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?