It's funny how things can seem like they've gone by so fast....yet took so long. I guess it's because I never thought the days of my head in a toilet would ever be over and now that they are (for the most part), everything else is zooming right along.
I'm excited to say I have a nice little belly now and I have to admit, the best thing about this part of being pregnant is not having to suck it in anymore! As a woman, I've been sucking it in for as long as I've known what "sucking it in" meant! You girls know how it is....
Things have been going pretty well now that I'm feeling better and more like myself. That first 14 weeks or so I was pretty much down for the count...it was AWFUL. I was always throwing up, sleeping and feeling like I had a monster case of the flu. I didn't even cook the whole 3 months because just the smell sent me running to the bathroom and since the husband doesn't know how to cook....we ate a lot of sandwhiches. I've told the husband if he wants anymore kids....we're adopting!!!
In about 2 weeks (on Valentine's Day) we get to find out what we're having!! Correction, " I " get to find out what we're having...the husband is insistant on being surprised and I'm just as insistant that I need to know. I've never been one that's good with surprises, nor do I have the patience for it...plus the planning nazi part of me HAS to know. Of course I've had my fair share of people giving me a hard time and lecturing that it's so much better to be surprised and I find myself getting REALLY annoyed. As far as I'm concerned, the decision to find out gender is a personal choice...they made their choices and they should respect that I've made mine instead of laying on the lectures and voicing obvious discontent.
The husband respects my need to know and I respect his wish to be surprised, so I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure he gets his wish. I'll be keeping the gender quiet from most everyone (except you of course....he doesn't read my blog) and I'm planning to get the basic part of the nursery done within the next 2 months so he can help me and then I'll do the final decor by myself with the touches of pink or blue (the lecture from the naysayers was why can't I just do the whole thing in neurtral....and my retort was...because I DON'T WANT TO! Sheesh.
For the most part I think we've got the names down. For a boy it will be Ethan Harris. And for a girl we are leaning towards Lily Spring (Spring happens to be my middle name and I was having trouble coming up with another middle name to match Lily that didn't sound totally country.) So now I'm just counting down the days until I find out which name the Butterbean will get!! I'll post the ultrasound pic and stuff for you as soon as I get it....can't wait!