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Week 18
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Wow, what a week! We went in for the ultrasound the day after my last entry. Jeremy planned to meet the girls and me there, as he was just getting off of work. It was an early morning for Makenna, who enjoys sleeping until 9am or later, but all in all we had a fun drive. The girls got a kick out of the fact that I had to drink a boat load of water and then not go to the bathroom. By the time we got to the doctor’s office (about a 35 minute drive) my poor little bladder was hurting, and Sierra and Makenna thought that was too funny. As exciting and wonderful as it is to get to see your little one during an ultrasound, I have such a hard time downing all that water and then “holding it in”.

Amazingly enough, after getting behind a huge log truck and a school bus that had many, many stops to make, we still managed to arrive with a few minutes to spare. We checked in, and I only had to wait 10 minutes before I was called back. Jeremy and the girls waited in the waiting room for the first half of the ultrasound while the technician had a look around to make sure the baby was doing okay. All looked fine, which is such a relief. Finally, Jeremy and the girls got to come back, and the first thing the ultrasound tech asked was what Sierra and Makenna were hoping for, a brother or a sister. Both answered “A brother!” The technician proceeded to show us that, in fact, they would be blessed with another sister. It took the girls all of two seconds to be excited at the prospect of a baby girl. I still can’t believe we are having another precious girl. I honestly thought this little one might be a boy, so it was a bit of a surprise to find out differently. I know Jeremy really would like a son (I would love one too!), but I also know how much he loves and enjoys his little girls. Three daughters is such a blessing!

The ultrasound was obviously the highlight of our week. The rest of the week was pretty average ~ schooling, church, and dance classes kept us busy, but nothing too exciting. The girls and I are planning a shopping trip with my mom at the end of the week. Sierra and Makenna are both in need of new dance wear, tights, and socks. And I am hoping that we’ll find Halloween costumes while we’re out. Sierra has decided that she would like to be a black cat, so I will make her costume. Makenna is still deciding. One day she wants to be Ariel, the next she wants to be a cat, but she’s also talked about a ladybug and butterfly. I’ve tried to prepare her for the fact that once we choose a costume and bring it home, she won’t be able to change her mind.

I’m still on the lookout for a new bedspread or comforter. Have I mentioned that we have a duvet cover right now and it is such a pain in the neck? The blanket shifts and bunches, and every time I have to wash it I practically have to be an acrobat to put it all back together again. But, I have such a hard time parting with money for things like that. They seem like an extravagance when we already have bedding. So, we’ll see. If I find a great deal, I might have to splurge, but with Christmas less than 3 months away, and a new baby on the way, I’d really like to save the money to spend on more important things.

Well, that’s it for this week. I hope this entry finds all of you doing well.

Until next week . . . Blessings,
 ~ Liz

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