Sunday, January 24, 2010

Breaking the gender news

We had our detailed ultrasound on Dec 23rd, and we were very happy to be able to find out the gender of the baby. The first thing the ultrasound lady showed us was the growth between the baby's legs. Yep- its clearly a boy, unless she had her hand positioned just perfectly to fool us.
Since we found out so close to Christmas, I decided that we should wait to tell our families until Christmas. The Drydens dont like this sort of anticipation, but I love it. So Andy ended up telling his family over the phone, and I told my family at the end of a reenactment of the Christmas play at our family Christmas gathering.

Being the token pregnant lady, I got to play Mary in the play, with all my cousins children. I didn't look pregnant enough, so I wrapped up the balloon that said "Its a Boy" and put it under my shirt. At the end of the play, when Mary had the baby, I let my mom unwrap the present, and all my family and extended family, then knew... the Petersen girls have an 85% probability of having a boy.

Carinn-1 boy
Katie- 3 boys, 1 girl
Dayna- 4 boys, 1 girl
Heidi- 1 boy

23 weeks down 17 to go

Monday, January 18, 2010

22 weeks down 18 to go...


two friends have told me about how overwhelming it is to go to Babies-R-Us to register.
what I want most is for people to invest in my babies life by being there, not just buying something. But my mom has asked if I was registered... yes now I am.
I mainly want hand-me downs and the bare essentials, our house is rather small, and we don't have any room for "stuff".
But.. despite that I am registered on baby and at Target.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Christmas party turned on me

Shanda and I planned a Christmas get together for our friends that we went to high school with. Its fun since many of us are in town over Christmas, and we like each other. There had been a little bit of talk about having a baby-shower as part of the Christmas party, I said absolutely not, I didnt even know if the baby was a boy or girl, and wasn't quite ready for the reality of having a baby.... as good friends, they didnt listen to me, and added a surprise baby shower aspect to the Christmas get together.
Michelle's baby Logan spit up on me... gross...