How big is this kid now? Really!? Are you sure? He feels much bigger, what with the massive-tummy-bulging kicks that he's been dealing out to me. I don't know which organ is pissing him off, but he's sure letting me know about it! He also has this little game where he'll take a foot or a hand and pinch off a nerve or something to make my leg go numb. By far the weirdest feeling ever!
I spent most of the week planning for our trip out to CA next weekend for our baby shower! I.am.so.excited!!! My SIL says that most of the people we invited have RSVPd that they're coming. I'm so happy we'll be able to see everyone; we don't really have any friends here in AZ and I doubt we'll be up for anther six hour drive after Wiggler gets here (at least not for a few months)! So I'm going to soak up all the friend time I can get! In the mean time, I'm trying my hardest not to stalk my registry. So far, so good. But I think that's only because it's still a week away and no one has bought anything off of it yet.
We went to the Newborn Care Class last night. It was so fun! I know it doesn't sound like the type of thing that would be fun, but it really was. The instructor was funny and we learned all kinds of neat things. They gave us an inflatable baby doll to practice CPR on. It's creepy looking, but I guess that doesn't matter so much. I figure we can use it to get the pups used to getting less attention. We have to break them of jumping on the couches too, so I think the doll will be a good tool for that. We learned how to hold a bottle, bathe baby and dress him. We also learned how to change diapers; probably the grossest part of the class, complete with a color picture handout of the different kinds of poopy we can expect...
I learned something interesting today. Evidently, my grandma was expecting to be in the room with us while I deliver! I had already discussed with my mom that DH and I want it to be only us in the delivery room, and she was fine with it; disappointed, but fine. It didn't even dawn on me that my grandma would be the one I should've been talking to! She is totally the matriarch of the family and has been present for the birth of every grandchild (myself included), so I guess she just assumed that she would be present for the great-grandchildren as well...? She'd never said a thing about it to me, so I had no idea what she was planning. I'm so thankful that my mom gave her a heads up about our wishes! THAT would've been a really awkward conversation, but mom came through this time and reinforced what DH and I want. Whew!
I had another doctor's appointment today so I got to hear the heartbeat again. That is, hands down, my favorite sound in the world. I wish I could hear it more often! They also went over my labs from the last visit. Everything is just perfect and I passed my GD test with flying colors! Yay me!
There was a semi-pro photographer that came into the class last night and offered to take maternity pics for anyone that was interested. I totally took her up on it! DH and I took 10 minutes and had a small shoot. She emailed them to me this morning and now I wish I'd curled my hair and had DH shave! Definitely not our greatest pics, but the belly ones turned out really cute. Here are my three faves! : )
Hey... starting tomorrow, if I go by the adjusted EDD from my doc, I can technically say that I'm due next month! Holy jeez!