Sorry this is a little late. I thought I made a 15 week blog, but I guess not! :)
Again, not much has changed. I'm still trying to convince hubby to find out the gender. I KNOW, I understand the surprise factor, and I DO want to be surprised, but I have a few people who want to give us their baby stuff. There's one person with boy stuff and 2 people with girl stuff, and all of them would like to know if I'm having a boy or girl because if I don't take whatever gender, they want to sell it for extra money. I told them to go ahead, that I'm sure we'll get clothes from somewhere, but these people are family/close friends. They want to give it to me first since they know we literally have to start ALL OVER on baby stuff like this is our first and they really want to help us out. One of the people with the girl stuff is my brother's girlfriend and they're going to have a BOY(Yay a nephew!!) and she wants to sell all of my niece's stuff to buy stuff for my nephew, and she's due 2 months before me. And she needs boy clothes just as bad as I need baby stuff period. She doesn't have anything. Just the gender neutral stuff from my niece. I wish I could help her out in the clothing department like she's trying to help me out, but I got rid of all of the boys' stuff except for those special outfits. So...yea...I feel like we need to know the gender ASAP but then I want to be surprised. Ideally, I would like to find out just on my own, so hubby can be surprised, but he wants to share that with me. I feel strongly both ways and I don't know what to do. I know, obviously go with my husband, but...GAH!!!
I'm starting to FEEL pregnant. My belly is getting rounder and firmer. I'm starting to feel the baby more. It's still fluttery...stronger, but fluttery, but I feel it more often instead of once every few days. I can feel the baby flutters everyday now, and I have a feeling I know when baby is doing total and complete summersaults. There are times where I feel it and I instantly put my hand where the movement was hoping baby would do it again to see if I can feel it on the outside.
I'm also starting to get heartburn pretty bad. Every night I have it. Tums seem to help a little bit, but not much. PregEase works better, but I'm using Tums for now, so I can save the better stuff for when it gets worse.
I purged my bedroom this week. I sorted through our clothes. Got rid of clothes that I haven't worn in forever, my prepregnancy clothes, etc. At this time, we still had our massive Christmas tree up, and I wanted it down. I got hubby to take it out, I vacuumed all the pine needles, and decided to set up "baby's corner." We live in a small 2 bedroom apartment and I don't see us moving when our lease is up this coming August. So we'll have another year and a half here until we can find a bigger place that we'll finally be able to afford. At that time I will be graduated, certified, and finally have a great paying job. So baby won't have his/her own room. He/she will be staying in our room, which we did with the boys for their entire 1st year anyways. So, even if baby had his/her own room, they wouldn't be staying in there until around the 1 year mark.
Anyways, but I thought baby still needs his/her own space! Our room isn't big enough to have baby's own space. Just BARELY big enough to fit a bassinet in there. So I picked the corner where the tree was. We always rearrange our living room every Christmas for a tree to fit, and if we left it that way, we have this big, empty corner. I'm also slowly starting to get a few gender neutral baby items, and we have no place to store it. SO...I decided to open up the pack-n-play and use that as baby storage, stick it in that big empty corner, and dub it "baby's corner." I also want the boys to be used to a pack-n-play set up. Whenever they see one up, they feel the need to climb all over it and try and jump around in it and just be rowdy, hyper boys in the pack-n-play. I'm trying to "train" them to NOT DO THAT and to stay away from it, because they can't do that when the baby is here.
I also plan on getting some cheap, clear storage bin, drawer things from like Target or Walmart and use that for baby's clothes. Or...Idk...figure something out. Apartment living sucks...especially with only 2 small bedrooms. *sigh*
|Don't worry, all those cords will be taken care of well before baby gets here. This was just taken right after we got the tree out, cleaned, and set it up. Nothing else was done at that point.|