Wednesday, April 9, 2014

This Girl...

+ She is petite, but makes up for it with personality!
+Loves going down the slide at the park! We don't go to the park everyday but that doesn't slow her down! She makes her own slide with anything and everything! I hear "Weeee", look up and she sliding off the couch, off her toy box or even just around the kitchen floor! {It's kind of my favorite!}
+Her last teeth have popped through {thank goodness!} so she should be done teething for a while...
+Loves babies {or any other child for that matter} It really doesn't matter if they are 3 months old, 3 years old or somewhere in between she sees, smiles, points and yells "baby!" It kills me every time! 
+She is a total Daddy's girl! Drew's car is broken, so we have been taking him to work everyday. She kisses him bye and is pretty content with me during the day, but when we go pick him up from work she loses interest in anything that involves Mommy and only wants Daddy. {and I'm okay with that.} It really melts my heart. I love her Daddy too. 

This list could go on forever! I love being her mother. I want to be able to remember all the little things. It's really those moments that could be easily forgotten that melt my heart the most. I am so grateful for this sassy toddler of mine! 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice!

I've never been good at having patience. When I want something, I want it now! So when my Doctor told me they wouldn't do an "early" ultrasound to check the sex of our sweet baby, I was extremely disappointed! 

I can remember when I was pregnant with Abbigail, the Doctor I went to would to an optional "gender check" for $50. When he told me that, I "waited" a whole 30 seconds before I scheduled the appointment. I know a few different women who can wait their whole pregnancy and not find out the sex of their baby until birth! I can totally imagine how awesome it would be to be surprised and after going through hard labor the doctor saying "It's a {fill in the blank} but I could not do it. Period. 

So at the end of March we were down in Utah and they have a few different places that will do specific "gender check" ultrasounds for you. I was 16 weeks pregnant and still didn't know the sex of my baby and that was 16 weeks too long! We kept the fact that were getting an ultrasound done a secret from pretty much everybody. We didn't want to make a big announcement and then have the baby hide their "parts" from us...

However, that wasn't the case! I was so nervous going into the exam room. My pregnancy thus far had been pretty similar to Abbigail, but I just knew it was a boy {Mothers intuition?} and that made me nervous. I feel like I have experience with mothering a girl. {I know a whole year and a half} But I am comfortable with having a girl. Throw a boy in the mix and it's a whole different ball game. We of course would have been thrilled with either, but another girl would be more in my comfort zone. 

My Mothers intuition was wrong! Two different ultrasound technicians were in the room with us. Baby girl had her legs spread wide! She wasn't hiding anything and was even giving us what looked like a thumbs up! Such a personality already! 

We couldn't be more excited about having a second little girl!