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and we’re having….

June 11, 2013

We had our anatomy scan yesterday. That was by far the most fun appointment we’ve had to date! Everything looked good. We saw all the organs and everything seemed in the right place. 🙂 We did see that the heart had 4 chambers but were unable to get a clear picture and measurements due to Baby Bruneman’s unwillingness to cooperate! 🙂 But the doctor said everything else is on track and sees no cause for concern. I am going to have another ultrasound at 26 weeks to get a better picture of the baby’s heart. My doctor said just to be excited that I get an extra ultrasound. He really said there was no cause for worry. So yay!

Okay, okay now to the fun part. Keith and I are officially (no doubt about it) having a baby BOY!! We are beyond thrilled and it was a very emotional moment for both of us. A boy! A baby boy! I could not be happier! People asked me all the time if there was one gender over another that I wanted and the answer was always the same, “as long as I have a healthy baby I do not care!” And that is still exactly how I feel. Knowing that I am having a boy is just icing on the cake and secondary to the doctor thinking everything looks healthy and on track.

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Fun Baby Facts:

Movement: I haven’t felt anything yet. Which makes me sad but after seeing how active he was on the ultrasound yesterday I’m no longer worried. Its weird to see something moving inside of you and not be able to feel it. It will happen soon. I’m confident!

Cravings: Still all about the salt! Oh my goodness…anything salty! I am also still loving cheese (of all kinds) and I am having a serious love affair with carbs! OUCH! But I am just going with the flow and enjoying everything! I am starting to tolerate chicken better but my number one crave worthy protein is shrimp!

Maternity Clothes: Wearing them! I actually found some jeans and capris from Ann Taylor Loft that I love. I had this mental block about not wanting to be in maternity clothes until 20 weeks but I started wearing them at 18 1/2 weeks and love them! I also started getting a little insecure with how big I think my bump is but a good friend told me that I just needed to enjoy being pregnant and not worry about it. She told me I have waited a long time for this baby so just love every stinkin minute of it. And she’s right….who cares if I started wearing maternity clothes sooner than 20 weeks. I have a healthy baby growing happily inside me. Enough said.

Weight Gain: No idea. I know myself well enough to know that I can definitely get hung up on numbers. So I told my doctor unless I am either A)gaining too little or B) gaining too much I would prefer not to know how much I weigh. He was totally fine with that. So all I know is that I am obviously within a normal range because he hasn’t said anything to me yet! 🙂 And that is just how I am gonna roll.

Mood: Usually good. I get really ultra cranky when I am hungry and tired but other than that I seem to be pretty happy. I will say I am a lot more relaxed about everything these days. I finally feel like I can breathe. I still get nervous but don’t have any major panic attacks like I was. I am trying to be a lot more even and focus on the joy and beauty of everything.

Weird Symptoms: I’ve fainted twice. Thankfully both times I didn’t fall! But it was unsettling and a tad embarrassing considering one of those times was inside Nordstrom. Doctor said it isn’t uncommon but it isn’t common. I have low blood sugar and pressure and I just need to make sure I am drinking TONS of water and eating something every 2 hours. No exceptions.

So that’s it. Baby BOY Bruneman is already a star in my world! 🙂

25 Comments leave one →
  1. June 11, 2013 7:49 am

    yeeehaw!!! I am so excited for you! And I totally pictured you and Keith as ‘boy parents’ – whatever that means. I am so glad baby is healthy and on track…I pray for you two every morning!

    • June 11, 2013 7:57 am

      Thanks Katie!! I so excited and the worry seems to be less. More like a nagging feeling than full blown panic so that’s good. I’m still just taking it day by day. 🙂

  2. June 11, 2013 7:55 am

    Congrats!! That is so exciting! 🙂 I am glad to hear that the baby is doing great!

  3. itzyskitchen permalink
    June 11, 2013 7:55 am

    Ahhhhg!!!!! Congrats!!!

  4. Lisa permalink
    June 11, 2013 7:59 am


  5. June 11, 2013 8:04 am

    AAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!! You will love love love having a boy!!!! Oh my gosh, I can’t even tell you how great little boys are. I’m sure girls are too, but I’m a little partial 😉 And the doctor’s right about the ultrasound – he just has to cover his bases with the little guy’s heart, but it just means you get to see him again!

    • June 11, 2013 8:20 am

      Thanks Heather!! I am so excited!! I am such a tomboy girl that having a boy suits me just perfectly! I can not wait!! Thank you too for the reassuring words on the ultrasound. I 🙂

  6. Kristen Williamson permalink
    June 11, 2013 8:30 am

    Congrats!!!!! You guys are going to be great parents. So excited for you!

  7. June 11, 2013 8:33 am


  8. Bex permalink
    June 11, 2013 8:41 am

    Hehehe! So excited for you both!! And I’m not surprised the baby is stubborn…erm…yeah. 🙂 love ya!

  9. June 11, 2013 9:10 am

    YAY!!! So excited for you!!!! Happy Baby Boy 🙂

  10. June 11, 2013 9:16 am

    Yay!!! Congrats on a healthy baby and a good ultrasound. It’s it amazing how active those little growing babies are. 🙂 mine kicked All The Time and he’s the same way now- his legs are always moving. Boys are so much fun!!! I am truly excited for you guys.

  11. Charla Hisler permalink
    June 11, 2013 9:39 am

    Oh Kelly!!!! I’m so happy for you guys!!! Boys are soooo much fun!!! My baby just graduated HS and I don’t want to be an empty nester!! Haha!! Boys love their mammas!! So excited for you!! Love ya!

    Sent from my iPhone

  12. June 11, 2013 9:44 am

    Even already knowing this made me tear up. I am just beyond happy for you and Keith. I cannot wait to smother that little guy in kisses. Oh my heart is just so happy!!!!!!!

  13. June 11, 2013 9:45 am

    Awe, congrats! Isn’t it such an exciting time?! We are 20 weeks with our second child. Our first was a boy as well. We didn’t find out the gender of our first until he was born. 🙂 It was fun, but we found out with this one just aren’t going to announce it until later on. Feel free to check out my blog and more specifically my pregnancy post.

  14. June 11, 2013 9:52 am

    Love love love this! I could not be more happy for you and Keith! ❤

  15. June 11, 2013 10:14 am

    Congrats! That’s so exciting!

  16. June 11, 2013 10:33 am

    Congratulations!! So exciting finding out the gender 🙂 And I love how you said “no doubt about it” being a boy…we had the same experience with the ultrasound for our little guy. He had no shame putting it all out there for us to see 😉

  17. June 11, 2013 10:57 am

    I”m so giddy right now!!! I see a little peyton manning in your future! YAY!

  18. June 11, 2013 12:39 pm

    Congrats!!! im so happy for you guys!!!

  19. June 11, 2013 4:34 pm

    Congrats! So exciting! And I’m glad that you are worrying less (as you said in the comments). I’m going to email you about something…

  20. June 12, 2013 1:52 pm

    Congratulations mama!!! You know I’m all about the boys over here! LOVE my house full of men and wouldn’t trade it for the world! So glad baby B is doing well! The little man is already showing you who is boss by not letting you see everything you want to on the scan. 😉

    “I get really ultra cranky when I am hungry and tired”…um, I’m not pregnant and I’m the same way! Take care of yourself and the little man! Gosh I’m so happy for you! xoxo

  21. June 12, 2013 3:58 pm

    So exciting! I have two boys YOu will love it!

  22. June 20, 2013 4:27 pm

    YAY! Congrats!!

  23. June 24, 2013 12:55 pm

    I missed this post because of Michigan!! Kelly, a boy!!!! YAY!!! Baby boy will be so lucky to have the two of you as parents. Congrats, congrats!

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