drum roll….

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And The Bean has a name! We decided on Lily Mackenzie Romano 🙂

I was shocked at how hard it was to pick a name. I struggled with the fact that I was naming a human being, not a pet. This name will go on stationary, on a resume, on a wedding invitation, be called out at school as she raises her hand. I took this task as a mother (strange to call myself that!) very seriously. Lily was a name that Mike and I liked before we even knew she was a she. Mike was pulling hard for Peyton to be the name and since I vetoed that I let him pick the middle name, Mackenzie.

Having Lily’s name set in stone makes this journey even more real. We love talking about her and actually using a name. Mike even asks me in the morning…”So how is Lily…” It feels right.

Lily is almost 20 weeks!! Half way there!!

BTW- to Justin & Lauren, I can’t wait to tell Lily the list of names that her uncle & aunt came up with! Personally my favorite from the list was Onamora, which is romano spelled backwards with an added “a”.

 
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Today God is laughing at me

Sometimes I think God has moments where He likes to look down and laugh at us.

Case in point…my Monday.

I woke up and got ready dreading work due to horrible rainy thunderstorms we were having and it was projected to rain the entire day. Mike and I searched the house and only found one umbrella. I do not know how or why I have this particular umbrella, but it was made for a child. Seriously, the diameter stretches from one shoulder to another! I am sure I looked pretty ridiculous heading into my accounts. The only thing it is good for is keeping my hair wet. The rain came from all sorts of directions with the wind, so today I rocked misty frizzed hair. Along with the lack of a working umbrella, I had the day off. Yes people I woke up and went to work on MLK! Thanks to my lovely co-worker Lauren, I would have worked the entire day if she hadn’t sent me a text puzzled why I was up so early on a day off! Thanks Laur! So as God chuckled upstairs I headed to the salon to get my nails done!

On another note I got the fetal heart monitor in the mail today. After a couple tries and with my mom’s help I was able to make it work. Her heartbeat is lovely music that I could listen to all day long!

And on another note we have been preparing the house for the baby and first up was getting the grout cleaned and replacing the carpet in the baby’s room, guest room and Mike’s office. Grout was done and cheap- floors look uber clean 😉

Carpet…well that was an experience. My mom came over in the morning while I went to work during the installation. When I came home for lunch I was surprised when I saw the carpet in Mike’s office. We signed up to get regular looking carpet (these are rooms that are rarely used and we went the cheap route) and to my amazement I had really nice berber carpet! I was shocked and gave my mom an eye…you know the “OMG this is not the right carpet…” eye.

Quietly I mouthed, “this is nicer carpet than I ordered”. I brought her in another room and explained the issue. I didn’t want to say anything yet because if I could manage to score berber carpet for a cheaper price my lips were sealed with super glue. The only hang up- the color. We wanted a light cream color and this carpet was 20 shades darker. Our couch is a light chocolate and when you put a piece of the berber next to it, it blended. I knew I would not get to keep this major upgrade and I went to Lowes to figure out what to do.

The solution = the installers messed it up and installed someone else’s carpet in our house and had our carpet at their warehouse. So they are coming back Thursday to rip out and install the right stuff. I am so happy that this is happening so quick. My house is such a mess with my dining room filled to the brim with décor.

These are moments where I usually would have popped open a bottle of malbec and poured a glass or two.

No vino for this preggo…so I am going to drink my special reserve (aka H2O) and watch 20/20.

Hope you and God got a laugh at my crazy day…I did.

 
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Helloooooo in there….

Hellllooo baby girl…are you in there???? I haven’t felt flutters in a few days 🙁 BUT I did feel a “blob” move in my lower stomach the other night! I have been dying to feel a kick. In attempts to connect to this little alien in my belly I went and got a heart monitor at babies-r-us….major let down. I could not hear a thing. Reading the instructions later it says that it only works after 28 weeks…say what???

28 weeks…..boo to that!

We went online and found a slightly more expensive one (not by much!) and we are anxiously waiting for it to come in the mail!

 
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TEAM PINK ;)

It has been a while since I have updated this blog (again)…and I need to and will update more often to have a better record for my daughter when she gets older……yes DAUGHTER!!!! We found out during week 16 and we are thrilled! We would have been happy no matter what the sex, as long as the baby is healthy.

Now that we know we are team pink I have had so much fun finding adorable clothes for the this little girl 😉 You should see Mike’s face each time I walk through the garage door with my shopping bags.

As for names….who knows! We have a few that we are thinking about and when The Bean has an official name we will make the announcement…but for now, she is still The Bean!

I am almost 18 weeks and the baby is doing great! We got results back from the quad test and she is healthy 😉 As for me, I look preggo for sure! I popped about a day before we left for Christmas break and over the past two weeks I have gotten bigger and bigger! A few days ago I finally felt “flutters”‘ for the first time. It was amazing. Sadly, I do not feel them all the time and so I patiently wait for the moments when I do. Soon, hopefully, I will feel a kick…and it will be worth the wait.

I am having back pains if I am standing for too long and my feet throb almost everyday. I am also experiencing “baby brain” which makes me forget everything. Sometimes when I walk in a room I forget what I had wanted! No complaining, as I will keep these pregnancy symptoms any day over the nausea! I haven’t experienced that for a few weeks now, THANK GOODNESS!!!

We go back this Thursday for another ultrasound and I can’t wait to get a glimpse at our daughter! Mike and I wish you all a happy and healthy 2011 🙂

 
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  1. Billy & Megan commented:
    January 12, 2011 Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS, AMY!!! little girls are so sweet 🙂

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