and by far the most exciting and surreal moment I have had thus far! Vincent took his first steps and walked tonight! I was so happy that both Jordan and I were there to catch this milestone together! It seriously was like it happened in slow motion! Vincent was cruising along the couch like always and was in the corner and I was on the floor in front of him and I reached to see if he would come and sure enough HE DID! He took his first steps right there in front of me! He stood so tall with the biggest smile on his face and lifted his feet so perfectly! I seriously almost fell over with excitement! I thought the excitement of his actual birth was huge, but this one truly ranks up there with it! We tried to get him on video but he would hear the beep from the camcorder and get side tracked! I am sure we will have lots more walking this weekend and I will be sure to upload a video once we get one! I really think his play classes as helping him to take risks and push himself! The past 2 weeks he has been the one of the only ones still crawling so he watches the other ones run and walk. He was also way more active in class with the songs and interacting! He clapped along and tried lots of new obstacles! I am totally in love with our Friday classes!
Another thing I love is the fact that it is absolutely gorgeous outside! We met Arielle for lunch at our amazing outdoor mall and ate outside at Cosi! It was totally perfect weather! I LOVE eating outside and watching everyone walking by! There were so many babies out for strolls with their parents! I think we will be heading there way more often on Fridays! I also love that we now are back to taking our family walks at night! Verner definitely is loving that! Tomorrow, if it is nice again we might hit up the Zoo or a park to enjoy the sun! I cannot wait for summer! Minus the being super pregnant part! haha I am not sure how I will feel in a swim suit!! Time will tell!
We are officially 18 weeks today! I love my weekly updates from Babycenter! Here it is: Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and he weighs almost 7 ounces. He's busy flexing his arms and legs — movements that you'll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he's born. If you're having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you're having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them during an ultrasound.
I am feeling kicks way more often now and I LOVE IT! I love feeling him or her and knowing they are having a blast in my belly! It is so reassuring! I cannot wait til the kicks are bigger so I can let Vincent feel them! So far from the gender poll most of you think the baby will be a girl! I am so tempted to find out at our ultrasound but I know there are not many rare moments in life like the surprise of your babies gender during delivery! The funny thing is typically I cannot stand surprises, growing up I always knew what I was getting for Christmas or any holiday, sorry mom and dad you were not to great at hiding presents!! If you have ever read Glenn Becks "A Christmas Sweater", I was exactly like Eddie! But I think this is one surprise I will allow, and I know it will be AMAZING! Sorry everyone will have to wait til August as well! :)
Time to hit the sack! Jordan is totally out already, he said he was exhausted from our late night of Sonic, which we did not beat! Sadly we got right to the end and ran out of lives! We will get you Eggman this weekend and conquer the game! Hope you all have an amazing, sunny weekend!