Hai guys. So things are picking up a bit in the “starting to feel real” realm. Ever since the 20-week appointment, I have been feeling her kick all the time. It is pretty awesome. Except when she kicks my bladder and it feels like it lights up. Crabby got to feel her move a couple of times, but she is hatin’ pretty often. She’ll kick a bunch, then when I have him put his hand on my abdomen she’ll stop. Just sitting there lurking in amniotic fluid sniggling, in my mind.
I am also firmly in the registry vortex. Sweet Jesus. I am a researcher, so I will research the fuck out of everything. Mom blogs (including most of you who are parents)? Check. Google for the rest? Check. I researched bibs, y’all. Why the fuck are there different kinds of bibs? You mean I need Stage 1 for now and Stage 4 bibs for later? They don’t like the plastic layer underneath, but the fabric isn’t absorbent enough? Girl, what? Rinse and repeat for EVERY OTHER THING ON THE REGISTRY.
Mad shout-outs to Melissa, Desiree, and Alicia though. They have been so patient with my out-of-the blue questions regarding things such as wipe warmers for cloth wipes, organic crib mattresses, and strollers (GOD DON’T GET ME STARTED ON STROLLERS).
I think I have everything covered on the registry which frees me up to really start researching labor/birth, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, and all that fun stuff. I also need to research a good part-time daycare program. My mom works from home twice a week and will keep her those 2 days so I just need 3 more.
One annoying thing is that we’ll be moving at the end of January. Packing, moving with an infant, etc. All annoying. We’re looking at places now, since the time we would normally look (November) miiiiiiight be a little busy. This way we know what we like and all we have to do then is call to verify rent prices, etc.
The OTHER annoying thing about that is I can’t set up the nursery all cute and sparkly before she gets here since that would be more shit to pack. Because that is what is most important, yes. So I have a ‘tude about that but we’ll set it up when we move, no biggie.
Baby name beef war 2012 between the parents has begun. Other parents, how did you do this??? I hope he will see things the way I see them regarding a certain name but we’ll see. Either way, I won’t release the name until after she is here (assuming we both agree on a name before she gets here).
Other than that….what else? Hospital tour in a couple of weeks, feeling ok physically most of the time, it is hot as oven-roasted balls down here, etc.
I set a date for the baby shower since I’ll be expecting out-of-town peeps, so now to find a good venue (it will be co-ed). Next is reserving my date for maternity photos with Mackie (Some Sweet Photography), watch my mom’s collection of outfits she has bought so far grow exponentially (purple poodle pajamas YES PLEASE) (and did I mention she saved my baby clothes from the 80’s, oh yeah), and just….research and prepare. And enjoy these moments.