Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Though the journey seems long...

I had to laugh when my faithful TomTom told me that it was going to take nearly 1.2 million hours to make an 85 yard trip.  Sometimes I have days that feel like this though, so I couldn't blame it. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It's a... GIRL!

In case you're not on facebook, or haven't heard through the grapevine yesterday, you read right, we're having a little GIRL!

Our ultrasound was yesterday and it took FOREVER.  Maybe Bennett's took that long and I just don't remember, or maybe our tech this time was less experienced and it took her longer to get everything she needed.  Or maybe, as Justin seemed to think, she spent some of the time just "looking around for fun."  I'm not sure what it was, but we were there for more than an hour.  I might post a cute profile picture at some point, but the pictures we got this time around weren't great, and they don't do a 3D one for free there either (we were spoiled with Bennett, I guess).  So most of the pictures of our sweet little one's face look like... well, to be honest, they look like this:

Thank heavens we're pretty confident she'll outgrow that stage.

To make an already stellar day even better, we were finally able to pick up a rug we had ordered for our front room.  We have been wanting a rug for the hardwood floors ever since we moved.  I wanted one for pretty-ness sake, and Justin wanted one because when we moved here and he realized he couldn't wrestle with Bennett on the floor down here, he was pretty devastated.  I do wish it was one foot wider, but hey, we got it as a remnant and for what we were willing to pay for a rug right now, it will be perfect.

The sun never came out today, so no Pottery Barn-worthy photographs.  Ok, let's be honest, this would never be in a PB catalog, but we like it anyway.  And with our scrimping on the rug, I've saved enough to get a really lovely ottoman.  If I can ever find one I like (I've been looking for 5 months and haven't settled on anything yet that really fits this small space).  Feel free to send any ottoman ideas my way.

Monday, January 09, 2012

It's that time again!

So I'm 17 weeks along.  We had a change in insurance, so I switched doctors.  I was actually glad to do it, because I didn't click at all with the practice I was going to originally.  I went to the new doctor today, and I am so glad I switched.  He is fantastic!  Well, I shouldn't judge too quickly, since it's easy to be good at rubbing that little doppler-heartbeat-finder on someone's stomach and telling them to come back in 4 weeks.   We'll see what happens when he's actually delivering the baby.  But I have high hopes!

Another pleasant surprise of my first visit was that the new doctor likes to do the second ultrasound closer to 18 weeks than 20.  So instead of being able to find out if this babe is a he-babe or a she-babe on the 24th of this month, we're looking at sometime next week.   So ladies and gentlemen, it's time to get thinking and cast your votes (to the left side, there).   Before you vote for a girl, I'll tell you we think it's a boy.  Before you vote for a boy, I will tell you that Bennett has been telling us he's going to have a little sister for about 9 months now (yes, before we were pregnant at all).

I feel like I probably should have a lot more to say about being pregnant at this point.  I mean, I'm almost halfway done, for heaven's sake!  But seriously nothing has happened.  I have NO symptoms.  No cravings, aversions, morning/evening sickness, or super-sensitive sense of smell.  Nothing.  I'm only barely starting to feel this baby move, and only occasionally at that!  Truly there is nothing to report.  I suppose that means the second half of my pregnancy is bound to be entirely too exciting, but we'll see.  I'm really just hoping to avoid the crazy swelling this time around.

What swelling, you ask?

(my ankles/feet September 2009)