Since my last entry was getting kinda long I decided to split it up and talk about the ultrasound here. We were very fortunate go to during a slow afternoon, so we were able to get some 3D shots for free :)
We also discovered what everyone wants to know: We're having a...
I thought it was gonna be a boy and Keola didn't have an opinion, but we're very happy to be having a girl and already have part of her name picked out (besides Birano). Her name is going to start with Nōweo. It means bright or shiny in Hawaiian. As soon as we found out we were pregnant I found this word and fell in love with it. I could not think of any other name (boy or girl) and I know that if we had a girl that would be her name. I told Keola about it after the ultrasound and he really loved it. I do need to add more to her name to complete the meaning (so it'll be Nōweosomethingsomethingsomething), and then we'll also give her a Japanese name. But for now, we call her Nōweo and it really helps us bond with her. She moves quite frequently now and kicks quite furiously for a 21 week old fetus and I love it. Keola's also been able to feel her moving. To have all of this good news right around Thanksgiving makes the holiday even more poignant for us. She is already the brightest part of our lives and we can't wait to meet her!
p.s. Click here to see the rest of the ultrasound pics! xoxo