Tuesday, September 29, 2009 ;
12:09 AM
We're going to have a lil princess!

Thank God! We're so so so thankful to be blessed with some added feminine elements to the family.

Our whole family is overjoyed. Since eons ago, the boys have expressed desire to have a little sister. They've enough fighting among themselves so, I guess they want a sister to dote upon.

For me, it goes without saying. I would love to have a daughter to do the girly crafts and stuff. My boys do like baking with me, but they absolutely do not like making little necklaces, bracelets, scrapbooking the lovely bits... Their idea of decorating a cake is so different from mine, as we shall soon see.

As they continue growing, I realise how much more they are turning to their daddy when they discuss their interests, just for the mere fact that I am less knowledgeable in those aspects.

Some daily examples:
1. "Is the F-16 better than the Apache XXX, model 1234?" Ok I am just using the terms I hear on a daily basis at random here. I don't even know whether these are weapons or modes of transport... Don't laugh please.

2. Questions on which transformers has what kind of rating for Intelligence, Strength, Stamina etc etc. Huh???? Why must there be so many figures and numbers to go with each transformers... And all the Decepticon, XXcon, YYcon... I can never make sense of all that.

3. Now there are countless questions on Ben 10 aliens, with the new Alien Force episodes they just watched on Cartoon Network while we were at Bintan.
The boys don't own any Ben 10 DVDs, any story books nor do we have cable TV at home, but just those few days on Bintan Island were good enough to set them off on this latest obsession.
They constantly wanted to know which aliens had what kind of powers, and who was more powerful and who would win etc etc.

Just this morning, ds1 suddenly asked me if Heatblast (some alien) was hotter than the sun. He insisted this was a general science Q and I should know the answer, and I should not push it to his dad. I usually go, "I don't know, wait for daddy to come home from work."

He was so disgusted that I didn't know how hot the sun is. And then he wanted to know if Big Chill would be able to freeze Heatblast since Big Chill can turn anything into absolute zero temp (assuming this was 0 Kelvin temp). How would I know??!?! He was utterly totally incredulous at my seeming "lack of general knowledge".

4. Both boys draw more and more heroes, aliens, spiders, weird insects and expect me to admire all the drawings when I secretly feel all those are very ugly.

5. Both boys also rush to read and want to borrow books that have to do with superheroes, deadly animals, explosive and powerful weapons or scary things. Every time we go to the bookstore or library, I would try to introduce nice farm animal stories, Little House on the Prairie, Judy Blume, Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton... They are not interested.

But they'll keep borrowing very wordy and lengthy books on the afore-mentioned subjects that I have less interest in. ds2 even insisted on borrowing a thick novel full of words he couldn't read, and without pictures, just because it has the words "Big Black Bear" in the title. Argh.


So now, I am full of hope that I will finally have some company when we go out shopping, eating, to the library or bookstore, and to the restrooms. It won't always be me having to give in to the 3 males in the family. They always want to eat the same old food at the same old places, watch the same kind of cartoons and movies, and read the same kind of books. I am done being left out at family outings! yay!!

Ok, for the facts...

We suspected I was expecting in Tianjin. We did home pregnancy tests, but never could be sure. I didn't visit any doctors there. So I didn't tell most people.

After enduring 5 months of not knowing if I really had a baby inside of me, we finally had a check up in Singapore the week after we got back.

And yup, I am 5 months preggy, and due in Feb next year! And the kind doc was able to tell that it would be a girl right away, the moment he turned on the ultrasound scan machine. He asked, "Do you want to know?"
And then, he said, "There's the hamburger. It's a girl!"

The sweetest sentence we ever heard (amidst all the rest of what he said), for both Dh and I.

rainbows every day, do not worry for the morrow

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