Thursday, October 05, 2006

Happy Birthday Troyer!

Troyer's birthday was last Friday, the 29th, but he and Noah went on a camping trip for the weekend, and they left at 9:30 Friday morning. Troyer opted to wait for his birthday cake and gifts until yesterday.

I had my ultrasound yesterday, so Chris came home at lunch time to watch the kids. Troyer got to go with me. It was really cool, this is the first u/s Troyer has seen. He thought seeing all the bones was cool, LOL. I will announce what we saw later. *evil grin*

On the way home we picked up pizza and his cake. He wanted a Cars cake, but WalMart was sold out of those kits, so I had them make up a cake with a race track on it, and bought a matchbox sized Lightning McQueen to put on myself. Troyer was very happy with that, since the toy was better quality than cake-topper toys. He also loved all his gifts, which included a Ninja Turtle themed CD Walkman and a Veggie Tales CD to play in it, 3 Star Wars action figures (Han Solo, C3PO, and R2D2) and a Johnny Lightning VW Bug model. He also got a Batman figure and a Veggie Tales DVD.

After moping all last week about having to go away for his birthday, it was a nice change to see him so happy and cheerful.

Ok, so on to the results of the u/s.....

The baby is very healthy, and growing right on track for our due date of Feb 22. The baby was also very active, squirming around everywhere and avoiding the technician's attempts to measure legs and arms and get a good shot of the heart. However, it only took 20 seconds, and seriously this was the first picture she got, so see that it was a BOY! OMG another boy. I'm amazed that God truly thinks that I am such a good mother to boys that I should be given ANOTHER one! Doesn't he know I don't know what I'm doing???

I have to say, watching that little baby wiggling around on the screen, I fell in love instantly. Absolutely adorable (bones and all, LOL) and I can't wait to be able to hold him in February. I am not at all upset to be having another boy. What upsets me is the fact that I am STILL NOT A MOTHER TO A GIRL. It's the general fact and not the specific child that I am disappointed in. There is so much cute pink stuff out there on the racks that I was really looking forward to spending my money on ;-) but now will just sit there. Of course not so much cute blue stuff, plus the fact that I just don't need much more blue LOL.

My other quest has now become finding another cross-stitch baby sampler/annoucement for boy. I am very picky about the designs I choose, and they are hard to find. Everywhere I go I see the same patterns over and over again, and they are the ones I didn't like the first time I saw them. I was unbelievably lucky to find 6 unique designs already, but where will I find a 7th? Plus I have a book of beautiful designs that are all floral and so only appropriate for girls. Now going to waste in my closet. Sigh.

Finally, we need help with names! We have had such trouble already agreeing on 6 boys names, how will we ever come up with another one? Chris has a lot of rules for choosing names, but I'm thinking he'll have to relax some of those rules this time around. I might even have to cave in and buy a baby name book. At least I have 20 more weeks to work on it!

13 comments:

...my 2 cents said...
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...my 2 cents said...

Congrats on the healthy baby boy!! That is exciting! And good luck on finding the perfect name!

I just found out I will have a new little nephew due around that same time. Baby boys are great! :)

(....maybe baby #8 will be a little girl) :)

Lari said...

Congrats on another boy! I'm mom to 3 myself and have really enjoyed your blog. Glad to know everything's going well.

Anonymous said...

Boys are awesome, I have 2 myself! I used to want a girl about 8 years ago when I was pregnant with my last son but I am so glad he is a boy. Boys are less complicated when they get older than girls. My sister has one child and it is a girl and she is a lot more work than my 2 boys.

Rachelmrcr said...

In regards to the cross stitch sampler maybe you could comeup with your own unique design? Have you ever seen those crossstitch books with individual borders and pictures? I'm sure there are heaps around.

Melanie said...

Congrats on another healthy blue bundle!

Audrey said...

I was hoping you would get to play with pink and bows and cute little panty hose.....but there is always next time!

Boys are awesome! I'm glad I have 5 of them!

Anonymous said...

Gretchen, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I just happened to pop in and see your great news!! I am soooo happy for you!!

Frankie

Paula said...

Congrats on another boy! It is downright astonishing. I'd be joyfully flabbergasted if I was you! LOL

Sherry said...

CONGRATS!! Glad to hear everything is going well and the little guy is healthy.
Thought of any names, yet?
Seven boys....hmm, sound familar?

Lisa said...

Congrats! Your dh is nothing if not consistent. Names, oh how I hate to pick names. Biblical? No letter repeats? Just what are his rules? For the record, I like Gideon and Simon.

Jessica said...

Congratulations!! Boys are amazing. I have 2 myself and they are the light of my life. I agree maybe #8 will be a girl ;)

Jody said...

COngratulations!!!!!! I can't wait for you to hold him too!

"I am not at all upset to be having another boy. What upsets me is the fact that I am STILL NOT A MOTHER TO A GIRL. It's the general fact and not the specific child that I am disappointed in."

Oh my goodness, I so love how you verbalized this. I felt the same way after finding out about my 3rd son and had such a hard time putting it to word.