Mary Grace and her family came to visit us on Saturday! Price loves "Gace" (as he calls her)!
Today at Preschool they had Donuts for Dads Day. Obviously I wasn't invited because it was for Dads Only, so no pictures of the event, but he did bring home this KrispyKreme hat. He has really enjoyed wearing it around the house and getting his picture made in it. He keeps saying "CHEESE"! Josh said they had a great time and I thought that was a great idea. I just wonder when Muffins for Moms is coming! :)
Friday I did go to the doctor and I got a great report. The baby is doing great and all the blood clots are gone so things look perfect. I am still measuring almost 2 weeks behind so I was only 15 weeks EXACTLY (according to them) when I went. I asked the doctor to give me a educated guess on the sex of the baby. He said if he HAD to tell me an answer then he would say BOY!
I have to be honest and tell you that wasn't exactly what I was hoping to hear. My heart truly longs for a girl to dress in pink and bows and paint her toes and wear frills......the list goes on....
BUT, I am a Christian and I have prayed every day for so long and I know that the Lords plan is Divine and he knows what is best for our family. My Bible study group is reading "Calm my Anxious Heart" by Linda Dillow. On Wednesday I was reading the book and it was talking about the difference in Faith and Sight. It was saying that Faith is something you have when you can't see. Some people confuse sight with faith. She had this quote in her book: "Sight says, "I see that this is good so God must have sent it to me." BUT FAITH SAYS, "God sent this to me so it MUST be good for me!""
God sent me this baby so no matter what, I know it's good for me!! And I already love this little one more then I could imagine, regardless of it's sex.
My friend Stephanie is scanning me tomorrow so hopefully I'll know 100% then. Either way I am excited that all is well.
I know Price would love having a little brother, because Let's Face It: I am not going to be playing in the mud nor will I EVER touch a bug voluntarily!! He will have someone to do all those "Boy" things with! And, I am sure it will be nice being QUEEN OF THE HOUSE with all my boys!
There's always next time.....RIGHT?!? Besides, Josh and I make precious boys!! :)
My mother bought a camera a few months back and didn't know how to work it so she gave it to me.... YAY!! Bad news is, it is a complicated little camera. It's a Sony Cyber-shot but it's one of the bigger ones...... Hopefully I can figure it out. We practiced today with these pictures. Price loves saying "CHEESE" and makes the funniest faces when he says it! I love them!!
Earlier this week Price had a double ear infection and the beginnings of croupe. He didn't leave the house from Saturday until Wednesday. I knew he was probably going crazy being in the house so I decided to take him to story time at the Library this week. Two Words: BAD IDEA!! Those who were there are saying "Amen" right now..... First of all, I always take the stroller in so I can lock him in while we check out books. In the middle of storytime he decides he wants to push his stroller into other people. I tell him "No" and sit in front of the stroller so that he isn't able to push it anywhere. TANTRUM! Then he tries to chew on the plastic kleenex package and when I tell him "No" he throws it and hits a mom in the head. Another Tantrum!! I go to put the kleenex package up (You know, out of sight, out of mind....) and while my back is turned, he knocked over the flag pole and almost hit that same mother.....I decide it's time to go and put him in his stroller. Another Tantrum!! Yes, Bad Idea Indeed!!! I'm gonna say he only acted like that because he wasn't feeling up to par, but reality is that I really think that we are in the midst of the terrible twos and I am just going to have to realize this is my life for a little while! WOW!!
On a lighter note, I have a doctors appointment tomorrow morning. Let's hope that they do an ultrasound!! I'll let you know if they do! :)
Well, today we drove to Lincoln street at 10:30am this morning in hopes to see the Elephant Walk. That is where the elephants (and horses) walk from the train to the Colonial Center in preparation for the circus. Well, after waiting for about an hour, we were told there was a hold up and the train wouldn't be here until 3 or 4pm. So, I ran a few errand and then put Price down for an early nap so that we could go back in the freezing cold and wait some more. We got there this afternoon about 3:15pm and FINALLY at about 5:30pm we got to see the Elephants and horses get off the train and walk up Lincoln street. In the midst of this process, I dropped my camera and destroyed it while running (yes, running...they tried to switch routes)to see the elephants!! (The things a mom does to get a smile out of her child!) But thanks to my new camcorder I got for Christmas, I did get it all on video. It really was amazing. We were just a few feet away from the elephants and Price stared at them in amazement!! It was definitly worth waiting for even though it was freezing cold! Jennifer and Brice were with us and so hopefully Jennifer will send me some pictures I can share with everyone!! While we were there, Price learned to say the word Elephant except his version sounds like Melo-tant! Close enough... Next year, hopefully Price will be old enough for me to take him to the circus to see the "Melo-tants" instead! :)
And the results are inconclusive!! It's suppose to be yellow for girl and turn green for boy. The vile that is suppose to give you the results says "Clear, Easy Results in 5 Minutes!" The directions say to read your results at 10 minutes and void results after 10 minutes. Well, at the 5 minute mark it was a bright yellow but by the 10 minute time frame, it was a smokey gray (not really green or yellow). It was a waste of my time at 3am this morning but still something fun to look forward to. I guess you live, you learn. I would not recommend purchasing this test! :) I guess I'll have to wait a few more weeks to find out! Patience is not my best virtue!
My grandfather passed away exactly 3 years ago today. I still miss him like I did 3 years ago. I think about him all the time and actually dream about him often. It's like he is visiting me in my dreams. Before I knew I was having a boy, I dreamed my grandfather was with me while I was holding Price, wrapped in a blue blanket. It's almost like he talks to me sometimes. I know that sounds strange but I love it because it makes me feel like I am still close to him. I noticed over Christmas that Price has one big trait of my grandfather. He is meticulous about certain things, like getting every piece of wrapping paper off the presents before playing with them. My grandfather was the most meticulous man I now. He was careful with everything and made sure to dot every i and cross every t. He tried to make sure I was more careful like him but unfortunatly that trait doesn't run in my veins. Thank Heavens Price is like him. When Josh and I fight about money (the #1 and only thing we usually fight over) Josh always tells me about how when Josh went to ask my grandfather for my hand in marriage, my grandfather told him to take care of me and NOT to trust me with the money!! I always joke with Josh and tell him that meant he knew what he was getting into ahead of time so why complain about it now! :) I wish Price could have met his great grandfather but I know that he is always with us and I know that he would be so proud of Price. :)
Okay, so I cannot stand to wait to find out what this baby is!! I want to know so badly. Of course my hearts desire is to be able to have a girl. I already have my boy and I would love a girl. (I think that everyone should get at least one of each!:)) I dream of buying pink but I know I would love another little boy as well. I love Price so much and I know how wonderful little boys are! And I already have a ton of cute clothes for a boy........so either way is fine.....but the wait is killing me!!! So, Thursday I ordered an Intelligender test. (www.intelligender.com) It's a test where you pee in a cup and it is suppose to tell you the gender of your unborn child. It was only $37.00 so it's really all for fun. There are actually some DNA blood tests you can take for the low price of $275.00 but I didn't want to get a divorce over finding out this babies gender so I stuck with the $37.00 test. I can't wait to get it in the mail. I have to wait and do it in the morning after I receive it so I'll let you all know what the result is. It's actually suppose to be over 90% correct at predicting girls but I figured it would be something to look forward to while I try to pass the time.
Kellie delivered Ella Ruby Watkins today at 4:48pm and she weighed 7lbs 1ounce and was 19 inches long. She is just precious!!
And my step-dad, Neal, had his heart cath done FINALLY and everything looks great. They released him yesterday and he is at home unhappy about his new diet! :) We are so thankful he is okay. Price needs a healthy Papaw! :)
Everything really looks great with the baby. The heart rate is good but it is still measuring a little small. I also haven't passed whatever is in there....the doctor thought it might be a blood clot and then said this past visit that maybe it's a fibroid. I guess we are just going to keep an eye on it. I am still passing a little blood but it's brown which is a good sign. I just wonder when it will end... Anyway, I hope everything is okay. Just keep us in your prayers if you think about it. Everything looks very positive and I feel like everything is okay but it's still going to be scarey until I can actually hold this sweet baby.
I am also getting bigger. When I went to get ready to go out for New Years, I couldn't button my pants. I changed into another pair that I could button but I couldn't sit down in them! My baby bump is coming much faster then last time. :) And the doctor also put me on Zofran and I am able to eat food without throwing up as much. I am still sick but I don't feel nausious all day like I used to. Kudos to the inventor of Zofran! Why didn't I hear about this miracle drug before???
ALSO, Ella Ruby Watkins will make her big debute tomorrow. My friend Kellie is being induced in the morning. She is so excited for her baby girl to get here, and so am I. I can't wait to meet sweet Ella.
Tomorrow is also my friend Rhetta's birthday!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RHETTA!!
Last but not least, My step father is in the hospital. He was having heart trouble and so we are waiting at Richland for him to have a Heart Cath done right this minute. He has been in the hospital since Sunday so keep him in your prayers as well
I hope you all had a great New Years! Happy 2008!!
I have been married to my wonderful husband since April '05 and we had our first precious little boy in July '06 and our second July '08.
I have been blessed beyond belief and I am here to share my blessings with others.