Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sugar and Spice

We went to get our 20 week ultrasound yesterday and found out we are having a girl. We both were convinced Baby Nemo was a boy so I had the tech check a few times to make sure that the vital male parts were missing. The tech swears it is a girl and has a grainy picture to prove it.

So - Yeah! Poor Lance is going to be outnumbered three to one (if you include our dog).

We are still trying to let the news sink in. I am finally starting to get nervous about being a parent and having this little life join our family. As excited as I am, I have had fleeting thoughts, such as "What are we getting ourselves into?" I am sure every first time parent has some jitters.

Only 20 more weeks before Baby Girl Smemoe is scheduled to arrive. We can't wait to meet her. We are also enjoying the last weeks we have to sleep in a little late and go on dates without having to find a babysitter.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Thanksgiving...Just a Little Appetizer

Like I said, I really needed to do something besides research a paper or take multiple online quizzes. So, here is a small appetizer to wet your taste buds for the real deal.

We went to the San Clemente beach with the whole crew (all 11 of us) the day before Thanksgiving. We couldn't have asked for better weather.

Alex LOVED the sand. Here my little nephew just gets started to get himself dirty. When we left the beach he was covered head to foot in sand.

Lance taking a little snooze on the beach.

Luke, my dad, myself and Adrianna posing for a family photo. You may be able to notice the little belly starting to poke out.

Reasons for Wanting a Girl...or a Boy

I decided I needed to take a break from homework to write a bit more on our blog for my sanity. We find out on Dec. 19th if we are having a boy or a girl. Deep down inside, we really will be happy to have a healthy baby, no matter what the sex will be. However, I have started to make a list of silly reasons why I would prefer one over the other. Hope you enjoy!

Reasons for Wanting a Girl
  1. I can sew cute dresses for her and do her hair with pretty bows. Basically, share my femininity. (For which my friend Sparkey says is one of my "talents," whatever that means.)
  2. When she is old enough, we can go to the American Girls store in LA - Because I secretly want to go there myself now but would feel silly going there as an almost 30 year old without a child.
  3. We can have Jane Austen movie nights while Dad is off watching football in the other room.
  4. I can give her the middle name Dorothy after my mom. (Can't say Dorothy works if it is a boy.)
  5. We can have another girl in the family because heaven knows, I feel outnumbered on both my side and Lance's.
Reasons for Wanting a Boy
  1. He would most likely have a better chance of inheriting Lance's mild manners and less likely to inherit my emotional side.
  2. Overalls. Little boys look so cute in overalls.
  3. Someone to enjoy watching football with Dad so I can get off of the hook during football season.
  4. Easier teenage years. I was a teenage girl once - not looking forward to that with a daughter.
  5. Someone to rough house with the dog. She got along quite capitally with my nephews during their visits.
Either way, we can't wait to find out!

End of Semester Crunch

I feel bad because I haven't posted in a long, long time. My semester ends this coming Monday so I am basically doing homework whenever I am not eating or sleeping. I promise to post some great pictures from our Thanksgiving adventure with my family and more updates soon.
For now, hope you enjoy some shots from our annual Christmas card shoot yesterday. Thank you Jenny for taking the pictures. You can't tell but my belly is getting bigger and is starting to definitely "show."