I’m 17 weeks and definitely starting to show. It still looks like I’m just chunkier than usual, but I know it’s a baby bump, and that’s all that matters. Sorry the photo is so blurry, we were having issues with dogs running through the room.
We find out the gender of Baby M on April 16. Well, hopefully, unless he/she decides to cross his/her legs or something. Hopefully that doesn’t happen, because I don’t know if I could live with the suspense until he/she’s born!
I’ve been building our registry. I don’t know how people do it registering in just one place. I’ve already registered at three: Target, Babies R Us, and Amazon.
Which brings me to my next rant. If you have a child already, congratulations. I’m very happy for you and I know that very few people are really as depressed and sleep-deprived as they make it sound to a pregnant woman. I know that you’re just trying to make it out to be terrible so that when I don’t have a terrible time, I’ll be pleasantly surprised. I just know that, because otherwise, why would anyone have more than one child? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told someone something that Justin and I have just done and been told, “Well, you better have fun now, because once that baby comes, you won’t be spending any time together,” or, “For the next 18 years you’ll be so tired that you and Justin won’t even want to do anything together,” or some other horrible depressing anecdote about why I should be so glad I don’t have a child yet. I really think people look at pregnancy like a jail sentence, and I’m just waiting for my life to be one hellish temper tantrum after another for the foreseeable future. Well, I wouldn’t have gotten pregnant if I really thought that was the case. I didn’t want a child because it’s just what I’m supposed to want, regardless of the nightmare that it is. So please, the next time you want to tell a pregnant woman how thankful she should be that she doesn’t have a child yet, remember that she is very thrilled to have a child forming inside her right now and, even if she thinks her life will be hell in a few months, she really doesn’t want to focus on the negatives of child-rearing.
Now, back to happy thoughts. Aren’t these the CUTEST?! If there are two in this belly, they WILL have these.