Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Lucky 13

Got to see the wee one last Friday.  S/he was just dancin' around in the womb, refusing to sit still.  It was so awesome.  I still have a hard time really making the connection that I'm carrying that little one, that s/he is inside of me.  

So, this past week hasn't been so lucky for me.  I had a stomach virus last week and a cold or allergies this week.  Yay!  Went all winter without a sniffle and in two weeks, I get sick twice.

On Sunday, we visited our friends Matt & Jan and they spoiled us rotten.  They had saved much of their stuff from when their daughter was a baby and are now donating it to us.  Seriously, we're pretty much set, thanks to them.  The only major purchase we'll need to make is a car seat.  Not only do I really appreciate them saving us all that money, but also, I really wanted to try to get as much second hand stuff as possible for the babe, because s/he will grow out of it so quickly or use it for a comparatively short time.  Plus - reuse, the least popular of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

With that said, I still registered for the baby.  There are a couple things we need and many things we don't, but we're so darn cute, I just couldn't resist.  We're registered at Target and Babies 'R' Us.  

So, I did try to figure out the gender of the baby using the Chinese method, which uses the month you conceived + the mother's age to determine boy or girl.  According to the Chinese, I have a 50/50 chance of having a boy or a girl.  Um, thanks very much Chinese.  I could've told myself that (and in fact have).

And do you know how hard it is for a bigger lady like myself to find maternity pants?  I want to shout, "You know, fatties get knocked up too!"  

Speaking of getting fat, I've had a few people, including my doctor, warn me that I don't want to put on too much weight because it's so hard to take off later.  I've been tempted to respond, "Does it look like I don't know how difficult weight loss can be?"  

Until next time.

1 comment:

liv said...

you are too cute! check out this website: http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/firstindex.html