Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Drumroll, please.....

It's a boy!!! The doctor is '1000%' sure it's a boy. He's very active and we had a hard time seeing anything for more than a second at a time, but there was definitely a penis exactly where it should be. We're very excited; nervous, but excited.

Everything else looked great, as well. All body parts are present and accounted for (and in the right spots) and he's at the 64th percentile for size and weight. The VCR was broken, so we don't have a video, but the doctor gave us several pictures to show off to everyone.

Now we just have to mentally prepare ourselves for having a little tyke, rather than another little princess...I guess there goes the girl name we'd already picked!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


While Sydney's verbal skills continue to astound me, I still find myself chuckling at her mispronunciations and mix-ups. A couple that had me laughing this week:

"Mommy, I want to eat a HANGERBER for lunch."

You figured out that HANGERBER is hamburger, right? The next one won't be so easy....

(Pointing to one of the Disney characters on a Memory game card) "This one is HOKEY POKEY."

Ever heard of HOKEY POKEY in a Disney film? I hadn't, either. It turned out to be Pinocchio, which I will admit is a pretty tough word to say.

Needless to say, we are entertained daily by these little pronunciations. I'm going to be pretty sad when she learns to pronounce everything correctly, but for now, I know to enjoy it while it lasts.

Sunday, June 11, 2006


To make bath time easier, I usually climb in the tub and take a bath with Sydney. Our tub is fairly deep and leaning over it tires me out, especially now that I've got a belly in the way.

A couple of nights ago, I was already in the tub while it filled with water. Sydney undressed herself, threw her clothes on the floor and used the potty. When she finished her "business" she began to get in the tub. I asked, "Sydney, where do your clothes go?" meaning, "Put your clothes in the hamper." In her excitement, she picked up her pile of clothes and threw them in the unflushed potty. I cried, "No!!!!!!!!"

Ryan came running in, thinking something terrible had happened, and the two of us cracked up laughing. Poor Sydney had tears in her eyes thinking she'd done something terrible. She fished her clothes out of the potty and threw the soaked items in the hamper.

We started laughing even harder and I felt rather sorry for her. Ryan and I couldn't stop laughing long enough to reassure her that she'd done nothing wrong. It took a good five minutes of cuddling to calm her down.

I knew it would happen one day seeing as the hamper is right next to the potty. I just didn't think we'd find it that funny.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

The Date is Set!

June 27th is the big day.....the big ultrasound will be performed to determine the gender of our newest addition to the family. We'll be happy either way; however, all three of us are keeping our fingers crossed that it's a girl. We'll see!