I haven’t done an update in awhile, and I’m actually going to be 23 Weeks pregnant at the end of this week, so I thought I’d squeeze this in before I get too behind.
Everything is going great. I am tired sometimes, and definitely starting to feel uncomfortable. But I’m growing steadily and gaining around a pound a week, so that is a good thing.
Lucy kicks constantly. For the last month, I’ve only felt her when I was sitting or laying down, but lately I have felt her while I was up and moving. That tells me she is growing and getting stronger, which makes me really really happy.
I’ve got less than 4 months left. And while that sounds like a long time, I know it will be here before I know it. I’ve started making lists of everything I need because besides preparing for baby, I need to get Christmas shopping taken care of before she is here. The last thing I want is a newborn, Christmas 4 weeks away, and nothing ready. So I’m trying to get myself organized now.
There are so many baby products out there, it’s a little overwhelming. I probably spent hours and hours just figuring out what car seat to buy. A reader recommended this book to me, and it has been a huge help in deciding what I really NEED, and what is the best as far as safety, consumer reviews, and price.
And for the record, I went with a Chicco Keyfit 30 in Grey. I am going gender neutral on big items, so they will be easier to give away, sell, or reuse (if my husband gets his way. But he won’t. No more kids, husband, I mean it this time!! Probably). I bought the car seat on Albee Baby, and with the 15% off promo they are running, it was $35 cheaper than at Target or on Amazon.
So if you’re in the market for a new kid, keep that site in mind for sure!!
I finally sat down today and did my baby registry on Amazon.com. When I was pregnant with Jon David, online shopping was big, but not nearly as big as it is now, so I’m hoping this makes it easier on friends and family, and on me too, so I can keep track of what I need and purchase off of the list for myself.
Also, it will keep me from having to carry that scanner thing around Target while people stare. Have I mentioned that I’m a hermit?
OH!! Another thing — I am going with a mini crib for baby Lucy, so I went on Etsy looking for affordable custom bedding to fit the dimensions. And I found a really great girl with very reasonable prices. If you are in the market for crib bedding, I really suggest checking her out. Her prices are the best I’ve found so far, and she is making me an adorable black and white damask set with pink trim and matching curtains.
And I’ve officially grounded myself from buying baby clothes. Seriously, it’s a real addiction. Only, no one was intervening on my behalf, so I had to do it myself.
Anyways, that is about it for now. I have another appointment in 2 weeks and look forward to seeing how things are going. Thanks so much for all the kind emails and support, it is so very appreciated!!