Saturday, March 21, 2009

16 Weeks

Yesterday marked 16 weeks.
I am awaiting my next u/s on April 8th. I really could care less what sex it is. All I want to know is if it's growing and developing properly. We are going to find out whether it's a girl or a boy though. I've had enough suspense surrounding this pregnancy. I'm ready to find out all I can about my baby.

I finished parent-teacher conferences this week. That's always a relief. Almost all my conferences started off with parents asking, "How are you feeling?" My favorite pat answer, "Better than a month ago."

I made an attempt last weekend to do something to prepare for this baby. My friend S. (preggers with #2) and her a 1 year old took me to the store of all stores. The store that still gives me anxiety, Babies R Us! I wanted her to orientate me to all the needs of an infant. Boy do they need a lot of shit! I was listening closely for the first few aisles or so, then my eyes started to glaze over and I was adding up costs in my head. She told me to just register for everything and then check craigslist and e-bay for the stuff I don't get at the showers. I didn't write anything down and I'm sure I'll need a second tutorial before I register. I just wanted to get a start. It's kind of like I do in the summer when it's time for me to go back and get my classroom ready for the next year. I need one day where I just go in my room and sit and stare at everything, get overwhelmed and walk out. I'm always so much better after that.

I know a lot about getting pregnant, and being pregnant. I know nothing about what comes after that. . .

Getting bigger.


Carrie said...

OH MY GOSH. Your belly is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I am so excited for you!

The baby stuff can be overwhelming, I agree, but if you are not sure if you'll need/want something, then wait until after the baby is born. You will still be able to leave your will just take longer! :)


Melody said...

You are so cute and I'm so glad you will get to see your little one again soon. Here is my biggest advice... DO NOT BUY BIBS!!!!!!!!! It's a cheap gift and you will wind up with a million before it's over even if you buy NONE! Literally, I have enough never used bibs that I could give gifts at 10 showers! But, I also didn't have a drooler. I am EXTREMELY practical (unlike hubby) one of us has to make sure we have enough money for diapers, right? :) So, I can give you ALL kinds of money saving tips, but I'll wait until you have had your "sit in the classroom all day" time :)

Ashley said...

Love the belly shot!! I hate parent teacher conferences!!! OUrs got canceled this year because we had to miss so much school for the hurricane;) You are going to get lots of stuff for your shower...don't stress about it. Have a great weekend!!

Anonymous said...

You are too cute. I agree with you... when I get PG, I will want to know everything abt the baby too. We have had enough suspense throughout our journey.

Mimi said...

You look adorable honey.... I can't wait to hear what you are having!!


Jill said...

It can be so overwhelming when you think of all the stuff that babies need! You'll come to the point though when you're ready to brave BRU. I've done all of my registry on-line. Much easier that way!

Your belly is freakin' adorable!!