What a week! We learned our little baby is a boy. I was admittedly a little shocked by the news – turns out I did have a preference after all. I’m now recovered and very excited. I’ve been shopping up a storm and ordering or picking up anything that doesn’t have a cartoon character and isn’t neon/plaid/camo. I’m relieved to discover that there are more boy items that I genuinely like than I thought but there will inevitably be plenty of posts on that. Back to my boy – his name is Lucas Mikhail. We picked out his name six years ago. Danny insisted that we chose a name from the bible to make his parents happy (we were able to tell his mom our name plans before she passed – so she knew) and we both liked Luke best. For a very long time I’ve loved the name Mikhail after two of my favorites – Russia and Michael Hughes. I told him about the namesake possibility when I saw him last month and can’t wait for them to meet in the spring. [Note the sonogram picture is a profile of his head – a little hard to tell…]
The weekend. Tonight, Kat is coming over for Sex and the City watchaton – both overdue. I lucked out and don’t have to work Saturday – yay! – and will be catching up on exercise at Kensington with Cara. We’ll see if I can still pull off an 8 mile walk. We’ve been watching every Notre Dame game at Mr. B’s this season and as an added perk he gets a pizza or other meal for afternoon games – GO IRISH! [and GO GREEN!] I’m also hoping Danny will do a little more work on the dresser because I can’t wait to get this nursery project started. Sunday I work all day but I’ll make it to Kensley’s birthday celebration in the evening, Danny can get some baby practice and finally meet our new nephew Kallan.