Saturday was momentous for us here in the Horton household. Mom and Dad had their first date since bringing Miss Lucy home from the hospital AND Lucy had her first overnight with Grandma Penn and Grandma Maly. Charles and I joked that we would be asleep by 9:00 PM (secretly we both hoped we would be). Instead, after an early dinner at Kona we drove around downtown looking at our old hangouts and reminiscing of our younger years. Then, as any couple spending the night away from their child for the first time, we came home, got in bed, and spent the remainder of the night in each other's arms... watching Con Air on cable television (until 12:30). What a night of romance! Joking aside, we had a great night and have already begun to plan our next escape.
Earlier that day Charles was at the office. I knew I would be missing Lucy later so I wanted to spend some quality time with her outside, away from the television. We had so much fun walking around and playing in the leaves. No matter where we were she tried to cross the street. Already trying to run away from home. This is going to be a problem.
I'm feeling good these days. We're just at the halfway point and the Spring will be here before I even have time to adjust to the fact there is a human being growing inside of me. Second and subsequent pregnancies really fly by. Maybe this is a good thing. I can imagine if I sat and thought about how fatigued and broke we're going to be after this baby is born, I might be second guessing this whole "baby-thing".
Speaking of baby, it is already so incredibly active that I can lay on my back and watch my stomach move up and down. As cool as this is, I have to remind myself the reason this is possible is because I have absolutely no muscle tone in my abdomen. Sometimes I'm surprised I can even hold myself up my abs are so weak. One word: JELL-O
And now, we can officially stop referring to the baby as either "It" or "Fetus Horton". We had our ultrasound and shock of all shocks, we are having a GIRL, a healthy little girl! As much as this does not surprise me (seriously can my family produce anything else?), I am excited to finally know. Right now she's about 13 oz. What a chunk!
We were rushed through the appointment, so we don't have the best pictures, but I did post my two favorites. According to her little profile, she already has the Khamphakdy-Horton lips. There won't be enough lip balm in the world for all of our mouths!
Here is the back of her head with a side view of her face. Her hand is in a fist up by her cheek. "Power to the People!"
So, that's all for now. We'll try to stay current on our posts, but hey, no promises!