Dearest little bean,
It’s been a little crazy over here! Mama’s been car shopping for the last few days and we are trying to find a good car for both you and I. I thought I had found one, but there were some complications with it that we are trying to get figured out. I’ve been mucho stressed about finances, and this whole situation isn’t helping. Your dad is doing his best at trying to get me to calm down. So I’m sorry if you hear some bad words out of my mouth lately, I’m just upset!
The weekend was good. I got lots of sleep, which was helpful, but I’m still SO tired!
Saturday consisted of car shopping and test driving and joking with the salesman about using the trunk cargo net as a baby carrier…I know, probably not really that funny, but you’ll find that your dad and I are very sarcastic people. Then we went to see Oz, The Great and Powerful. It was really good! But your mama LOVES the original Wizard of Oz, so it’s no surprise I loved it as much as I did. The last few days I’ve had some WEIRD belly feelings, right around your area. The first time I felt it was during Oz, and a few times since…is it you?! Most say it’s too early to feel you, but it’s a feeling I’m not used to. And while at first I thought it was rooty-toot-toots, I’ve now felt it enough times to distinguish it from gas. It kind of feels like tiny muscle spasms. Maybe it is, I don’t know…but I’m hoping it’s you and you were letting me know that you love Oz!
Sunday I worked on some projects in the morning, got some rest midday, then went and had corned beef and cabbage with dad and Brennan for St. Patty’s Day…you’re of Irish blood, you know…and your mama will likely remind you of that for the rest of your life, because, well…she thinks it’s cool to be Irish. Then we ventured into Babies R Us together (totally your dad’s idea, but he’ll probably deny it) and we had fun. We looked at and played with strollers and car seats and may have picked a winner for you. Satisfying dad’s requirement of the color orange and my requirement of being gender neutral and cute, of course. It has owls! We love us some owls! Brennan got into it, which was so amazing! I was sure he’d be annoyed about shopping the baby store, but he seemed to enjoy it! He even had to show ME how to unattach the car seat from the stroller…I’m glad someone knows what they’re doing!
Today was Monday, and well, you’ll grow up to learn that Monday is never really that exciting for a working adult. And trying to figure out daycare and car purchasing woes didn’t make it much better.
We have to go see the doctor on Wednesday, at 15 weeks. And I’m hoping they’ll schedule my next ultrasound then and soon we can find out if you’re pink or blue! I can’t wait for you to no longer be an “it.”
I’m doing my best to calm myself for both our sake, so I hope you can bear with me during these times of change. I just want the best for you…that’s all.