It is so hard to believe that we are already 29 weeks along in this pregnancy. The 2nd trimester went by pretty darn quickly. It’s kind of sad how quickly it went by because that was a good 2 month long period of feeling FANTASTIC. And guess what? The last few days have been filled with sleepy mid-afternoon eyes and long naps. Here comes the exhaustion again, I presume.
This morning we went and saw the perinatalogist again for a big ultrasound. It was so awesome to see the baby again. We got the confirmation we wanted on it being a girl (unless he/she decides to grow a penis in the near future, hah) so I’m proud to announce that Friday evening you can find me in the paint aisle at Lowe’s, picking up lots of PINK paint!
I am measuring spot on 29 weeks which puts my estimated due date at May 11, which is what we’ve thought it was all along. The baby is measuring at 2lbs 12oz which puts her right on track for weight and growth. Everything looks fantastic and the doc was very pleased with my blood sugar numbers. It was an overall great appointment. We didn’t get very good pictures because this little shy girl didn’t want to flaunt her stuff. But we did get some and I guess it is still a bit too early to get good 3D pictures. They tried for a while but they just wouldn’t come out very well. He is going to see me again in 4 weeks so maybe by then they will look better!
We picked up all of the baby furniture on Friday. We’ve got the nursery prepped for painting. The baby shower invitations went out into the mail today. I’ve updated our baby registries today. Gene and I have our names list down to about 8 or so right now. Everything is coming together smoothly! I am excited, excited and more excited! I honestly am not even close to nervous about all of this. I know it will all work out and that at the end of this pregnancy we are going to have a precious baby girl to hold and kiss and snuggle with. The only thing I EVER worry about is the GD thing but the more I’ve read online and the more I’ve talked with my support group online, I am realizing that this GD thing doesn’t have to be as scary as the doctors like to make it out to be. I can get through this!
Sometime in April I am going to get a pedicure, manicure and get my hair done. I am saving up the big pampering towards the end of the pregnancy. I can’t wait to get my hair cut. The last time it was cut was over 7 months ago and it was by my little sister (who did a great job, by the way). But I am really looking forward to getting it done at a salon, not to mention getting my toes and hands done too. I haven’t done that in forever!
We got a bunch of cloth diapers while we were in Austin. I am so excited to cloth diaper this little munchkin. I also got the diaper bag (in Chocolate) that I really wanted, along with the accessories (in Flora). My husband spoils me rotten!!