In baby news, we have made the difficult decision to schedule a c-section delivery (on March 20th) for this baby. After some discussion with the doctor and a weight-check sono, we feel that this will be the lowest risk procedure for everyone involved. (In case you're curious, the baby is measuring about a week bigger than expected and his estimated weight is currently 6 and 1/2 pounds.) I am relieved to have a decision made and a date to plan around, but I'm also very nervous about facing something completely new.
Also, I am having some second thoughts about the baby name. We still love the name Rhodes, but a few other names have popped up on our radar in recent weeks and so now we are stuck reconsidering names. The other top contender is Locke. If you have suggestions, we are open to them -- but they have to meet my requirements: 1) They can't be in the top 1000 baby names, 2) It needs to work as a sibling name with Ledger (for instance: Ledger and Ridger just sounds silly) and it needs to work with our middle name "Steven", 3) We would like it to be something we can relate to personally. So bring on the suggestions -- if you can think of any!
Ledger is still doing great. The weather here has been surprisingly mild, so we have been out and about around town quite a bit lately. We love going to Ethan's basketball games, playing outside when it's not too cold, and recently have fallen in love with going to the mall where there is a water fountain and kids play area. I have gotten way behind on posting, so please allow me to catch up and post some pics! :)
|We took a day trip to Manhattan a few weeks ago and Ledger picked out this mini-light saber as his "toy" from Hastings. It was filled with M&Ms, but he didn't care about the candy -- just his awesome toy.|
|He liked it so much that he fell asleep in the car on the way home still holding it in "fighting position".|
|I said: "Ledger, make a funny face!" This is what he did.|
|South vs. Central basketball game. Ledger spent the whole time playing with his cousin, Faith.|
|At the mall play area. He's happy "riding" in them even without spending a quarter.|
|Trying on hats at Target.|
|Boys and their bubble wrap.|
|The big CHEESE!|
|Ledger and Daddy hanging out in the hot tub.|
Love the sound of that kid laughing.