Dont let the fancy name fool you, really just some more ramblings!
Sometimes I feel like a bad mom already. Few reasons why-
- I take hot baths, not scolding or anything, but hotter than I prolly should I guess
- I lay on my back sometimes instead of my side
- I let my emotions get the best of me, a.k.a. Crying for no apparent reason, hence bringing the baby stress he doesnt need
Hopefully you will make me feel better about my behaviors not worse. Lol.
We are 23 weeks today, really close to our goal of viability next week. Thus, I ordered an “I believe we will be bringing our baby home” token…the owlet. Praying this will give us some peace of mind once our little miracle Isaac is here.
If you dont know about it, you can read about it here http://www.owletcare.com/ basically it monitors the baby’s oxygen and heartrate as they sleep. Its the same technology used in many hospital NICUs.
I also had to invest in some maternity wear for myself this week. I bought both maternity underwear and bras. My pre-pregnancy bra size was a 34B and it is now a 38C. Wowzers!! These things are out of control. Needless to say, I couldnt take it anymore squeezed into those old bras, with the red marks and indents in my skin appearing when I took them off.
Yesterday was the first day I could actually see baby kicking when I looked down at my stomach. I have been feeling him on & off, but hadnt seen my stomach move yet. It was really weird to see for the first time but Im sure I will get quite used to it. In fact, it didnt happen today & I already missed it. I do wish hubby could have seen it with me for the first time but he was at work.
Speaking of hubby…any of my infertile or loss friends that are preggo also celebrating celibacy during pregnancy? Either by your own fears or doctors orders? Ours has been a combo of both, since APRIL (embryo transfer). Thankfully we are both on the same page with it. Sorry if TMI, but Im sure there are plenty other bloggers in a similar boat out there.
This weekend we are starting on the closet system in the nursery. This is a pic off Pinterest of what we hope to achieve.