First, let me reply to all your awesome comments on my previous entry about my aches and pains! Amber, thanks for the website, I'll check that out for sure. I dread buying maternity clothes, so maybe if they're irresistably cute it will be easier. Trena, my mom said the same thing about rocking the baby to sleep while you walk around and it seems true to me. Some nights I don't feel anything at all and other nights, I feel a lot. However, I recently read that gas can be mistaken for baby movements a lot. So who knows, maybe I'm just gassy even if I don't feel like I am! Weird. Katie, I heard about those belly support things, but I didn't know how good they were, so thanks for the recommendation. I'm still pretty tiny for being 18 weeks pregnant (at least I feel tiny), so I don't know what's causing all my joint pains. I'm just afraid if I buy one of those tummy things I'd grow out of it in a couple weeks. Are they stretchy? Thanks for all the suggestions and helpful comments, girls, I love getting feedback!
Tomorrow we go for our first ultrasound and I couldn't be more excited! Jamie, at work, said that she found out the gender of her baby when she was 16 weeks along, so who knows what could happen at 18 weeks. I had one moment of doubt about finding out about the gender of the baby, but then that doubt faded fast when we worked on our baby registry. We have decided, by the way, that our theme for the baby/"nursery" will be frogs especially Kermit. Even if we find out whether it's a boy or a girl, we're still going to stick with frogs. It's been difficult finding Kermit items though, so we'll see how that goes- keep your eyes peeled and let me know what you see. Anyway, my mom's going with us to the ultrasound tomorrow since we're all so eager to see the baby.
I don't know if I already mentioned this, but Cody and I started our prenatal classes in Akron last week and we plan to go again this tuesday. We watched a video about breastfeeding, diapering, and other baby care things. At the end of the class, we used our "points" to get a free diaper genie! It's an older version of a genie, but we'll figure out how to use it. This week I hope to get a baby bathtub.
Next weekend I hope to go yard sailing (I like to spell it that way even though it's a yard SALE, I like to imagine us sailing through yards). I've always been a big fan of yard sales, but now I'm really looking forward to it with all this baby stuff I need to get. Cody didn't seem to thrilled about the idea of yard sailing, but I know my mom's pumped. We'll have fun. I think Wadsworth is having some sort of community yard sale thing going on.
So tomorrow we'll see what we can see at the ultrasound and I'll update with any news after that. Thanks again for reading and keep your eyes peeled for good baby deals!
PS- I plan on posting pictures as soon as I get some good ones.