Lots of updates today. Sorry for being away for a while, but I was at our National Sales Meeting in Phoenix all last week. It was fun to see a few people, but otherwise, just another meeting. Also, I apparently skipped out on the winter storm of 2009 while I was away, so that's never a bad thing to miss either...ice, snow, power outages-yuck!
I'm still feeling just great. Never have had any m/s or nausea of any sort. I just feel so lucky! I have been back in a slight fatigue slump, but I'm chalking it up to time change, meeting hell week, significant work-related stress, etc. Hopefully, I'll bounce back soon. I can't believe I'll be 12 weeks tomorrow! Yippee!
From the Nest/Bump this week: "Your fetus currently enjoys a 1:1 ratio between body and head, and has skin so transparent that blood vessels show right through. But, fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and hair follicles, tooth buds and nail beds are forming -- setting up a significantly more attractive future." And, isn't a lime SO much better than a prune? They weigh about 0.44 ounces (about 12.5 grams).
My mom, Steve and I all went baby gear shopping for the first time last Saturday at BRU. In truth, I've never cared for the store really. I've always referred to it as the "evil baby empire." But, the town that I live in really has very few options of baby places to shop and register for everything in one place. As a previous BRU gift registry shopper, I've found the store to be a difficult place to find things in a logical sequence and the staff to be fairly unhelpful. But, as a new Mommy, what other choices do I have? Plus, the on-line registry is an advantage for OOT shoppers, unlike some smaller local stores.
Our biggest dilemma Saturday: which stroller/carseat system to purchase?? We finally decided on the stroller-the Graco Quattro Tour Duo Stroller in the French Roast/Soho color http://www.gracobaby.com/Catalog/Pages/ProductListingPage.aspx?catID=10:441&subCatID=11:104471&pID=10434:42949593961#. This was the only stroller system we could find that we could snap the carseats into for a simple snap and go system. They work with the Graco SnugRide or Infant SafeSeat car seats. And, I really liked the green and brown colors, so at least we've made a couple of decisions. Need to get back over there in the next couple of weeks to make lots and lots and lots of other decisions.
I'll post a belly pic soon. I kinda "popped" this week while I was in Phoenix. I was a little upset that Steve wasn't there. It's been his favorite little thing to be on the "belly watch." Every morning, he would reach over, pat my stomach to see if I had grown overnight. I think that was the worst part about being away. I really disliked last week, can't you tell??? So glad to be home....
And one last thing, my thoughts about this lady and her octuplets being born last week: I think she is a very disturbed individual, I think she didn't do IVF (it's only been confirmed by the grandmother and I know how often people refer to all fertility treatments as IVF), I think she needs serious psychiatric management, I think her mother should've stepped in since the daughter was "obsessed with having children", I'd like to know how she paid for it, I think her fertility doc may reside in Mexico (or somewhere other than the U.S.), amd I could go on and on about this person. Unfortunately, because the media loves to sensationalize these types of stories, this has set back the progress that has been made in infertility. I hope the real story comes out soon and I hope no one decides to put this quack on TV for the world to watch every week like "Jon & Kate Plus 8"...