It's a BOY!!

Well for those of you who didn't know, I am pregnant :) Derek and I just went to the doctor today and found out that IT'S A HEALTHY BOY! We are so excited! Now comes the daunting task of picking out a name.... but lots of fun shopping for the little squirt. It was kind of funny because the doctor was trying to get the baby to move around, and said he hadn't had such a stubborn baby in a long time (I must admit- I was proud of the little guy for holding his own). I think he's taking after my flexibility from the dancing days as his feet were up by his head in a pike position most of the time! Anyways, I wanted to post a few of the pictures- first of the head and arm and then a picture of proof that he is all boy!

It was perfect timing though, as I went to the mailbox after our appointment and found a cute note from Mom with some maternity/baby shopping money :) as well as the sweetest card from Meriel and hilariously funny napkis! Thanks Meriel- you're the best! I also called one of my best friends from High School today to tell her the news, and she let me know that she just got back from Paris where she got engaged!!! ...on top of the Eiffel Tower! C'est parfait! Anyways, life is hectic for us right now with work and church callings, and of course the baby on our mind! But we are so blessed to find out that everything so far is good and healthy with the little one. Now it's time to buckle down and start reading baby-care books and getting all of our gear. If anyone has any advice on brands, gear, books, etc... I'd love to hear it!!! I'm sure future posts will get a little more specific as I start to narrow down the competition.