Woot!! 20 weeks!! Half way to babet! I can’t believe I’m already halfway through this pregnancy. Part of me remembers the earlier weeks going pretty slow, mostly because of feeling sick and tired and a bit worried. But lately, the weeks have just been breezing by so fast. And now that I can feel baby moving, it just seems more real. Though at times, I sometimes think I can’t believe we’re going to have a baby in about 5 months. I will be holding an actual tiny human being in my arms that we made. That will come out of me some way or another (Chris maintains it will break out alien-style. I think I prefer to just not think about baby’s entry to the world too much because eek…though I know I should think about it at some point.). I’m super excited, but at the same time, nervous. I have no idea what to expect. As many baby blogs and books as I read, I don’t think we’ll ever be prepared. What if I’m terrible at being a mom? I desperately don’t want to be over-protective, but I know I will be. But I can’t wait to start getting to know my little boy or girl.
This week was pretty uneventful symptom-wise, but we did have a pretty major event – registering for baby! I was pretty excited about it and I’ve been doing research for weeks on what we need and what good choices are for different things. I mostly made up a wishlist myself before we went out with a lot of things chosen, but I had a few categories of items I couldn’t decide on, so I wrote down a few options and then we chose together at Babies R Us. Chris got to use the scan gun, so that made him happy, but it took much longer than I expected and we had a few indecisive moments, so I think we were both pretty exhausted by the end of it. When we got home, I went through the list of “baby needs” that the store gave us and added a few more things. So, the registry is done, though we don’t have bedding or furniture on it. The only thing I wasn’t sure whether or not we should add was books – do they fall under the clothing category, as in, people will want to buy that kind of thing anyway, so just take what you get or should I be adding a few? I don’t know that we have any strong preferences for certain books we absolutely must have because they were read to us as kids, so that argument is out.
We ordered the furniture today from USA Baby – from our original 2 choices, we went with the Majestic, but opted for the curved top style instead of the flat top – we figured that made it a good compromise between the more masculine detailing and the feminine curved top, so it works for a boy or girl. In the end, I just couldn’t get past the silly button feet on the Newport and we both decided we liked the Majestic more. So, we got the crib, a 6 drawer dresser, a hutch for on top of the dresser for books and things, conversion rails for the toddler and full bed, and a mattress – they should all arrive near the end of October/early November and we’re very happy with our choice! What’s even better is the store had a sale going on, plus we got to use 3 coupons, one of which was substantial!
As for bedding, I’m going with Marcie’s suggestion and picking out a full set for a boy and a full set for a girl. Though indecisive me has only managed to narrow it down, with Chris’s help, to 3 of each (I originally had like 15 of each, it was really overwhelming!)- but I think that’s ok. We may find out the gender sooner at the 3D ultrasound that I think we’ll do around 24 weeks, but even if we don’t find out till baby arrives, having 3 options for each gives us backups just in case something is discontinued by then, which with my luck, it will, but I do have the options ranked, so if nothing is discontinued, I guess I do have 1 choice for each. And again, I’m happy. I know we’ll both really like any of the sets we end up ordering.
And finally, here’s my 5 month picture. I really need to start doing my hair and makeup for these. I look like a slob, lol.
How Far Along: 20 weeks!! Half way there!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I’ve stopped weighing myself.
Maternity Clothes: Yup.
Best Moment this week: Choosing things for babet and feeling a bit more prepared.
Gender: Don’t know.
Movement: Yup! Babet’s a night owl like mommy and kicks up a storm at night! <Boot, boot> “Hey, whatcha doin’ out there? Trying to sleep? But I wanna play!” <Boot, boot>
Food Craving: Pizza.
What I miss: Sleeping on my back and stomach. Man, do I miss it…
Sleep: Meh. More weird dreams this week.
Belly Button: Still firmly an innie.
What I am looking forward to: This week’s monthly appointment. I don’t expect a whole lot to happen this time, but I’m meeting a different doctor from the practice and of course, I’ll hear the heartbeat again!