Maternity Clothes ~ I bought a pair of jeans this week only because they were $7.48 - score! I've seen alot of super cute dresses online that I'm interested in.
Sleep ~ nothings changed in this category...still getting what I need.
Best Moment This Week ~ There are a number of things that have made my week. We finally got baby's room under control. We moved everything that shouldn't be in the room and either threw it away (love when this happens but I'll be the first to admit I'm not always good at disposing....don't worry, I don't think you will see me on Hoarders) or moved it downstairs. We also sorted things out for the garage sale that B says were having this spring.
We agreed on a color scheme for the baby's room - it will be two different shades of this one color since we have a chair rail dividing the room (love a chair rail). We ended up choosing neutral colors so that we would be able to dress up the room with any color decor. Also, we know we're probably going to have another baby at some point and I want to minimize the amount of re-doing in the room in case it would end up being a boy.
Side note about painting. If you're going to paint your walls and ceiling white, make sure they're the same color or at least paint with care. The ceiling looks really stupid with a stripe of another white color around it. The people who lived in the house before us clearly weren't the smartest people and now we have to fix their mistakes. Guess that's just the luxury of home ownership.
We also picked out a crib. Now all we have to do is go out and get it.
On the work front, I got brand new computer (an big upgrade from the one they gave me in November). It's pretty, swift, and came with Windows 7 (a new system to learn - not that different from XP but different enough that I'm don't know where everything is located just yet). I won't bore you with what a major inconvenience it was to not have a computer for a day and half while they transferred all my data over.
I went on a run around town this week. I must say it's a little different running with a little bit of a belly now. Barney & I have also been taking alot of walks lately. It's nice to come home, go for a walk and just talk about everything that happened during the day. We don't always make time for this, so it's nice when it does happen.
Cravings ~ we got our Girl Scout cookies this week and B pretty much ate them all (with the exception of the boxes that I ducked taped shut and froze) but I still got a few and they definitely hit the spot. I'm still craving Wheat Thins and also white cheddar popcorn. I've also forced myself to not drink Mountain Dew on a daily basis. It worked for about 3 days. I've also been eating bananas. I read that if you want your child to like bananas, you should start eating them now. I love bananas and I think our little girl should too.
Gender ~ GIRL
What I look forward to ~ Registering for the baby and B starting to paint baby's room. Baseball season is around the corner and that is a BIG thing in this household so the more we can get done in this month, the better.
For all the mom's out there, any advice you could give on what to register for, what not to register for, what's a waste, how many to register for, which products you love vs which you hate, etc.would be greatly appreciated.
Milestones ~ Baby is size of Papaya. She's about 10.5-11.8 inches long and weighs 12.7-20.8 ounces. Baby can hear more clearly because the bones of her inner ear are developed enough to detect vibrations. Baby will be busy exploring her other senses as well. Her fingernails have grown long enough to cover her fingertips and her liver is capable of removing red blood cells from her blood. Baby's heartbeat is powerful enough that it may be possible to hear it through a stethoscope. Baby's taste buds are now developed enough to taste different flavors.