Thursday, January 20, 2011

Finally - A Girl!

If you are friends with me on Facebook, you have already read about our great news.  Baby #3 is a girl!  We honestly couldn't believe it when we had our ultrasound on Tuesday.  Josh and I both were expecting another boy, so we were so surprised and elated when we saw that baby is a girl!  Thomas went with us to the ultrasound and when the ultrasound tech told us her gender, he wasn't the least bit surprised.  He has told us from the beginning that baby was a girl. 

Josh was skeptical when the ultrasound tech told us those were girl parts.  He said, "Are you sure?  Don't the boy parts hide sometimes and you just can't see until birth?"  The ultrasound tech replied, "You see this [pointing at the screen] her legs are wide open and she is definitely a girl!"  We both were teary eyed when we finally realized we are going to have a daughter.  Josh has already said, "She's mine.  I might let you hold her occasionally."  I told him I would remind him of that at 2am! 

As you other women know I'm busy thinking about all the little girl clothes and decor I need to buy.  I can finally have a feminine diaper bag and buy dresses, bows, tights, and girly shoes!  I have also been wanting a bassinet this time and Josh told me on Tues morning before the ultrasound that if baby was a girl, I could have a bassinet.  So I get one now! 

I'm including some pictures and a short video clip of baby.  The pictures are so great because I went to a specialist's office since my OB is in solo practice and doesn't have the latest technology for ultrasounds.  And of course, I think she is just beautiful! 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

He Walks!!!

Prayers have been answered today for Josiah, who is only 5 days away from 19 months, finally decided to walk independently!! You have no idea how much I have fretted, whined, and complained over his refusal to walk. I took him to the pediatrician this past week for his 18 months well-check and he told me that he would walk when he is ready. The doctor said that as long as he thinks it is faster to crawl from point A to point B, he is not going to walk. As much as I appreciate the doctor's lack of concern for his mobility, he isn't 4 months pregnant carrying around a 26 lb toddler!
Thankfully, today he just decided it was the day. Josh's parents came over for a little while to see the boys and Josh positioned Josiah to walk between him and his dad. He has done that plenty of times, so it wasn't that thrilling, except he seemed to have good balance and was walking more than two steps. Then Josh had him walk a little farther, until before we knew it, he had walked across the kitchen! He is still falling down quite a bit, partly because he is so interested in what his feet are doing and also because he is too busy socializing!
We are out of dvd's to record this momentous occasion (I will get some this evening), but I did snap a few pictures of my toddler!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Just For Laughs

I thought I would share a couple of funny pictures with you just to make you laugh.  Josiah is 18 months and we put him on the potty when he has to do his business.  He is a very expressive child, so it is easy to recognize the signs of needing to use the potty.  Believe it or not, he actually likes to sit on the potty and has been doing it for a few months now.  He also likes to "read" while he is sitting there.  I usually ask, "Josiah, would you like a book?" And now he says, "Yeah, Yeah" and shakes his head.  So here are a couple of pictures of his recent "reading on the potty" :