Happy Halloween! & Weekend Recap

HaPpY HaLLoWeeN!
Here’s what me & baby Eva wore to the Haunted House fundraiser that was held again this weekend.

Last weekend went by pretty fast. On Friday we had our big appointment! Here are some pictures of Baby Eva that I hadn’t posted yet:

Skeleton baby! Just in time for Halloween!
Baby’s perfect little foot. I can’t wait to give it kisses.
I was kind of disappointed with the pictures that the ultrasound tech got. There were some pretty amazing images on the screen when she was doing the testing but the ones she chose to print out were pretty blurry. I feel like the last ultrasound tech we had did a much better job. Oh well.
On Friday after the ultrasound we went to Target and started the baby’s registry. It was so fun holding that little laser gun and scanning away. There wasn’t all that much stuff we liked, which we anticipated with our unique taste, so we started an Amazon registry as well. Amazon lets you add stuff from every other online store which is pretty cool. I have found so much cute stuff for baby Eva, especially from Etsy and Roxy.
I don’t get out of class until 6:45 tonight but I’m going to try and rush home so I don’t miss too many adorable trick-or-treaters. Can’t wait! I love Halloween.

21 Weeks

Size of baby: 10 1/2 inches long (the length of a carrot) and a little over 14 ounces
Gender: GIRL!!! ♥  ♥  
Symptoms: Mild heartburn, backaches
Fetal Movements: My tiny baby is moving around so much lately, even during the day. I not only feel her moving, but I feel her rolling and shifting around. So crazy!

Cravings: Broccoli and Cheese Soup, Mexican Food

Aversions: Still the same. I also can’t stand the smell of Pot Roast anymore, which sucks because I used to loove it.

Best Moment This Week: Seeing my beautiful baby girl on the sonogram. It’s so crazy how deliberate and controlled her movements are. She had her little feet crossed “indian style,” she was making sucking/swallowing motions with her mouth, she was putting her little hand on her face and then punching mama’s uterus. I can’t wait to hold her and give her a million kisses.

What I Look Forward To: SHOPPING! We already started shopping a little but we’re trying to pace ourselves. I’ll post pictures of what we’ve bought so far later. I have already put tons of things on my Amazon and Target baby registries so we’re hesitant to buy too much stuff until after my baby shower in December. I’ve discovered that Roxy has the CUTEST baby girl clothes. This is going to be one spoiled baby girl!

Other interesting facts about this week: Although my baby is not considered to have reached the point of viability yet, the youngest premie to ever survive outside the womb, Amalia Taylor, was born at this stage in her development at 21 weeks and 6 days. She was 10 ounces (4 ounces less than what my baby is measuring right now) and 9.5 inches.

Words of Wisdom for the Week: Feeling my baby moving around nonstop and seeing her on the screen and finding out she’s a baby girl has made everything seem even more real. I can’t wait to meet her already!!! (I don’t know if these are “words of wisdom” but it’s what has been on my mind! heehee)

Boy or Girl?


So as you probably know (because I won’t shut up about it) I’m only one day away from finding out whether this little love of mine will bring sugar and spice or snips and snails.  I thought I’d have some fun with some old wives tales and daydream about what my baby will be like as either…


1. How you’re carrying – If you’re carrying high, break out the pink. If your bump is low, you’re carrying a boy.
Boy??? I’m barely showing but I would guess it’s pretty low.

2. Heart Rate– According to legend, 140+ beats per minute indicates a girl, and below 140 a boy.
Girl! It was 150 last time I went to the OB.

3. Cravings– If you’re craving sweets it’s a girl, if you’re craving salty it’s a boy
Boy! I had a huge sweet tooth before pregnancy, not so much anymore.

4. Chinese Birth Chart– based on the month you conceived and your age at conception

5. Mayan Legend– determined a baby’s sex by looking at the mother’s age at conception and the year of conception. If both are even or odd, it’s a girl. If one’s even and one’s odd, it’s a boy.

6. Complexion– If you’re breaking out like crazy, blame it on your girl babe. The belief goes that girls steal their mother’s beauty, hence, those annoying zits.
Girl! Something is definitely sucking the beauty out of me, although D seems to think I’m prettier.

7. Ring Test– Hang your wedding ring by a string. If it swings in a circle, a little guy’s in your future. If it goes back and forth, you’ve got a girl.
Boy! It started going in a circle but then after a while it switched to back and forth, so maybe Girl?

8.  Morning Sickness– Sick as a dog during the first trimester — or still? Signs indicate you’re having a girl. Little or no morning sickness points to a boy.
Boy! I had a few days where I was a little queasy but not enough to hamper my day. I made it through the entire first trimester without puking!

9.  Survey Says
Girl! Only three of my friends have said they think my baby is a boy. The vast majority of my friends and family think it’s going to be a girl. Many already refer to him/her as “she” or “my niece.” Admittedly, this has been a pet peeve of mine during pregnancy. It’s as if other people know more about my little baby then I do. But who knows? Maybe they do.

10. Things I didn’t do:
-Pee in a glass of draino
-buy any sort of gender predictor kit
-go to a psychic

Let me know if I missed anything!

Letter to My Future Boy or Girl:

Dear Baby,

What do I think of the matter? Well, since I’m planning on having about 12 kids (okay maybe 5) I’m not too worried about whether you are a girl or boy. I know it sounds cliché to say “I just hope you are healthy” but it really couldn’t be more true. In the course of this pregnancy I have heard about so many scary things that can happen to babies that I’m just really nervous that something bad will happen to you. I’m told as a parent I’ll never stop worrying, though, so I guess I should get used to it. 

One thing I hear a lot of people say is “I hope I have a boy first so he can look after his little sister.” As far as concerns go, that is the very least of mine. If you are a girl and you are anything like your mom you won’t need an older brother to look after you. Besides, I personally couldn’t imagine life without my little brothers (your uncles) to pick on. If you are anything like any of the Lerma women you will be a regular Scarlett O’Hara- strong, independent, (admittedly) selfish, and you won’t take sh*t from anyone. You miiiight have a weakness for romance. If you are a girl we’ll probably be broke soon. There are so many cute outfits and accessories for baby girls and I’ll finally have a real life doll to dress up like I practiced doing when I was a little girl. But that’s okay- you can pay us back when you’re the next Carissa Moore, winning your first  women’s world surfing championship by the time you’re 18.

If you are a boy, first off you’ve probably been annoyed that all your tias have been referring to you as a girl for the past four and a half months. I’ll likely buy you a drum set so you has something productive to bang on when you’re a toddler. I’ll probably regret it but I can always invest in some Bose headphones. Maybe you’ll be in a band some day. It’s kind of hard to picture a baby boy, but I can already picture you when you’re a grom- your backwards hat, scraped-up elbows, and torn up skate shoes… late for dinner again because you were finishing up a game of s-k-a-t-e with the other neighborhood groms. I’ll pretend like I’m mad but I really won’t be.

And if you, my baby boy or girl, are nothing like I’ve daydreamed about so far- if you hate the ocean or prefer Britney Spears over Black Flag, I’ll love you just the same. Why? Because you are MINE and I’ve loved you ever since I saw those two pink lines on that ten-dollar pregnancy test. ♥