Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen, It's a...

Sweet baby GIRL sucking her thumb!

GIRL!!!  Can you believe it?!  The whole time I have totally thought we were having a boy, along with everyone else that has seen me.  Poor Daddy...overthrown by 3 daddy's girls, a wife, and a female dog.  Bless his heart...that is a lot of estrogen!  We went in for our 20 week ultrasound and I was convinced it was a baby boy, but when the tech asked if we wanted to know the good news or the bad news I knew right away it was another girl.  No ultrasound tech in their right mind would have told us there was something abnormal with the baby by asking if we want the bad news!  Anyway, now that we have found out we will have Cleveland girl #3 in April we are off to play the baby name game.  This one could take a while!  Jimmy and I can't seem to agree on anything.  Abbie loves the name Ella but it is not one of our faves.  Poor thing, she talks to my belly everyday calling it Ella...has for many weeks now.  I keep telling her that isn't the name but I suppose she isn't going to give up until we fill out an official birth certificate.  Everything else in my pregnancy is going great!  I can't believe I am already half way done.  Time has flown by but I am sure that has NOTHING to do with the fact that I am constantly consumed with chasing after an extremely active and onery 18 month old.  It just doesn't seem possible that my sweet baby girl is already 18 months old.  Where does the time go?

I am getting in the holiday spirit.  Trying to find time to decorate the house...again, not an easy task with an 18 month old at home.  I am very interested to see what she thinks about the tree. Last Christmas she was just starting to sit up so I never had to worry about her messing with anything.  I have a feeling that this year my tree will only be decorated from the middle up! Curious and mischevious little girl!  My dad and Diane are keeping Sloan tomorrow night so I am going to have him bring in all of my holiday boxes when he comes to pick her up.  As soon as she leaves though, I am off to do some shopping.  Going to fly out the door and shop until I drop.  It is so much easier to get things done without Sloan's "help".  I love her dearly but she is absolutely not the best shopping partner!  If I were smart, I would have shopped a little here and there over the past few months, but I haven't so it is crunch time!

Thanks for checking in on us!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and is enjoying the Christmas season!