Baby Boy Esplin - 20 weeks down, 20 to go

I guess I'd have to say the best part of this pregnancy is if my baby comes 11 days late he will share a birthday with Harry Potter. But wait, it gets better. We have already decided to use Spencer's middle name, Kimo, for our baby's middle name. But, upon the realization that our baby could potentially share HP's birthday, I told Spence we would have to change baby's middle name to James, only to have Spencer inform me that Kimo is Hawaiian for James! Nothing can go wrong!

The other day a middle school girl at work asked me if I was pregnant. I replied by asking if she thought I was fat. It might have been a mean thing to do, but the girl needed to know that you can't ask a woman if she's pregnant until you are already 100% positive that she is. I followed up with a confirmation that I am in fact expecting, but I still hope the message got across.

We have a friend of a friend who recently finished ultra sound school so she does ultra sounds for free! Thanks to that awesome resource we were able to find out babies sex at 16 weeks without paying 100 dollars! Yay! It was all fun and games until we had been there for an hour and all we had learned was that our little squidward has some serious energy and a stubborn streak. The little monkey was moving all around and kicking up a storm, waving, sucking his thumb, but he absolutely refused to hold still long enough to get a good look. Spencer and I both knew baby was a boy from the moment I found out I was pregnant, but we wanted confirmation, dang it! We went back a week later and got the confirmation we were looking for! Yay boys!

Does anyone care what I'm craving? I feel like people always list what they're craving, but like, do people really care? Tomato based foods, for those of you who are into this kinda thing. Oh and avocado on toast, but that was just once. Food aversions? I don't know that I've had any really big aversions, except for chicken every once in a while, mostly I'm using pregnancy as an excuse to not eat the foods that I've always disliked. Fish? I can't, I'm pregnant and it makes me sick. Mayo? Same story. I've always been a picky eater and I have the palate of a 12 year old boy, so pregnancy has been a great excuse for me to not eat the foods I've always avoided.

My "morning sickness" usually came at about 4:00 pm, but it left pretty abruptly at 13 weeks. I was beyond exhausted my entire first trimester, one Friday night going to bed at 7:30 and not waking up until 9:00 the next morning. I don't fit in maternity clothes yet but my normal clothes are way too tight, so everyday I have an emotional break down over what to wear. Spencer is so patient. My belly popped up over night at 16 weeks, and I think I started feeling baby move at 18 weeks, but it was hard to be sure until just a few days ago.

We are just so excited about our little addition to the family! There are many more details of my life I could cram into your head, but I'm watching the Oscars and Ellen definitely just passed out Pizza so now I have to get me some food, yo. 


  1. I am so happy about all of this. And, for the record, I am really looking forward to hearing all the details of your pregnancy so keep it up.

    Also, did it devastate you that John Travolta butchered Idina's name? I'm still recovering.

  2. Bentley was born on Harry potter's birthday!! That would make baby esplin's late delivery even COOLER!! Haha love this post and love your adorable blog. You have some serious skills girl!

  3. Bentley was born on Harry potter's birthday!! That would make baby esplin's late delivery even COOLER!! Haha love this post and love your adorable blog. You have some serious skills girl!

  4. I've seriously never been more excited for a baby to be born. Yes, even Everett. This is so real to me and I'm so excited and I already love this baby so much and is this real life??!? #freshmanacademywasyesterday #okayIllstopbeingcheesy #butreallyImfeelingemotional #ANDSOEXCITED #Illbabysitforeverwheneverwhereever #aremyhashtagsannoyingyet? #ILOVEYOUGUYSSOMUCH #AAHHHHH <3333:):):):) (but seriously thanks for patiently letting me be the annoying over excited friend. it's not going away any time soon. EEEEEEE!!!! XD okay, okay. I'm done.) ......... :))))

  5. I don't know if I'm ready for you to be a mother. Can't you just stay my little sister for a few more years? :'(