Just FYI, there are quite a few pictures in this post.
(Technically last week, but hey!)
- Last week I didn’t have a Friday baby post because we were in the midst of a whirlwind trip back home to OKC for a wedding and a baby shower!
My wonderful family gave me and Baby G the cutest Minnie Mouse themed baby shower (and plenty of inspiration for her toddler room décor). I have really missed on being able to share and celebrate this baby with our friends and family back home, in person, so this was really wonderful. So many people helped and so many people came and I’m afraid if I try listing them all here I’ll accidentally miss someone. But gifts aside, it was a huge blessing to my being to be able to have a few hours to share my joy with the people I love most. I’m so glad we were able to make this happen.
I loved that dress. Found it at Sears. Yup, Sears.
- Also, as I said, we were there for a wedding. Actually, that was the primary reason we came up. SoldierMan’s BF from high school was getting married, and he was one of the groomsmen.
BTW, I got that dress from ASOS online, and I LOVE it! It’s the most comfortable maternity dress I’ve found. (More on that later) And it was only $15. I think ASOS may be my new go-to shopping site!
- Oh, and of course, St. Patrick’s Day was Monday. Never really been into it, but I knew a lot of pinchers growing up, so I’m still compelled to wear something green every year.
I got that dress at Old Navy for…well, let’s just say more than I expected. What happened to Old Navy? I loved it there when I was in college. The clothes were cute and cheap. Now they are either cute OR cheap…OR maternity.
- Which seems to be a universal problem. There’s a lot of rough out there in the maternity clothes hunting grounds. Very few good marks. I got lucky on those three, I think. But when I was out shopping I kept running into the same problem: the tops are giant parachutes, the dresses are sacks, everything makes you look even heavier (because what pregnant woman doesn’t want to look a whole month further along than she actually is??) or it’s just…not cute. Plain can work, but a lot of stuff is just blah, dark, monochromatic boringness. And it’s all so stinking expensive! Maybe it’s just me and the fact that I finally feel like I have a physical characteristic I actually want to flaunt, so I’m more motivated to find *just* the right outfits. Oh, and it’s not the boobs. Good night, maternity clothes designers must think we all jump 2 cup sizes pre-nursing. And want to share the abundance indiscriminately with the world. Awkward.
- I’ve learned that the surest way to get on my permanent bad list is to imply that A) it would’ve been better if our first child had a Y chromosome, or B) it’s not normal for a man to not dread having children. Not things to say in front of a woman expecting her first daughter.
- So the other day my pregnancy app said that Baby G’s eyes were developed enough to the point that she can distinguish light from dark. “You can test this out by shining a flashlight at your belly and seeing baby’s reaction.” So, of course, I had to try that. And the first time I put the beam on, she kicked the spot hard enough that SoldierMan could see it. I’ve only been able to get her to do it a couple of times since then, obviously it’s not an interesting game to her. But I thought it was cool.
- She doesn’t need a flashlight, though. She’s plenty active without any outside provocation. And yeah, we can see her rockin’ and rollin’, especially in the evenings when she’s at her busiest. It’s pretty cool. Freaky Alien-ish and stuff, but still cool.
- The other exciting news is that we have all the large furniture for Baby G’s room now, minus a rocker or glider. (I lean towards glider) And if we get one of those, and I’m sure we will, I’m not 100% sold on having it in her room. It’s a tiny room. Not that she needs so much space, I guess. We’ll see. And the crib mattress comes this weekend, so I’ll get some major stuff done and set up. I know it’s early and I’ll have to wash and dust everything all over again, but it’s fun to see the progress!
- Welp, I guess that’s all for now. Back to writing thank you notes!