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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sniff, Sniff

Got a head cold today. Came home from church and made my boys some lunch. Put Dylan down for a nap and started feeling some congestion. Decided to take a nap myself and when I woke up... Yup. Head. Cold.
Hoping now that it gets somewhat better by tomorrow morning so I can go to work.

And regarding baby: Kicking is getting stronger. Ryan felt her move this past week too, which I was excited about.
And cravings? I want mashed potatoes and Roscoe's fried chicken, fruit, and tortilla soup (I promise I don't want all those together. That'd just be disgusting.)

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Video Linkys

Look on the right sidebar for links to some new (and some embarrassing) videos. The Roscoe's one is pretty much incriminating of me stuffing my face full of fried chicken (which if you've actually tasted Roscoe's, you'd understand completely , especially pregnant) and Dylan picking his nose. The Meltdown is just that: Dylan having a meltdown over a silly jelly packet that fell on the floor at Roscoe's (again, if you've been there, you know why we didn't want to give it back to him once it touched those floors!). And "Baby Sister" is of Dylan as I was putting him into his carseat after the ultrasound where we learned that baby #2 is going to be a GIRL! Dylan was so cute, announcing he's having a baby sister for us - which melted my heart and was honestly the highlight of the evening. Ok, until Roscoe's, of course.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Baby Girl Stuff

Mary Jane Socks
Hats and more hats
Leg Warmers (also in Purple)
One-piece Sunsuit outfits (for 3-6 and 6-9 months)
Rompers (short sleeves for summer and long for winter months)
Overall outfits
And on a side note: I know pink is the usual choice "girl" color, but I love reds and soft greens too!

And of course, I'm thinking I should hold off on buying anything myself for a while. But online window-shopping sure is fun!

p.s. I have started to feel her move now. And while most people say I don't even look pregnant yet, my non-pregnancy pants don't fit anymore! Time to bust out the maternity pants.

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Confirmation in 2D and 3D

This one will probably land our daughter in therapy one day... It's the shot of her 'parts' (indicated by the three parallel lines), confirming that she's indeed a girl. That's right folks, it's a GIRL! Only took about 20 minutes of flipping and flopping on that table trying to get her to change positions so we could see!

This one is in 3D, showing the profile of her face with her arm held up. Since it's still so early, she doesn't have really any fat on her bones... but I promise to fatten her up before you all meet her again!

Whoo-hoo! It's a GIRL!

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

What would you do?

Ok. Came across this online tonight. Would you do it? Not as pricey as we thought it could be, but still more than our copay for our regular OB appointment I have in a month...

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Friday, February 08, 2008

17 week ultrasound: Results!

This morning Ryan and I went to my rescheduled OB appointment with renewed hopes. We sat in the car, said a little prayer that we would learn something new about our little growing baby... and then went inside.
First let me comment on the weight-gain factor. According to my scale at home, which I weigh myself on every morning, I have gained only 4-5 pounds above my prepregnancy weight. But per the doctor's scale, it says I've gained a whopping 4 pounds since my last visit 3 weeks ago, with a total gain of 6 pounds. Let's note here for a minute that my doctor is a petite asian woman, soft spoken, and very kind. But she went as far as to verbalize the noted weight gain and mention that in the first 20 weeks, the weight gain should stay within 5 pounds. Yikes. I have 3 weeks to go and food tastes so much better and I'm HUNGRY. Does that count for anything? Plus, the change in the size of my chest alone should give me some grace-poundage, don't ya think? That's what I say, at least.
Secondly, she spent a considerable amount of time with the ultrasound (at least 15-20 minutes), checking anatomy measurements (which all measured well), and looking for gender cues. Let me say this much: We aren't certain about the gender still, as the telltale "3 lines" weren't visible yet, but she said she's 90% sure it is a girl. A GIRL!!!! We are so excited!!! And my mom... let's not even go there. From what I could tell, she's already started buying girl clothes for the baby and that was before she got the news. I, on the other hand, have decided to wait until we are more sure in another month before buying any of those adorable newborn girl clothes, just in case.
Anyhow, we have another ultrasound/appointment scheduled in 4 weeks to recheck the anatomy (because she wants to make sure the heart has all 4 chambers, since it was difficult to clearly see that today as well - so keep that in your prayers!) and she said she'd check again on the gender to see if we can see more.
One of the things she thought was that the baby's cord was draped between the legs in a way that made it hard to see clearly, plus the legs were crossed a bit (if it's really a girl, at least she was modest from the start). But the news we are taking from today is this: we are 90% sure it's a girl.
That, my friends, is worth celebrating. Now if I could only justify a bowl of ice cream right now...

Note: After letting all this sink in more, and with a scientist for a husband, I've been convinced that the absense of data isn't proof of a girl itself. Maybe I'm just being pessimistic.

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Ultrasound: No Go

We had my 17 week ultrasound scheduled for today. I was bursting with excitement all day at work and left early so I could get there on time, at 4:00.
As Ryan and I walked in, the receptionist asked me for my name as I attempted to sign in at the desk. I told her, excited that maybe they were actually running on time and we'd get in sooner than later. Nope. Instead she told me that my doctor had to leave just a few moments earlier for a delivery.
I know I'll be one of the deliveries in a few months, leaving another poor, over-excited mommy-to-be stading there annoyed that her appointment was cancelled... but I'm still bummed. Today was supposed to be the big day when we got a chance to find out the gender of this little mystery baby. Not today.
Maybe Friday.
So now I'm hoping and praying for Friday to work out. My appointment is the first one for the day, so maybe it will be alright.
I'm planning on a breakfast consisting of soda and some fruit. Ya know, I've gotta get this baby moving around so we can get a good shot!

p.s. Today at lunch, food suddenly tasted SO good to me. I never thought hospital cafeteria food would be so wonderful, but it was. I nearly ate my coworkers arm, everything looked so good!

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Cupcake Cowboys!

Dylan went to his good friend Joshua's 2nd birthday party yesterday at the park. Since my friend Christy and her husband are Texans, they did it up as a Cowboy themed party. Very cute, indeed.

The cupcakes and cake were the hit of the party. Seriously, all you need at these toddler parties are some balloons and some icing and the kids act like they are at Disneyland!

And now that the kids are all getting the hang of "parties" and "blowing out the candles," they all smile when we sing the birthday song like it's their own special day and then practically dive into the party cake to help blow out the candles. One kid actually crawled across the table to get to the candle! (his birthday party was just a couple weekends ago actually, and he was all about the candles then too!)

Another attraction was a firetruck that stopped by (no connection to the party, but just as awesome for the kids) for a few minutes and let the kids take turns sitting up in the big front seat. We got a couple pictures before the firemen got a call and had to rush off. Dylan and his buddy Joshua were actually sitting in the truck when the call came and they had to go. What timing!

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Saturday, February 02, 2008

How old am I?

Putting birthdays on our 2008 calendar the other day was momentous. Why you ask? Because I had to put the number '30' next to my name this year. The end of my 20's? Already?!?

And then this week a co-worker pointed out that perhaps I'm really much older than 30 when she discovered that my iPod music of choice on the way to work was a selection of Enya, good 'ol Cat Stevens, the Mamas and the Papas, and John Denver.

And she didn't even know about the Everly Brothers I have on there...

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Bursting With Words

Again, looking at last year's calendar, I noticed that Dylan had spoken his first 3 word sentence just around his second birthday: "Water Truck Out" in reference to the firemen around the corner with their firetrucks one morning, practicing some water drill of sorts. Firetrucks and little boys = something worthy of a first real sentence.

And now, at 2 1/2, he's bursting with new words everyday. Just about a month ago, Dylan was saying 3-4 word sentences.

Tonight we counted one of his sentences: SEVEN words! Go Dylan!

And to think just a year ago, I asked my Speech Therapist friend if she thought Dylan was delayed at all...

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