||[Feb. 8th, 2007|12:51 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
|[||how ya feelin'?
I've had at least two people in the last week tell me that by talking about my symptoms I'm not helping them along the path to parenthood. I think I might actually be scaring those who are already parents. (who am I kidding, those people can't be scared by this stuff anymore) I'm thinking I have two options, I can either shut up about the stuffy nose, nausea, nosebleeds, loss of my waist, headaches, taste of my prenatal vitamins as I burp them back up, flatulence, acne, narcolepsy, and loss of short term memory, or I can talk about the things that are making that worthwhile.
With that in mind, today's entry will be about the things that have been fun so far.
- Hearing the phrase "Your weight gain is excellent" for the first time ever.
- Randomly shopping for little kid stuff. Little kids get the coolest stuff. See also this*, this**, and this.
- We're now the proud owners of one of these. People, you've never sat in a more comfortable piece of furniture, it even reclines. Dear Dutailier Engineers, Me love you longtime. (also, Dear Craigslist, *humps*. Because we got it for about 1/5th retail and didn't pay shipping. Happiness.)
- Maternity pants. My hand to God, they're better than sweatpants. Amy and I have agreed that we may never wear normal pants again.
- You can use the phrase "It's not good for the baby" about just about anything that irritates you. Yesterday my boss started doing his atrocious impression of the president. I said "Please, Christian, Bush is bad for the baby." (Can be used in the reverse. Sunday night, while visiting my father, I used the phrase "Would you build a fire? The baby would really like a fire in the fireplace." Eeeexcellent.)
- Six months ago if I'd gone to the store and forgotten why I was there I'd have thought I was going prematurely senile. These days I chalk it up to pregnancy. Again, eeeeexcellent.
- And finally, in rapid succession, sonograms, heartbeats, and the fact that at 15 weeks I can start imagining that I can feel it (though I probably won't for another couple of weeks unless the kid goes all "Sweep the leg!" Cobra Dojo style in there).
So, with all that in mind, and as C- might say, it doesn't suck. I wish the fabric for the nursery would get here so I can start shopping for things to coordinate, I wish the weather would warm up so we could spend some time making room in the basement, and I wish all that fabric would magially gravitate itself towards a silent auction somewhere. But other than that? It really does not suck.
* Yes, I'm aware that this will be inappropriate for the peanut for several years. I'm aware that these can be a choking hazard. I'm aware. But dood omg look at the little painted shields! I may get this one for myself.
** ST bought that last weekend. When describing it to my father he said "And it says 'dragon' on the front, so it's ISO9000 compliant." Dork.
How are you guys?