So far, everything looks good and the pregnancy is progressing normally. I have had a good bit of so-called "morning" sickness (terribly misnamed). I have had the typical pregnancy exhaustion and fatigue. But Sarah has been incredibly helpful through all this. During one particularly bad bout in the bathroom, she patted my leg and said soothingly, "It's okay, it's okay. I'm here." She lets me rest in the afternoon, playing quietly in her room if it's a day when she doesn't need a nap. And she helps me dust. :)
I mentioned in the first paragraph that Sarah thinks the baby is a girl. This may be an understatement. She is absolutely convinced that it is a girl, and she will not listen to any talk to the contrary. She was chatting with a lady in a coffee shop one day. The lady asked if Sarah had any brothers or sisters. Sarah said, "I have a sister, but she's still in Mommy's tummy." At the ultrasound on Tuesday, when the picture popped up on the screen, Sarah exclaimed excitedly, "That's my sister!" Tonight at supper, the baby came up in conversation, Nelson mentioned that they baby might be a baby brother. Sarah just made a face. "No, it's my sister."
At this point, I'm not making a big deal about it. She has a 50/50 chance of being right. If it turns out she's wrong, we'll deal with that when we know for sure. It's not worth fussing about right now.
In other news, Sarah currently now has me all dolled up in jewelry so that I can "go to the ball and meet the prince." She is telling Nelson that he's the prince who needs to dance with me and fall in love with me! So I guess I'll fall in love with my prince now, per my daughter's request. :)
Happy Labor Day weekend!!!