Have I mentioned yet that we are having a 3rd? I already feel like this third baby isn’t getting the attention the first two got, and every time I mention it to a mom of 3+ they just chuckle. I guess it’s the norm.
Yesterday we had our anatomy scan. Trig came to all the appointments the first time around. The second time he came to the very first appointment and that was it. When I had my anatomy scan last time I simply called him at work to let him know that everything looked good. This time I wanted to do something a little more special than finding out at the appointment and then calling to let him know. I had the tech let me know when she was going to check out the reproductive organs and I closed my eyes. Actually, I not just closed my eyes but I forced my hands over them because I was tricking myself and trying to keep one eye open. Only I would try to trick myself HA!
She put the image in an envelope and sent me on my way. The original plan was to hand it off to Lindsay, our nanny, who has become part of our family. She was going to wrap up the girl or boy thing we had and then not let me know where the package was until Friday night, when Trig and I have a date plan. Instead, we couldn’t even wait for her to leave yesterday before we opened the package!
The very first dream I had about this baby it was a girl. That was the dream that my mom was in that led me to think to take a pregnancy test. I only dream about my mom with such vividness and recall when I’m pregnant. Since that one dream in September, however, I’ve only had dreams of holding a little baby boy. Hm. Confusing to say the least.
If you’ve made it this far it’s time to reward you with the reveal. It’s a…..
And here’s what the kids have to say about it:
Question: What should we name the baby?
Raffi’s Answer: B-I-N-G-O
Alessandra’s Answer: OKAY!!!
Question: How does the baby get out? (Raffi asked this and I asked him right back)
Raffi’s Answer: The belly button gets so big LIKE THIS and then the baby comes out and is so happy to see us.
Alessandra’s Answer: Belly! I want a baby.
Question: What should we do with the baby?
Raffi’s Answer: We should play games and sing songs and say SHHH! The baby’s sleeping!
Alessandra’s Answer: Ummmm, milk and bottle and hugs and um hold you?
Question: How many boys and girls will our family have?
Raffi’s Answer: 2 boys and 3 girls and baba will be my buddy because we will have 3 girls and that is 3 girls.
Alessandra’s Answer: Cheeeeeeese! (I was trying to do this interview on film.)
Lindsay had Raffi make us a card, and it is so so precious. Here’s the pic he drew for us:
And here’s the note she transcribed for him:
Hello new baby! I will play with her with my trucks and the fish game. When I get big and the baby gets big I will grow bigger and cut onions for the baby.
We will name her B-I-N-G-O!”
Gender reveal #1
Gender reveal #2
My husband and I realized that this year marked the 6th year that we hosted Armenian Christmas for our family. While we celebrate Christmas on December 25th, we also celebrate the Epiphany on January 6th, which the Armos affectionately call “Armenian Christmas.”
Since I’m 5 months pregnant and having kind of a rough go this time around, I was worried about hosting this year. We also happened to have tickets to Frozen on Ice the morning of the party, and had to be at church by 10:30 AM the next morning. Talk about busy! With the help of my husband and my in laws, everything came together beautifully.
Tray of veggies, hummus, olives, string cheese, and crackers
Guacamole and blue corn tortilla chips
Aunt Tanya’s quinoa salad
Bone in chicken breast, thighs, and drumsticks (marinated in garlic, salt lemon juice, fresh oregano, and Wegman’s basting oil)
Melissa’s rice pilaf
Auntie Maria’s cheese boreg
Cece’s pound cake
A few extras
Some notes I want to remember for next year:
- We kept the apps very simple and it worked. Next year I will remember to put out more crackers and also to put nuts in the living room.
- Setting up one giant square table was brilliant. It looked beautiful and most of us got to sit down and eat together.
- I forgot to put together a centerpiece which I won’t forget next time.
- Having two main special desserts, a nice fruit platter and some little chocolate cookies was the perfect amount.
- We only need one box of joe for coffee.
- Use plastic! Clean up was far easier than usual because we used plastic plates and cutlery.
Armenian Christmas 2011
Armenian Christmas 2010