My friend Amanda and I met at the Boise Aquarium last week. The kids have gone with their grandparents before, but I had never been there and was curious to see it. Being from western Oregon, I still think it's weird a landlocked Idaho would have an aquarium!
But it was actually pretty impressive. Their were aquariums stocked full of beautiful sea life I had never even heard of before. When I thought we were done going through it there was a whole other section we found, just as big as the first. We were there for two hours and it was worth the money we paid to get in, something I had doubted before.
Last night we had Eric's parents come over so we could announce the gender of the baby. With my family being so far away, I just called them to tell them the news. But I wanted to do something more exciting with Eric's parents. I did the whole cake routine, but only gave myself about 45 minutes to make the cake, cool it, and frost it. I definitely needed another 30 minutes at least, but just frosted it while it was warm anyway since I had run out of time. Needless to say, it wasn't very pretty, but it still got the message across because inside it was....blue. And it was delicious, even being from a box.
So let me just say that from the beginning of my pregnancy I was sure I was having a girl. 95% sure. All the signs pointed to it, and I would find myself saying things to Eric like, "she's kicking!" I was even planning on giving my little sister all of Oakley's old clothes for her little boys. So when I found out that our little kicker was a boy, saying Eric and I were in shock is an understatement! We're still getting used to the idea: Aspen and I hanging out while Eric and "the boys" do their thing, Oaks having a little brother to wrestle with, Aspen keeping her own room while we buy a bunkbed for "the boys".
At this point we may have one more who knows. But I feel like I'm getting to know this baby all over again, now knowing that I'm going to have another little guy to fall in love with!