Tuesday, August 20, 2013

21 Weeks (August 11-18)

It's hard to believe that I'm already past the half-way mark! I mean only 19 more weeks until Christmas and we have this baby.  Yikes.

After all of the excitement after the gender reveal party on Friday, I got serious about picking out more decorations for the baby's room since I could finally ask my sister for opinions on what curtains to get, what rug to get, etc. 

I also started organzing closets, cabinets, you name it over the weekend.  It was stuff that I had planned on going through a long time ago but never did, and for some reason, last weekend I felt like I had a reason to start throwing things out and getting things organized for when the baby arrives.

My mom and I went to the Prairie Band casino this week with my work crew to celebrate August birthday's.  We went out to dinner and won a little money at the slot machines.  It was a fun night!

We're also celebrating my dad's birthday and Laila's 4th birthday on Thursday.  I don't think she knows how much her life is about to change in about 4 months! She loves licking babies, so I think she'll do just fine.

With all of the celebrating that we did for my dad's birthday (dinner at the cabin...) we kind of forgot to feed the dog.  Gawd, we're bad parents.  We made it up to her by giving her some ice cream and extra dog treats.

This weekend Lincoln and I went to Nebraska Furniture Mart to purchase the crib and recliner.  We already have it picked out, so it should just be a matter of confirming we still like it and paying for it.  My parents have generously said they'd pay for the crib and Lincoln's parents gave us money that should pay for most of the recliner we've picked out.  We are lucky ducks.
Here's a before picture of the baby's room:
Here's a picture of it in progress:
This week the baby is the size of a pomegranate (sometimes I wonder how they pick the fruit/veggies that they compare the size of the baby to....).  He is around 10.5" long and about 12.2 ounces and I've been feeling a lot more movement this week too!  During week 21, the baby's digestive system preps for the outside world; he's manufacturing meconium--the tarry black substance that will be in the first dirty diaper. Sick. 

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