Friday, April 10, 2009

Horror of Horrors- and first baby purchase

Today I was weighed.


I've gained 9 lbs. Granted I was wearing a thick, heavy sweater and I had just eaten lunch. So it's probably closer to 6-7 lbs in truth (which makes me feel a little better, so let me believe!). In fact, I made my next appointment for the morning, before lunch!

I'm going to be more careful with how I eat, making sure I get a little more exercise in, too. Not so I can lose weight, but so I can gain weight more appropriately for my size. I'm coming in this already large-n-in-charge and the larger you are the more careful you have to be or you run some pretty major risks (gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, edema, etc.).

Okay, now for the fun stuff! Butterfly went with me to the appointment and we got to listen to the heartbeat. Doc said it was coming in around 157 bpm! It took him some time to find the heartbeat but I wasn't worried. Once he found it baby moved away. How cool is that?! I was thinking to myself, "They're in there... moving around!"

I've always been really skeptical of the women who say they feel movement before week 16 but I swear I feel flutters really low, where the bone is and I don't have gas. I'm not going to count it as real yet. Maybe it is baby and maybe it isn't! Maybe my bowels are just trying to chat with me; I don't know! But it's very interesting to the say the least and fun to guess. I know what baby movements feel like and gas DOES feel like baby movements- this was just different!

After my appointment Butterfly and I went out to get her some new shoes and shop around. While at T.arget (they have the cutest shoes right now, BTW) I found this hand-carved wooden elephant made in India. I couldn't resist getting it, even if we're not having a boy!

My second purchase was a really cool toy I found on clearance at W.almart. They are soft, large nesting blocks!

I have to be honest... we just got our tax return and I wanted to buy the infant seat and the crib but I was a good girl and decided to wait until Daniel was with me. I really want to get a big item that we need! I'll definitely post when we do get some more baby stuff. But alas, those are my first two purchases for this baby!

And here's a shot of the nursery so far. It is taking me forever to paint the trim. I get tired too easily and I have to stop when my body decides it is time to stop. I bought rollers tonight so I'll be able to start rolling on the green for the bottom half of the wall:

I have no idea what to do with the closet door? Should I paint it brown like the rest of the trim? It's solid wood and antique (6-paneled doors are extremely expensive!) so I'm kind of put-off with painting it... but it also looks strangely "orange-ish" now. And the previous little child who lived in the room (before we bought the house) GLUED stickers and baseball cards all over the door. I've tried Goo Be Gone and Mineral Spirits to get it off but you can still see some of the stubborn gunk that wouldn't come off.


Andrea said...

I love that elephant!!!! So cute! I might just have to go get one myself, even though we've decided to do dinosaurs instead of elephants.

Very cool about the heartbeat! Our babies are very much alike, at one appt Evan's was 157. It took awhile to find his the first time they tried with the Doppler at 10 weeks. I'm so happy for you!

I can't wait to see what progress you make with the nursery! I would paint the walls and trim and then see if the door looks better. It might look a slightly different shade with a different wall color. It looks good in the picture, but too bad about the stickers! I love nice, sturdy wood doors, yours remind me of the ones in my great-grandma's old house. She had those crystal door knobs - love those! Do you? It's hard to tell in the picture.

Andrea said...

I meant do you have the crystal looking door knobs, not do you love them. lol Although you can answer that question too if you want. ;-)

Joy said...

We do have crystal AND glass doorknobs on almost every door in the house! The one on the closet door is white glass. I do love them! LOL!

Joy said...

Oh and the wood elephant was in the Dollar Spot for $2.50.

Anne Elizabeth said...

That elephant is really cute. I would paint the door if you can't get the sticker goop off.

Jennifer said...

What fun! The elephant is very cute - I love it. I would have a hard time painting the door, too. Thanks for sharing the pics - I'm excited to watch the nursery take shape!

(Totally off-topic: I saw a commercial for Stargate Universe last night. It looks good!)

The Mommy said...

I think I would paint the door to match the trim, but I'm not sure! I love the door, btw. I'm sure Cricket or Grasshopper will be happy in there no matter what!

Photogrl said...

Cute baby purchases!

As for the door, I usually against painting real wood. BUT, if it's damaged, like stickers that won't come off no matter what, I'd paint it.

BTW, the trim looks great!

Becky said...

Cute stuff!

I always loved my OB/GYN appointments and hearing the schwoop, schwoop of the baby's heartbeat.

THEY'RE in there? As in plural? Did I miss something?! ;)

Mandy said...

Hi! I would NOT paint the door! I think when you get the green in the room it won't look as orange. And keep trying the things to get the gunk off. It will come...eventually! Glad you are all doing well. You're giving me the baby fever!

Susan Sene said...

I had gained about 10 pounds by week 13...I've just now started to not have to eat so much all the time so I wouldn't feel sick and I have more energy so I can exercise more. I just figure I'd do what I needed to do in the beginning to feel as good as I could and then do better the second and third trimester. :)

Kaye said...

Love the elephant...the trim is looking great. When you're done, would you like to come paint our nursery? We're not nearly as ahead of the game as you are!

As for the door, it might look better once you have the lighter colors on the wall, but I don't think it would look bad to paint it. Like someone above mentioned, it is already covered in goo, so it might be the best course of action. My mom has painted paneled doors like that in her house and they don't look bad. And you can always strip the paint off and restain later if you'd like. To be safe, I'd wait until the walls were done to make the decision.

I too was skeptical that I was feeling early movements, but I am convince that by 13-14 weeks I could feel Abigail. It wasn't like gas bubbles, it was different. So you might not be crazy after all!

CJ said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! :)

Congrats on your pregnancy, and hooray for a great appt. My vote on the door is painting it to match the trim. It will look gorgeous.

BTW, I could actually feel my son kicking at 12-13 weeks... and so could my DH, with his hand on my belly of course. :) You could even see my tummy bouncing if you looked very closely. However, I was pretty skinny back then. (Didn't think so at the time, but I would kill for that body again! LOL)

Monkey's Momma said...

I love that wooden elephant!