New Year's Day
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.)
She will be named Morgana Amber. This is the best face shot I could get.
...Like a little lady.
Stu has this shot on his cubie wall at work.
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.
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.
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!