Family of Four

Family of Four

Sunday, November 18, 2012

22 Weeks: One Whole Pound

One whole pound? Our baby is growing so fast and apparently is supposed to double in size this next week. I can't help but feel a little stressed out about all the things still ahead of us that we have yet to make decisions on: 

her name
nursery furniture/decor
car seat/stroller
new car

Pretty much everything ... I mean, it's not like we haven't made any progress on some of these, I just thought I would know more by now. For the name, we have narrowed it down to 3 choices (and do have middle names paired). I feel like this is probably the biggest decision we will make for her since she has to live with it for her whole life. We haven't completely decided if we are going to share the final decision on the name before she arrives or not though. I have heard several convincing reasons to keep it to ourselves, but I am really bad at keeping secrets - it was nearly impossible to wait to announce we were expecting (I told so many more people before then official announcement than I had originally planned) and even harder to keep it in for just a few days that our little one will be a she.

What do you think? Share the name, or keep it a secret?

As for the nursery furniture, I feel like everything I like, Mac hates :( SERIOUSLY! I always envisioned white furniture with pink and grey decor but he hates white furniture. Then I also like the wrought-iron four-post cribs, but he thinks they look like little baby jails. I'm at a loss ... I found this nursery on Pinterest and immediately fell in love. 

Wouldn't it be perfect for our little girl? 

Here is the same style crib in a more neutral room (replace yellow with pink?)

I also love this nursery for Dr. Phil's Granddaughter

It's a good thing one of our close friends runs Art For Kids and can be the voice of reason and expertise when we come down to making our decisions. I seriously die when I look at all the fabulous nurseries they have designed! I mean honestly, with their furniture in the nurseries of Jennifer Lopez, Kimora Lee Simons, Monique Lhullier and Melania Trump, among other, I know I am in good hands - and how could Mac possibly argue ;)

Really though, look at Mariah Carey's nursery they did. What's not to love?

Now do you see why this is so difficult for me though? So many great options out there and just one little room to decorate for our girl. I'm stressed just typing about it. Can someone start a petition to get my husband to favor white furniture? or at least my cute wrought-iron cribs?

Okie, enough running through the never-ending list of things left to do and on to the weekly update. 

How far along? 22 Weeks 1 Day
Total weight gain/loss: 13.6 pounds - Whew! back to gradual weight gain, I was so nervous to step on the scale this morning thanks to last weeks terrifying jump in numbers ... but still on par with normal gain for the pregnancy so that makes me happy (and keeps me sane while the numbers inch up).
Maternity clothes? Mix of both. The maternity stuff I have is oh so comfy. At this rate, it is very likely Mac may have to hide these clothes from me once I lose the baby weight or I will live in them forever and always ;)
Stretch marks? No and fingers crossed ...
Sleep: Sleep was good this week, but I have been waking up with terrible headaches that make me want to just stay in bed all day.
Best moment this week: Non-pregnancy related: There are so many! Mac's company, MAC 6 had their Grand Opening event, one of my best girl friends, Elena, got ENGAGED, seeing Breaking Dawn 2 and having a fun night out with Chrissy, Brooke and their hubbys. Pregnancy related: feeling lots more movement and Mac being able to feel baby girl kick for the first time.
Miss Anything? A fabulous tan. Thank goodness the weather is cooling down so my pasty-white legs can be hidden away from site.
Movement: Yes! It's so fun - although I wish she would refrain from kicking my bladder so often.
Food cravings: FroYo and fruit
Anything making you queasy or sick: Chicken
Have you started to show yet: yes - just ask all the people who comment daily about my expanding waisteline ;)
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy (but I have little patience and get annoyed more easily)
Looking forward to: Picking a name for our little girl. We narrowed it down to three choices so we are getting there! I am having a really hard time making any decisions baby related. Still no nursery furniture, stroller or new car decisions. I hope this passes soon or we are going to be very ill-equipped for her arrival.

1 comment:

  1. I say share the name. Oh and Andrew just suggested you name her Bat-Baby.


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