Ovia App: Your Uterus is Now the Size of a Soccer Ball (24 weeks, 5 days)

Ewe, Ovia, just ewe.   Makes sense that I am running out of clothes that fit, though.

So, I learned yesterday that I still have emotions (not just anger, like I thought!).  All it took was my weekly viewing of the show Parenthood.  Usually, I get choked up and tear up a little bit, but this episode was different.

First of all, if you don’t watch Parenthood, I highly recommend starting.  The very last episode will be on NBC next Thursday night, but you can still watch all the seasons on Hulu or whatever other streaming programs there are.  It’s a one-hour family drama/ comedy show with an amazing cast, and it is genius.  I will admit, some episodes are better than others (toward the end, they were running into budget issues, so the whole cast is not in every single episode of the last season, until the final episode, that is).

For all of you Craig T. Nelson fans out there, this show is for you.  My parents used to watch the show Coach when it was on television, and my brother and I would follow suit.  I was a big fan of the show, and even wanted to move to Minnesota.  So, when Parenthood started up, and Craig T. had a leading role in it, along with Lorelai Gilmore and Dax Shepard, you better believe I was on board.

So, I’m watching the second-to-last episode in bed last night.  Mike is playing on his phone because he hates the show (he hates Ray Romano and Monica Potter).  I made it through the whole first half of the episode just fine.  And then COACH has a few key scenes at the end, and I am left SOBBING LIKE A BABY.  Oh my goodness, it’s not even real!  It’s a television show for crying out loud!  Mike thinks I’m a nerd.  I’m just glad that I still have a heart.  Even if it was Coach who had to bring it out in me.   I am terrified of what next week’s episode will bring out in me.  I’ll just have to mentally prepare myself for it.

Oh, and the music they play in every episode is usually amazing and spot-on.   Very folksie/ Ray LaMontagne/ Bob Dylan like.  Love love love.  If you like that kind of music.

In other news, baby girl is kicking ALL THE TIME.  It’s funny though, because I will tell Mike to put his hand on my stomach, and she stops immediately.  Last night he said, “Great, the kid already hates me” – hahaha.

He then told me that he would have to go on a business trip to New York in mid-April.  I laughed at him, because I thought he was for sure joking.  Nope!  WTF?  He better hope baby girl doesn’t want to come into this world early.

We are going to register for our baby shower this weekend at Target and Buy Buy Baby.  Should be an interesting time for both of us.  I am kind of excited.  I met up with a friend at Buy Buy Baby last week to go through everything with her and noted the “must-have” items and the “don’t bother” items.  I actually took notes, like a nerd.  I feel much better about the situation now!  For example, no bassinet for us!  I am all about convenience and whatever will break down/ move the easiest.  I will be sure to document our visits and share on here.  It will be comical, if nothing else.

Additionally, has anyone out there used The Honest Company diapers, wipes, or bathing accessories?  I signed up for their “freebie” five pack right after I found out I was pregnant, and all you have to pay for is shipping.  Stupid me, I didn’t read the confirmation email after I ordered.  I inadvertently signed up for their “diaper bundle” monthly program by not canceling right away.  So, all of the sudden, there was an $80 charge on our Visa a few weeks later for a million diapers and wipes for a child we don’t even have the privilege of knowing yet.  Needless to say, Mike had a conniption.  And I didn’t even order the Newborn size, I ordered a size up.  IDIOT.  So yeah, hopefully baby girl likes Honest Company diapers and stays in the 8 to 14 pound range for a long time, because that’s all we will have!