Sunday, November 3, 2013

20 weeks

As of TODAY, I'm halfway there. Twenty weeks. A little over four and a half months. It's crazy - everything was slow at first, and then all of a sudden, March 23rd (my due date) is tomorrow, and we don't have anything ready, just a few outfits and a crib that isn't assembled yet. There's an issue with the TWO showers that people are doing for me (one up north, and the other one here in town):

There's no registry. Yet.
No research has been done. Yet.
Child proofing.
High chair.
Car seats.
Baby monitors.
Beds and bedding.
New York.

Did I mention we're going to New York? We planned the trip waaaay back in...March (ish), thinking and hoping that I'd probably be pregnant by now, but never realizing just HOW pregnant I'd be. It doesn't matter, though - hell or high water, I AM running in Central Park. Nothing's gonna stop me, even if it's only for a quarter mile, I'm runnin'. I, for one, never considered what all would be happening at this point.

I'm tired.
I'm out of breath.
I can't sleep.
I have a belly.
I'm always hungry.
My feet hurt.
My back hurts.
I get leg cramps at night.
I have to pee.

Besides ALL that - as if all of that weren't enough - it's coming up on my least favorite time of year: the holidays. I hate the forced time together. The "whose parents are we seeing on X actual day this year" and the "what do I get for X this year" and the "what do you want for Christmas" (because heaven forbid you say the truth, that you don't really need/want anything, and would just prefer to chill out with people you don't see throughout the year, just talking, maybe taking walks and hanging out)? Not that I have an opinion one way or the other.

Also in December: our niece is getting married (way, way, way up north), and we have a few nights reserved at an awesome timeshare in downtown San Francisco (and I REALLY don't want to miss out on THAT, but who knows how I'll feel at that point, six months pregnant). I'm pretty sure I'll still be in the mood for Ghirardelli Square. San Fran has GOT to be a 'GO' - that's all there is to it.


  1. Ah, the pregnancy panics! I don't miss that particular time of uncertainty. But you've still got lots of time to work on your registry so try not to worry too much. Some retailers (Target is one) offer new moms extra gifts and coupons for registering with them which is pretty awesome if you like free things. I would suggest signing up on the Enfamil and Similac websites for their coupons. Even if you don't plan to bottle feed it's nice to have a plan B in case things don't go as expected and the cost of formula can add up quickly.

    I liked the Angelcare monitor for extra peace of mind during the night. It has a sensor that goes under the crib mattress so if baby stops breathing you get an immediate alarm so you can take action. Here is a link to one model:

    As for all that travel and plans to run, just take it easy on yourself. Your baby needs you to be happy and healthy - that's it! Everything else can fall by the wayside for a little while. You'll only be pregnant so many times in your life so try to enjoy it as much as possible. Good luck! :)

    1. Thanks for the tips! I hadn't heard of the Angelcare monitor - I've heard of video monitors that have smart phone apps so you can see the live video on your phone, but the breathing alarm sounds really cool!

      I am definitely enjoying a lot of it - but because it's coming up on THAT time of year, I don't know - I guess I just have a tendency to get overwhelmed occasionally.


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