Saturday, November 13, 2010

15 weeks

Here are the promised pics...we need to be better about taking them, but there are not a lot of changes that can be seen. The first is at 6 weeks, then at 12 weeks, and one on the beach at St. Simon's from GA/FL weekend (13 weeks).

I'm feeling a lot better now. I still get a little gaggy (is that a word??!) in the mornings every once and a while, but not often. I'm loving chips and dip of any kind, and for the past couple of weeks, I've wanted Brunswick stew. In fact, I want some right now! I bought my first piece of maternity wear. It's a BeBand to wear over my pants. It's made to go over unbuttoned pants or too big maternity pants. I'm wearing it over neither. I've lost about 15 pounds, so I'm still wearing my regular pants. The problem hurts to sit down with a belt on. The band has allowed me to continue to wear my regular clothes without squishing peanut with a belt :)

Peanut is about the 3 1/2 inches long right now. It's crazy to think of the amount of growth taking place. He or she has toenails and everything! Speaking of he or she...we're still very excited about our decision to wait and be surprised in May. We're talking a lot about the nursery these days. We went to Target and bought several plastic storage containers this week to start packing some of our things away. Over Thanksgiving break, there will be a transformation from scrap booking room to blank canvas to get ready for Peanut's room. I'll make sure to document that with lots of pics too. Any suggestions on what to do/where to put all of the scrap booking stuff? We have to extra room and very little storage, but I can't get rid of everything...I just can't do it!


Bekka said...

I am convinced that the BeBand is one of the greatest inventions ever! Although, maternity pants are pretty sweet (think fancy sweatpants you can wear in public without shame). :)

I'm glad you're starting to feel better. I couldn't eat enough chips in the beginning.

Bekka said...

Oh, and you look adorable! :)

Nicole said...

you look so great!

as far as storage of the scrapbook stuff - I don't remember if you have a closet in the extra room or not - but you might be able to steal baby's closet space or under-crib space for a few months till Peanut gets mobile and needs more space.

If your bed doesn't have storage under it yet - under bed storage boxes are a great idea - you could even get bed risers so you could get a big bigger storage for there.

storage ottomans in the living room.

If you don't mind the look of long tablecloths - get a big rubbermaid trashcan (about as tall as your couch or bed) - fill it with stuff, put one of those round table tops on top, drop a tablecloth over it, top it with a glass top if you want - and voila, side table with storage! I was a never a big fan of the long tablecloths (and may not be a good idea once Peanut gets mobile) but it's an idea I heard once that I thought was pretty cool!