27 Weeks, 3 Days – Bebe is the size of a bunch of bananas (still weird)
So this morning brought on some harsh realities for me.
I was sitting at our dining room table this morning eating my strawberry waffles with our dog, Rory, sitting close by and hoping for some leftovers.
Mike walked by and said, “Oh look, mommy is going to give herself gestational diabetes by the amount of syrup she put on her pancakes” ….clearly I should have lied and told him I passed the glucose test! This guy is researching everything now. I tried to explain to him that I likely have the OPPOSITE of diabetes, like hypoglycemia, but he thinks he knows everything. So now, whenever I am eating something sweet, I will never hear the end of it. This makes me want to buy a hot dog and eat it right in front of him. I know he is only looking out for the baby, but I am going to take his head off by the end of this.
So I’m sitting there and I realize I am too far from the table. We have hard wood floors and the dining room set is taller than most, so my feet don’t touch the ground. So I grab the table and try to pull myself in. Usually, the chair would slide in with me in it. This time, THE TABLE MOVED TO ME. So yeah, I’m heavier than our dining room table, which is big enough for eight people. Fuck.
On top of that, I feel hideous. My hair looks like crap, and yet I don’t feel like going the extra mile with bobby pins to try to make it pretty. I have been wearing a white Columbia winter coat, unzipped, since it physically cannot zip around my giant stomach. I have stains on it from rubbing up against my car in the garage while I’m trying to walk around it. The sad part is that I don’t even care about the stains on the coat. How sad! It’s like I’ve given up on life! I can’t imagine this will get any better in the last 3 months.
In other news, we have been working on finalizing our baby registries. We registered at both Buy Buy Baby and Target. Here are some of the fun items we discussed/ fought about:
I originally had this bedding set on the Buy Buy Baby registry, because Mike had actually picked it out, AND it was pink!
Now, let’s talk about cost! Any guesses? It is a three piece set, including the comforter, bed sheet, and crib skirt. We didn’t even check until we got home. I about had a heart attack.
From what I’ve read, newborns aren’t even supposed to be using quilts/ comforters. So I get three pieces, one of which will be useful as the sheet, while the other two are merely for show?! WTF!!!!! So, I took it off of our registry. I love the style, but I have to be real. I’d rather we get items at our shower that will actually be put to good use, rather than just sit on display.
Also, why is bamboo muslin so pricey? We [I] found the cutest swaddles here, but it is a three pack for $44.99!:
And the cutest little knee pads for when she starts to crawl around our floors! Mike actually found these:
And word to the wise, the crib mattress does NOT come with the crib. Those bad boys can cost up to $400 if you want a really nice one! This kid will have a nicer mattress than we do.
I went back and forth about the stroller/ travel system. Since Mike claims he doesn’t care, I made a momma decision and switched from the Graco travel system to the Chicco Travel System. I did my research, and this seems safer and easier to get into a car. Yes, it’s a bit more expensive, but I’m all about efficiency and safety now!
Also, has anyone heard about this Kiinde food and storage system? You can read about it here: https://www.kiinde.com/our_products.php
SO MANY THINGS TO CHOOSE FROM!
To be continued…