Saturday, July 23, 2011

22 Weeks...More Than Halfway There!

Just thought I'd give you a quick update at the just-over-halfway mark. Can you believe it! Peanut will be here in 18 weeks or less. We are so excited!

So how am I doing? Well, I am less tired than I was a few weeks ago if you can believe it (might be the aftermath of our glorious Maui trip but I think I'm actually gaining some strength). The heartburn I experienced during my last pregnancy is back this time, too. I can't believe how many Tums I eat in a day! I'm starting to get a little bit swollen as my shoes, wedding rings and watch are starting to feel a bit tight. I think it might be time to start wearing my rings on a chain around my neck.

Now we need to start doing the preparations for Peanut's arrival. At this point, we have a queen sized bed, dresser, two night stands and a bookshelf in soon-to-be Peanut's room. So those have to go (if anyone wants some nice and free furniture, let me know). Then we need to paint the room (right now it's a nice neutral beige...not so girlie). And we have to go out and get some big boy furniture for Big Brother Noah so Peanut can use his old crib and changing table. Then we need to make a trip down to Aunt Marisa and Uncle Mike's house to pick up the baby stuff we lent them for Cousin Ella. Oh, and we have to get some girlie clothes and other necessities, too. Ahhh! So much to do! But we can't wait to make a space for our new little girl in our home. That's best part.

We have another ultrasound scheduled for Tuesday, August 2. Mimi and Pop-Pop (that's my Mom and Dad) will be going with me to see their granddaughter and their first ultrasound. So I will post more pictures of our Peanut next week. Stay tuned...