(More about Ben's thoughts on the matter to follow)
There were just a few things I forgot to include on the previous post...
...like an ultrasound picture!
This is from my phone at our 11 or 12 week appointment. Tyler so sweetly offered to laminate the picture at the office for safe keeping. Turns out that laminating machines melt the u/s picture paper! :'( So glad I'd taken this picture beforehand to send to my family! If you can't tell, the baby is lying on his/her back, showing us his/her profile of left side of face and waving his/her right hand.
(We'll be happy after my appointment on Monday to stop saying "his/her".)
And here are the two big siblings!
Ben is pretty pumped up. He kisses my belly all the time (and comments on how "really big" it is already). He actually spilled the beans to their babysitter right after we'd spilled the beans to him. She told me that he said, "Guess what! There is a baby in my mommy's belly. It has to stay in there for a little while, but then the doctor will take it out. It's a boy, and his name is Superman."
Since I can guarantee this baby won't be born with a cape and secret identity, we've been working on talking about how much fun little sisters are too in hopes of warding off possible double disappointment!
How could he not want another one of these to hug?!
Ben's been very helpful in the baby-name department. Other than Superman, he's suggested "Zaxby" (possibly in reference to my chicken-tender sandwich phase a few weeks ago...thanks for that reminder), "Hank" (that would be the triceratops from Dinosaur Train), "David" (happy he stuck with that one and not "Goliath") and "Married" ( That would be as in "Mary and Joseph"...proof that if it has to be a girl, he still thinks very highly of this child).
And they're off! Just think, soon there will be three doing these circles around me...