Trudy once asked me to recap my pregnancy month by month. Rather than do that, I think I’ll hit some of the highlights I wish to remember.
Since we are waiting to find out if we’re having a boy or girl, everyone asks what we think it will be. I go back and forth on this one. According to the Ancient Chinese Birth Gender Predictor, we will be having a girl. But my in-laws, who are Chinese, say I will be having a boy. In fact, most everyone I meet, including strangers, say I’m having a boy.
After getting hooked on reading a lady named Dawn’s blog all day yesterday, I am inspired to rethink about my romantic notions of children. Of course, my excitement for our baby is authentically painted with love and happiness, but reading story after hilarious story about this woman’s life with her six children has made me remember that parenthood will be more than just cuddling a cute baby. Much more. Especially the more critters one has.
Well, I am gearing up for the adventure, and I’m so glad we are starting out with just one. Hopefully by the 2nd and maybe 3rd child, we will have learned from our mistakes with the 1st one (poor kid). But Dawn also inspires me to keep a sense of humor about life. I hope she will be able to finish her book. Gotta get my hands on a copy! I enjoy her perspective on the chaos that comes with child rearing. If you’re up for a laugh, check out her blog. I particularly enjoyed the entry about butt paste (Aug 28), and also her resignation letter to her husband (Aug 7). Also, her entries on July 10th (about pineapple) and July 2nd (things she’s learned)! I had to run to the bathroom to keep from peeing my pants!
We finished up the rest of the items the baby will need on Saturday. We picked up some socks and were just amazed at how small they were. Then again, everything was small—from the shirts, pants, and caps. I guess it’s good that they’re small, otherwise the baby would have a hard time getting out of mommy.
Yesterday David took me to my second prenatal appointment. (That’s right! I’m pregnant, and over my first trimester at that!) We got to hear the baby’s heartbeat for the first time. I was so happy I cried.
People often ask the same questions so I’ll post some frequently said responses.
- No, we are not going to find out whether it’s a boy or girl until the baby’s born. We’ll be happy either way.
- Sorry, we’re not sharing names.
- My estimated due date is September 24th.
- Yes, we are very excited. It’s our first child and the first grandchild for both our parents!
- I had a lot of nausea. But I’m feeling better now.
- We don’t sleep much now anyways.
- Sure! We’ll take your baby stuff. But not too much stuff, we’re still in our apartment.