I’m 22 weeks today! Baby Caleb should weigh over a pound now! He should be about 11 inches long and the size of a zucchini. In just a little while, we are going to our 22 week appointment. I think after that I’ll have one at 26 weeks, and then it switches to every two weeks. I should also say that last week, I almost switched shirts for my bumpdate pictures since we found out we were having a boy, but oh well. Haha! We like using the same shirt so we can monitor the “bump” size better and watch it grow.
We’ve had a big week getting ready for the little man. My family came over on Sunday to help us out with a lot of work around the house. Jerry and I got a new refrigerator and dishwasher because they were old and our fridge was leaking – ugh! So my dad and brother helped with getting that set up. In the meantime, my mother and sister-in-law helped put together the bassinet and dresser/changing table! They both look so nice. I plan on having the bassinet next to our bed and having him sleep in there for the first 3-4 months, then switching him over to his crib. Thanks to our family for being the best!
I also did more clothes shopping for him with my mom – oops. We’ve pretty much just been hitting up thrift stores though, including the Goodwill, Salvation Army, and Once Upon a Child. So yes, he has a lot of clothes, but they were all very cheap and babies go through a lot of clothes so whatever. I found some REALLY cute stuff which I was really happy about. I didn’t realize that such cute clothes existed for baby boys until I started looking. My mom and I also sorted through all of that on Sunday, and organized by size. I should be all set on Newborn and 0-3 months. I only got a few newborn things in case he ends up being born huge which is a big fear!
Other exciting news was that last Tuesday night, I finally felt him moving from the OUTSIDE. I was lying on my back in bed when I felt some of his usual kicks, and when I put my hand on my stomach, I felt it. It was really cool! I’ve only felt it a couple of other times from the outside because he only moves a few times a day and I never know quite where it will be. Jerry thinks he felt it once so far. We’re excited for when we can feel it more often.
Let’s see… his nursery bedding set arrived and I LOVE it! Thanks to my parents for buying it for us. I will definitely show pictures once we have his nursery set up but I promise it is SO cute. 🙂
Next on the agenda is painting his nursery. Then we can move the dresser in there, put together the crib, buy a bookshelf and rocking chair, and start decorating. I found a few prints on Etsy that match his bedding and I’m excited to see how it all turns out. We are also starting to think about my baby shower which will be in November.
I also started looking for a pediatrician. My first choice, who my baby nephew sees, is no longer accepting new patients, so I’ve been looking for someone else. I want a male because I’m pretty sure when Caleb gets older, he may feel uncomfortable with a female doctor. I had a male doctor as a baby, but ended up switching to a female when I got a little older, and I’d rather not have to have Caleb switch later on. I also want someone on the younger side so he can see him for many years rather than someone who will be retiring sometime soon. I’ve had a heck of a time finding someone who meets these requirements, but I’ve found two in the area and we’ll be meeting with them to see who we like.
I am feeling pretty decent. My back still hurts and I’m very tired. My breathing is also getting more labored, and I sometimes feel nauseous after eating, but honestly, none of this is that bad. It sounds bad, but it’s nothing major and I am doing just fine!
Well, it was a big week and now we are off to our appointment!
Parents, how was it when you were searching for a pediatrician for your little one? Did you have a ton of clothes for your baby too? Did your baby sleep in a bassinet, your bed, or a crib? We are doing bassinet and crib, not our bed.