Thursday, September 17, 2009

18 Weeks


The famous 3-point post in which I discuss 3 separate items without having to transition between them or have an overarching theme.

1. My belly looks considerably bigger today than it did yesterday. I credit the Chinese food we ate last night. I need new clothes

2. We are heading out to DC this weekend. We are trying to pack in lots of traveling now because I understand it can be more difficult to travel with babies once their on the outside. Leroy is going to camp where he is allowed to chase and be chased by other dogs for a good 10-12 hours a day. Jack is going to stay with cats where he will finally be understood. We took Jack for a trial meeting the other day since I seem to remember that cats and dogs are not supposed to get along. Jack occasionally whimpered when he felt like one of the cats was looking at him too harshly. Other than that, they mostly sat in similar poses and were equally entertained by the magical moving laser dot.

3. Next week is the big ultrasound. The one where we hopefully see a fetus who looks rather baby-like. Also, the one where we might have the opportunity to find out the sex. We change our minds every day on whether or not we want to find out. There are just so many options. Please vote* in the comments section.
-We find out at the ultrasound and tell everybody. This option seems to involve lots of pink and blue.
-We find out at the ultrasound and don’t tell anybody else because we are mean, mean people.
-We don’t find out and also don’t tell anybody since we don’t know. We are all surprised but also have a hard time thinking of Fetus as anything other than a little fishy or froggy or it.
-We have the technician write it down and put it in a sealed envelope to open over a dinner date days later thus spreading out the excitement.
-We have the technician write it down on a piece of paper and plan to never look at it but do because we can’t handle it just being there and not knowing.

*Note: The vote will have no bearing on the actual outcome :-).

7 comments:

Kenton said...

Thanks for keeping me updated!

Megan Langford said...

I vote for the sealed envelope to look at a few days later to spread out the excitement. (I may steal that from you.) (On second thought, no, I want to know immediately.) Then you still have to decide whether to share with others though...

Molly said...

I vote for the sealed envelope to look at a few days later--there is going to be so much going on in the delivery, one thing to already know!

Gina said...

You don't want just yellow and green stuff till the baby is born do you? Sealed envelope is the way to go.

Lindsey said...

I vote for not finding out at all! This is for selfish reasons - I think I would like to do that too, and I want you to tell me what it's like.

Kate said...

I am also selfish, and I need to know! This is my favorite option:

-We have the technician write it down and put it in a sealed envelope to open over a dinner date days later thus spreading out the excitement.

However, you must also tell people after your romantic dinner.

Tracy said...

I did not find out what I was having but the grandmas did- I do not recommend that option!!!!
However I will say that I kind of wish I had known since I had to scream at someone- anyone- to tell me that I'd had a girl (ended up being the anethesiologist that let me in on the secret of my child's gender)
On the other hand yellow and green isn't too bad since you can use it again no matter what gender you have!

fyi- this is your cousin- love the blog :)