I don't really have anything to update about other than MY BROTHER IS IN TOWN!!! He only lives about an hour away, but for some reason I don't get to see him as much as I'd like. He is in art school full time, works part time at Petes Coffee, and just got a job doing animation for PIXAR. I love him to bits and am so stoked to see him!
That's all really. I'm going to go back in the living room and watch movies with him now!
Ron asked me to go look at rings with him today! I'm not trying to get my hopes up, but I can't help feeling giddy! Things are starting to get really real! : )
Friday night we had dinner at his fathers house with my mom and dad! It was almost scary how well they got along, I think I'm going to have to schedule more play dates for them. They stayed up drinking and talking until after midnight. I ended up passing out on the couch on Ron's lap waiting for them to finish. It makes me feel good to know that our individual families are becoming one BIG happy family! I've never really been close to my dads side of the family, and after my moms parents died it's really just been the four of us (Me, Mom, Dad, and my brother). I've always wanted to have a BIG family thanksgiving like you see in the movies, and it looks like this year it's going to happen! I feel like my life is really coming together. Everything I've ever wanted is right in front of me. It's all happening.
Now they can't say 100% because with girl parts all it takes is a hiding penis to make it a boy! But they said it looked pretty girl like to them, and we thought so too. We're going to get a 3D/4D ultrasound just to make sure, but we're STOKED! Baby Lily is on her way, and we love her to bits!!!
Also, I was feeling pretty today, so I took some pictures.
My mommy took me maternity clothes shopping today! I'll have to post pictures when I'm not feeling so lazy. I'm working for her at school up until I give birth, and she said me looking like I was wearing PJs everyday wasn't cutting it. : ) She got me 3 tops (two of which came with tanks tops also), a pair of pants, a sweater, and a coat! I love them all to bits! I feel so much better wearing them rather than too tight tee shirts with dance pants!
Tomorrow is the BIG ultra sound! 9:30am! I'm so excited! My hormones were RAGING last night, and I spent a good couple hours crying in bed. I was so worried that I'm not going to be a good mommy, and that I don't deserve this baby. It almost killed my excitement about the ultrasound, but now that I've had some rest I feels much better about it. It's crazy how cranky I get when I'm tired!
I got hit with the nesting bug this weekend! It started out as just doing the dishes (normal), that turned into taking EVERYTHING out of my cabinets and washing everything, then rearranging them all. I tore apart my refrigerator, scrubbed out every compartment and rearranged all of my condiments by expiration dates. THEN I got on my hands and knees, scrubbed the floor, then the walls, then THE CEILING!!! I spent 8 hours on the kitchen, 11 on the living areas, and a whole day on our bedroom. I was able to get Ron to clean the bathroom (kind of) because our bathroom has no ventilation so he was worried about the baby breathing in all the chemicals. It's not clean to my standards, but it's better than it was. Now if only I could get his brother out of our house so I could start on the nursery. I'm just DYING to get my hands on that room!
Last night Ron went over to his friend Teddy's house to watch basketball, he wanted me to go with him but I really couldn't care less about basketball, and the walls in the living room were begging me to Mr. clean magic eraser them. As soon as he left I felt the baby kick REAL hard. I got so excited because I hadn't felt it move in a couple days, so I spent the rest of the time Ron was gone just lying on the couch holding my belly and feeling my baby move around. It is the most wonderful feeling in the world! When babe got home and I told him about all the movement he missed out on and he got pretty bummed, but later that night in bed while he was talking to my belly he was able to feel it kick pretty hard. He looked like he was going to cry! We're both so excited!
We get our BIG ultrasound on Wednesday! Myself and pretty much everyone close to me thinks it's going to be a girl. I took some silly "old wives tales" quiz online and it said we have a 83% chance of it being a girl. I think part of us (Ronand I) is hoping it's a girl because we're butting heads so hard on boys names. He's into the super crazy Irish names, and I'm just not. Ugh.
Any who, here's a pictures from a baseball game we went to recently, and a belly pic from today (23 weeks)
I think it looks like I have a big pumpkin or beach ball under my skin : )
Last night I could feel little fingers (or toes?) running down my insides! I've never felt anything like that is my life! It freaked me out SO bad at first, but after it was over all I could think was how badly I wanted to feel it again! I love being able to feel my baby. I love knowing that it's still in there, growing into something so wonderful I can't even imagine! This is my child. This is my future.
I crack myself up every morning trying to get out of bed! It seems to get more difficult to stand up everyday, and I'm only half way through this pregnancy! I honestly can not imagine my belly getting any bigger! Pregnancy is bananas!
Babe had a company party this weekend. They had a bocce ball tournament I had never played before. It's kind of like bowling only your not trying to knock anything over, and it's played on a rough and un-even surface. I was put on a team with one of Babes companies biggest clients! I was so nervous, but the two of us ended up being one of the last two teams in the running! We didn't win, but everyone was treating us as if we had. Even the team we were playing against in the finals. There was a lot of teasing going on about all the "big men who couldn't even beat a little pregnant girl playing ball in HEALS!" it was pretty fun. I don't think I've ever gotten that much attention at a party in my life!
After the party I had to drive us home because Ron had been drinking, and being pregnant I was obviously sober. I don't mind driving him around when he's been drinking as long as we don't have to stay out too late. I get so tired and cranky these days when I don't get to bed before midnight.
When we got home Ron got a call from his friend Sunny saying that some of his old college buddies were in town and wanted us to come over. I was getting tired, but I knew that he REALLY wanted to go and since he'd been drinking I would have to drive him. I said ok, but only as long as we didn't have to stay out TOO late. He agreed and told me we would be home and in bed before midnight. We stopped at 7-11 on the way to get him a six pack of beer and some sparkling apple cider for me.
When we got to Sunny's all the boys and their girlfriends were sitting around a table playing drinking games. I sat and watched, and helped them keep track of the rules. After the game was over (around 2am) and all the girls had gone to bed I assumed we would be heading home, but I was wrong. The boys were only just getting started! They turned on some movie, broke out the cards, and started shotgunning beers. I pulled Ron aside and let him know that it was late, I was sleepy and ready to go. He looked at me with those googly eyes boys get when they've had a few too many and told me to go ahead and go home, he could get a ride with some one else. YEAH RIGHT! They were ALL drunk! I told him that I didn't think that was a very smart idea, and I would be willing to wait for him to finish the beer he had just opened but after that we would be going home. Together.
I was finally able to get him home around 3am. It's funny, typing this out 3am doesn't seem all that late, but things change when you're lugging a belly full of fetus around with you everywhere you go.
He was pretty hung over the next day so we walked down to the store together with the dog for gatorade and excedrin. When he was feeling better he took me vintage clothes shopping to make up for being a butt head the night before. I got an eyelet lace white dress, vintage lace white top, light blue floral button up, and a couple scarves.
All in all it was a pretty wonderful weekend! Now that it's monday I have to start on the house work again. I just can't seem to keep this place clean! Nesting has been really difficult while living with two messy boys.