when we were very first married, we moved down to southern california where M sold pest control to support us starving college newlyweds. we were lucky enough to make some "forever" friends that summer. the ones that you wish still lived close every day of your life. well one night, we were hanging out with one of those best of couples, giggling while watching Arrested Development (classic) and the cute gal says to M, "you know, i think you're going to be a girl dad." "what does that mean?" retorts M. "no, no no, don't take it mean. i just think cuz you are so nice- you're the type of guy that could totally be the dad to all girls."
later, M asked me if i thought that was true. he seemed a little concerned. i mean, every dude fantasizes about having a little man to throw a football with or take golfing or sit down and watch ESPN with.
i told him not to worry about it. it was a long ways off before we'd have to worry about babies and poop and tantrums in the middle of target over an Ariel doll (smirk).
well, i guess it wasn't as far off as i thought it was.
and it looks like that forecast my cute lil friend made almost 5 years ago is coming true...because...
Ellie's having a sister!
IT'S A GIRL!
i have to admit:
i am s.h.o.c.k.e.d.
M is shocked.
we're all shocked!
i was like 100%....no 150% convinced it was a boy.
like so convinced that we haven't even talked about girl names.
i call the baby a "he" all the time.
and i even was a teensie weensie bit disappointed when they said it was a girl...but that's just mostly because i was so sure it was a boy.
poor lil girl.
however, i also have to admit:
now that the initial shock has worn off...
i am so thrilled!
Ellie will have a little sister!
one who is close enough in age to enjoy different stages of school at the same time, endure fighting over the bathroom with, and just having someone to play with or talk to about all of life's things.
we don't have to buy all new stuff (M is THA-RILLED about this :) )
i'll get to put my lil girls in matching Easter dresses and Christmas dresses. i've always wanted to do that!
and it just makes me so excited thinking of the tights and bows and dresses and pigtails and sweet hugs and kisses (and all the drama...but i'm trying to forget about that for the moment) that come with little baby girls.
and since i haven't updated on my pregnancy in a while (poor 2nd pregnancy...it's such a shadow, isn't it?)..
here's a little peek:
i feel big. like really big.
i finally feel normal (other than being abducted by a lil human who kicks all the time...finally hard enough for M to feel...Ellie doesn't really get the whole thing yet...hopefully soon).
i'm "very anemic" this time (according to my Nurse Practitioner)- which would explain all the bizarre-o fatigue. so i'm taking 2 iron pills a day...on top of my prenatal vitamin...
and while on the prenatal vitamin subject-
mine was making me puke like every day.
even when i'd take it at night- i'd wake up and puke my guts out.
so my dr. gave me all these other ones to try. see if the change would help.
still massive pukage.
so, they told me that i could take 3 gummie flinstone vitamins a day, and that would do the trick. you know. the ones that they make look & taste like candy so that kids will take their vitamin.
well let me tell you something, it's worked.
i laugh to myself every time i take one...because it's just so..well, juvenile. taking flinstone vitamins for my prenatal vitamin. it's like eating candy. and i like it. and i don't puke anymore. it's nice. very very nice.
i can eat meat this time.
but please don't give me a hot dog. that meat is just gross. and Ellie wants one like every day...and i gag when i cut it up for her. ick.
and i still eat about a dozen otter pops a day (and that's being modest in my estimate).
now a bit about baby girl 2:
(side note: i think we need a little help with some girl names...because saying baby girl 2 is just such a mouthful.. and since we haven't even discussed girl names, i'm a little overwhelmed. suggestions??)
seeing baby girl today was just as butterfly-ish as it was with Ellie (i wrote all about it here. i love blogs).
and like i wrote then, i just love ultrasounds. what cool lil things. such a miracle to finally see the little person that is so much a part of you for 40 weeks. it is one of those sweet little rewarding moments where you feel like- yes, yes, this is all worth it. i already love this little alien-looking-human.
back to today.
baby girl 2 was so funny...she kinda kicked and wiggled a bit at the beginning when the tech lady kept pokin' at her, and then she just nuzzled into this little kneeling position with her feet and hands all tucked tightly in for the next hour. seriously. she did NOT want to be woken up- she just stuck her bum up in the air and wouldn't show us the goods. wouldn't show us her profile. nothin. i was like, COME ON. then about an hour later...after the sex couldn't be confirmed, a good shot of her whole head hadn't been taken, and a profile shot still hadn't been seen, the doc came in...and just like hat, she just started wigglin, and showed us her little face, her little girlyness, and even wiggled her fingers like she was saying hello to us.
it was like she was saying "just because i'm baby sister doesn't mean i'm going to be bossed around. i'll do things how i want, when i want."
cute lil baby girl 2.
another feisty one, i think.
just hopefully not as feisty as the first. because i think i might die.
and that's all i have to say about that today.
it's a girl.
another beautiful cute lil' chapman girl.