Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dear Baby #2

Dear Cricket,

Well, my love, we have successfully made it to the 2nd trimester, which makes your mama and daddy very much relieved.  I have been in a much improved mood knowing that the chances of losing you have diminished greatly.  Getting to hear your little heart twice last week didn't hurt.  And nice move with the hide and seek game with the doppler.  I can tell you are going to be a handful.

At this point, your daddy is convinced you are a boy.  I think you are a girl.  So we refer to you with different names and pronouns, which amuses the heck out of both of us!  Please don't be sneaky and reveal your parts at the next ultrasound, okay? 

You'll be relieved to know that you have somewhere to sleep when you arrive home, mulitple places, actually!  We are slowly gaining a whole lot of hand-me-down furniture for you.  No snobbery here!  My favorite is your wooden cradle.  Every time I see it, I smile and rub my expanding midsection (YOU!!!).

Speaking of which, it's becoming pretty obvious that I have not just eaten a large meal.  Or, rather, it looks constantly like I've eaten a very large meal.  The pudge is slowly getting mroe solid, and I am definitely looking slightly pregnant.  I love it.  LOVE IT!  And while I can't wait to meet you, I am also REALLY enjoying this whole experience (ummm, okay, maybe not the fact that I've been sick as a dog, but hey, if it gets me to you, then so be it).

Your grandparents have picked out their names, what they want you to call them :)  It's a mixed bag, but let's just say, they are all just as unique as you, and only 1 Grandma in the bunch!  We have a Nana, a PopPop, a Pappy, an Opa, and a couple first names.  Don't worry, we can't keep everyone straight either.  There are a lot of grandparents and aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Don't worry, eventually they will all make sense!  Well, I don't know if THEY will make sense, but you'll get the names straight eventually.  Family NEVER makes sense, might as well learn that now!

We have officially started registering, but since you INSISTED on sitting on my left side, I couldn't walk, and I was darn near escorted off the premises and told to go rest.  So, I'm doing some from home.  But the scanner is sooooo much fun!  Anyway, kiddo, welcome to the "easy" trimester (I'll believe it if I start to feel better).  Can't wait to feel you moving around in there. 




  1. Happy 2nd trimester! What a great milestone.

  2. Congrats on hitting this wonderful milestone!

  3. This is a great post, so happy for you!! How exciting you're starting to look pregnant. Bet you'll be feeling movement soon!

  4. Second trimester has been awesome so far :) Congratulations!!

  5. Great letter. I love it!
    Here is the link to register for the Great Cloth Diaper Hunt...

    They are also on Facebook...

  6. So sweet, love hearing all the excitement!

  7. Yay for the 2nd trimester! I'm so glad that things are going well!

    And the grandparent name thing... it's been a bit of a debate here too. There is one definite Grandma, but the others aren't sure what they want to be called.

  8. that was soooo sweet. WELCOME TO the 2nd trimester Cricket...love you already. :)


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