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"In those silent, happy seconds that surround the sound of this event, a parent smile is made in moments..."

I knew it!

Not to brag, but really? I totally knew it!

After a few prods with the ultrasound wand, the baby finally moved into a position that allowed us to see that...




A boy!!! To be named Peter Joseph Latini, Jr! And if anyone has a good suggestion for a nickname that will easily distinguish the younger Peter from his father, let me know! Because this child is NOT- repeat, NOT!- to be called Junior or, worse, Little Peter!

Because we all know what connotation "Little Peter" has.

Unacceptable.

That aside, everything continues to go well with this pregnancy! All of my labwork came back with great results, my uterus is mesuring just the right size, and everything in the ultrasound looked fantastic, although we will get the full results later! We found out the baby weighs 1 lb, 1oz already, which puts him in the 90th percentile for weight at his gestational age!! YIKES!!! I am seeing an amazing future for this boy, but not such a geat future for, well...

For my vagina!

But, fear f…

"Your eyes might be green, or the bluest that I've ever seen. Anyway, you'll be blessed..."

I hope I am not boring anyone who happens to be stumbling across my blog! Getting back into daily blogging involves a warm-up of my writing skills!

Today was just a lovely day! The girls and I had a playdate with my sister's good friend Tracy and her gorgeous daughters Alyssa and Kyla! We were also joined Tracy's sisters, niece and nephews, and hosted by her sweet mom! The kids enjoyed each others company, swimming together, and eating Munchkin's! My gals always love making new friends- the kids got along amazingly and the adults enjoyed each other's company! I was even able to get a little color get some sun and therefore, some Vitamin D for my baby! ;-)

Of course, speaking of the baby, tomorrow is our 2nd trimester ultrasound that will allow us to see if the baby is a boy or a girl...and most importantly, if the baby is healthy- the thing we are praying for most of all! The consensus on what flavor we are having varies. Marla wants a baby girl so badly, she was rubbin…

"The more I live, the more I know..."

Well now! Today was a pretty easy Monday! And it was truly needed- after last week, my nerves needed the break!

The gals and I started the day off with an early playdate with a few of our best buddies! A fun morning at the Discovery Museum was enjoyed by all! After that, the gals and I spent the day at the pool!

But to be honest, all of that is just time filler until our ultrasound on Wednesday!

"I'm gonna take this itty bitty world by storm, and I'm just getting warm..."

Oh my gosh!

This has just been one of those weeks- complete drama with bookends of awesomeness on either side!

But, that said, let me rewind a few days to late last week, when finally, FINALLY, I felt the baby moving for the first time! I was so excited- at first, I wasn't sure if it was just gas (sorry! TMI!) but by the next day, there was no mistaking that what I was feeling was a tiny, naked person moving around! Right now, it's just a very faint tap..tap..tap sometimes followed by a big Flop! But, oh, feeling the baby is almost as good as SEEING the baby!! Or maybe better, it's a close race!!

In a few more days, we will find out if the baby is a boy or a girl, and then the real fighting over names can begin we can truly start to imagine how different our lives are going to be in a few months!

Now, on to my fun weekends!

Last Sunday there was a get-together with Pete and myself, Shelly, Carl, and their cousin Heather, who I had met a few times but had never hung out with b…

"But they told me a man should be faithful, and walk when not able...but I'm only human..."

Just a quickie tonight- I am falling asleep!!

Today was Pete's best friend Bob's birthday! Bob is one of my favorite people in the whole world! He's just a great person, and I adore him! Last year, Bob won the award for the Suckiest Birthday Ever! He was in the middle of a battle against testicular cancer (which he won, thank GOD!), his dog fell ill and passed away, and while he was handling what he needed to with his dog, his cat got out and was killed by a car. Seriously? Suckiest Birthday Ever.

So this year, his sweet girlfriend Stacy decided to really do it up, so there was a big gathering of Bob's friends at a local bar to help celebrate a much happier birthday!

But Bob had one more surprise up his sleeve- he proposed to Stacy!!! So we celebrated a birthday AND and engagement!!! And since just over two years ago, Pete and I did the same thing, it was nice to see the trend continue!!

Yay to happiness!

But, of course, with happiness comes sadness sometimes, and late …

"Hey you, you're a child in my head...but I swear, you'll be blessed..."

Getting bigger by the day, I can hardly believe it!

"When I'm goin' to the movies, I take up seven rows..."

I stopped by our local Destination Maternity today- I was in desperate need of a bathing suit! I had thought an old one of mine would fit, but not so much! Pregnancy has left me not only with a smallish baby bump, but with gigantic boobs.The combination makes for some difficult clothing decisions!

Now I am not the skinniest of girls. I used to be. Not so much anymore! In fact, when I found out I was pregnant, I was on Weight Watchers and had lost 11 pounds, with my goal being 25!

So much for that! The weight gain is well worth it, but still....

Anyway,so my inner monologue says "I'm not really fat, per se! I'm pregnant! These suits should fit me, no problem!"

Fast forward to me, in the dressing room, tons of adorable suits in the reject pile because I was Just. Too. Big. For. Them. And too big even for the "Large" sizes! I just started my 18th week of pregnancy!!

So this is the suit I got! And it's not that cute in person- or at least on me! I call it th…

"Five hundred, twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes...how do you measure a year?"

Pete and I celebrated our one year anniversary yesterday, along with the anniversary of our country's Independence! And it was a lovely day- the fun Oakyln Township parade, BBQ yumminess, and the gorgeous fireworks display we watched from our now-traditional perch out front of my mother- and father-in-laws house! It was a slow, relaxing day, and it made me happy that we had our wedding on the 4th- we will have a celebratory anniversary every year!

On day 364 of our first year, we went out for a late dinner at Redstone (oh,my God, sooooooooo good! The fondue is my favorite!). The conversation had a serious tone- even though we are so blessed to have each other, we know what this past year has been. I like to call it "weird", Pete just calls it "shitty"! But now that we are on Day 1 of Year Two, I am just happy that we made it through together.

It's not always easy. It's never going to be "always easy". But we have each other to get through the h…