"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together, there is something you must always remember; you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. The most important thing is, even if we're apart, I'll always be with you.”~Winnie the Pooh
We are scheduled in 1 week to have an ultrasound with my doctor but, as luck would have it, we were in the mall today and walked past Fetal Studios (like Fetal Fotos). Eric and I both looked at eachother and knew what the next step was going to be. We couldnt wait any longer to find out the gender of our baby.
We were both pretty sure we knew what we were having and needless to say...
Spine (baby was curled in a little ball when we first disturbed the slumber).
We were both wrong.
Its 100%, without a doubt, a boy.
You get what you get and you dont throw a fit. We both also knew that no matter what it was we are so excited to have another baby. Paige pouted for a few minutes at the news that she wasn't going to have a sister but then I told her that she would be the Princess forever and her brothers would be her protectors, and she was fine.
"Your baby is swimming in a tiny pool of amniotic fluid (about a cup of fluid has accumulated inside of you at this stage). This fluid plays an important role in the development of your baby's pulmonary system. The amniotic fluid allows your baby to breathe in the utero as the fluid moves in and out of baby's lungs. The fluid also provides protection to baby as it contains antibiotic agents to inhibit bacterial growth hence your baby is protected prior to its birth. The umbilical cord is attached to the lower part of baby's body. Legs are longer than arms and both limbs move; this can be captured on the ultrasound screen. Some women may also start to feel their baby move at this point of pregnancy; these feelings have been compared to gas bubbles. Many women do not recognize the feeling and may attribute it to being gas bubbles when actually it is their baby moving. Your baby measures at about 4½ inches (11.5 cm) and weighs close to 2¾ oz (80g). "
Well, I figured that, while this time of year there isn't much going on and most people are winding down from the holidays and making New Year's Resolutions to get skinny, I may as well blog about something other than the fact that I am getting anything BUT skinny....
I am pregnant with my 4th and likely, my last baby. I knew after having Cameron that I wasn't done but it took me a good 3+ years to convince myself to get pregnant again as I am one of those that loves having a new baby but really despises what we women have to go through to get them here. Don't get me wrong... I am so grateful for the power to procreate and boy, was I ever blessed with fertility, but I don't really love all the icky parts of being pregnant. That being said, here I am again, 16 weeks along, finally just over the sick stage and getting my will to live back.
I will be honest...I want a girl. Everyone says this, "I will just be happy if its healthy" but, although I WILL be happy to just have a healthy baby, I am definitely seeing pink. Paige and I are outnumbered. We need some strength in estrogen around here. So I find out what we are having in 3 weeks. Cant wait. Cross your fingers for me. I have been somewhat tempted to run to Fetal Photos but...nah, I can wait 3 weeks.
Well, its a New Year. We had a good time ringing in the New Year with good friends...then we ran away to get in our beds as soon as possible. By the way, its really cold here right now. So cold that we drove 5 houses down...it was 7 degrees outside. We couldn't walk. Anyway, New Years Eve is always fun but I think I am getting too old. Maybe we will start ringing in the New Year with Australia.
In honor of the passing of 2010, here is a little memoir of the 2010 highlights for the Erickson Family.
Amy and Paige went to California to go through the temple with my little brother Jonny before he left on his mission, then hit D-land with Whitney and Ashton.
February- Eric took Paige to her first Daddy/ Daughter Princess Ball.
I ran my first Half Marathon in the Disney Princess Half Marathon at Disney World where Eric and I also celebrated our 8th anniversary (the best trip ever)! My brother left for his mission in Boston, Mass.
I ran my second half marathon, the Salt Lake City Half.
Braiden turned 11. He and I took a quick weekend trip to California/ Disneyland. Stress fracture, Race for the Cure with my family.
Paige turned 5. We took a family trip to California which consisted of a visit to Sea World and Disneyland!
July- Eric and Luke put wood floors in our house! Yeah!
My 33rd b-day...whoop de do. Paige Starts Kindergarten, Braiden starts 6th grade, Erickson Family Reunion, Football for Braiden.
Disneyland Half Marathon over Labor Day weekend, Cameron turns 3, 7-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean.
Halloween, Pink Series Park City Half Marathon. Oh, ya, did I mention am prego?
Eric turns 38 and Thanksgiving at our house! (Not much else due to my morning sickness.)
Paige's Dance recital, Family trip to California for Christmas.
So there you have it...2010 at a glance. It was a great year for us. I am excited for what 2011 has in store for our family. I am guessing it will be busy in its own way but I wont be running any marathons.