Hello, Monday. Nice to see you again.
This weekend flew by for me. Brandon and I had a sushi and shopping date on Friday night. Saturday was spent crossing several items off of our to-do list, prior to watching the SEC game with some friends. Then I spent most of my day on Sunday at church, followed by watching Brandon string Christmas lights on our outside bushes.
Oh, what an exciting life I lead.
What is the baby doing this week?
According to this website, “… baby weighs in at a whopping pound and measures nearly eight inches, about the size of a small doll. But your little doll (who now has eyebrows, eyelashes, and maybe even some hair on that little head) is a living one who can now perceive light and dark. She can also hear your voice, your heartbeat, your gurgling stomach, and the whoosh-whoosh of blood circulating through your body. And as her brain and nerve endings develop, she may reach for her face (or whatever she can reach) just to experiment with her newfound sense of touch. “
Nothing really. Same things as last week. I did have some sharper pains in the abdomen area on Friday, which kind of made me nervous. But I called my doctor’s office and the nurse said unless I’m having contractions more than 6 times an hour or bleeding, it’s nothing to worry about.
I didn’t want to call initially, because I don’t want to be that ‘crazy first-time pregnant lady” and call every two minutes. But my friends at work encouraged me to call ‘just in case,’ and I know it’s better to be safe than sorry!
Still nothing major. I feel like I’m back to “normal Kristen” mode, only I’m eating a little more. However, I did eat half a pint of Ben & Jerry’s “Late Night Snack” ice cream on Friday. It’s vanilla ice cream with a salted caramel swirl and fudge-covered potato chip pieces. I’m clearly digging the salty-sweet thing right now.
I started doing our registries at Babies R Us and Target this week. I’ve been working on them online, because I’m afraid if I go to the store, I’ll have absolutely no idea where to start!
I had a few friends send me their “favorite baby items,” so I’ve been using their lists as references. But it’s still SO overwhelming!
Who knew that in order for your newborn baby to sleep properly, you “needed” (I use that term loosely, because I know not everyone around the world uses these items!) a baby chair, swing, pack and play, bassinet, crib, rocking chair, glider, pacifiers, and swaddle blankets?? I just thought you needed a crib! My mind is officially blown!
But as overwhelming as it is, it’s also really fun.
It’s also fun to start thinking about how I want to decorate her room.
Here’s just a few “inspirational pictures” that I found on Pinterest, as I think about how I want her room to look:
Now the room I decorate will look nothing like those rooms, because: a) I’m not a professional decorator and b) I’m not a millionaire. But I like getting ideas. I especially like the chandeliers. If anyone knows where I can score a cheap(er) one of those, feel free to let me know!
Question for ya …
What did you do this weekend?
Any tips on “must buy” baby items? Feel free to send me a link for the specific products!
Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor?