I’m 25 weeks today! Caleb should be about 13.5 inches long and more than 1.5 pounds! He is also apparently growing hair (or so I’ve read) which is too funny to me. Jerry and I have been talking a lot over the past few days about what he’ll look like, and we keep saying we’re dying to see him. Seeing as he will be 50% Mexican and 25% Italian, I’m thinking that he will have dark hair, dark eyes, and a dark complexion, though we’re both pale. We just can’t wait to find out!
This past Sunday was our first wedding anniversary, and we had a fun, full weekend spent together. I’ll write more about this tomorrow, but our weekend included doing our baby registry! We are all registered at Target. My friend who made my invitations gave them to me on Friday (I LOVE THEM), so my mom will be getting ready to send them out this week… yay! I can’t wait for my shower to celebrate our little guy. We had a lot of fun registering and picking things out for him. I was kind of annoyed though because when we registered there for the bridal shower, they gave us a packet of coupons and such, but we didn’t get any this time. So we went back on Sunday, and I was right… we should have gotten something. They gave us our free gift which ended up being awesome and well worth the trip back. It included a bottle, pacifier, diaper/wipe samples, coupons, and a few other things. Very cool! I love Target.
My sister-in-law and I also started couponing a few weeks back, and I started buying diapers and wipes this past week. I know we’ll be really short on money when I’m out on my maternity leave, so the more stuff I can stock up now while I’m still in work, the better. So far, I’ve gotten a small pack of Pampers, and a large box of Luvs, as well as some small packs of wipes. I used coupons and saved money on all of these. I’ve got some more coupons to use this week for more diapers too. If you already have a baby, how many diapers do they go through a day? I’m guessing a ton!
Next week is my 26 week appointment and glucola test, then I switch to appointments every 2 weeks instead of every 4! That means things are getting VERY real! We are also doing our hospital tour on Sunday. I also met the pediatrician from the office we toured last week, and decided to sign Caleb up there, so that is another thing off my check list. Woohoo!
I did pretty good with my exercise last week. My goal was to walk 5 times and I walked 4 times (twice in one day for 2 of those walks), so not too shabby! I’ve walked once so far this week (this morning), and am planning on 2-3 more walks this week. As for how I’m feeling, I’m feeling pretty good! I’ve had slight back pain, slight fatigue, and some occasional heartburn, but otherwise I’m doing pretty well. I had some intense back pain on Sunday morning, but I ended up lying down before our anniversary dinner and felt much better after. It could have been from doing too many errands that weekend, could have been from the walking, could have been from not wearing my maternity support belt enough that week… I’m not too sure. Once in awhile I get BAD back pain, but usually it’s just a slight nagging.
Lastly, I think it’s hilarious and adorable that every time Jerry has felt Caleb move (which has only been a few times so far), he goes “whoa! What was that?!” Ha!
And that’s all I’ve got this week! My question for you is… what are some essential baby items I should register for?! Of course I’ve registered for the obvious things, but what are some not-so-obvious things that you’ve used/needed for your baby? Some things he already has: crib, mattress, crib bedding set, dresser/changing table, changing table mattress and cover, bassinet, diaper caddy basket (to hold diapers in his room and carry around), a baby carrier you wear, tons of clothes and books. We are also getting a rocking chair and bookshelf soon. All the other stuff I THINK we need is on our registry… we’ve got almost 60 things on there! Hopefully I didn’t miss anything too important!
These were taken on Saturday. at 24 weeks, 4 days!