Thursday, January 20, 2011

14 Weeks

It's here... my SECOND TRIMESTER!

Whew!  I cannot tell you just how excited that I am.  I am saying goodbye to morning/ all day sickness and exhaustion, well for the most part (they still visit from time to time) and hello to more energy and well some headaches.  Hey... at least I'm not sick all the time anymore.

Since today I am officially 14 weeks along, I thought it would be fun to see what my little sweet pea is up to...

Lilypie Maternity tickers

According to different books, websites, and iPhone apps, this is what is going on with my little sweet pea right now:

Sweet pea is about the size of a small lemon
weighs about 1.5-2.4 ounces
is 2.5-3.5 inches long

She (I'm hoping) is starting to make facial expressions
maybe suck her thumb
wiggling her toes
and, well started peeing

So sweet and so surreal to think of all the amazing little things going on inside me right now.

We have even started picking out some names for our sweet pea, but indecisive me is struggling with that task.  I'll have to post our top choices soon and get your opinions on them.

As for me, I do have an obvious little baby bump now.  Not quite ready for maternity clothes, but have been depending on a belly band to keep my unbuttoned non-maternity jeans up.  Like I said earlier, I am feeling much better and have actually gained a little energy.  I'm just being annoyed from some pesky headaches which I have read is completely normal.

What is killing me is the decision I made to not find out the gender of our sweet pea until it's born.  I want to be surprised, but at the same time I am just exploding with my desires to start shopping for the baby.  Everytime I am in a store, I can't help but wonder through the baby department, especially the little girl section.  Oh, how I so pray for some "pink" things to be in the house this summer.

There is stuff we will really need that is not necessarily dictated by gender.  We need new baby furniture, a new carrier/car seat, a double stroller, and a bassinet.  I saved a lot of Jude's stuff, but some stuff was already hand-me-down and on its last leg.  And it has been four years since I have even thought about baby gear.

So I have decided in order to curve my appetite for baby shopping, I am going to stop by Babies R Us and purchase say a $25 gift card everytime I feel the need to shop for the baby.  That way when my due date gets closer or we have the baby and know if it's a boy or girl, I'll have me a nice little Babies R Us savings fund for the things we need.  I don't know if it's the Dave Ramsey way, but it sounds like a good idea to me.

Well, thanks for listening to me ramble.  I am just starting to feel like I can finally relax and truly enjoy this pregnancy so I am getting even more excited.

1 comment:

  1. i LOVE it when people don't find out! i hope i can do that but Brad wants to find out. And i'm not sure if i'll be able to wait that cool that you are waiting! I think the babies-r-us gift card idea is great! :)


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