Monday, July 31, 2006

The Layette...

Okay, I am sooo itching to buy baby stuff, but I've been good and haven't really yet. But next month I will buy the layette after I find out the sex of our baby. So here's my layette list!

  • Bodysuits/Onesies 9-12
  • Lap Shoulder Tees 4-6
  • Sleep & Play 4-6
  • Bibs 4-6
  • Receiving Blankets 4-6
  • Hooded Towels 3-6
  • Caps 2-4
  • Booties 2-5
  • Socks 6-12
  • Infant Gowns 1-3
  • Sleep Sack 3
  • Puffer Jacket 1 (not really part of the layette, but too cute not to get, esp. since the baby will be born in the winter).

Friday, July 21, 2006

Belly Pics...

I finally have a little belly, or as Celeb Magazines like to call it a "bump". If you do not like Belly Pics, turn away now.

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Monday, July 17, 2006

Baby Stuff Galore

There is so much baby stuff out there it makes you wonder what's really necessary and what is just media hype?

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Aches and Pains...

Lately I had been feeling a pain in my pelvis, so of course being the queen of looking stuff up, I looked it up on babycenter and found out I am having Round Ligament Pain.

What is round ligament pain?
It's generally a brief, sharp, stabbing pain or a longer-lasting dull ache that women commonly feel in the lower abdomen or groin, starting in the second trimester of pregnancy. You may feel it as a short jabbing sensation if you suddenly change position, such as when you're getting up from a bed or chair or when you cough, roll over in bed, or get out of the bathtub. Or you may feel it as a dull ache after a particularly active day, say when you've been walking a lot or doing some other physical activity.

The round ligaments support your uterus in your pelvis. As your uterus grows during pregnancy, the ligaments stretch and thicken to accommodate and support it. These changes can occasionally cause you pain on one or both sides of your abdomen. You may feel the pain starting from deep inside your groin, moving upward and outward on either side to the top of your pelvis (where your hips are). The pain is internal, but if you were to trace it on your skin, it would follow the bikini line on a very high-cut bathing suit.

Maternity Clothes

I am moving out of the regular clothes phase and into maternity wear. My pants are barely buttoning now days, although most ppl. can't tell that I'm pregnant yet. So, yesterday I stopped into Target and went to the Liz Lange Maternity Section. I bought two pants (one in brown/one in black) that would be perfect for work in a size 4 and a teal top in XS. So, I get home excited to try on the pants and those bastards don't fit! I should have known though, Target upsizes and I cannot wear a 4 from there. I'm debating whether to keep them and maybe grow into them or take them back. I'm probably going to take them back and maybe get some more colors of the shirt I bought, it's too cute. I'm wearing the top today with some black cuffed capris (that are zipped, but not buttoned!).
The shirt:

The pants that don't fit:


For this in between time I think I'm going to get some Bella Bands to hold me over so I can wear my regular pants unbuttoned.

Someone on my board also told me to buy low rise jeans; I found a pair of Levi's Too Superlow rider jeans that I had and not worn much and they are my PERFECT jeans right now.

I am also on the hunt for some Seven for All Mankind Maternity jeans (yes, it's a sickness) on Ebay!

Monday, July 10, 2006

My baby can sing...

This past Fri. was my 11th week appt. and they used the Doppler to find the babies heartbeat. Well at first the P.A. was moving the Doppler on my stomach and we start to hear a singing/whistling sound like dolphins make underwater. The P.A. was like this is the first time I've heard a baby trying to sing in the womb and we all started laughing. Eventually we heard the babies heartbeat, but it was funny and surprising to hear the other sound. Maybe my baby will be the next Michael Jackson (minus all the weirdness)! My next appt. is in 4 weeks and maybe we'll get an ultrasound then and be able to see whether it's a boy or a girl, if not it will be the 19th week appt.

I've still been getting morning (all day) sickness, so I hadn't gained any weight since my last visit. However, I just recently bought some seabands and they've been helping a bit with the nausea. They use accupressure to help with the morning sickness, Scientific studies have proved that one of the most effective drug-free treatments is based upon the ancient Chinese principle of acupressure - effectively acupuncture without needles! This is available as the Sea-Band. The Sea-Band applies continuous pressure on the P6 (or Nei-Kuan) point on each wrist using a plastic stud.


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