Monday, January 30, 2012

19 Weeks...It's a BOY!



How far along? 19 weeks...almost halfway there!
Baby Size: Baby is the size of a mango...the u/s tech said he weighs about 10 ounces!
Total weight gain/loss: 8+ lbs and counting
Maternity clothes? Yes!  I purchased a pair of Citizen for Humanity maternity jeans over the weekend!  They're so amazing!  Super comfy and still stylish...score!  :)
Stretch marks? Not yet!
Sleep: Sleeping well...but rolling around is getting progressively harder!
Best moment this week: Hands down...finding out we're having a boy!!!
Miss Anything? Nothing at the moment!
Movement: Feeling more and more...can't wait for Ryan to feel Baby Boy
Food cravings: Salty & Sweet...I have a serious craving for shrimp tacos from a local restaurant and I have a new craving for cuties--thanks to my friend in SD!  PB&Js still sound good too!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just those darn raw red onions.  Nothing else though!
Have you started to show yet: I think it's safe to say that I've officially popped!
Gender: BOY!!!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On...though we went for a hike this past weekend and my fingers got MAJORLY bloated!  Eek! 
Mood? Ecstatic!
Looking forward to:  Getting all the plans in place for the nursery and thinking about names!  

SO as many of you know, we had our anatomy scan last Wednesday!  Our appointment was 9:30am and we were so excited and nervous about finding out the gender!  I really hoped that Baby would cooperate...I've heard that the umbilical cord can often get in the way and make it difficult to get a good shot.  The u/s revealed that baby was head down, legs up and luckily enough the tech was able to get a clear shot RIGHT away!  I guess this should have been our first hint that it was a boy since she was able to tell so easily!  :)  We asked her to keep the gender a secret and write it down on a card so we could find out that night with family.  She was super good about keeping it a secret...I worried she might slip and say "he"!  Anyway...we got to see how much Baby had progressed over the last several weeks.  He has a healthy spine and we could see the stomach, kidneys, heart, brain, and more!  It was amazing!  

After the appointment, we went straight to Sugar Pine Bakery to hand off the gender card!  We picked up the cake after work...it was SUPER cute!



I love the cute bunting!  :)

Then we headed over to Ryan's grandmother's house {she's going to be a great-grandmother!} and decided there was NO way we could wait until after dinner to cut the cake.  So we dove right in...

 Anxiously waiting to cut the cake!  Ryan's little cousins can hardly stand the suspense!

 What's it going to be...pink or blue??

 It's a BOY!!  Ryan is just beaming and I am so excited!! 

All the evidence!  :)

We've been on cloud nine ever since we found out...trips have already been made to Baby Gap, Old Navy and Anthro to pick out some cute things!  I love that we can envision who we are going to meet in June!  It really makes it all so much more real!  :)

Thanks for letting me indulge...I loved reading all your comments about how boys bond with their mamas!  My heart is just swelling with joy!!
xo natasha

93 comments:

  1. Oh so sweet and so exciting! I'm like you, I could never go all the way without knowing the gender ;)

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  2. How exciting, and such a darling way to find out! Would love to see pics of all the cute, baby boy goodies you found!

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  3. Congrats on the news of a little boy! How exciting! You both look ecstatic in these photos - must have been truly exhilarating!

    Sal x

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  4. LOVE this! So sweet and so happy for you! You look awesome! Please tell me where you got your blue dress??

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  5. Congrats again, so excited for ya'll! What a precious way to find out, I don't know if I could have waited that long!!

    xoxo
    eileen

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  7. That is so awesome that you were both able to be surprised! I don't think I could restrain myself from peeking into the card! Congrats mama! He is going to be one handsome fella!

    PS - that cake is presh.

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  8. So excited for you! That picture of you guys finding out is just adorable. What a sweet, happy moment. Now the fun shopping begins :). And thinking of a name!

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  9. awww how fun!! I love how excited your hubby looks!! :) Have fun shopping and planning!! :)

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  10. Congratulations! I love the weekly updates. I wish I had kept up a pregnancy diary. Oh well! Maybe next time.

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  11. What a fun way to find out! That cake is adorable. :) Congrats again!

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  12. CONGRATS! I remember how excited we all were when we found out we were having a girl! :) It's so incredible knowing. Enjoy these days (so glad you did a cake... we just had our family around for a 3D ultrasound... even though B and I already knew, no one else did until that day)

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  13. This is so sweet! I love the cake idea. Those pictures are so special, you two just look so happy!

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  14. soo exciting! i just love when people do reveal cakes! xo

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  15. So glad I'm not alone in the immediate shopping trips!! Can't wait to see things come together for Baby Boy Schue!

    ... and duh, you know that cake is hitting a weak spot for me!

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  16. haha amazing! Love this cake.. We don't really do that in Belgium but I'll be sure to do it when I'll be having a little one.

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  17. So so cute!! I love your reactions in those pictures- priceless!

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  18. Your little boy is going to be the cutest ever! I'm SO excited for you guys!

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  19. I loved seeing the pictures with your reactions. Too cute. :) So excited for yall!

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  20. So exciting! That cake is adorable and I love that blue dress.

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  21. So so fun!!! That cake is adorable. What a special moment!

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  22. LOVE the recap my friend...just so happy for you!!!

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  23. Natasha, congratulations!! (I don't think I was able to do so last week!) how exciting and you're going to be a fantastic mother!! Boys are awesome, I have a brother and he and my mom have an amazing relationship 20 years, later (he's a definite mama's boy!). That cake was so cute as well!

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  24. Those pics of your husband are so sweet!! Congrats again!!

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  25. Awwww! Your faces when you found out are priceless! What an incredibly special moment :) So excited for y'all, and so happy to hear that you're doing wonderfully and looking fabulous! xoxox

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  26. So happy for you both, you are both BEAMING of joy. So exciting!!

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  27. I've never seen/heard of the cake idea for gender reveal. That looks like so much fun, and is so adorable. Congrats again!

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  28. So exciting!!! Congrats - I love the cake gender reveal!

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  29. So excited for you guys!! And I can't wait to see how you decorate the nursery... I'll be anxiously awaiting pics! :)

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  30. Aw I love the pictures of you guys finding out!!! So exciting. And love the cake!!

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  31. I love the cake gender reveal idea! You guys look so happy! Congrats!

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  32. Loving Ryan's expression here! :) So exciting that you are having a little man, and glad you are feeling well. This is so fun following your progression! :) P.S.Have you gotten the green baby bargains book yet? Amazing.

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  33. So so sooo exciting!! I can't believe you are almost half way thru your pregnancy! The cake is adorable and I can't wait to see all of the fun things you buy for your little man! xoxo

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  34. You two are just adorable beyond words! Congrats!!

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  35. I love how you were surprised with everyone else! I called my mom to tell her you did it this way and we agreed this is how I will tell family, too :) hehe. So excited for you guys that its a BOY! :)

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  36. Oh Natasha, reading this post brings such a huge smile to my face.....your joy is just bursting through the computer screen! How fun for both of you to find out with the cake as well!! So happy for you both (it would have been just as exciting to find out it was a girl I'm sure, but so FUN to KNOW!) Thanks for sharing with all of us :)

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  37. The pick of Ryan fist pumping brought tears to my eyes! So happy for the Shue family! xoxo

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  38. congrats love! I LOVE the cake idea! I have seen a few ladies do it this way and seems like such a fun way to share it with the fam! I think well have to do it this way on the next one! xoox

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  39. You are glowing!!! Such exciting news about Baby Boy Schue ;)

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  40. As soon as you told me on gchat that the tech knew right away my first thought was PENIS!! hahaha Many congrats on your little boy, I cannot wait to meet him! Love you!!

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  41. so exciting! love the cake and i just love y'alls expression! so fun :)

    you are glowing!

    congrats again!

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  42. you are beautiful lady! so excited for you :)

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  43. this is adorable- and i'm so happy for you two.. you guys are going to be GREAT parents- just look how excited you are (: congrats on the bouncing boy, have any names picked out yet?? can't wait to see what he's called!!! now hurry up and pop, please..

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  44. This is so sweet! I'm 37 weeks pregnant with our first - also a boy - and couldn't be happier! Such an exciting time! I've recently discovered your blog and I love it. :)

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  45. I love the cake idea! That is so fun! So happy for you guys! :D

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  46. Yay! I am so excited for you guys!! Love the looks on your faces when you found out, that is such a special moment! xoxo

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  47. LOVE this blue dress you have on!! SO appropriate ;)
    Loved your idea of finding out the gender! I don't know HOW you were able to wait all day to find out! I would've SO peeked! haha

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  48. I am just catching up and owe you a huge Congratulations on finding out it's a BOY!! So exciting. And I love what you guys did with the cake, and finding out together with family ~ that is an excellent idea I'd actually never heard of before! xox

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  49. That picture of Ryan's reaction is just so sweet and cute...every guy wants to have his little buddy, right? (c: So sweet (c:

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  50. I love this idea of how to find out the sex of the baby! Your pics are adorable - his face is priceless!

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  51. So freaking cute! I love the way you guys decided to find out about it! What a fun way to include everyone.

    Congratulations on your sweet baby boy!

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  52. you're too cute!! looks like you had the BEST time... i love the look on your hubby's face :) enjoy this special time!!

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  53. So cute!! Thanks for sharing that special moment. And it is true, boys looooove their mommas. You guys are so blessed!

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  54. Congratulations! Having a boy is a blast!

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  55. so exciting! and so happy for you guys! i love the looks on ya'll faces when you cut the cake!

    your cravings are awesome! cuties and shrimp tacos are the bomb!

    congrats again N!

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  56. I love the cake and the look on your faces it's just so sweet.

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  57. Oh how sweet! These pics are great! So excited for you guys.

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  58. Love the cake idea! And adore how happy you two look! Treasure this time it's so special!! You are making want another baby!! Btw love your dress in the first pic!

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  59. How exciting! You two are absolutely beaming....so fun to see the photos! A happy, happy time! Your blue dress is adorable, Natasha!

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  60. congratulations!! that cake reveal is the cutest thing. so many exciting moments to come for you.

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  61. Oh my goodness! This is just about the cutest story ever! Such a cute way to find out! I'm so so happy for you Natasha! xx

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  62. Congratulations! The only thing more exciting than finding out the gender of your beautiful baby is cake! Kind of the perfect combo.

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  63. That picture is so sweet of you guys beaming! So exciting!

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  64. Yay! I am SOOOOO excited for you. Boys are the best… just sayin'! :) XOXO

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  65. Congrats! you look so good Natasha and you both look so happy...it's a wonderful time! xo

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  66. that is just too cute! how adorable is your cake? you guys look so happy. :) can't wait to see what you choose for your boy's nursery!

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  67. YAY!!!! Baby Boys are soooo fun and sweet:-) And the clothes! oh my heart. the clothes are adorable these days:-) xoxo

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  68. Congrats! Love your party idea - my older sister did this same thing! So fun to find out with friends and family around you!

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  69. Aw this is so sweet! You all look so happy! I have seen the cake idea done before and I absolutely love it. Your cake is so precious though! Congrats again!! xo

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  70. Congrats on your news! Boys are GREAT! My first was a little boy =) We're definitely planning to do the cake reveal too - times 2! A cake for each baby! Can't wait =) Hoping they might take an early guess this week. We shall see....

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  71. So sweet! I love how your husband is sooo excited! Something about dad's and their little boys, so precious! :)

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  72. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SWEET BABY BOY, NATASHA!!!! This is so exciting :) XO brynn

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  73. congratulations! the cake is super cute! baby boys are amazing. be prepared to fall in love ALL OVER AGAIN! it truly is a blessing.

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  74. Congrats!!! How exciting! You look fantastic by the way!

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  75. Yeah for boys! What a fun way to find out too! Congrats!

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  76. How exciting this must be for you! I'll have to remember the cake idea for finding out the gender when the hubs and i decide to start our own family :) Congrats!

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  77. How awesome! I have three boys adn they are so much fun!!!! God bless you! My husband had the same reaction as yours! Like YEAH!!! in a man's voice! hahah! xoxo

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  78. OMG, a boy, congratulations!!! You look gorgeous, BTW :-)

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  79. I am so very happy for you! I remember when we found out we were having a boy, my hubby's face was just beaming. Your hubby looks thrilled too:) Such a fun time. I'm so glad to hear you are feeling good! It's great to find a good pair of maternity jeans!

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  80. Such a sweet post! Congrats again!

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  81. Congratulations!! This is such exciting news! Can't wait to hear more as you move forward with planning the nursery, etc!

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  82. CONGRATS!!! Your husband's face/ fist pump are precious. Let the adorable miniature sportswear purchasing commence! Happy weekend! xo

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  83. YAY!! This post is so precious and I loved seeing your faces when you saw the icing color!! A BOY -- how fun!! Also love your blue dress -- where is it from?? :) xoxo

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  84. You look beautiful!!! How cute was your gender revealing ceremony!

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  85. superrrr idea...
    love :))•♪•*♥gülümse♥*•♪•

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  86. Many congrats to you and your hubby!! Such exciting news! I'm a new follower. Looking forward to following along your journey!

    Week 19 Pregnancy

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  87. I actually got a tear in my eye when I saw your husband's fist bump when he saw it was a boy! so awesome! I'm finally getting a chance to catch up on your blog now and have to say I'm loving it!
    xxooAmy

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