As of today I’m 16 weeks & 3 days and apparently baby is the size of an Avocado. I’m finally feeling back to ‘normal’ after a brief relapse into nausea hell and exhaustion. I’m hoping that’s the hard bit over…..if we skip over thoughts of the actual birth. I can barely watch One Born Every Minute without feeling faint at the sound/sights going on. I need to man up and start looking at a birthing plan, but one step at a time. I had my 16 week appointment with the midwife yesterday, it all seemed a bit pointless to be honest. I thought I would get to hear the heartbeat for the first time but no, quick blood pressure test and the ceremonial handing over of my urine and I was out of there. Bit disappointing really. She didn’t even weigh me….and I’d worn my lightest clothes especially.
We finally ventured into the realms of shopping for the new addition this week. By we I mean myself and my mother, I think P is still wary of buying anything just yet but that’s what joint accounts are for aren’t they? 😉 Just kidding, I didn’t even buy anything in the end. Just pushing around a few pushchairs was overwhelming enough. I never knew so many options existed, up to now I’d planned to apply the same logic as I would when car shopping.
Me “Does it have a cup holder? Is it a nice colour?”
Me “We’ll take it”
I’m none the wiser to be fair, I’m going to force P into a trip soon so that he can take charge and look at the actual practical side of things, he’s good like that. To be fair I’m a bit scared of going back to Mothercare, some of the assistants wouldn’t be out of place in a car showroom. I think we were approached on average every 3 steps by someone asking if we needed help, wanted to look at a finance plan, wanted to attend a parenting evening. I’m all for good customer service but jeez take it down a notch ladies.
So, all quiet over here for now, I’m enjoying feeling good and am going to make the most of it while it lasts. I’ve even managed to incorporate some healthy food back into my diet, gone are the beige foods (for now) and we’ll ignore Thursday nights triple chocolate sundae. We’re hopefully going to start decorating the nursery this weekend….or rather clearing out the junk room. We’ve only been in our ‘new’ house for around 3 years but after renovating the whole place our smallest room has officially become the paint store/new fixtures that we haven’t put up yet store/space where junk goes to die room. I’m looking forward to having a good clear out, out with the old, in with the new(born) as they say.