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.