Thursday, June 14, 2012

21 week bumpdate

A day late, but close enough ... yesterday we hit the 21-week mark and I am still feeling great! Actually, starting to have slight freakouts ... then I shift my thoughts and all is well again. Why freak out about childcare or a registry when you can shift your thoughts to happy things like cupcakes and cake? Yes, my way of not freaking out is denial.

At Tuesday's 21 weeks, 6 days appointment, we learned that Flobee is weighing in at 13 ounces (which is a normal weight!) and its little heart is the size of a quarter. Aweee ...

Now I am starting to explore a baby registry. A shower is in the workds and I am completely overwhelmed by options. So far, I've saved cute things like Steelers onesies and Dr. Suess decor bedding and decor. I guess both are a necessity: clothing and shelter ... so there, I feel better.

But how cute is this stuff? Just because the bedding is mostly blue does not mean we know something you don't. I thought it was gender neutral until I saw they also sell it in pink. Oh, and ... it is labeled the "boy" version. The room the baby is going in is mostly blue too, I will get to that room in another post.

By the way, I totally registered for all three of those items and more!

I've compiled my list of hand-me-downs from the siblings and we are pretty stocked on some major items. One thing we are getting in a Peg Perego 30/30 infant seat. It was only used for six months, it is two years old, is coming from my brother-in-law & sister-in-law and has never been in an accident, so I am comfortable with this hand-me-down. However ... my question is ... which stroller should we get to go with it. I don't think that I need an entire "travel" system, right? If we have the seat? See, this is where I freak out and shift my thoughts to things like red velvet cake.

Also, what bottles do I need? Nipple flow? Really?!?! To pacify or not to pacify? I have actually stopped reading the pregnancy books (I feel like I know what not to eat and how not to exercise by now ...) and have moved on to other researchy things like strollers and cribs. Oh ... another question: Cribs: to convert(ible) or not? The hubs and I don't know that a move is imminent in the future: not in the immediate future, but maybe next year, the year after ... the year after that. Do I want to lug around this piece of furniture? I also kind of want the kid to have the opportunity to pick out its own bedroom furniture.

And this is only the tip of the iceberg of decisions that need to be made in the next ... gulp ... FEW WEEKS!

So anyone who can help with input on:
Travel systems
Overall registry needs

Please DO! I greatly appreciate it.

In the meantime ... here are some current photos:

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