My first trimester is now finished! Can I get an “amen” or a “hallelujah”? I’m really hoping that with the end of this trimester I will start to feel more like myself. I’m praying for energy to return and morning sickness to leave. We’ll see. I think it’s starting to fade, but time will tell.
We had our third doctor’s appointment at the beginning of the month. It was exciting to hear the baby’s heartbeat and to know that all is going well there. At our next doctor’s appointment we’ll be right at the mark where you can find out the gender. Usually they wait closer to 20 weeks, but our doctor has agreed to give us a sneak peek. Hopefully we’ll know if we’re having a girl or a boy in less than a month. If the baby is shy then it will most likely be our next appointment in June that we find out.
We’ve started to get the house ready. Our guestroom will become the nursery so we have a few things to clear out before we can start moving stuff in. I have emptied the closet in the guestroom. I rearranged everything into different closets or into under the bed storage in our room. It feels good to have at least one part of the room cleared. We’ll be selling most of the furniture on Craig’s list. We probably won’t do any shopping before Hawaii since we’ll want some funds on that trip. Right now pre-Hawaii is clear the room and post-Hawaii is refill the room.
A small collection of baby related items has started around our house. We have already received a bib and a couple of baby books. We purchased a baby name book and it’s been entertaining to see all the options out there. I’ve gone through it with a highlighter and marked the names I like. I’m sure once we know the gender our discussions on baby names will become a little more serious. I also purchased “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”. It’s been interesting to flip through as well. So far no purchases have been made by Jeremy and me for the actual little one. Now that I’m in the second trimester, I’m sure that will change quickly!
That’s about it in the baby news department. I can tell that the little one is growing and I’m sure that soon it will be more than obvious that I am expecting. I did go shopping this month for some looser tops and I have started using the belly bands that allow you to wear your pre-pregnancy pants unbuttoned. It’s taking some getting used to, but I want to make my wardrobe stretch as much as possible before I start buying actual maternity clothes.
I’ll keep you posted as we know more. Especially the extra special gender news! Hopefully that announcement is right around the corner!