So! Catch up time! IT'S A GIRL!!
We found out last week, and as much as I thought I'd be shocked either way, I wasn't surprised to hear it was a girl. It actually made sense because I distinctly remember feeling cruddy for most of my pregnancy with Syd and welp, history has repeated this time. Sydney also has firmly stated from the beginning that THIS is a girl baby because she already HAS a little brother and now she NEEDS a little sister. I tend to agree with her.
On an unrelated note, anyone have any old superhero costumes in the 2-3T range?
We are really all so pleased. The baby is in perfect health and I'm doing just fine. We've passed all the screenings and all looks well. I've gained an acceptable 10 pounds (total) now, and I'm starting to feel it. I won't be bragging about being a twee pregnant lady any longer. In the last few weeks things have changed dramatically. The baby had a surge in growth, apparently, and so did I! One day I woke up and things just hurt. My joints, my pelvis, my back. Everything felt tight and weird and well lookie there! Stretch marks! Dangit.
People are now firmly aware that I'm pregnant and when I tell them I have four months to go I get the "Oh wow! Poor thing!" look instead of the "Woah! Really? I didn't even know you were pregnant!" thing. Whoops. I guess all that greek yogurt and cheese (and Valentine candy! and bread! And! And!) is starting to do the job. I have to admit, it's fun to feel like eating again and to not feel like death after everything goes down. The only problem is that I need a nap after every meal and sometimes in between. My energy level has officially hit the skids. My favorite activities now include lying in my bed reading, lying in my bed watching t.v., and lying in my bed eating. See you in July!Something about having a baby girl just seems right to me. We've pretty much got her named already (which wasn't the case with our son, hoo buddy). I'm so excited that Elijah will be a big brother to a little girl and that Syd will have a brother AND a sister! I'm excited that John and Elijah will have to come up with escape plans because of all the estrogen (HA!) and I love the father he already is to our daughter. He's a great dad for a girl. And so here we go. It feels real now. Family of five. Two daughters and a son. Crazy!