As of yesterday, I am HALFWAY DONE... we will have a baby in 20 weeks, give or take. Here are some of my thoughts at this milestone:
The 2nd trimester ROCKS!!! I was still pretty sick for the first couple weeks of it (and still get sick every once in awhile), but for the most part I have been able to de-familiarize myself with the good ole' porcelain throne. It has been so much easier to focus on the excitment of the pregnancy now that I don't feel like I am constantly on the brink of death.
Exactly one week ago I felt the baby move for the first time. Talk about an AMAZING feeling! There were no "butterfly" or "fluttering" feelings like I had heard about (I may have just been too oblivious to feel them). This little lady straight up KICKS me. It was hard enough that Jared was able to feel her kicking too. I kind of like how it happened, how we got to share that moment of feeling her move for the first time together. Since then she has increased in activity, and I can feel her almost all the time, at least a few times an hour. It has made the pregnancy seem so much more real.
I hate (and am really bad at) making decisions, even the smallest decisions. HOW WILL I EVER SETTLE ON A NAME FOR THIS GIRL????? We have so many options...but whatever we choose, she will be stuck with. It took me a good hour to pick the clothes we bought for her- and she can only wear those for a few months! I don't know if I can handle that kind of pressure!!!
We have so much to do, all we have really done is buy those outfits and watch for diaper sales (thanks for that tip Whitney). I know some women say they go NUTS with all the tips people give them...not us. We definitely need help, so any helpful hints as to what we need, what we can do without, where to maybe scrimp (thank you Melinda for that word!) and where we shouldn't hold back pricewise, etc. would be much appreciated! I am serious people, almost everyone I know has a baby and I need your wisdom. Also, I was very serious about the bow/flower headband stuff. I really want to start making them, I just don't know how. So let me know if you know of a website I can look at, or have directions...any help would be great!
I don't usually like toes...however, I am rather fond of my own toes. I feel like they are fairly attractive toes, or at least as attractive as toes can get. Don't get me wrong, they will probably never star in a foot creme ad or anything, but they are decent looking toes. Unfortunately, they are rapidly disappearing from my view (bet you wondered where I was going with that). Now that I am keeping food down, my belly seems to have exploded in size this week. I happened to look down the other day, and to my amazement I could only see the tips of my toes. Huh.Here was me 2 weeks ago:
And here I am, yesterday morning (keep in mind, by the end of the day my stomach is much bigger- is that normal?): Oh, in case you were wondering, I have been wearing the same shirt for my belly shots since some shirts make you look bigger or smaller. I had to change the shirt up a little, because as you can tell, I just realized how see through the white one is- so I switched to the cream colored one.
Well, that is all I can think of right now, but new thoughts pop into my head about every other minute. Hopefully my head doesn't explode!