IT'S A BOY!!!
We were fortunate to find out what were having at our 15 week appointment with the specialist doctor. I wasn't expecting to find out so soon, but it was pretty obvious! It was all confirmed at our 20 week ultrasound as well. Baby Schuelke is definitely a BOY!! Finding out was so bittersweet for us. It was a weird feeling at first to completely change our thoughts of the future for a boy instead of a girl. Because naturally, we had totally prepared ourselves for having a girl the first time around both mentally and physically with all of Blair's stuff. We both agreed, however, that God knew what was best for us in this situation for this child. A hope mom and I were talking and thought it was so interesting because it seems like a trend that after losing a child, your next child is the opposite gender. That trend has been the case for most of the hope moms that I know. God must know what our hearts can handle! Having a boy will give us a fresh start in many different ways. We will get to have lots of NEW and DIFFERENT clothes and other items for a boy, I will get to plan the nursery differently, and the mental preparation will just be a little different as well. We don't have to wonder/decide "should we use all of Blairs stuff or get new stuff?" I have hope that the Lord will bless our family again with a little girl someday, but until then we can put Blair's stuff away in safe keeping and enter the "boy world". We will raise our son to be a Godly man while telling him all about his older sister who he can be proud of :-). We have discovered that boy names are HARD to come up with! We have yet to agree on one we BOTH like! Ha! It seems that all the names I like, Clint doesn't , and all the names he likes, I don't. At least we have +- 20 more weeks to decide and I know it will be the perfect name for our son. We will keep you posted! It is also pretty special for Clint's side because we can now carry on the "Schuelke" name!
All my appointments have gone really well so far! Praise be to God! He is growing and developing right on track! Huge blessing! And I am feeling him move more and more each day, which is so special to me! The appointments continue to be the most anxious for me, but your prayers have helped so much! Thanks so much for praying! My faith has grown a lot in the past year and I know that our child is already the Lord's no matter what. Each day as his momma is a blessing that I don't deserve and an honor/responsibility I don't take lightly. My next appointment is August 3 with my regular OB and Aug. 17 with the specialist. So until then, I'll be busy exercising, trying to eat right, getting our house ready, and updating my blog of course ;-)