Monday, May 12, 2008

Halfway There

Today marks 20 weeks. Unbelievable.

Over the past week, I have definitely felt the beginnings of the baby's movement. I think it actually started a week or two earlier, but it was never really strong enough to distinguish from gas or the like. Right now it feels like a subtle bump or twitch in my lower abdomen, and mostly I notice it when I'm lying down or reclining in front of the TV usually after a meal. Honestly I'm loving it. Maybe I'll feel differently in a couple of months when it keeps me up at night, but right now it is wonderful. In truth I've been very lucky to have a great pregnancy in general. I've had very little to complain of and wouldn't mind being pregnant all the time.

This weekend was crazy busy. I spent most of Saturday cleaning house and running errands so that we could have friends over that night for another friend, Shanna's, 30th birthday. She did not want to do anything big for her birthday, but there was no way we could let such a milestone slide. Plus I have great difficulty procuring the motivation to clean my house, and there is nothing like the incentive of entertaining to get me going. I think that I overdid it a bit, since I found myself rather headachey by the evening. Luckily a nap and some tylenol helped relieve it some by the time guests arrived.

Of course Sunday brought the craziness that is Mother's Day...or really any holiday for Jeramy and I. We had the usual obligations of running around to see a sundry of family members. It was strange to be actually celebrating the day myself as an expectant mother. I was absolutely shocked when Jeramy presented me with this gift...
Gorgeous, isn't it? Plus it was totally unexpected as we hadn't discussed Mother's Day at all. He bought it after I had to take my wedding rings off, because they were already tight and we're nervous about swelling. Jeramy joked that he was just sucking up to me so that he can continue getting all the things he wants (Harley exhaust for Father's Day, perhaps?). But hey, I'll take it.

Jeramy's dad has said for years that he wanted to buy our baby their first crib/nursery set. So when we were at his house for dinner last night, we took him up on that offer and ordered this. We also got the matching four door dresses. The furniture doesn't arrive until August, although the crib might come earlier. I'm just excited to have the order placed.

Oh and I got a new haircut last week. It is not a dramatic change, but it is a little shorter, which helps it stay curly. And it is layered which helps my fine hair in terms of volume. And of course I kept the bangs to cover my gigantic forehead with its deep wrinkles presumably from furroughing my brow in frustration. What do you think?

16 comments:

Kelly said...

Love the crib/nursery set and the new "do"!! Very nice:) Congrats on being ~half way there~!!

Kathy V said...

I love the hair. I want your hair instead of the hair that I have.

The nursery set is beautiful COngrats on the movement and the halfway point. Hope you had a nice Mother's to be Day.

Nicky said...

Congrats on getting to halfway, and on feeling the little kicks! Good luck with the ultrasound, too.

Maria said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day!!

Love the gorgeous bracelet! Well done Hubby!

Beautiful crib set and Love your new haircut!!

Barb said...

I have fine hair that tends to curl (not as much as yours) as well, and layering always makes mine look SO much better. Love it. :)

The bracelet is GORGEOUS as is the set.

Mel said...

Congrats on 20 weeks, Jen!!
Love the hair! The bangs are so fab for hiding wrinkles and blemishes, that is for SURE.
*hugs*

Cheryl said...

Cute, cute, cute hair! I am so impressed with Jeramy, I didn't know he had it in him, a beer bottle cap bracelet maybe, LOL, but that bracelet is beautiful, way to go Jeramy!

Love, Aunt Cheryl

Katie said...

Congrats on the new hair, halfway there, and baby movements!

Jen said...

Congrats on everything! 20 weeks, the bracelet, everything. Enjoy!

Kathy V said...

You have been nominated. Jump over to see what I'm talking about.

Jaime and Chris said...

Jeez Jen. You scored this weekend! New haircut, baby kicks, diamond bracelet, and a crib set!!! I like the set that you decided to go with. I'm assuming you got the espresso? Does that mean that you are thinking boy???

Jen said...

Jaime - I did go with espresso. But what I discovered was that the hope chest Jeramy's dad promised for a girl was darker than I thought. So either way I was going to end up with dark wood.

Jennifer said...

the crib set is gorgeous! and i'm jealous of your feeling movement, although i'm only 18 wks, i'm dying to feel the baby on a regular basis!

ps - don't even think that your lack of concentration will go away after the u/s...there are a million pink thoughts running thru my head now lol

pss - my guess for you is a girl...can't wait to find out if i'm right!!

Jewels said...

I cant believe your 1/2 way through already. Holy Cow, Time flies. And How exciting, feeling the baby move! Thats Wonderful! I think for me, it wasnt the movement that keept me up at night (later in the 3rd tri) but it was the misery of everything else. Him moving just keept me company while I was already awake :)
Way cute hair.

jenn said...

The hair is really cute! I am so jealous of curly hair!

I also can't believe you are 20 weeks already- how quickly does this fly by!!!

kcmarie122 said...

I'm so glad you were able to enjoy your first Mother's Day! That is so wonderful. And how cool that you are now feeling the baby move! I can just imagine how comforting that must be! Congrats!

I love the nursery set too!

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog about being a mother. I agree that every woman going through IF treatments should be recognized on Mother's day too!