Friday, October 1, 2010

This Texas Baby: Week 21 Check-In

Well this has been quite the eventful week! I had two ultrasounds, found and registered with a daycare and lost a pound (actually 1.3 pounds, but I don't want to get too specific)! The reason I had two ultrasounds is because my first one got canceled and we ended up having to go to the hospital because that was the only day Robert could go this week. The tech at the hospital was not very nice, did not seem sure at all about the sex and would not give us any pictures. So, I went by myself later in the week to our normal ultrasound place and had a very nice exam and got pictures! The tech was still not really able to confirm the sex as baby was sitting on her knees/legs with her legs closed and the umbilical cord between her legs! But from what the tech could tell she did not see any evidence of boy parts. Plus, in her experience boys tend to be, um, proud that they are boys and have no problem showing off whereas girls tend to do what my little baby did. So, for now we are going with girl. Everyone has been saying it's a girl and I think I subconsciously knew it was a girl too.
BABY'S TASK FOR THE WEEK: Keep on growing and moving! I can't wait to really feel you moving, I have had several "oh, what that baby moving?" moments but I want some big ones. I am sure by the end I will be begging you to stop kicking me, but for now I can not wait. You are growing great, baby, they measured you as weighing 15oz this week which is about 3oz more than the average!

SYMPTOMS: My first signs of feet swelling, maybe? I wore real shoes, instead of flip flops and sandals, for the first time in a long time this week and they were a little snug, but maybe they were always snug and I just don't remember.

FAVORITE FOOD OR CRAVING: Peanut butter, your dad and I bought some fudge a few weeks ago and I got three peanut butter flavored ones and it has been a struggle this week to not scarf the whole things down. Hopefully that means you wont have any peanut allergies!

CURRENT MOOD: This week has been an emotional roller coaster for me! Finding out that you were a girl is not what I was expecting. Actually, I take that back, I think subconsciously I have known you were going to be a girl all along but I was hoping for a boy, I always wanted a boy first so that when I did have a girl she would have a big brother to look out for her. But now that I have had a few days for it to all sink in I am starting to get excited that you are going to be a sweet little girl, although I am sure if your daddy has his was you will be a tomboy to the max!

THIS WEEK'S GETTING READY FOR BABY FINISHED HOMEWORK: Found a daycare! Woo, so happy to have that crossed off of our list. I am really excited about the place we found. They are a center dedicated entirely to babies six weeks to 23 months. After looking at other centers and how there were six week old babies in the same room as one year olds made us realize there is a HUGE difference between those two ages. At this center the babies move to a new room every 3 - 4 months, so there is a never a huge age gap between the kids. I think it will be a great place.

NEXT WEEK'S GETTING READY FOR BABY HOMEWORK: Now that we know you're a girl your momma and daddy need to pick out paint, bedding and decorations for your room, the fun stuff!


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