Drumroll Please!

I don't think this picture leaves ANY doubt about it.

Another boy!  I was convinced it was a girl.  I even ALMOST bought girl stuff online last week.  Glad I didn't!!  The more I think about it though, the more I like the idea of having two boys.  Not that I really have much of a choice in the matter at this point! 

The rest of the ultrasound was perfect, too.  With Carter, they measured his head like 4 times because it was so big.  This baby was right on track and within all the "normal" ranges.  That combined with the results of my AFP testing has me convinced that we have a healthy baby boy on the way.  That makes for one happy mama.

22 weeks

I had C snap a picture with my blackberry this morning (which explains the quality) so I could show off my belly.  The angle that I'm standing doesn't really show much, but it's there.  DEFINETLY there. 

And as for the winner of the Guess the Sex contest:

Cristal V.

My sweet old friend, Cristal, is the winner of the $10 credit to my Thirty-One gifts store.  She is currently pregnant with number three, so I'm SURE something over there will suit her!

Tonight is date night with my hubby.  We're going to see Miranda Lambert in concert and leaving Carter with my mom.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Guess & Win!

So, we'll find out the sex of Numero Dos next Thursday.  That's ONE WEEK FROM TODAY for those of you playing along at home.  Geez, could the wait be any LONGER?  I'm on a pregnancy forum and some of these girls have known since 13 weeks.  So.  Not.  Fair. 

Enough of my ranting though.  The reason for my post is that I've decide to host a little game.  Click the button below or on my sidebar and go make your guess as to what gender our child will be.  Assuming there will be multiple correct guesses, I will randomly pick one to receive a $10 gift certificate to my Thirty-One store.

I know you have to put a guess for weight, length & birth date, too but you can just put zero for now.  No penalties for being wrong there-- the sex is all that matters!  (That'sWhatHeSaid)  Be sure and make your "name" something that I will be able to recognize or use your email address.  In a couple of weeks, I'll post another game to guess the weight and length.  That winner will get something bigger, I just haven't decided what just yet.


15 months - A view from a cell phone

Today I took Carter for his 15 month well-baby appointment (albeit 2.5 weeks late).  The term "well baby" is used loosely as he's on antibiotics for a potential ear infection (caught early with just a little fluid in the ears) and has a horrid cough.  But, he was well enough for FOUR shots and a blood draw.  Congratulations, kid!  To celebrate, here are some fun facts from Carter.
  • He weighs 25lbs 11oz (60-something percentile)
  • He's 31.5" tall (57th percentile)
  • His head is 19" (77th percentile)- he's still on track to be presidential.
  • He has a 100 teeth.  Not really, but currently he has all four incisors coming in.  Hopefully that will be all until his 2 year molars.  He can't just cut one at a time- they ALL have to come in at once. 
  • He still naps twice a day, though I've noticed his morning naps have been shorter lately.  Except on Sunday.  It lasted for 2.5 hours. 
  • This past weekend, he slept til almost 9am before demanding attention from his parents. 
  • We rock him to sleep every night and let me tell you, as bad of a habit that is to start, it makes for some of the sweetest moments when he finally gives up for the day.  But the flip-flopping and wiggling getting there is getting very old.  Especially when mom's lap is disappearing
  • He loves his juice (either flavored water from Target or 2oz Gerber juice and the rest water) and will drink 4-5 sippy cups a day.
  • He's still attached to his noodle (pacifier), but I'm not fighting that battle just yet. 
  • He says all sorts of things now- Mama, Daddy, doggy, hi, bye, bock-bock, quack-quack, ball (bah), this (dis- when pointing), uh-oh and thank you.  I will forever pride myself on the fact that thank-you was his first real word.  He says it with accuracy, too.... especially when he's coming to take something you have! 
  • He can sign "please" and give/blow kisses.  Wet, open mouthed mwah's!
I haven't taken nearly enough "real" pictures, so I thought I'd share what my cell phone captures.  Yes, there are a lot of car seat pictures, but that's really the only time he holds somewhat still.  That, and I love to watch him sleep...





Hammy - 04/15/2010
(These were from last week's "sick day".  Yeah, notsomuch.)

First "real" boo-boo.  He fell on the fireplace.  A+ parenting

This is what four shots and a blood draw will do.



Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name them - work, family, health, friends, and spirit - and you're keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls - family, health, friends, and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.  -Brian Dyson, CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises