I can't believe it, but we are halfway through this pregnancy! Crazy. In some ways it feels like it has been forever, but also like it just started and I can't believe we're getting closer to having a baby.
If you have no interest in pregnancy stuff, just ignore this post...god knows, I don't blame you. Many of my favorite blogs dissolved into nothing but a baby gear magazine and advice column once the writer got pregnant. This is not that. However, I am pregnant and it is a big part of what I'm doing right now, so I want to check in about it...mostly for my own benefit. The main purpose of this blog (which turns 5 years old next month...WHAT?!?) has always been to serve as a digital scrapbook of our life after moving back to Corydon and I want to remember this time.
So far, so good. I have had zero complications or issues so far. I did not vomit once during the first trimester. I have a great appetite, lots of energy (once into the second trimester), and generally feel really good. Sure I've had a few mood swings, CRAZY dreams, and major disruption in sleep, but if those are the biggest of my problems, I consider myself very lucky. Things are good.
Getting the gear. As of today, all the major items have been purchased: crib, dresser, stroller, playpen, car seat, swing, etc. That feels good...now just for all the little items. Honestly though, I'm enjoying buying them -- Amazon Prime has never been more appreciated and once the baby is actually here, I anticipate it being my best friend.
This brings up a subject which, in my opinion, shouldn't be controversial, but definitely is. I am not having any baby showers. I do not enjoy attending baby showers, thus I do not wish that on my loved ones. I find it hilarious that every time I say this to someone, they laugh and respond "Yes, I hate showers!" Huh? It is my choice to have a baby, no one else's, and we can buy the burp cloths. If you've seen the baby shower episode of Sex and the City, you know what I'm talking about, see below.
Will I accept gifts from loved ones who want to give me something in honest celebration of this little baby? OF COURSE! I have loved and been so touched by the gifts we've already received. So perfect! But I will never, ever walk around a store with a digital scanner telling others what to buy me. It's just not me--I know it's totally fine and more than socially acceptable, but I could not do it.
Thanks to all for the love --- I'll be back next week with a weekly report, headed to Asheville today.