Wednesday, August 21, 2013

21 Weeks and E's Name!

Yesterday marked 21 weeks!  Hooray!  We are less than 2 weeks away from our scary time, less than 3 from viability, and about 16 weeks from delivery!  I am SOOOOO ready for December!

I am definitely looking pregnant, even though I continue to get the "I didn't know you were pregnant!" exclamations!  Mainly from people I haven't seen in a while.  That's okay though...at least I've gotten past the awkward stage of just looking like I've gained weight (which I have....and quite a bit too...). 

Baby E now has a name...which I have received MANY mixed reviews on...but, oh well!

Baby E's name will be Evyn Myka!  Myka was chosen because Adam's gaming name has always been "Myka", but in an effort to make it a little more feminine, we changed the spelling.  We knew we would use an E name for the first name, and with the middle name Myka, there were many things that we did NOT want to use because of how it sounded.  But, Evan stood out to us and is a gender neutral name, so we again decided to change the spelling to make it a little more girly, and that's how we came up with Evyn!

Cameron is officially in a big girl bed.  She has a full size bed and a matching dresser for her room.  I have resolved to putting a body pillow at the edge, under the fitted sheet, because on night 2, I do believe she rolled out of bed.  We never heard her cry and didn't realize she was in the floor until I went to get her up the next morning.  This mommy felt REALLY bad!

All of the old "baby" furniture (crib and the matching dresser/changing table) has been moved to Evyn's future room.  Most is set up, but not all.  And it's a mess in there.  I'm cleaning up 4 years of stuff in the dedicated "junk" room that will become her room.  And for the last 2 years, it's been the collecting room of ALL of Cameron's clothes that I have kept, just in case we need them again.  Problem is now that Cameron's clothes (most of them) will not work because Cameron was a late summer/early fall baby, and Evyn will be a winter baby.  So, I am working to organize and get ready for our local "Just Between Friends" consignment sale to try to earn a little bit of cash and get a new wardrobe for Evyn.

Other than that, we're just staying busy and trying to pass the days and months til it's time to meet this little girl!  We can't wait!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

He or She? What is Baby E?!

First off...let me say I know I suck.  I've known what Baby E is for the last 2 weeks and still hadn't posted it here.  Not that there are many readers out there, but I still should be diligent about keeping up with things.  I apologize to those of you who do read.  :)

So, here goes...

After having an unscheduled Dr.'s appointment on Wednesday the 17th, and the tech being able to find out what Baby E is...I couldn't wait...I moved our gender reveal party up to the 20th instead of the 27th!  I know not as many people could make it because of the last minute notice, but it was still nice...for a thrown together event!

I found the cake that I wanted to order online, printed a picture, and took it to a local grocery store bakery.  I didn't want to go to a specialty cake place and spend well over $100 for a cake, so I took it there, just hoping they could actually do this cake...and they could!

Up until that day (and on that day), I polled my Facebook friends and also those who came on what they thought Baby E would be. 


The votes (including the board) were...36 votes for boy and 22 votes for girl!  Adam's mom put "one of each" in the middle, because he broke the rules and told her before the party.
 
And to clarify...Adam was supposed to be the only person who knew.  I did NOT know what Baby E was until we cut into the cake!  The only way I could get Adam to agree to letting me have a gender reveal party was for him to get to find out before.

So, on the day of the party, we picked up our cake....

 
 
 
We cut into it...
 
 
 
Sooooo...He/She...What did we see? 
 
 
 
It's a......
 
 
GIRL!!!
 
It's hard to see in the picture, but the color for the gender is in between the cake layers.  And it was most definitely pink!
 
I was SHOCKED to say the least.  I just KNEW that Baby E was a boy.  Just KNEW it.  And I have to say that Adam played it all off very well.  When we found out that Bailey and Cameron both were girls, he grinned from ear to ear ALL day long.  When he looked in the envelope for Baby E, he looked at it, said "Yup" and then folded the paper back up and put it back in the envelope.  No emotion whatsoever.  He also kept telling me that his co-worker had peeked in the envelope (because he took it to work to prevent me from peeking) and then made comments about the comment his co-worker had posted in his vote on Facebook (which was boy).  I was so mad that I was finding out before because his co-worker knew.  They both played me...which I should have known would happen.  I just looked at Adam and said "Well played, sir!" and he said "Thank you!".  Turns out, he had already told everyone he worked with.  Such a fathead.
 
We are excited to be having another girl!  I have to admit that I still think I'm a little bit in denial and that I half expect for my Dr. to tell us something differently at our appointment tomorrow, but I doubt that is the case. 
 
This will definitely be the house of girls!  Only exception will be Adam and Desmond (our dog)!