Monday, February 23, 2009

It is all getting really REAL!

After this weekend things started getting even more real than last week.  As scared as I am about, well a lot of things, I am also getting very excited.  I can tell Josh is too.  He touches my belly more often, has been saying no to things at work that will require long term commitments and last night he even talked to the baby.  Like face in belly and everything.  It was really cute.  I guess we both are coming to the realization that life will never be the same, in a great way!!  Here are some of the things that happened this weekend.   

1.  Josh and I finished registering.  Apparently I forgot that I needed certain things like bottles and a head holder thing that goes in the car seat.  And oh yes, a car seat!  Duh!  There was a long list of things that after talking to current moms I realized I never thought of.  So if you have any more suggestions just holler.  You can access my registry here or at Babies R Us online.  I do not want to be the mom that takes the baby home from the hospital only to realize I do not have ______.  You know me!

2.  I was given a bassinet by a friend of mine.  It is so little.  Babies are really little!  And to think babies can sleep in that thing until they are like two months old.  Crazy!  Anyway, we put it in our soon to be nursery, the current guest room, and decided we have a lot of work to do over Spring Break!




3.  We also purchased our baby furniture.  Which also helped solidify the list of things we need to do over Spring Break. 
 
The Crib:
The dresser/changing table:
4.  We registered for birthing class.  An all day affair I guess.  We are supposed to bring lots of pillows, and I am going to add a stomach of steel.  I am not sure what to expect, but movies have ruined me!  Luckily it is on the Saturday after Spring Break.  So maybe we will feel more prepared???

5.  People really notice that I am pregnant.  My stomach went from soft and pudgy to hard as a rock over the past few weeks.  I think that is why I have been cramping every night.  But as people keep telling me, it gets worse!  But I like this part of being pregnant.  I didn't like the looks like you have gained ten pounds even though you throw up three times a day stage.  I like this, slightly nauseous, getting a hard round stomach, and feeling the baby move all the time stage.  Even Josh said I was looking big last night, and it didn't even bother me.  I just lifted my shirt and said I know!  Exciting!






12 comments:

Aaron and Jean said...

You are so beautiful.

Anne LoGrasso said...

Cute cute!

Sarah said...

I think you registered for everything and then some...I don't want to add anything stressful, but you might consider a stroller that you can click the car seat into. I totally know why you are getting the jogging stroller only, but the travel system is a miracle...especially since you keep the baby in the car seat until they are like 22 pounds everywhere you go. Then you would not have to take her out and put her into a stroller.

Don't want to add any stress, just my thoughts...plus you do look prego and cute!

Hillary Thye said...

You do look pregnant! Hooray! I know how long you've waited for this - glad you're enjoying it! As always, we're praying for you and for baby!

The Vehons said...

Ok, seriously, if I looked that cute I would let Brian take more pics!

Mattie said...

You did grow recently!! Yay for you! You're also WAY ahead of Paula and I with the registry and childbirth classes. Now you're making me stress!

Tasha Mueffelman said...

I love the belly pics!!!

Mairvin and Pals said...

What a good-lookin' momma!

Josh and Jenni said...

Thanks for all the comments. I do think I look bigger in the picture than I do in real life. I took it before dinner so no food baby, but maybe shrinking the picture pulled it wider. Who knows...

Thanks for the suggestion Sarah. I did end up getting a jogging stroller that holds the infant carrier. And to Mattie, you know I am planner for a living right? :o) Don't feel bad.

ummKatherine said...

I agree with Sarah about the travel system. I absolutely LOVED having that option. Believe me, being able to leave a sleeping baby in the car seat and not having to lug it plus move a stroller is a blessing. Also, just my $0.02, but we never got a high chair. We just got one of the portable ones that you can strap onto a regular chair, and it works great. You can take it anywhere, and it's a fraction of the price. AND, it's all plastic, so it's super easy to clean! I used the Dr. Brown's bottles. A bit of a pain to clean, but they worked really well, I think. Later, I used the drop-ins, which aren't as green, but they are really convenient and require much less washing. I never ended up using any of the Medela stuff for feeding--only storage. I've never used a sheet in the pack-n-play. You can have mine! ;) Next time I see you, remember to ask me about the crib bumper I use.

Also, you are adorable.

Mairvin and Pals said...

Alright, time for my two cents on the stroller issue... I didn't even own a stroller til Dec was 3 months and never used it until he grew out of his Bjorn at about 6 months. I rarely removed his carseat from the car. That being said...Declan never EVER fell asleep in the car. He screamed the entire time we were in the car until he was about 10 months old and then it was about 75% of the time. Moral of the story: what is an ingenious invention for one is totally useless for another. You'll find your own groove. Try to borrow as much as possible before making large purchases.

Mattie said...

Yes, I know your a planner. :) That's where I wish I had your skills!