Gender Reveal

All Sorts of Exciting Things

Hello! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Ours was filled with all sorts of excitement. 

First of all, my sister had her anatomy scan on Friday and it’s a boy! My first nephew! I am beyond excited. Hannah and Josh are naming him Lawson. Also, he was healthy and doing great. God. is. good. 

Jimmy, Sadie, and I had our second family movie night on Friday. We watched Frozen this time. Sadie sings “Let It Go” so adorably. Her version sounds like she’s saying “Ladel-doooh!” and I love it.

Family watching a movie on the couch

On Saturday, my sister put on a Mary Kay party at my parents’ house and we had a blast fellowshipping with ladies from our church and trying out different skincare and makeup products. 

Sisters

Hannah has that pregnancy glow going on!

After the party, Hannah, Josh, and their daughter went to Cracker Barrel with us for dinner and then we went to the thrift store to check out all the boy clothes 🙂

Sadie and Caroline had almost as much fun running around the store as Hannah and I did looking at all things blue, lol!

Toddlers in clothing store with hats on

Our Sunday was spent at church in the morning, gearing up for the week by cooking and cleaning in the afternoon, and then back to church in the evening. 

My dad taught the Bible school lesson in the morning and did an awesome job discussing John 15

Preaching and teaching at church

The evening sermon was fabulous, too. It was all about the Bible and just how cohesive and inerrant it is. It’s filled with 66 books that were written by 40 authors in three languages over 1,500 years. There’s no book like it! 

Tell me about your weekend!

Baby Zottola is a…

Jimmy and I had our anatomy scan on May 1st, when we hit the 20 week mark and it was just amazing and such a blessing to see our baby again. What was even more of a blessing, was finding out that baby is growing and healthy!

20 week anatomy scan ultrasound to find out gender

The anatomy scan went well, and was longer than we expected because baby was moving and grooving the whole time and giving the technician trouble getting all the measurements and pictures that were needed, haha. We were able to see the heart beating, the spine, fingers, toes, little lips, and even a yawn! I can’t wait to see those sweet yawns in person.

At the very end of the scan the technician let us know we are having a baby girl! We are so excited to welcome a daughter in September and cannot wait to meet her!

How about a little pregnancy update?

I’m now 21 weeks and so happy to report that I’m feeling much better than I did during the first trimester! I’ve been having some minor heartburn and calf cramps, but those have been the only struggles, thankfully!

Baby girl kicks a lot, especially right before bed. Jimmy and I love sitting on the couch together just feeling her move around and karate chop inside me. Seeing Jimmy’s eyes light up when he has his hands on my belly and feels those kicks is a memory I want to cherish forever. Our families have also been able to see and feel baby girl kick, which is super fun for us all to experience!

We’ve been having monthly midwife appointments, which have been going well. My favorite part is hearing her heartbeat with the doppler.

We haven’t decided on a name, but have one that Jimmy chose that we both like and sometimes call her already. We have a few other contenders, but we have a while to figure that out. We may even decide on a name when we meet her and see what she’s like. Who knows!

We haven’t bought anything, registered anywhere, or done any planning in terms of a nursery, but I’m sure we will start working on that soon. If any moms (or dads!) have suggestions for baby items you think are absolute must-haves, let me know! We’re pretty clueless 😉

I think that’s about it for the update. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions. To sum it up as I did in my last post, we’re feeling so incredibly thankful, blessed, and loved. God has been very good to us. ❤