Tuesday, January 20, 2009
As I was telling a friend yesterday, I have an easier time believing there's a cantaloupe in my tummy than a baby. I hope everything goes smoothly at tomorrow's ultrasound. I'm kind of just waiting for the bottom to fall out. We're still at the point where if something, *anything* happens, we still have NO BABY. So maybe I'll bond a little bit more once we hit viability at 24 weeks gestation? I can hope. Maybe seeing the baby tomorrow will help. In theory, talking about 'having a baby' is fine and all, but when you get down to it, the actual US HAVING A BABY is still totally surreal.
I seriously wake up every.single.morning and am amazed at what is happening to my body. It's really strange for things to be changing like they are. Heck, since when in our lifetime was weight gain good? I've been reading labels again at the grocery store, buying the highest calorie stuff I can find. From bread (120 calories a slice) to milk (whole), it's just a whole different mind set.
Just because *I* don't believe it, doesn't mean this whole pregnancy/baby thing isn't happening anyways. Over the weekend we went crib shopping and picked one out. I ordered it yesterday, so it should be in in "30-60 days". No rush. We have all the other requisite furniture, so we just got the crib out of the set pictured below.
The other exciting news is that D and I are going on a vacation! This will be our first non-family trip since a 4day long weekend back in May '06. We're going to D's #1 place to see in the entire world. London. It's just for a week, and as I told him, it's not a 3rd world country. It'll be fine. He's never been out of the country, so he's VERY excited. I'm content to sit my fat butt down on a bench in any of the 8 gazillion museums we'll probably go to and read a book while he looks at each and every piece in the museum's collection.
I'll update more tomorrow when I get home from the u/s. Our appt is at 1pm, so it'll be mid-late afternoon before I get home.