Saturday, September 11, 2010

It's A...

Now Playing:
New Year's Day
by U2

So, yeah, we're having A GIRL!!!! It's kinda funny; with all Stu's talk about it being a boy, I was really getting used to the idea and looking forward to a boy, even though early on, I wanted a girl. So, yes, there was a tiny piece of me that was disappointed that it wasn't a boy. But, I really would have been happy either way. I'm very excited that it's a girl as well. And Stu said, "Well, crap." But, only because he's had his first incorrect prediction in his life... he's really, really happy it's a girl.

Well, since all I'm doing at the moment is sitting with my feet propped up on some couch cushions on the coffee table (darn swollen ankles and feet!) and sippin' some tea, let's move on to some ultrasound pics from the DVD, yes? (There are only a small handfull, the lady kinda zoomed through everything and focused mostly on organ/bone measurements, etc.)

Morgana 9-9-10_22wks
She will be named Morgana Amber. This is the best face shot I could get.

Morgana 9-9-10_22wks
...Like a little lady.

Morgana 9-9-10_22wks
Stu has this shot on his cubie wall at work.

Morgana 9-9-10_22wks
I told the ultrasound technician that it feels like the baby's always kicking me in the cervix and trying to get out... Now we see why. Whenever she kicks here, I tell her, "You can't come out, you aren't done cookin'!" But, the good news is that she hasn't been kicking me in the bladder hardly at all lately, knock on wood.

Sorry, no girly part shots. There's just something that feels wrong about posting pics of my daughter's hoo-hoo on the interwebs. I'm sure she'll thank me for not doing it, someday.

On a sort of poopy note, my OB doc said I shouldn't gain anymore weight during the pregnancy since I've already gained some and started out "ahead of the game", as she puts it, lol. So, wish me luck in eating better and getting in my phyiscal activity everyday so I can keep that gestational diabetes and delivering a big baby at bay!!!

I was about halfway through eating a Suzy Q last night and Stu said, "Every ounce of chocolate is an ounce of pain." I frowned in disappointment a little and then enthusiastically thrust my Suzy Q in his direction and said, "You wan' my chocolate?!?!" Ugh.

We also just went to the SLSPA Fall Bash in the park for Ryn's school. There were sandwiches, salads, veggies and all kinds of sweet treats. Some of the kids sang and played guitar. Ryn mostly ran around with her friends all over the park and even got into a cupcake frosting fight, oy vey. It was a nice little evening outing.

She also got her first part in a play!!! They are calling it Julia Caesar. All the girls play boys and vice versa. We're so proud of her, she worked hard on her audition with Stu. We went out to dinner at Sizzler to celebrate the day we found out. Holy cow, the steak and endless shrimp was too much. I only finished half my first serving of shrimp, almost all of my REALLY yummily seasoned 6 oz. steak... but I finished all of my loaded potato! *blush* I know, I shoulda finished one of the others, if anything.

Classic Sock Monkey
I hope to finish knitting this classic "Rockford heel" type sock monkey for Morgana before she's born. I'm writing a pattern for it too... Hope it turns out looking like a real sock monkey, lol.

Sock Monkey Baby Blanket
I also want to make her this blankie from the Stitch N' Bitch Crochet book. It's a sock monkey blankie. You can kinda see one of the monkey faces on it there. I should have taken a better pic. Oh well, you'll see it better when I make it. ;)

Anyhow, I'm gonna go eat some lunch, then do my hair and make-up so we can go to the state fair to see if the knit baby sweater I entered placed.... cross your fingers!!! And hopefully tonight Stu and I can go on a date. With us both working now, we can swing a cheap date. I told him yesterday that I wanted a date with him since we haven't been in so long, I miss it. Plus, now's a good time... before the baby comes!

Take care, everyone! Hugs and love!
My baby sweater got honorable mention at the state fair today. But, that's really okay, I'm very happy to have just gotten a ribbon. Maybe next year!


megan said...

how exciting!!! betcha cant wait 'til she is born! I cant wait to see all of the cute things you make for her!

EntwinedEssentials said...

Congratulations on all you have going! I love what Stu said about the chocolate, so funny! I too can't wait to see all the things you make for her!

Gloria P. said...

Congrats on your mention and ribbion. And I knew it was a girl, let's see if the rest of my prediction comes You look great, eat a lot of fruit, it is sweet. Also meejol dates so good.

My daughter was 9pd 10 oz and born at lunch time, I gained 37 pds and swelled and 3 weeks after I had her I was back in my clothes. My thing was Ring dings and Diary Queen Ice creams.

Amber said...

You better not be right, Gloria! I don't want a big baby... even remotely close to big. =P

Groovy Pumpkin said...

Woo hoo!! What fantastic news and amazing photos! I'm going for my scan on 28th September - I can't wait to find out what it is.

Good luck with the weight issue - it's hard, but I'm sure you'll do well.

Jane xx

Courtney said...

Congrats!! I'm really happy for you! You're going to be a great mom!! :)