Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Maternity Update

This is for those that are interested in the pregnancy progress... stop reading here if you don't want to be bored by details! :) Otherwise, here goes...

For the first time in the 17 weeks that I have been pregnant, maternity pants were an option for clothes to wear this morning. It is half-way discouraging and half-way exciting, because, on the one hand, what girl in the world wants to grow out of her jeans? But, on the other hand, pregnancy seems more of a reality when I can no longer suck in my stomach and have it be (albeit relatively) flat- and that's excitingly real. I decided on my regular jeans that still fit, but unfortunately I'm at that awkward stage where people think, "Is she pregnant, or is she just gaining weight?" I'm sure those elastic-waist jeans will soon be a part of my wardrobe! (For anyone who hasn't seen maternity pants, they're hilarious to look at.)

In other news, I'm still waiting to feel the baby move. They say it can be anywhere between 16 and 22 weeks. I'm 17 today and am fighting worry that I haven't felt him/her yet. Worrying about your children sets in early, apparently! :) I can't wait to feel him/her move!

And the baby sex predictions continue... Some are SURE it's a boy, others are POSTIVE it's a girl. I can't wait to find out. Eric and I go back and forth about what we think it is. In 3-ish weeks we'll know!

We decided to go very neutral with the nursery- pale greyish blue walls, white furniture and linens and curtains and carpeting. The only baby things we have are the crib and changing table. In talking to friends who are parents last night, we realized how much stuff we need... stroller, car seat, bedding, decorations for the walls, etc. Not to mention the basics like clothes and wipes and diapers! I definitely feel that "nesting" thing coming on- it wasn't just a rumor about the second trimester. :)

And that rounds out the maternity update.


Mary Elizabeth said...

Yay, I'm happy for you two!! :)