About a month ago, I posted that Nathan and I are expecting our 1st baby in May. Since then I have been radio silent and have not had a chance to followup so I figured I would give a monthly update. Our little one is already 16 weeks and according to every baby website, the baby is already the size of an avocado. Yes, an avocado which is about 4.6 inches long and weighs about 3.5 oz.
The heartbeat sounded good last week and the Dr. was even impressed with my cholesterol! This great news overshadowed the fact that I have already gained 8 pounds, when I should have gained about 5. But, obviously I’m not too upset about it because I am still here eating cheesecake 🙂 Another piece of good news is the nausea has finally subsided and my craving for pancakes has dwindled. On the flip side, and unfortunately for Nathan, the emotions and tears have kicked into high gear. Luckily, he can make me start laughing in the next breath and I move on!
My energy has also returned but now my mind is going a million miles an hour with all of the stuff I need to do. For starters, I need to decide where to register and for what things. Luckily, Mom is all over this and I could not be happier, I am ready to shop till we drop. Things still to decide-do we sign up for classes, ie lamaze? Do we book a hospital tour? The new budget and health insurance have been resolved, man I really am an adult!
What’s left, the issue of painting the spare room aka the new nursery. Do we hire professionals or suck it up and just do it ourselves? I will note that it is quite possible I failed finger painting so this is a serious decision! While I think these are all a big deal, Nathan is focused on the bigger things, like the new bed for the kid, or depending on the length, our new bed Nathan’s Dream Bed.
I am trying to remind myself that while I need to decide these things, I don’t have to do it all today. Today I am focused on planning a BabyMoon-I need some time in the sun and any suggestions you have are helpful. All in all, an easy pregnancy and we couldn’t be happier, next month we get our sonogram! Cheers, T