Sunday, March 18, 2012

Slow news week

Not much going on here on the baby-bump front. My next check-up is this Friday (14 weeks), so hopefully I'll be able to bring back a positive report from that.  And maybe one of these days my morning sickness will finally, actually go away and not come back.

Meanwhile, I feel like I'm really starting to show these days, which has me looking at more maternity clothes (it's one of the few things I can plan and shop for: until we know where we're moving in the summer, most baby-related buying or even planning doesn't make much sense).  I came across the Hatch Collection by way of one of my daily read blogs, A Cup of Jo.  Their thing seems to be fashion-forward maternity clothes that you can continue to wear afterward.  One way to look at it is that they're "investment pieces." Another way would be that several hundred dollars is too much to spend on a tank dress, maternity or otherwise.  But, despite myself, I couldn't get this oversize striped tank out of my head:
It's so cute.  It looks comfy.  It's $128.  And that's a big no for me, obviously.  But!  This story has a happy ending.  For browsing around Amazon this afternoon, lo and behold, I found this:
It's not an exact match, but I bet if I order a size or so up, the fit could be pretty close.  I could chop that scalloped hem and re-hem it straight if I wanted.  And, you know, it's a hundred dollars cheaper.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Maternity Clothes Are Happening

Over the weekend, Mom and Dad came to visit and we did some maternity clothes shopping:

That empire waist top is a prettier color green in person, I swear.  Also, it's going to be a stripe-y pregnancy.  You have been warned.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Story So Far...

There's not much to tell, really. We found out I was pregnant on a Monday morning in late January. The next day we went out and bought What to Expect When You're Expecting.  I had fun with morning and early afternoon and sometimes evening sickness for most of February, and eventually my OB gave me a prescription for it. Now I can do things little things like work in the morning and use the computer without getting queasy.

The first visit to the OB (at 10 weeks) went well- everything looks good, and we got our first peek at the Nestling.  Ultrasound photos to follow if we can ever get the scanner working.

I'm at 12 weeks now, and What to Expect says that the Nestling is the size of a large, ripe plum.

Birthstone Ring

The Nestling's due date is September 13, so likely their birthstone will be sapphire.