Thursday, June 23, 2011

Katie and Jellybean

It's been a while since I gave you a good Katie update, so here's one that continues to make me chuckle:

Katie is over the moon with the idea of being a big sister. Ever since she saw JellyBean on the ultrasound, she talks about him/her non-stop. If you ask her about the experience, she has a few choice responses she pulls out:
* "It was swimming!"
* "It waved at me and I waved back."
or, my personal favorite:
* "The baby showed me his bootybum."

Now she's thinking of all the things she's going to teach the baby to do, and it's slowly evolving into how much she can boss a baby around. I think that's what she's most excited about. She's also very very clear on the gender she prefers. A typical conversation goes like this:
Katie: "When will my baby sister be here?"
Me: "Around Thanksgiving, you know that."
Katie: "I think my Baby sister will like the name Yellow. I'm sure she told me."
Me: "What if you have a baby brother instead? You know, a boy baby?"
Katie: "That's not going to happen."
Me: "Well, it might. Remember: God chooses whether you get a baby brother or sister."
Katie: "If it's a brother baby, I'm giving it back."

Slowly she is coming around to the idea of a boy (we try to refer to Jellybean as a boy often just to get her to think about it), but she definitely wants a sister. There was much consolation in the idea that she could still dress up the baby even if it was a boy.

It just makes my heart so happy to see her like this. I know we're a family, but something about this baby just seems to make us more "complete." It rounds out the circle, so to speak, and gives her someone to boss around eternally.

Thanks for the good thoughts and comments :) On a less fun note, I'm off to the Urologist again today to hopefully put an end to kidney infections for the rest of this pregnancy (thank you, but three has been more than enough!). I think he's going to put me on an antibiotic for the next five months...more pills. Blech.

Oh, and if he says "Vay-gyn-ah" again like he did last time (all with his creepy undertaker personality and voice), I will laugh. I haven't slept enough to hold it together this time.


  1. How cute to hear how excited Katie is about her little sibling!

  2. Hi from ICLW! Your daughter is to stinking cute! I love the 'if its a brother baby, i'm giving it back'. LOL. The innocence of children. Sending you lots of positivity throughout this pregnancy!!

  3. Thank you both so much! I really appreciate the good thoughts!

  4. Stopping by from ICLW. Your daughter sounds absolutely adorable! I love her description of seeing her sibling!
    I look forward to following the rest of your journey!!

    ICLW 33

  5. Love the excitement your daughter is showing about her upcoming big sister status. Too cute.

    Hope you can get rid of the kidney infections.

    ICLW #10

  6. You need to get a "van-gun-uh" recording on hidden camera or something.... Love it!