Here is Baby Boy H.'s tiny left foot. The baby is estimated at a weight of 14 oz. right now; boy, they grow a LOT in the next 20 weeks!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
We had our 20 week ultrasound yesterday, and thankfully, all went well. The baby looks fine in all regards, and blood tests they had done on me turned out with reassuring results. James was confident that this would be the case, but I spent a lot of time worrying about it--needlessly, I guess!
Anyway, we decided to find out the sex of the baby. I wanted to wait (sort of) but James didn't--he says it's a surprise now as much as it is when the baby is born. I knew it wouldn't work to have him know and me not know, so we found out. What do you think we are having?
Turns out Norah's intuition was right; every time we asked her whether I was having a boy or girl baby, she gave the same response. She always said, "You are having a boy baby, and I am having a girl baby!" She is correct (partly!). We are having a boy baby!
So, now I need to put aside my list of beautiful girl names and look more closely at the (much shorter) list of acceptable boys' names. James will rule some out, no doubt, and then we will have a few contenders. Of course, that will remain top secret until the birth date!
Here is a photo of Baby Boy H. in the womb. About 20 weeks gestation. He was moving all around during the ultrasound; it was neat to see!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
"I'm 2, Daddy's 3, and Mommy's 4!"
"Hobby Yobby (Hobby Lobby) is a WONDERFUL place to go!"
One day, James said to Norah, "Norah, do you want me to put you in your princess chair for dinner?" and she looked at him and said, "That's not a princess chair, it's a high chair."
"Oh Cwap!" [Oh, crap!] when she dropped some spaghetti in her lap the other night. I guess I need to watch what I say a little more closely.....
"Don't be bossy!" [When I tell her (and don't ask politely) what to do...]
I wrote this in an earlier post, but I will say it again,
"Baby Jesus, if you go peepee in the potty, you get 2 candies AND you can watch a "Baby Einstein!"
There are so many more, and I will try to write them down as they occur, but she is an entertaining girl to say the least!
We took about 30 photos of her in her Christmas dress, and only about 2 turned out! Here she is in her "beautiful dress," as she calls it!
Have I mentioned that it is difficult to get a non-blurry photo of a 2-year-old, who won't sit still for even 2 seconds? I am glad I got at least one!
Here is Baby Jesus' friend the penguin and Baby Jesus in another scene created by Norah.
Since I told her that Baby Jesus needs to stay by his mommy and daddy, she takes ALL The figures around the house and puts them in different places. Here they are on her picnic table. The penguin is an honorary member of the Nativity Scene. And so is the farmer; you can see his yellow hat.
Norah made this post-modern scene a couple of days ago. Her tractor-trailer backed up to the barn and must have hit the angel (who again had fallen and had not been helped up!). Baby Jesus is in the manger, with sheep milling around.
Here are some things I have heard her say to Baby Jesus:
"If you go peepee in the potty, you will get two candies AND you can watch a "Baby Einsteins!""
"Why are you crying? TIme for a nap?"
Also, the other day, I couldn't find Baby Jesus, and it turned out she had taken him, a penguin, and a farmer from her Little People sets on a joyride around the house. We found him inside the trailer you see here, in her room, next to the crib. I told her that Baby Jesus likes to stay by his mommy and daddy!
Norah loved playing with our Nativity scene this winter. We didn't put Baby Jesus in the manger until Christmas morning, but that didn't stop her from playing with the other figures present. Oma got some good photos of some of Norah's "scenes" of that most wonderful night!
In this first one, The angel has fallen down, and only Mary and Joseph seem to be concerned.
By the way, I haven't suggested decorating cookies since!