Wednesday, June 23, 2010
So, here we are, Abby taking over the last of our guest room with strawberry paint:
I had my 16wk appointment today, apparently baby is about this big:
Baby also threw us for a loop by lowering that high 'girls' heartbeat to a low 'boys' one (I know, silly old wives tale but it's fun to guess).
We (me) are simply bursting to find out what we're having this time - the excitement of that is even bigger than the first time for me. I am itching to picture our family, as well as itching to know whether the 9000 boxes of beautiful girls clothes in the garage can be used again or not. I am very grateful that we had a lot of gender-neutral white, cream, yellow & green when Abby was born but who am I kidding? There's still an awful lot of pink & lavender in there too that I can't see putting a boy in. So, who knows? Will I be shopping in the blue section this fall? That'd be fun (although more expensive than another girl). We'll see. Stay tuned.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Running the hallway:
Abby wore it the whole rest of the weekend, it's especially fetching with pajamas:
And, no pictures of Grandma & I but some typically goofy ones of Abigail & her dad:
In May, we had Mothers Day - instead of our tradition of Old Town Park & ice-cream, I lay on the couch & recuperated from Las Vegas.
A few days later Abigail had her first dentist appt. I thought maybe they'd just count the teeth & talk to her about brushing twice a day but it was a full-on tools-scraping-plaque and suction-thingys & electric-teeth-cleaning appt! I couldn't believe how well she did. She is really trusting & told the dentist "I'm going to tell my dad I had fun at the dentist". She gets excited about anything & everything I take her to do after school (grocery shopping, library, swimming, errands, chores, the doctor, the dentist). It is really amazing how she doesn't seem like the same girl to last year. So brave! Sending her home with a sticker & a new toothbrush goes really far with a three year old too.
A few days after that my parents flew home for their summer. Abby doesn't yet understand that she goes from seeing them all the time to suddenly saying goodbye & not seeing them for five months. I suppose that's a good thing. She just waves them off like it's a normal afternoon. I, on the other hand, cry like they're leaving for years. Stupid! I'll blame pregnancy hormones or something?!
Speaking of pregnancy, I ended May with my next doctors appointment. All is going well. Baby's heartrate was 166bpm - which if you believe in old wives tales, means we are having another girl. We'll see in July when we have that confirmed either way!
Friday, June 4, 2010
Abby came with us to the appt & surprised us with how excited she is:
As soon as we got back from the appt, I posted her picture on my Blog, and on Facebook & it was all officially announced to the world! Abby especially liked wearing her new shirt to school that day because she got a lot of excitement & attention all day from her teachers.
It was also my first time meeting 'Baby Max' as Abby calls him, although not such a baby anymore. I'm embarrassed to say these are my only decent photos from the whole weekend:
My mum & dad also had to unexpectedly fly home this week because my grandmother passed away. The volcanic ash in the skies from the Icelandic volcano (not even going to try & pronounce Eyjafjallajokull) meant they almost missed the funeral but they made it just in time.
And sometimes the new candy shop in town: