the bed set
some storage baskets – I like both colors
The changing pad cover. Even if I wanted to add the pink one instead (which I did at first) it shows up on my registry as the blue one. oh well!
The bedset doesn’t include a toy bag, but this one seems to match.
Blue gingham hamper
I think everything matches. I like the bedset because too much pink can be overwhelming, and this way I can decorate in various shades of pink, blue, and lilac. As you can see I’ve gone with blue, but if I change my mind, the hamper comes in pink gingham so I can easily switch that around. I just don’t want there to be too much pink!
In some interesting baby growth developments, I had my checkup on Monday. I gained 1 ½ pounds in the last two weeks which brings my total gain to 16.5 lbs. pretty awesome! My stomach also grew from 30 inches to 33 inches. Apparently the norm around 29 weeks is 30 inches, and when the OB felt around to get a heartbeat, she must have noticed a slight difference in size, because she ordered me an ultrasound, telling me that the baby is measuring “big”. Not the first time I’ve heard that-at the 4D ultrasound they said she looked pretty chunky, and Tony has always teased me that we’re going to have a fat little porker baby. But this was the first time a real medical professional commented on the size difference!
My brothers and I weren’t abnormally large, they were in the 8-9 pound range and I was more like 7. Tony and his sisters were fairly large; his younger sister was 9 on the dot and he was 8 lbs something or other. But his mom did have to have C sections for all their births; although that’s probably due to something genetic in her family.
The OB told me that she just wants to doublecheck the size of the baby to see if we need to schedule me for an early delivery.
Can she possibly be ANY more casual than that??
And she mentioned this just offhandedly at the end of my appointment as I was pulling up my pants post-heartbeat check. After months of hearing Tony’s teasing and Alma’s Csection stories, all I could do was laugh.
No point in getting all worked up though. It wouldn’t be the end of the world if the baby had to come early, although it would be a little bit of a shock.
and I guess with a Csection I could bypass all the risk of ending up with a stretched vagina, right? hahaha....er....yeah.
not that I’m HOPING for a C section. At all. I’m just putting any worries on hold until I find out what’s going on.
My ultrasound is tomorrow at 8:30 and hopefully they can let me know what’s going on and wont’ make me wait until my next doctor’s appointment (the 18th of June) to hear what the deal is. Although it will be my doctor who decides if any decisions/changes need to be made regarding my due date, at least the ultrasound tech can tell me if the kid is, in fact, huge.
Oh yeah! And our roommate moved out, taking his constantly-at-our-house-with-her-car-par
ked-in-front girlfriend with him. we’re living alone for the first time in over THREE YEARS. It’s so strange and I’ve had to break myself of habits I’ve developed, like hiding soda or food I don’t want the roommate to devour (he’s a mooch); keeping laundry detergent in our closet instead of the laundry room so that it doesn’t mysteriously empty itself; putting away other people’s dirty dishes despite having cleaned the kitchen myself just hours before.
It’s so NICE.
Over the weekend we went shopping and got a whole new kitchen set, our first ever, and decorated the kitchen and the living room. We cleaned the crap out of everything. Yesterday I cleaned out every single bathroom cabinet/drawer (filled up an entire garbage bag with crap) and mopped the floors. So maybe the nesting instinct is coming around after all.
I just want this damn house to feel like a HOME-not a temporary living situation.
So I finally decided on a nursery decor, and it’s added to my registry, and I’m not going to change it or pick at it or anything like I have a thousand times over since I started the damn thing a month ago. I’m just going to leave it...