Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2012 -- Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I can't believe it's already 2012. Where does the time go?

I really apologize for the belated new year message, but Doc and I were in Spain, Portugal and Morocco until yesterday night. It was what you would call our "babymoon." We had a fabulous time, but I am very happy to be home. It's definitely not as easy to travel when you're pregnant and although, it was a relatively smooth trip (only one small incident of food poisoning), I'm glad to be back in my bed with all the comforts of home.

So, just an update...I'm now 25 weeks, officially past the 6 month mark and getting bigger by the day. I'm definitely feeling much better than I was during the first tri, but now I'm starting to feel other symptoms like frequent bathroom trips that lead to nothing more than a trickle, lots and lots of gas (this is more a problem for Doc than for me), and sleep deprivation. God, what I wouldn't give to be able to sleep on my back. But, really, who am I to complain when I'm so head-over-heels in love with the little man in my belly.

Now that we're a little over 3 months away from my due date, we've got a whole list of things we need to do including starting a registry, decorating the nursery and sifting through the mounds of hand-my-downs that we received from friends and family. Amazingly, I haven't purchased one single item yet for our baby. We have so many hand-me-downs, I really don't know what we would purchase. Anyone have any advice on what we absolutely need to have? In many instances we have doubles of items, like two co-sleepers (I didn't even know what a co-sleeper was until just a couple of months ago).

As for the placenta previa, I found out that I have a partial previa, so I'm hoping that it's resolved itself. I find out in a few weeks with another ultrasound, but until then no sexy time for Doc and I. Also, lucky me gets to do her glucose test next week! I've never had any issues with my sugar levels and I haven't gained that much weight, so I'm hoping that I pass. Wish me luck!


Jen said...

Glad everything's going well with your pregnancy. We need a belly bump shot Sooz! Sounds like you had a great trip! Happy New Year to you too!

newbie said...

Ooh, I've been wanting to go to Morocco forever. Sounds like a great trip to do pre-baby!

Good luck with the glucose test, and so glad to hear your placenta previa seems to have resolved itself!

sienna said...

your trip sounds AMAZING. happy 25 weeks!!! almost to the 3T!! soo exciting. i'm going to email you a list of MUST HAVES and some stoopid things i bought that i wish i hadn't (like the pink summer infant baby monitor that started freezing after only 3 months. all the reviews said this, but i wanted a damn pink baby monitor. AM I DUMB OR WHAT??")??? xoxo.

TurtleMama said...

Welcome back! Sounds like you had a great adventure! Can't believe you are already 25 weeks! That's great that you have a partial placental previa and hopefully it will resolve. Good luck on the Glucose Tolerance Test!

Nikki said...

Sooz - I was just thinking about you this morning! Glad everything is going well and you had a great "babymoon" - we leave soon for a less glamorous "babymoon" to Sedona!

Geochick said...

Happy New Year!

Baby things...these are some of my gear suggestions

1. The miracle blanket. LOVE it for swaddling.
2. Several sheets and waterproof pads to go underneath. In Baby X's crib I layer sheet/pad/sheet/pad..etc. easy to rip off in the middle of the night if needed.
3. Bouncy chair
4. Swing - X liked the cradle swing
5. Waterproof pads to lay on top of the changing table pad cover. And several changing pad covers.
6. If you plan on using a sling or wrap I suggest waiting until baby is here then going to a store where they'll let you try them on. It's amazing how different they are. Personally, I didn't like the Moby but liked using a ring sling.
7. Clothes that have snaps from crotch to chin are way easier than pulling over a newborn's head.
8. Don't buy blankets. I ended up with seven or eight as gifts.
9. Halo sleep sacks for when he starts busting out of the swaddle.
10. Car seat - the one that goes to 35 lbs is a monster. I think I would have gone smaller if I knew how heavy and bulky it was going to be.

That's all I can type out on my phone. :)

I want to hear about Spain Portugal and Morocco!