Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Drizzle is (Probably) a...


A had a sonogram today and the doctor is pretty sure it's a boy and will confirm 100% with another sonogram in early December. Darn it, I'm going to have to wait a few more weeks to start shopping blue. And, I'm going to hold off on writing about how I feel about the prospect of having a son (SO EXCITED, YAY! in short) until we know for sure. We'll also keep Drizzle until we're sure, because I know how much my mom and Deanna love the name. (Facetious.)

Speaking of things we don't know for sure, we also found out today that C, Drizzle's dad, is more uncertain about the adoption than we knew at first. A is hopeful that he will come around, but we are grateful to know how he is feeling because if this adoption plan fails, it will be much easier to deal with if we see it coming. It is very comforting to know A and have ongoing communication with her.

On to cheerier topics! Evie is having a communication growth spurt and is a little mynah bird these days, imitating words and signs and is also starting to use them with purpose. She now signs (independently, not mimicking) "milk," and "eat" and is starting to sign "all done" again (after refusing to do it for weeks). She is also mimicking some of the hand motions we use with songs we sing to her and one of my next missions is to get that on tape. Unfortunately, you'll have to hear me singing in the background. :)

Evie also says "baby," "ball," "no!" and "Dada" (again) independently and mimics the sounds of "bye bye," "bread," "yeah" and "girl." "Baby" and "bye bye" sound identical, so you have to go by context! She has also started saying "gaga" intently, in a tone of voice that indicates she believes it is a word. I haven't yet figured out what it means.

I'll end with a couple of cute anecdotes:

Yesterday Evie woke me up with the following coming over the baby monitor: "dadadadadadadadadada.....Mama?"

Today when I walked into her room to get her up from her nap, she waved "Hi" to me!

How is it that she just keeps getting cuter? This is her "smile for the camera" face these days. I need to teach her how to say cheese with her eyes open:


  1. YAY a son! How exciting!! I love Evie's new smile too :-) I'm glad you're pursuing this with caution (duh) but I'm very excited for you regardless :-)

  2. Yay for boys...I will say a little prayer that the birth father comes around, but can't wait to hear more on your thoughts of having a son.

    Adorable little smile for the camera face, that is the cutest thing ever!


  3. Awww, a brother and a sister--that holds a special place in my heart (and probably yours).

    I can't wait to see my cute *sobrina,* such a big girl!

  4. Boys just rock! The mommy-son bond is like nothing imaginable. :) There is just something about seeing a little boy, with his vulnerabilities, and knowing one day he will be a grown, confident, man with his own family...it just blows me away daily.

    I will be praying that the father is able to do what is best for his child, and allow him to grow up in an intact, stable home.

  5. So wonderful! I love having boys. Evie just keeps getting cuter and cuter! I love her smile!


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