I had a doctor's appointment on Monday, and everything looks good. I've finally gained a little weight (did you ever think you'd hear me say "finally gained weight"? I mean....I've always been trying to lose!) and our measurements are right on track. I was able to hear the baby's heartbeat again, which the doctor has now measured at 130 beats per minute.
Now that we've reached our halfway point, Shawn and I have started to think about everything that needs to be done in the next 20 weeks. Hopefully everything will be done sooner than that, just in case, but you know...
~We've started cleaning out the baby's room. Up until this point, its been a catch-all room, storing some of my scrapbooking stuff, some holiday decorations, some clothes, our books, and other odds and ends we haven't put away yet. I was able to pack a box to send to Goodwill, and I've cleaned and organized all of my scrapbooking stuff. We're just going to pack up the rest of our books for now, and I have to bring my wedding gown to the dry cleaners soon. Once we get our old table out of that room, and the decorations in the attic, we'll be ready to roll.
~We've decided to paint the room! We're going to paint it "Soar" from Sherwin-Williams. Its a very light blue, and it will compliment the colors of the nursery decor we've chosen.
~We registered at Babies R Us...what an overwhelming place! We had a lot of fun playing with the registry gun, but I almost had a panic attack thinking about everything we may (or may not) need! Some of the stuff they have is just outrageous!
Shawn wants to have the room painted within the nex two weeks, so its ready when Mom and Dad come down for their visit. They'll be here to see our next 3-D ultrasound and then we're all going to head out to buy the nursery furniture. Its scary yet exciting to think that we'll have a painted room with baby furniture in our house in less than a month!
Shawn has also promised me that he'll write an entry on the blog about putting the room together. Help me hold him to that! I'm also hopeful that Abi will be willing to write about her role in helping to plan the baby shower, as she's very excited to be a part of that.
We've been a little slack about taking pictures lately, so here's one we took last night. Notice Riley...she loves giving Baby Q some kisses!
Please don't mind the quality of the picture....we only had our cell phone camera at the time!