Well! That was an awful lot of excitement crammed into a couple of days, eh?
Today marks 21 weeks so we're officially more than halfway there. Yikes! Granted, I doubt she'll come on her actual due date but it's still pretty crazy to think how far we've come.
After finding out that our little lady is, in fact, a lady I decided that I needed to get something for her. Packing and shipping extra stuff will definitely be a pain in the neck, but I don't care. I will reserve a big Rubbermaid container for baby stuff. So, I went over to Zellers across the street and looked at the baby girl stuff they had ... and I picked up a super cute little tank top for our daughter. We also got our first diaper from Rochelle (thank you Auntie Rochelle!!) ...
Look how cute!!!
(For those wondering, yes we'll be cloth diapering. The brands we'll be using are Bum Genius All-In-Ones [either sized or the one-size ones] and AMP Stay Dry All-In-Ones. I've had experience with both these diapers and I really like them. They're easy to use and I love that they have velcro instead of snaps. I don't like snaps.)
As far as I go, things are great. I feel fantastic and hope things continue to go well throughout the rest of the pregnancy. My back isn't hurting nearly as bad now that I've switched shifts at work and aside from the occasional headache and sinus pressure, I really have no complaints! I'm sleeping relatively well. I'm eating well. Things are good. I bought two more pairs of maternity bottoms (a pair of capris and a pair of shorts) and I think I have enough flowy shirts to last me for a little while. I had Boydo take a couple of pictures, so here's me and little baby girl at 21 weeks:
Getting rounder! I'm not as thick as I look, though. This shirt has always made me look thick in the middle, even when I wore it last summer.
How is it that I've been on TWO tropical vacations this year and I'm still white as a ghost? Hmm.
And, of course, we'll leave you all with a baby update! After much thought, I decided that our baby girl's new ridiculous fetus nickname should be the same one as my favourite ridiculously nicknamed former first lady/passenger in the JFK motorcade*. Boyd agreed with me (for whatever reason, god love him) so...
Ladybird Chapman is the size of a papaya! Wow, we've made it so far that we don't even get a new food item for the separate weeks ... it's all just "month 5" now. Woah. Her eyebrows and eyelids have fully developed. She can hear our conversations now (so I should probably watch my swears, huh) and she's settling into sleep cycles, sleeping 12-14 hours a day!
*Seriously, you're a grown woman and a first lady to boot, and you continue to go by the nickname Ladybird? Really? Ridiculous.