Some friends threw us a baby shower over the weekend. We had an outdoor barbecue, a few silly baby games, and many gifts that our son will enjoy. Lots of friends and family were there, and we had a great time. More pictures here.
FYI, if you’re expecting a baby, do NOT buy baby clothes – people will gladly give and loan you heaps of infant wear. Our unborn child already has a bigger wardrobe than I do.
Now that there’s just a little over a month to go, we’re in full baby preparation mode.
The car seat is installed, the hospital bags are packed, and most of the important baby stuff has been purchased. Soon we’re going to take a tour of the hospital, and begin seeing the doctor once every two weeks for a check-up. There are a few decisions that still need to be made, but all in all, I think we’re ready.
The baby is supposedly over 4 pounds in weight, like an average-sized cantaloupe. He’s getting bigger by the day, and my body is certainly feeling the effects.
It’s difficult to breathe because the baby is pressed into my organs. My belly button, usually a nice innie, has begun protruding outward. I sincerely hope it goes back to its original state. No matter what position I’m in, my body aches all. the. time.
A new phenomenon is the baby’s hiccups. At least once a day, I can distinctly feel him hiccuping like a drunk little sailor. He has also started kicking and elbowing me in the bladder and ribs, which is about as pleasant as it sounds.
Besides some minor discomforts, I’m still enjoying the pregnancy, and haven’t yet reached the point of wanting it to be over. But check back with me in a few weeks. I reserve the right to change that stance.