related, but because of my new job. Starting a new job while pregnant and learning the ropes is tough. Especially when I have to be up at 5 am working 12 and 13 hour days to meet deadlines and attend a large conference. Needless to say I am thankful that week is over and I'm ready for my schedule to return to normal.

Peyton is now the size of an onion (ew), 4.5 to 5 inches and weighs around 3.5 ounces! This week I've started feeling the baby flutters which is sooo exciting and strange! For now it feels like popcorn popping or like someone knocking from the inside. Each day I feel more and more and they get stronger and stronger. I even had my hand resting low below my belly button and I felt a movement from the outside! It was so crazy! I can't wait to feel more!

Previous Weeks:
Gender Reveal
Week 16
Week 15
Week 14
Week 13
Week 12


  1. Hi Audra,
    Congratulations on your pregnancy. I thought this blog was about baking and crafting. It appears to have turned into a journey of your pregnancy. Will these be the only content until you give birth?

    1. Thank you! And no, I plan to keep posting crafts and recipes. The first trimester was tough, so I was lacking then. Hope you'll stick around!

  2. How cute that latter is I must say. By going through your blog I am memorizing my pregnancy days when I was 26 months pregnant. Pregnancy is such a wonderful feeling for a mother in which she not only thinks about her health, but also that of the baby that she carries in her womb. I was very much conscious during my pregnancy day which is why I used to take suggestions from pregnancy magazines and online pregnancy portals such as Feeding for Life. I used to take care of every little thing whether it was related to diet plans or body fitness. Being a mother, I can say that the feeling of pregnancy is overwhelming and out of this world.

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