Today Nate made me cry. We were talking about our trip to Canada and how we first stopped to see Grandma (my mom) and then Auntie (my sister), and then Grandpa and Grandma (DHs parents). Then Nate asked me if I have a Dad and I told him yes, but my dad died a long time ago. I got teary eyed and Nate said, "Mom, mom, it's ok. I can grow up real big and be your Daddy forever and ever." OMG! BAWLING! He is such a sweet boy with such a sensitive heart.
Then he asked me why my Daddy died and I told him that he got very sick and died and that that sometimes just happens. Nate said, "But WHY?" So I said that everyone dies when they get old...that you get to be a grandpa/grandma and get really really old and then you die. He got kind of sad and said that he doesn't want to die.
Gosh I hope I'm doing this right and not warping my kid. I told him not to worry that he'll live a long long time. Then later he told met that I'm not ever going to be a grandma. I knew what he meant, but I told him that I look forward to being a grandma to his kids.
Poor kid. Ever since our ancient cat died, he's been very sad about the whole death thing. Isn't he too young for this? Sigh, I wish I could protect my kids from all of life's hurts.
18 weeks and it I sit here stunned.
I jokingly asked DH if he wanted to go to the mall today "to find out." He said, "Yes." I wasn't expecting that answer. He hates the mall. So, I told him that he had to call and see if the place had an appt. available. He said ok. He hates to make phone calls. Then I said, well, I have to go by the maternity store to get some work clothes too. He said ok. He loathes clothes shopping with me. So I said, "I'm hungry too. We'll have to get lunch there." He said ok. Did I tell you he hates the mall? So, I figured if he's willing to do all that, he must really want to find out. So, we headed down there and got right in (they weren't answering their phone), and the lady teased him by saying oh there's the head, there's the nose, there're the feet etc. I could just feel the tension oozing off of DH and finally she said, nonchalantly, "And it looks like a girl." Then she went on to do the heartbeat and look at other things and Ron said, "Are you sure it's a girl?" And the lady said, "Well, my manager will only let me say 100% girl at 24 weeks, but she's got her legs up by her head, so I've got a clear shot and there are no boy parts there. But...I'm only allowed to tell you 80% girl since your wife is only 18 weeks." Then she gave us pics and we went to the mat. store. Then we had lunch and sat there in disbelief. Then I asked him if he'd like to go to Gymboree to pick out some pink stuff. He agreed. I've never seen him so excited to pick out clothes. He picked out a cute little dress with pastel dots all over it and I picked out a pink shirt that said "Daddy's little Monkey" and some monkey pants to match.
When we got out to the car, I asked him if he was feeling happy to be having a girl and he said, "Well, she said only 80%." I laughed at him and explained to him what she was actually trying to tell us...that her manager will not allow her to say 100%, but THERE ARE NO BOY PARTS THERE. LOL!
OMG! Congrats!!!!! (sorry for posting in your journal, but I'm so excited for you ) Gymboree has the BEST girl clothes!
There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic. ~ The Thirteenth Tale
Hi Laura! I don't mind if you post here! And ITA! I love gymboree. Unfortunately, they are a bit expensive and I'm a tight wad, so I don't indulge very often, but this was a worthy occasion indeed!
Oh heck yeah! I am sooooooo happy for you Bobbie. Now you have a pink partner in crime, even though you are STILL outnumbered.
This is so exciting....wow..a girl monkey
Yes! Pink! I love pink! I'm so excited to buy pink! Yay pink! LOL!
Oh man. Sam and Nate were sick with this stomach bug a few days ago and they gave it to me. Now it just won't go away. My stomach has been upset for days. Owie. Whine whine whine. Ug!
Oh Bobbie, a girl!
I love my little man, he makes me happy from head to toe. I swore I never wanted a girl, but gosh what she does to my heart I cannot even describe to you.
I am so happy for you.
"Don't Let a Suitcase Full of Cheese Be Your Big Fork and Spoon"
Lumpy!!!! OMG! So good to see you! Long time no see! I miss you lots!
I'm tired lately. I've also had a wee bit of m/s come back. Yuck! Go away! This little girl has also been kicking me more and more and I love it. Such a nice feeling.
Nate is getting along better in K. He's been getting a smiley face stamp almost every day. YAY!
Sam is doing well too. He's still cruising around the furniture and walking with us when we hold his hands, but doesn't seem interested in doing it himself. He will.
OOO OOO OOO! I bought a new camera! I'm so excited! I bought an entry level SLR. It's the Canon Rebel. I'm so excited to press the button and actually have the camera take the picture...or 50 pictures in a row...NO DELAY. YAY! I just have to sit down and figure out how to use it now. No more missing Nate's cute smile.
The house hunt goes on. I'm thinking by Christmas the houses in our target neighborhood will sink into the $300's. It's about time. Seriously, with this housing crisis going on, I just can't fathom why some people still think their 4 bed/2 bath ranch style home in gross-ville Califonia is worth $460k. Oh well, they'll figure it out in the next year when their house just sits on the market.
I have jury duty tomorrow. Blah!