Since I'm at the halfway mark I figured I'd better document something, since we all know I've been an A++ mom at documenting this pregnancy. (Sarcasm...)
At this point, I've taken two bathroom bump pictures, and the first one was at like 8 weeks (maybe?), so it doesn't even count. The second one was a couple weeks ago, so it gets categorized in the "before 20 week" picture basket.
My friend, who is expecting four days after us, was telling me about all these apps she has and how she looks at them everyday and this and that about what perks each app has. She asked me what app I was using and I couldn't even tell her the name because I hardly ever look at it (monkey emoji covering his eyes...). I honestly can't take the women on there that complain and/or worry about everythinggggg. Like, call your freaking doctor and stop asking a bunch of randos what that pain you're having is!
Here is my philosophy on becoming a parent: people way less equipped than Chris and I have brought kids in to the world (i.e. both sets of our parents were not in the spot we are at when they had us!), so we figure that we are already ahead of the game.
Here are some questions some people have had and some I am answering for my own record:
Have you registered? Nope. We do know what cars seat we are getting, so I'm pretty excited about that!
Have you started the nursery? We've painted...and that's about it.
Do you have a name? Nope. We still can't decide/agree.
Daycare? Ummm...no. Haven't even thought about it.
Will you go back to work? Let's see how next summer goes staying home with a newborn all day, everyday.
How is Chris? So, so excited. He talks to my belly and tells him "secrets" about what trouble they will one day get in to. It makes me cry. Having a little boy is seriously a dream come true. He was so excited that his boy was showing off his muscles and has long legs...built for an athlete.
Any symptoms? The round ligament pain comes and goes. I'm not really into eating a wide variety of things. Haven't really had cravings at all, but the aversions are in full force. Just give me cereal. No veggies, no meat. Toast and cereal. My doctor said I should take it easy on the Thanksgiving meal, but I'm convinced the scale was tipped by the fur coat I was wearing and my heavy riding boots...
Can you feel him move? Yes, yes, yes! And it is so, so weird!! Chris actually got to feel him the other night. The moment he felt him he pulled his hand back like it was getting burned. It was quite humorous.
Anything else? We mostly can't believe we are halfway done! And, if he comes early, we could have already hit the halfway mark, which is even crazier to think about! Every time I see a squishy little baby my heart swells thinking about how all my life I've wanted to be a mom and it is finally going to happen. I won't have to give the baby back or ask to hold him. He is all mine and I can't wait for that!
I get to get a sonogram at my next appointment because they weren't able to see a couple things, so I can't wait to see him again in four short weeks! I know with the holidays here, time will fly by!