Today I….

Today I….

  • Am tired.
  • Have been hunting diligently on the internet for 2 BR apartments/townhomes that are pet-friendly and within our budget. This is proving difficult.
  • Have been kicked in the vagina by a tiny little foot (I’m assuming it was a foot).
  • Have heartburn from a plain cheese sandwich.
  • Got to sit around at work for 2 hours and do absolutely nothing because there was a power outage from 8-10.
  • Have the song “Wanted: Dead or Alive” stuck in my head.
  • Am excited about setting up our daughter’s nursery… Once we have a space for her.
  • Realize that out of all the troubles life throws my way; be it a lack of a second vehicle, unreliable work in an unstable economy or apartment hunting, one thing matters: my daughter is thriving, growing and kicking and each day that passes brings me closer to meeting her.
  • Also realize that everything will work out the way it’s meant to, and as long as Nellie is healthy that’s all that really matters.
  • Want chili, despite my heartburn.
  • Think this makes me a masochist.
  • Am really psyched for this holiday season. I can’t wait to be big and fat for Christmas.
  • Am feeling my tolerance for drama and BS dwindling by the day.
  • Wonder if I snuck away for 30 minutes for a nap my coworkers would notice I’m gone.
  • Am amazed at how tired my body gets midday, just from creating this tiny baby inside of me.
  • Am grateful to be alive.
  • Really want chili.

Cold Nose, Warm Heart

I am sitting in my office and FREEZING right now. It’s cold and rainy outside. My body temperature has been elevated since becoming pregnant, so this is rare. I’m actually cold! I am sipping on some caffeine free tea and feeling better.

I had a fantastic weekend. Saturday was so busy for us; usually we are just content lounging around and being lazy on the weekends but this weekend was different! We went to the bank, and then checked out a few apartment/duplexes for rent. We didn’t find anything we liked (one duplex had a $1,000 pet deposit. I almost choked!). Afterward we headed out to Babies R Us and zapped a few things on our registry. We agreed to register for a brand new crib; DH wanted to use an old family one but I just wasn’t comfortable with it and the thought scared me. So he finally said okay and we registered for a really nice one that will convert to a toddler bed, then a big-kid bed. We also registered for a stroller/car seat, a high chair, a swing and a pack n’ play. We ended up finding all of those things in his parents’ storage shed from when his sister had her little boy about 7 years ago, but we figured that we would register for new stuff anyway. If we get those things then great, if not, then we can use his sister’s hand-me-down items. We registered for gender neutral stuff so we can use the things for future babies if we do receive them.

Registering made everything just that much more real for me. I obviously know I’m pregnant as Nellie kicks every day and I am now showing, but registering for those items; looking at the crib and baby swing and knowing that my little girl would be resting and playing in them so soon just made it so much more real. I was smiling a huge smile all day because of it. I’m also really excited about the prospect of a nursery. I know that we may not be able to customize it 100% the way we want as we don’t own our own space, but it seems most apartment/duplex complexes are pretty lenient about painting.. As long as you keep it a shade that’s easily painted over they’re okay.

The 2 bedroom space may not happen right off the bat when we want it, but that’s okay. We can keep baby girl in our room (not our bed) for a few months until we find something that fits us. I am still hoping we find a 2 BR space before she comes.

Saturday night we headed downtown to check out the annual free bluegrass festival. We enjoyed an ice cream treat (COLD STONE!) and watched kids frolic and play. We were all smiles the whole time thinking about next year, when we will have our daughter to take along with us on such treks. I just cannot wait to meet her and have her in our lives; to hear her little babble, see her every morning and hold her. I’m getting so excited and anxious for her arrival.

We are also toying with the idea of doing the 3d ultrasound. We’re waiting on a few things to find out if it’ll be feasible and are keeping our fingers crossed. If we’re able to, we will probably do it around Thanksgiving so we have pictures to hand out as Christmas presents.

We’re almost in double-digits.. As of today we had 104 days until our due date. It’ll be here before we know it!!!!

25 Weeks – Baby Rutabega

Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her weight — a pound and a half — isn’t much more than an average rutabaga, but she’s beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she’ll start to look more and more like a newborn. She’s also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you’d now be able to discern its color and texture.