No, I'm not talking about hell- although you may think, "Tomato, tomahto" to describe what Parker has to deal with since the word I'm talking about is hormones. Parker had to go on a one day trip for work to Oregon: tears. I drop a fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie on the floor: tears (don't worry, there were only eleven cookies left), and stomp stomp sob to the trash can. Gus and Roscoe napping next to each other in the afternoon: tears, because they are just the cutest dogs in the world. True story: A (strange) lady comes up to me at the store today and puts her hand on my stomach and says, "Aww! What a cute little bump!" so I reached over and put my hand on her stomach and said, "Have we met?" Hormones make you do crazy things.
Bill and Jim with the C&C group at Jim's birthday breakfast
I don't want to jinx anything, but I think I'm slowly starting to feel better. This morning, I was excited to restart my morning habit of meeting up with friends at Coffee Time (previously Coffee & Company) after a seemingly endless month-and-a-half hiatus (thank you, baby!). Sometimes there's a full table of people if we all happen to wander in at the same time, and sometimes there's just one or two. Today, Bill and Jim were there and they had plenty to grumble at me about- oh, how I missed the grumbling! As usual, they had lots of worldly wisdom to bestow upon me while I sipped my iced tea, for example: Bill told me a story of how he made a sign to hang up outside his home when he and his wife brought their newborn son from the hospital that said, "Welcome Home, Son- Now Take Out the Trash!" and Jim warned, "Now, I hope you know that thing ain't gonna come out as much fun as it was to make..." (...thanks. I burst out laughing.)
This Saturday I will be done with the first three months of baking this baby and I couldn't be happier about it. We had our three month doctor's appointment yesterday and had a couple highlights- we got to hear the heartbeat for the first time (so exciting) and got a new ultrasound picture. I love seeing the baby. Parker asked the doctor at the ultrasound if he could determine the gender and he said that if he were to guess based on what he saw he would say it's a girl! Of course, we won't know for sure until probably the end of next month but it's exciting to think about.