Thursday, December 16, 2010

Zone Defense

I love how men can turn absolutely anything into a sports analogy. I almost said men from the south, but I think this phenomenon reaches all of the male species. My favorite comes from the doctor who delivered Abby…

He asked me at one appointment late in my pregnancy with her how many children we planned on having. I answered that we thought we would probably have two or three. He said, “Let me give you a little advice. My wife and I have 3 kids. When you have 2 kids, you can go with man-to-man coverage. But when you have that third child, you have to go to zone defense.”

Well, friends, Burge and I are about to have to implement some zone defense.

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Lane 3.0 has an estimated arrival date of June 28, 2011! Note that this ultrasound picture was taken at my 8 week appointment and I am 12 weeks now. So, the little guy (or girl) should look less blob-like and more baby-like by now.

We are thrilled! Especially Abby, who of course, wants a girl. Grayson is slightly less enthusiastic, but has nevertheless declared his desire for a boy. At least somebody will be happy. We could really care less as long as he (or she) is healthy!

I’ve felt pretty good so far, except for a little queasiness and a lot of exhaustion. I’ve had no real food aversions or cravings yet, except for red meat. I could eat a hamburger or steak at every meal!

We are praying that the next 28 weeks chug along as well as the last 12, and we can’t wait to find out if it’s a boy or girl!