Sunday, May 31, 2009

Did you guess correctly?

Okay, so I think I've let the FOUR people who've guessed on my previous post wait long enough. :)

Ethan ran home from the bus stop on Thursday, and, out of breath, asked me if he was getting a little brother or sister. I told him to sit down and I'd tell him. He asked me why I had my camera, and I told him I wanted to take a picture of his reaction, since Daddy was still at work and wouldn't see first hand.

So, I told him we were having...

a baby!

...and this was his reaction!

(and although the picture doesn't talk, he also said, "Mo-o-o-ommy!!!" in an exasperated tone.)

But, his expression changed a bit when I said...'s a BOY! You're finally getting your brother!

So there you have it! You know, for the few of you who have waited and wondered. Mystery solved! You can now all sleep much better at night. (I know, I know. You're so very welcome.)

I have to share a funny moment during the ultrasound. Or maybe you won't find it funny. Maybe I just found it funny because I was there, and I heard my husband's tone of voice and saw his face when he said this. (Those of you who know him in real life can probably picture this!) When the technician was looking for the gender, and told us he saw a turtle, Seth leaned in closer and said, "But why is there two of them?!" I looked at Seth. He was completely serious - which made me and the technician laugh. Which made it hard for the tech to get a clear picture due to my belly shaking... but he tried to explain the white and dark lines of the 2D image we were looking at, and that there was in fact, only ONE "turtle". To be honest, I didn't hear all of what he said, I was too busy laughing. I remember he DID say he's never seen a baby with 2 of them yet.

I thanked Seth for the nightmares I'm sure to have now...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hamburger or Turtle?

Well hello there! Yes, I know, it's been a while once again. I've been fighting a nasty cold, including some major chest congestion with sore sinuses, ears and throat... I hope none of you get this particular cold (but since you're just reading this from afar, you're probably not going to catch it from me, at least!)

So do I have anything newsworthy to share? Hm, I just might!

Today was my anatomy ultrasound! I am 18 weeks, and I am happy to report that everything looked fine and dandy with the baby! Whew! It's always a relief to hear that at this point, everything appears healthy. I think I've been more anxious with each baby I've had, and always seem to rest easier after the ultrasound.

The technician we had was the same one we had with Kibby. I remembered that when we asked to find out the baby's gender, he explained to us that for girls they look for 3 lines, or a "hamburger", and for boys they look for the "turtle". I found that amusing, and he used the same references today when we asked him to try to discover this baby's gender.

Any guesses? Did he see a hamburger or a turtle?

I'd tell you now, but I think it would only be fair and right to let my family know first, before announcing here... You know, don't want any hard feelings. ;)

I promise I will make the announcement within a day or two, but until then, leave me a comment with your guess! Come on, you have a 50/50 shot of being right!

"Baby Mango"

Monday, May 11, 2009


My silly girl...

loves to dress herself these days... doesn't matter to her if the clothes are hers...

...or someone else's...

...and has yet to learn her top from her bottom!