I am jumping on to give a quick update about what the month of January brought us.....
We have had a lot of winter weather in our neck of the woods. That's kind of unusual for us. As I type this, I am ever so grateful that we are not feeling the effects of the massive blizzard/ice storm that is passing just to the North of us. I have kind of had enough of winter weather. I did notice this morning that my daffodils are starting to poke their little green buds up out of the ground! It sure brought a smile to my face!
I went in for my Level 2 ultrasound. I am considered Advanced Maternal Age (AMA) since I will be 35 when this baby is born. It kind of gives me a chuckle. :) I would classify myself AMA due to how old I feel most days instead of how old I actually am! There are some days where I tumble into bed feeling like I am about 80! The great news is that Baby #5 looks fabulously healthy! I believe my OB said my risk of having any major issues was about 1 in 10,000. I'll take those odds! We also found out that we are most likely having another baby girl! I was a little past 15 weeks when I had the ultrasound and the OB doesn't like to state the gender at that age but she said she was 95% sure it was a girl. I have seen three previous girls on ultrasound and I agree with her. :) I will have another ultrasound on March 2nd to double check on how baby is doing and then the OB will feel closer to 100% in regards to the baby's gender. I have already deemed her a little girl and have bought several adorable pink outfits. We have chosen the name Claire Elena. We opted to go with Claire because it's a beautiful name and we went with Elena because it's the Spanish version of Elaine, which is my middle name and my Mother's first name. So, it's a name with some special meaning behind it.
We also celebrated Carlos' 38th birthday and Noah's 2nd birthday! I can't believe either of them is the age they are! I remember when Carlos and I met and married...we were in our 20's! Where has that time gone? We will celebrate 10 years of marriage in August! Noah is an awesome little two year old boy. He is full of energy and super sweet. He is certainly a Mommy's boy and will cuddle and kiss me any chance he gets. I am soaking it up because I know that I will blink and he will be too old to want to snuggle with Mommy.
February is promising to be a busy month. We have Valentine's Day, Lily's birthday and my birthday in the second half of the month. I can't wait!