just a quick post before i rush over to my in-law's to tape the england vs. some other team world cup game for my husband.
the burn that had turned into a lovely tan has now turned into a not-so-lovely shedding of skin. i'ts as if my entire chest and belly is one giant peel-off mask. i'm trying to resist the temptaion to pick, but it's really hard when there are actually sheets of skin just hanging off of me. yeah, it's pretty gross and i would take a picture, but i don't think any picture of my chest or belly would be appropriate to post on the internet.
speaking of bellies, i got some great wife-beaters at target that are super long so that i can layer them under my clothes when my belly gets big so it doesn't peek out. i also love wearing them now cuz they're not so tight as my other clothes. josh and i had a fun father's day together. i bought him a tiny san diego padres jersey...had wanted to get "Stew" printed on the back, but ran out of time. we had a fancy lunch at costco while getting over 200 digital pictures developed FINALLY and went shopping.
re. your questions about the ultrasound, this early on, i'm pretty sure that the baby is so small that an external ultrasound wouldn't pick up the baby's heartbeat. (anyone, correct me if i'm wrong on this) i also think it's easier to detect and see the baby, since he's so small right now. it really wasn't that bad, the instrument they used was no bigger than a tampon, plus i didn't have to have a full bladder, which was nice. i certainly feel different about our baby since seeing him on thursday. it's also nice to know how many we have, that he's in the right place, etc. takes a lot of worries away. i will continue to call the baby a "he" until we find out the gender. i figure it's nicer to call it a he and find out it's a girl, than to call it a "she" and then find out it's a boy, don't you agree? i do have a strong gut feeling about whether it's a girl or a boy, except i'm not telling.
i get to watch josh play baseball tonight. and i get to wash my car today...without a white shirt on :) better get going. 11 week picture to be posted soon...