S had a doctor’s appointment yesterday. Everything looks good. She is gaining the right amount of weight, isn’t having any problems, and is doing great! She is still having a few bad days here and there being nauseous, but hasn’t thrown up since we were in
. We also got to hear the baby’s heart beat (strong and in the 150s). When they were looking for the heartbeat they found S’s heart beat first and we were both worried, thinking oh no! Why is the heart beat so slow! But, nothing to fear. And everyday she is looking more and more pregnant. We’ll post a belly shot tomorrow I think. Mexico
We have been so jealous of all of the other January 2012 baby mommas finding out the sex of their baby already that we seriously looked into going to a 3D ultra sound yesterday. But the one we liked the best said that they could start doing the gender stuff at 17 weeks, and S is just a day or two shy of that. But I’m glad we didn’t do it, because we asked at our appointment how many ultrasounds we had after the anatomy scan on the 25th and they said, to our surprise, none! So unless there is some sort of problem/complication with S before delivery, they won’t do another one the entire rest of her pregnancy! I could have cried I was so sad to hear that we wouldn’t get to see the baby for almost 4 full months. That means that I’m really glad we didn’t run out and pay for an ultrasound yesterday because we will for sure want to do that in a month or two to check on the little bambino/a! But it is killing me, not knowing. I’m starting to think that the baby is a boy right now. I don’t really know why, but that is what I have been feeling, though S still thinks girl. Hopefully we will find out either way on August 25th!
In other news, we ordered our crib! I’m so excited for it. In the end, even though we liked the Ikea cribs and my brother even offered to build us a crib (he worked as a carpenter/furniture builder for a few years), we went with the Graco Lauren crib. We ended up getting the one that had the changing table attached. I was originally going to use a dresser that I am painting for the nursery as a changing table but a few people have commented that the dresser is pretty low, so in order to save our backs, we went with the changing table. It should be here by the 24th, so that week is going to be really baby filled! Now all we need to do before the crib gets here is steam clean the carpet and hopefully paint the trim. I can’t wait for it all to come together. I started a new painting last night to hang in the nursery, I think it’s going to be really pretty once it’d done.