Monday, July 27, 2009
Our little mango-23 weeks!!
Baby girl is kicking up a storm these days. Alex was able to see her kick over the weekend...that was neat. :) We put the doppler on my tummy to hear her heartbeat and she started kicking it...to the point that it became uncomfortable for me. They say her sense of movement is well developed by now and she can feel me dance. All I can say about that is - we don't want baby girl to inherit my lack of rhythm...trust me on that one. I do put the speakers up to my belly and we rock out to some of my favorite tunes. I don't know what I'll do if this baby can't carry a tune. My Mom says, you just have to start working with them early...that's what she did with us. So I'm starting NOW! (LOL)
She is more than 11 inches long and weighs just over one pound - about as much as a mango.
No progress on the nursery last week. I looked for the paint color that I had seen online and it no longer exists, so I guess I'm going to take a Tiffany's box into the paint store and have them copy the color. I did pick up some mattress/headboard covers, so we can store the queen size bed. Her closet is gradually collecting clothes. I only had two pieces hanging in there and now one side of the closet looks like this. I'm putting all of her newborn & 0-3mo. on pink hangers, since she will be able to wear those first. Everything she has to grow into goes on a white hanger...because I'm weird like that. :)
Summer sales have been awesome and with the way that certain stores size their clothes, she should definitely be able to wear these (at some point) next summer. Unless she is a gi-normous child. But I'm willing to risk it. I've found her the cutest swimwear for the beach next year! I just laugh everytime I look at these teeny-tiny clothes. She's going to look precious. Fall clothes are just coming out, so it will be fun to shop for clothes that she should actually be able to wear, soon after her arrival.
Thank you to everyone who shared your tips on monitors, bottles and more! Many said they didn't use a monitor. I'm just not comfortable NOT having one. She will be in our room at first, but once she moves to her own room, she will be on the other side of the house and I won't be able to sleep in my own bed, unless I have something that allows me to hear/see her. I know me. I will be up constantly, checking to see if she's still breathing. I do that with my nephews/nieces when they stay with me and some of them are teenagers. (LOL) As for bottles, there were several that recommended the Dr. Brown's. I'm going to check those out at my next visit to Babies R Us.
My question for you this week is: Is it true that I shouldn't be wearing an underwire even now before she gets here? I've heard that it can have a negative effect on the milk glands for breastfeeding? True or False? For any men that might be reading this blog...sorry to speak of underwire bras and milk glands, but a clueless mama has to know these things!
And to end this post, I ask you to lift up Stellan in your prayers. He's back in the hospital and not doing well at all. You can find updates on his condition, by clicking on his picture on my sidebar.
Love you guys,