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Friday, September 26, 2008

It's A Girl!!!!

OK, so we have been trying forever to find out what we're having, and it turned into a big mess, but now we are 95% sure we are having a girl. My doctor checked twice, but could never see anything, his ultrasound machine wasn't very strong, plus the baby would cross its legs most of the time. So then we went to the mall last Friday. The girl was new and still couldn't see anything. She also said she thought there might be twins in there!! Talk about stress!!! So we went back again on Saturday to see if the baby had moved, and it had so she could see its little bum. She thought it was a boy, I showed some other people the ultrasound pictures & they also thought it was a boy. We were still freaked out because she still wasn't sure if we were having twins or not, so we set up an appointment with an ultrasound specialist for Thursday. We went in and in the first 10 seconds she said we are definitely not having twins. Then she said it was a boy....but upon further investigation, she decided it was just the umbilical cord everyone kept seeing between the legs because she could not find any "real" proof of a boy, other than a glimpse of something between the legs when you look from the bottom, but from the top there was nothing.......so, she changed her mind & said it was definitely a girl. I'm still a little skeptical, but she said she's sure, and she actually knows what she's doing, so that's why I say we're 95% sure it's a girl. Whew!! I'm so glad that we are not having twins....as fun as that might have been, I think I might have had a mental breakdown. I'm also glad we're having a girl, not that I really cared either way, but I could not decide on a boy's name to save my life. The ultrasound tech also said my amniotic fluid level is really low, so now I've been drinking water like crazy, and have been taking it really easy, not that I was really doing that much before. She said if the fluid level doesn't go up the doctor will probably put me on bed rest, and I definitely cannot have that, so I am drinking water like a crazy woman & I will be laying down as soon as I get home from work. It's hard since we still have a million boxes to unpack, and the dishes & laundry are piling up, but I cannot be put on bed rest. Anyway, I also switched doctors. I've been going to Dr. Broadbent since I was 19, and he's great as a gynecologist, but I don't like him as much as an obstetrician. So I have my first appointment with Dr. Glenn on Tuesday, and I'm very excited for a new doctor who will actually take time to discuss things with me, and to do a more thorough check up on my baby. Hopefully my fluid level will have gone up enough by then that he won't have to put me on bed rest. I hope, I hope, I hope. =0) Other than that, there's not much else going on. We got all moved into our new house, we just haven't unpacked everything yet. Our DirecTV got hooked up on Wednesday, so I was able to watch ANTM & Ghost Hunters, which is very important. More importantly I was able to watch football last night!! We watched Oregon State beat USC. I was hoping it might be a complete shut out, but they couldn't hold on through the second half, oh well, it was still a good game. Have a great weekend, everyone!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lanna probably does not have time to update this, so, this is Matt's update. *This update in no way reflects the views of Lanna and any copying or dissemination of these contents without Lanna's express written consent is prohibited. There, now that the legal stuff is out of the way; We have officially moved into our new house. All it took was scraping all the ceilings, retexturing them, priming the entire house, 2 coats of paint, painting all the wood trim and doors, putting up all new light fixtures and ceiling fans, clean up, move all our stuff in, and clean the old place. Come to think of it, last week pretty much sucked. Now we are in the process of unpacking each room and living out of boxes until that is done. We then have some bathroom repairs to do. This whole owning a house thing seems like a lot of work. We seem to have good neighbors, they have all been very nice to us so far.

We would like to thank everyone who helped us with the aforementioned work, particularly Lanna's family. We sure appreciate everything they did for us. We would like to especially thank Kimri, who saved our bacon. She put in so many hours on our new house, with painting and prep work, we don't know what we would have done without her. I think we bit off more than we knew and she really saved us. A special thanks to Milo who guarded our most prized possession, our flat screen TV. He drove it in the mini van so slowly, he was likely mistaken for an illegal immigrant (sorry, "undocumented worker") trying not to get pulled over or a housewife yelling at her 6 kids in the back (sorry again, "home maker" or "domestic engineer".) Those who did not participate, you missed an impressive fireworks display when Jimmy was installing one of our light fixtures and crossed some wires or something. Maybe one day we will post some photos of the house, once it is organized.

One last thing Lanna wanted me to add:
Go Penn State!!!