Monday, April 21, 2008

20 Weeks!

I am 20 weeks pregnant. I am halfway there. I can't wait to meet this little princess. I have already been shopping (don't tell Jay)! Here is a quick update -
  • I went last week for a check-up. I have gained another 5 pounds (10 total) and the baby's heartbeat was strong and steady. Good girl!
  • Today I had a follow-up ultrasound to get some more measurements of the spine. The tech confirmed, that yes, the baby is a girl. She was laying transverse - across my belly with her face down. I got to see her face only for a few seconds. She was opening and closing her mouth. She has her daddy's lips! The tech said the baby is 11 ounces. (Okay, so where did the other 9+ pounds come from?) She also said she has big feet. That I am happy about - I struggle finding shoes to fit my small feet - hopefully I can go out and buy her all kinds of cute shoes when she gets older.
  • Jay is already being protective of his little girl. Last night he told me I can't get her ears pierced as a baby. He said she can decide if she wants to get them done when she is a teenager. I almost died laughing at that one. He has absolutely NO clue what he is in for yet! Poor guy, I almost feel bad for him. Not having sisters growing up has surely kept him sheltered in the ways of little girls and their daddies. He will learn. I give the baby about 5 minutes before he is completely wrapped around her little tiny finger.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

It's A


We had our 18 week ultrasound this morning, and we found out that our newest addition is a girl. We are absolutely thrilled. Jay asked the tech 3 times if she was sure. She said she was 99.9% sure. I knew right away as soon as she said she was going to reveal the sex, because I knew what I was looking for - I guess it does pay to look at ultrasound pictures on the internet. And as I have said before, I have had a feeling the baby was a girl all along. Also, everytime I asked Alex this week if he was having a brother or a sister, he said sister! His "in-two-ition!" was right! And yesterday when I was looking for a t-shirt in his drawer, I accidently pulled out a "girlie" onsie that my Grandma John gave me when I was pregnant with Alex. So I took these things as signs and really wasn't surprised! Jay and I stopped on the way home and bought some pink balloons to give to Alex. We feel so blessed that we have a son and in 4 and 1/2 months we will be holding our daughter!


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Our Third Anniversary

Today is our 3rd Anniversary. I can't believe it has already been three years since our wedding day. I found a quote in the Farmers Almanac, of all places, that is perfect for me -

"Sposa Bagnota, Sposa Fortunate"

It is an Old Italian Proverb which translates, "A Wet Bride is a Lucky Bride"

As those of you who know me, know that my wedding day was VERY rainy! But I wouldn't have had it any other way. In three years, Jay and I have bought a house, had a beautiful son, taken many trips as a couple and as a family. We have shared birthdays, holidays, and other joyous occasions. And now as we celebrate our third anniversary, we are breaking ground on our dream home and expecting another baby. Life is not just good, it is wonderful! I am the luckiest bride in the world!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

About Me

Uncle Mark of and my sister-in-law Laura of tagged me to write a 6 word memoir.

So here it goes: