I've been remiss in my blogging duties. It's been busy, but not inordinately so. I think I'm just feeling pretty worn out right now. Hero's been trying in a 10-year-old-trying-to-assert-her-indepence kind of a way. This is the slow time for James' business, which is stressful. It's also the slow time for MY business, however I should start picking up by the end of the month. Colin's not doing much as far as potty-training, but we are down to his last box of diapers and after that we will not be buying anymore, so we'll have to really get serious (please God, make it easy on me, as I'm not ready to deal with poopy pants right now). Allegra, Hero, and Ian are prepping for piano festival this Friday and Hero and Allegra have been upping their figure skating practice sessions because they've committed to doing their first competition in June. They are completely loving watching the Olympics on television. Cecily has learned to wave and it's SO cute. I love, love, love this age. James and I got to go out for Valentine's Day dinner (thanks to Nana and Papa for babysitting). We went to PF Chang's (such a stereotypical pregnancy craving, I know) and enjoyed a relaxing linner, as James called it (at 4:00). Then we went to the mall and stopped into the Disney Store before they close for good here and also went to Motherhood and I got some great new summer clothes. Buying summer dresses makes me wish for fine weather (and yes, I had to include the pictures of the dresses I bought just because I love them so much LOL). Speaking of pregnancy, it's flying by pretty fast - I'm 17 weeks today and our big gender u/s is just two weeks away. I had the second half of my sequential screen yesterday and am anxiously awaiting the results. Most of the time I don't stress much about the elevated risk we got back from the first tests, but it's constantly in the back of my mind, so getting a definitive answer late this week or early next will be such a relief (and please pray for me that I don't need an amniocentesis because that procedure scares me, for some reason).