23 weeks Pregnant
This Saturday morning your dad and I had planned to do our taxes, but instead YOUR MOM fell asleep on the couch after breakfast for 3 HOURS!!! When I finally woke up the weather was still unseasonably warm, so we went for a walk at Sugarland Run and talked about how we could, in a fun way, reveal your gender to our parents. We went to Giant and the early appearance of Easter eggs and candy gave us this idea:
We let each of your grandparents open an egg… all together:
Everyone was exited, especially Grandma Char and Grandma Carol.
Since we found out that you are a girl, your dad has been so excited. It’s very cute. You were shy at the ultrasound, often covering your face with your little hands (especially after we looked at your genitals — I can’t blame you). And I had to drink free juice and walk the halls of the Washington Radiology Center for 10 minutes to get you to move into the right position and encourage you to keep active. Luckily they provided me with a warm robe to wear over the gown, and my own changing area — it was almost like a radiology spa. I can hardly believe that after all this time and how much I seem to have grown, you weigh only about 1 pound! We can’t wait to meet you — I almost wish this pregnancy would go faster! Of course we still have ALL the “nesting” tasks to do to prepare for your arrival.
In the coming weeks we will take a childbirth class. We will do our best to educate ourselves so we can give you as calm a birth as possible — to control what we can and be ready to make appropriate decisions to deal with unexpected/non-ideal circumstances should that be necessary. I have also been reading about newborn care. It’s more pleasant than reading about pregnancy and feels more important. I know that having you will be a huge adjustment and big change for us. Know that we love you very much. Keep growing, little girl!
(I don’t know why but I find it hilarious to write “your mom” and be referring to myself…).