We couldn’t be more excited to announce that we will be expecting a baby GIRL in November! Although our first wish is that our baby is healthy and safe, we were both pretty excited to learn we’re having a daughter. I’ve always wanted a daughter and I had hoped I would have a girl first. I’m the first born daughter in my family, so I think that skewed my preference a little!
Last weekend we had our families over to tell them the good news. I baked a three layer raspberry cake with buttercream frosting for my family!
Watch the video of their reaction:
For Nick’s family, I baked a batch of brownie cupcakes (did you know that you can turn any boxed brownie into a cupcake? Simply fill halfway and bake for 25-30 minutes). I then cored out a hole in the middle and filled them with pink frosting, topped with chocolate frosting and some sprinkles.
They turned out really rich and filling and the strawberry filling was a nice touch!
Here’s the video of their reaction:
She is now the size of a baby bok choy (or a carrot depending which app I use), about 10.5 inches and almost a whole pound! I’m not showing a whole lot yet. I’m almost 5’10” so I think she’s mostly growing up first, then will start to push out. I think it’s going to be another month or so before I have an actual belly.
I am feeling great—a little more energy than the first trimester. I’m not taking a nap everyday like I did then, maybe every other day. I can’t wear my engagement ring or wedding band, so I bought some silicone rings off Amazon to wear for the time being. I’ve gone into maternity everything and enjoying stretchy maternity shorts and loose tops. A couple weeks ago I left for a work trip and while packing, I realized that the pants that fit me a week before no longer buttoned. I rushed to two different Targets before I found a belly band!
The biggest thing I’m dealing with right now is RAVENOUS hunger. It’s every two hours and I have to eat something. I wake up in the middle of the night starving, and then wake up at 6am starving again. I’ve started keeping a stash of snacks by the bed. The other day I was rustling a package of crackers open and woke Nick up. Ha. Basically anything and everything is a go, food wise right now. What I’m really missing lately are runny egg yolks. I’m so sad that apparently the only company that made pasteurized eggs is now out of business. I would kill for a sunny side up egg yolk.
See you in 19 weeks, baby girl!