Monday, November 05, 2007

Pregnancy Update

Co is doing well. Just a few days ago she noticed that her feet are starting to swell. And she has bouts of feeling as though a human being were trying to claw his way out through her pelvic floor. But such is pregnancy. Honestly, I hope hers continues to be this uneventful. Knock wood.

She is working on a major deadline, and on occasion staying up after I go to bed. She came to bed one night this weekend at 3 in the morning, and whispered to me, "I'm not even tired! I have all this energy! Is that normal?" I responded, "Yes. You're supposed to be using it to nest!!"

But in fact, earning money is her way of nesting, and a valid one at that. Besides, I am nesting enough for the both of us. I bought baby detergent this weekend. I am in my glory.

In other news: due to superstition we are not having a shower. We are both okay with this, but (I at least) have pangs when I see others getting the attention and, it must be said, the loot, while I scramble around picking up free diapers off cr*igslist. I have set up registries, and I hope that after Flipper is born, people will, well, use them. (Which is SO IN NO WAY AIMED AT ANY OF YOU; this is my venting space, so there I am, venting.)

But one thing about not having a shower: when people give us baby gifts I am literally bowled over and brought to tears. It is touching enough when we receive hand-me-downs from my sister, and loving blogger friends, and even random cr*igslist strangers. So far we have received a womb sounds bear and a set of baby music CDs from my colleagues, and today we got in the mail the most beautiful hand-made sweater from an awesome blogger. We will post a picture. It is gorgeous.

P.S. The dresser in my last post is from this site. Their thematic furniture/linens collection (listed on left of screen) are mostly gendered (Boys Like Trucks??), but a few of them are fun are useful for both genders.

7 comments:

Sandra said...

And the registries are found... where?

calliope said...

yes- need links please...

also- LOVE that Co is nesting by working. heh!

xo

*J* said...

29 days left!!!!! We're so excited over here!

Melody said...

I think you guys will look back and be glad you didn't have a shower to fill up your small apartment with so much more than you need or could ever use, but I get the jealousy b/c that's how I feel when my het friends get married at 30 and register for things like china (what 30 year old still needs dishes?) Glad you liked the sweater. I LOVE that yarn-- Berocco Ultra Alpaca for anyone who cares about such things-- just one skein!

Anonymous said...

I am thinking of you both and very excited for you. I'm sorry I've been a lame-ass commenter of late. I've been dealing with some crazy sh*t that I'll clue you in on soon. But know I am around and hope everything continues to go well for you. Much love.
-laG
PS- I never had a shower either, but people bought us a lot of stuff nevertheless. Here's hoping it's the same for you!

Sandra said...

Laughing at Melody's comment... I think I have three or four bowls and about the same number of plates. None match. And I'm almost 39...

FosterMommy said...

What is "baby detergent", btw? Do you mean like a "free & clear", nothing harsh, type of detergent? Or something that "smells like babies", like Dreft?

We use one that's good for cloth diapers - doesn't have enzymes, soaps, brighteners, fragrances, etc. Fortunately we were already using it, cuz that's what Squeak needs for his eczema, too. :)

Doing baby laundry is always fun. Weirdly, all the Fre*cycle stuff we got all smelled the same - like perfumey fabric softener. But the *same*. It's hard to get out and now makes me think of those days of gathering/nesting that I had before we started getting placements. ah, those were the days. :)