Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas & Baby Musings

Well, I can't believe the year is almost over and what a year it has been...full of ups and downs, good and bad times, sad and happy times. I did quite a bit of Christmas shopping this year which is unusual for me nowadays. I don't think I spent an exorbitant amount of money but definitely more than I normally spend. I guess I was feeling generous. I know I need to start planning for Christmas way in advance next year. I don't think I started Christmas shopping until the second week in December. The only decoration we put up was the wreath on the door. It'll be a different story next year when the baby is here. We'll have to make more of an effort to make Christmas special for him. I still can't believe that this time next year, I will have a 6 month old baby crawling around the house. Sometimes, I don't think I'll believe this pregnancy is real until the baby is here.

I had a doctor's appointment on the 22nd and I heard his little heartbeat. I was so happy to hear that because I've been so worried about him in there. I'll be 14 weeks pregnant at the end of the month and I feel some movement in my stomach but have no clue if it's the baby or not. Since I don't know if it's the baby, I assume that it's just seems too early for me to feel him moving...I assume that the sensations are something else and worry myself to death about how the baby is doing. Compared to some other pregnancy experiences I've heard about, so far this has been a fairly easy pregnancy for me. I'm into my second trimester so the nausea, tiredness, and general mental fuzziness from the first trimester have pretty much disappeared. I'm still struggling to work out 5 days a week though. It's been more like 2 days a week for the past couple weeks but I will keep trying. Since most of my uncomfortable symptoms are gone, I have no excuse not to work out.

I've been slowly buying things for the baby. I kind of went crazy on clothes but reminded myself that there will be plenty of clothes at the baby shower. We need to focus on the big things like the crib, stroller, and car seat. I've already picked out the crib. It will have to be a mini crib since our bedroom is so small. We do not have room for a full size crib. I've decided to go with a safari theme for the baby. I've even bought the outfit he'll come home from the hospital in. It's a cute little set with lions all over the top and pants and an embroidered lion on the hat and on each sock. It's just adorable. I can't wait for him to get here.

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