Okay, so I'm back after 3 months of silence, eh? LOL!! :) It's just been one thing after another, and I was doing good to check my email every couple of days...
And, in case you don't re-read other people's comments...I have some more news!! :)
WE'RE HAVING A BOY!! :)
I can hardly believe that!! I was telling my sister yesterday that I'm still in kindof a shock, because I've never really pictured myself as a mommy to a boy!! LOL :) Especially after having lived in an all-princess world for almost 4 years!! But, as I think back to my daycare days, I was reminded that the 2 kiddos it was harder for me to leave were 2 little boys I'd had since they were 18/24mos. (they were well over 3 years when I left & had Abbey...oh my goodness, that means they're around 6 or 7 years old, now...I can't imagine!!). Anyways, Stephen was 18 mos. when he started daycare, and that was around the time I had just started back, and I was his first teacher, he didn't move up from the baby room, so we bonded. I'll never forget him looking at me one day and saying, "I love you, Manny." My heart just melted & of course I teared up!! Okay, a lot...
Then, there was Jayden. He was really very attached to me. He was a rough-housing little boy who had issues at home, but then after being rough with another kiddo or something, he would turn around & be the sweetest loving boy you'll ever meet.
I can't believe that they're in Kindergarten or 1st grade by now!! TIME FLIES!!
Anyways, Steve was, of course, overjoyed!! LOL Once the technichian left the room, he finally wiped his eyes a little bit!! LOL :) I promised to tell everyone that he handled it very much like a tough man, though!! LOL :) So, that's our secret!! LOL
My Dad is in shock!! Mom bought me a little outfit for the little guy & he said he couldn't even get out how cute it was!! He's just beside himself!! He told me after we told him it was a boy that he was fully expecting this baby to be another girl. He said he'd given up on boys!! LOL :) So, I am SO happy to have made him so proud & excited over a little boy...
Um...Abbey's first reaction was very honest &, um, blunt...after the technician told us, she said, "What do you think about having a little brother?" and Abbey immediately answered, "I don't WANT a baby brother!!" She's kindof recovered since then, though, and is getting excited, I think, about a baby in general. We're trying to get her involved on naming baby boy, and I think we're getting close to a decision...but that's for another day!! :)
Christmas was wonderful!! Missy already shared about Christmas Eve, so I won't go all into that again, but I will share about the Rose Petal Cottage & a pig...That's what Abbey asked Santa for!! A Rose Petal Cottage...and a pig...(one of those FurReal pigs.) So, she was very excited to wake up to all that on Christmas morning...and, of course, she got so many other toys I don't think I can list them all...Another sweet Christmas morning moment!! :)
My Santa didn't do too bad, either!! Steve surprised me with some really good presents this year!! Not that any present he's ever given me has been bad!! I don't mean that!! LOL We usually don't go all out for each other on Christmas, especially since Abbey was born, but this year, I got a beautiful "circle" necklace, a perfume set I love (Philosophy's Amazing Grace!! One of the BIG sets!!), and a total surprise, a black leather scrapbooking tote on wheels (it's lined with black w/ white polka dots inside...totally cute!! LOL)!! :) He did REALLY good!! :)
He got tools (a set he's wanted for a couple years, now), and the Dale: The Movie collection. Doesn't sound like he got as much as me, but his tools weren't cheap!! LOL :)
Okay, that's all I've got time for for now...We've gotta figure something out for dinner...Talk to ya'll later!! :) Love ya!! :)