Sunday, April 25, 2010

Frogs, snails, puppy dog tails

The verdict is in. We're expecting a BOY! Yes, I was a bit in disbelief. I was so sure we were going to have a girl. I took an Internet pee test. (Ha!) I was sick with this one, not with Maddox. We had a name picked out. But we had firm confirmation on Friday that indeed there's a little boy in there. There are lots of pros to having another boy. We saved almost all of Mad's clothing, so we'll have plenty for the new baby. We won't need to worry about buying things in pink, or changing out any of the toys. So financially it's a good thing. On a more personal front, Maddox has been such a wonderful boy. Having another one will be a delight. Now, I'm not naive. I know the personalities will be different. But boys are great. Maddox will love to have a little brother.

I'm still wrapping my head around two boys. Since we're planning on this being the last child, there's no cute little dresses and tights in my future. But I did get Mad a rockin' out fit this weekend, so it makes up for it.

I'm due to post another belly pic and will post one soon, but in the mean time here's the latest ultrasound pic.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Countdown to bliss

I have a short fuse lately. Mostly because my hormones are out of whack. But little things are really bugging me. Like my coworker. Driving me nuts. And I can't even really write down why. The peeve is just so minute, but it's getting under my skin. I guess it's time for a vacation. And luckily I head to Michigan for a few days next week. Maddox and I are flying out on Wednesday, Sacha will follow a day later. I need it. And, I know, it's not like we're heading to the beach or to Paris. But seeing family and just not working for a few days will be nice.

I bought Maddox some new kid-friendly headphones for the flight and he's in love. He didn't want to take them off last night. He even tried to take them to bed. Which we promptly stopped. No need for a headphone cord to get wrapped around his neck in the middle of the night.

So it's basically 4 days until Michigan, 2 months until Italy, 5 months until baby. Lots of countdowns happening.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

16 Weeks

As I get bigger, I am starting to feel little "gas bubbles" which I think may be Astro (our baby's nickname for now). Maddox is getting more into the baby inside my tummy idea. The other day he tried to lift my shirt at the bus stop to show the lady standing next to me. He's also laying his head on my belly and listening. He then pops up and says "I hear the baby!"