Friday, September 10, 2010

Here Comes the Doldrums

Fall is here. In Seattle that means rain is in full session for the next nine months. Usually our Septembers are fantastic, but fall came early this year with nothing even remotely resembling our usual glorious Indian summers.

Out came the sweaters. And the socks. And the jackets. Back go the shorts, t-shirts, sandals and flip-flops. Sigh.

This crappy weather is really playing havoc with Lady Bug. She LOVES to go outside, and I've discovered it's really no fun at all to chase a 1-year old around in the rain, making sure she doesn't throw herself into a puddle or rub mud all over herself. I guess I'll have to muster up some creative indoor games.

It doesn't really help, though, when she sees the dogs going outside. She totally bangs on the door and has a big fit. She just loves being outside. Rain or shine. Unlike me who totally just wants to curl up on my bed with a blanket and a good book. Which I probably wont get to do for at least another twenty years.

We had our nuchal fold scan yesterday. Everything looked good, which was a big relief. I forgot how nerve wracking this time is. My morning sickness has eased up and I don't feel any kicking or movement, yet. It's almost like I can pretend that I've just gained some weight from eating way too much and this whole pregnancy thing is a cruel joke. Seeing the ultrasound yesterday was very reassuring. Little hands and feet moving around. They think it's a girl. Too early to know for sure, but that was our tech's guess.

This weekend will be full of chores that we didn't get done last weekend. Double sigh. Lately I've been just longing for even a few hours when I can just sit and do nothing. Just relax. With no toddlers melting down or dirty clothes to wash or dogs to smell. A woman can dream.


areyoukiddingme said...

I think you're going to have to embrace the rain...the only thing worse than a child who wants to go outside is a child who won't nap because she's not getting enough fresh air (I may have some experience in this area).

Glad to hear all is well with #2...and I hope you get some down time!

Suzy said...

congrats on the good scan :) I hope you can manage to find a few moments to yourself!

Sarah S said...

I am glad to hear that everything is going well with number #2!!

I hope the rain lifts soon so that your little one can get outside!!

Happy ICLW

Sarah said...

Glad the scan was good!

Hope you get to enjoy the rain at least a little. We like a good thunder storm around here, but we mostly have sun in KY!


Kakunaa said...

Awww, your bebe likes the rain! Cute! I imagine it's hard, though. And I am glad to hear the pregnancy is going well. Congtrats!!!

Happy ICLW #90

Di said...

Visiting from ICLW. I'm about 6 weeks ahead of you. The NT scan definitely made me feel better too. I have a diaper bag giveaway going on at my blog if you are interested. Wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months!

jenicini said...

So glad your scan went well. I was cracking up that your little one likes to go out in the rain just like the pups! Adventurous little one. :) Lots of luck with your pregnancy!


Aisha said...

I love seattle when I visit but that rain!!!

congrats on a good scan!

Stefanie said...

Congrats on the good scan

~Stopping by for ICLW #69

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on #2! I just read thru a few of your posts and am just tickled pink for you!

Happy ICLW! #41

Cortney said...

Congratulations on the great NT scan!

You can send all your rain this way--your little one could get outside to play and my plants would love it!

Happy ICLW!

Esperanza said...

Congrats on your beautiful daughter and double congrats on your second pregnancy! Such amazing news! I look forward to following your blog!

Happy ICLW!

Esperanza (ICLW #95) @

PS - I'm having a book giveaway this Friday. It's really easy to enter - details are in every post this week!

Martha said...

Gee, please send some rain here to SoCal, thanks.
Glad the nuchal scan went well and the morning sickness is improving :o)