Monday, September 19, 2011

Only 3 More Months!

am i the only one freaking out here? the little guy is now 24 weeks, aka 6 months, aka only 3 months left, aka so much to do, so little time, aka holy crap! is this really happening???, aka...ok, ok, you get the picture.

though we've obviously known about this for a while, i didn't want to start any projects or buy any baby stuff until we found out the gender, which happened only a couple of weeks ago. since then, i've created a huge to-do list and spent hundreds of dollars on baby gear (including a massive wardrobe and some big ticket items).

seriously, though, my to-do list is scary. maybe i'm overly ambitious...or just plain insane, but i plan to make a lot of the stuff myself, including his crib bedding. anyone who knows me knows that i hate cheesy baby stuff. i don't want trains and teddy bears all over the place, or weird little clown artwork (talk about creepy!) hanging on the walls. nope, i want something that looks like it came out of a magazine. that's where i get a little unrealistic, i'm sure, but it doesn't stop me from trying. i'll definitely have to post my to-do list at some point, along with some how-to's on some of the stuff i'm doing.

anyway, back to baby: he weighs a pound and a half and is about a foot long. his lungs are really developing at this point. he now has eyelashes, eyebrows, and hair, though the pigmentation hasn't happened yet. he's also starting to get crowded in there. his kicks and jabs are definitely noticeable, especially since he is a very active little guy. i've felt him kick through her tiny tummy several times, the first of which was at about 17 weeks. it was so amazing! it felt like a little butterfly fluttering under my fingers. now it feels like he's rolling around and practicing his awesome karate moves. yeah, i'm pretty sure he's going to be an athlete. ;)

10 comments:

Baby Hopes said...

So awesome that you are making your own things! I think I'll end up doing the same. I've been looking at sewing/embroidery/quilting machines online. Any recommendations? Also, the www (dot) babybedding (dot) com is a really great site for fabrics and design-your-own. Can't wait to see and hear about your ideas!!!

Bridget said...

I am just beyond happy for you! I can't wait to see what you do for his nursery!

SHILLIG4FAMILY said...

Oh I'm excited! Jake's the same way and never liked the idea of "cheesy" baby stuff.

SLESE1014 said...

AHHH...the to do list....

Mine is so long I'm afraid we'll never get it done in time!!!

I can't wait to hear all about it your nursery coming together. I like you don't really like all the super baby stuff. I'm doing a neutral baseball themed room. We only have one extra room and we hope to have more than one kid, so I'd rather be neutral...

I'm so jealous you've felt the baby kick. My poor husband hasn't yet been able to feel anything...I think it's cos I have too much padding :)

24 weeks is a hugh milestone...

Oh and the 3 month freak out...yeah I totally hear ya!!! Good luck!

Sarah said...

3 months??!! :) That's like...a day :) This is all so exciting!! I dont like cutesy cutesy baby stuff either...especially can't do Disney or Winnie the pooh stuff :)

Josey said...

It's freakin' amazing how much STUFF is involved with having a baby, eh? My hubby and I are already overwhelmed by the amt of stuff in the nursery. Yikes. Glad you're getting a jump on it - I'm still hesitant to buy a dang thing myself. Thank God for generous friends thus far!

Miss Mac said...

So cool... can't wait to see the list and hear about the progress. I have no doubt that you will get it done with time to spare:]

A m a n d a said...

aww, what a beautifule experience that must have been! I'm sure these next 3 months will fly by too..it's crazy how that happens! Enjoy every second though!

marilyn said...

wowza!! 24 weeks! I am one week behind. Aren't the kicks fun! I got my first hard kick two days ago. I was laughing because it tickled.

Kayla and Josh said...

eyelashes? how cool! that's funny he is so active! i bet he is going to be even more active once he starts learning how to walk..he'll keep you BUSY!

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