Happy Halloween (from the three of us!)

Our WoW-time hasn't been so much busy as boring lately--we haven't even been playing much, though we at least got the in-game Halloween stuff done. That Troll of mine is level 80 and re-named (finally!), Jon's been working on leveling a Troll Shaman (hmm, I sense a theme here), and we've been missing most of the guild's raids in order to spend more time together and with family in real life.

After all, real life is where the real excitement is right now: I felt the baby move for the first time yesterday!

I was lying on my back after taking a nap, I woke up with a funny feeling in my belly and wondered if I would be able to feel the baby (I'd been trying for a couple weeks, but the little one was still, well, little) so I put my hands down there for a minute, and tried to get a feel for anything that wasn't just my own pulse. I held very still, and I did feel something, a gentle little bump against my hand and a light fluttery feeling on the inside! I felt the same thing a couple other times, and a few times without my hand over the exact spot, but I still wasn't totally convinced. After all, I'd been wanting to feel the baby move for a while now, I could be just imagining it. I texted Jon at work that I thought I'd felt the baby move, then called my mom for her advice. (She'd never felt the baby as early as 16 weeks, though, so that just made me more confused. :P)

This afternoon, though, I felt the bumping again...and I guess the baby was getting a little antsy and feeling like I was ignoring him/her, because it was even stronger and there was definitely no mistaking it this time! I already knew I had a wiggly little guy in there, I guess now he/she is letting me know that they want to play soccer when they get a little older? ;)

And speaking of he-or-she, only a little while now until we know for sure...hopefully. We've got an ultrasound scheduled for Monday morning, and either Jon or I will be posting the new pictures and letting you guys know when we know for sure--so if you want to make a prediction, now's the time!

I know Katie thinks it's a boy from the craving I've had for steak, and Jon's mom thinks so too (though I can't remember what her reason was). Naajaku from our guild asked about spicy foods (Thai yes, Mexican no) and then proclaimed it to be a boy as well.

No one's predicted a girl yet, but there's evidence on that side, too--I was apparently just as squirmy when my mom was pregnant with me (though I certainly didn't kick so hard), and not only are the oldest kids in Jon and my families female, all of his siblings that have had kids so far had girls first.

What do you think it will be? Vote in the poll on the right if you want to guess, and let me know why you think so in the comments! :D


Katie said...

Yes, I still stand by my vote for a boy!
Eric says girl because he, Dan, and Jaymie have all had girls first. Apparently he feels that it runs in the family!
How exciting that you find out Monday!!! Also very exciting that you felt the baby move! They'll just get stronger and stronger! :)
We missed you guys for trick-or-treating this year. I think that we first met you on Halloween two years ago! Crazy, huh?!

Cindy said...

We can't wait until Monday to see if we're right. Walt thinks it is a boy too, but we could only vote once! Life is motion so I'm sure you felt the baby move. Isn't it wonderful!

Cushfamily said...

I am going to say girl, because I don't want to jinx the trend of "girls first" in everyone's family, but the Myers are notorious boy makers!

Andy M-S said...

Well, you were first, Kate, so I'm going to bet for a girl.

Tess said...

I predict that in 5 months Rosie will leap out and dance straight into the hearts of her parents and never stop spinning until she has everyone wrapped around her little finger.