I first would like to introduce you to our little guy. So without further ado, we would like to introduce you to....
Silas Jeddie Davis
(Silas is a name we have always loved that means "man of the forest" and in the Bible he accompanied Paul on his missionary journey, and
Jeddie is Michael's dad's middle name)
We had our big ultrasound on Friday and were greatly surprised to hear "It's a boy!" SK was with us (Evie was at home napping) and was grinning from ear to ear when she found out. She had been saying for the last few weeks that she wanted the baby to be a boy so she could have someone to wrestle with :) He was so precious as we watched him on the monitor. He was curled up in a little ball for a while then got hiccups at one point. We love him so much already and can't wait to hold him in our arms.
As I sat in the ultrasound room, I couldn't help but think about all of the emotions that must happen in that room. I have had too many friends (and myself) sit and hear sad news. My heart hurts for so many women that have lost babies. Having been through loss ourselves, we don't take this news of our baby doing well for granted. We are so very thankful to the Lord for health of our baby boy.
For myself, I have been feeling pretty well lately. I am mostly past all of the gagging and nausea that hit me pretty good at the beginning. I am back to being able to eat meats (which I wasn't able to do much in the first trimester).
My cravings: Southern home cooked veggies (mmm...can't get those enough)--like fried okra, green beans, mac n cheese, mashed potatoes, squash, peas, and the list could continue, but I am getting hungry just naming them :). I also think I have had a root beer ever day this pregnancy. My poor husband has been sent to the store multiple times when we have run out! I haven't been too into sweets this go around, but do love reece cups.
Other symptoms I have been having are some killer headaches, lately it has been almost daily. Peppermint oil and water seem to help greatly and a nap if I can. I also have had round ligament pain this time, which I haven't had before. The doctor wasn't worried about either of these and just told me to keep doing what I am doing.
Now that we know we are having a baby boy, it is time to start going through our baby stuff! We aren't that far from thinking about what will be shipped overseas, so I am starting now with baby stuff! No need for baby girl things to be shipped :)
Hopefully I can blog again before long :)