I'm a day behind, so officially today I'm 24 weeks and 1 day pregnant. Yesterday was a mess, and I just couldn't find the time to update my blog. I've got a lot of craziness going on in my head, all of which I am going to blame solely on hormones. (This is one of the lovely advantages to being pregnant. You can be completely and utterly unreasonable and just defer it to hormones.) I'm stressing to the max about the nursery. I want it to be perfect. No, I mean really perfect. For those out there that know absolutely nothing about me at all, I'm a little anal, so this coupled with the fact that I'm extremely hormonal has sent my once controllable tendencies into a place out of reach. I have literally looked at what seems like thousands of crib bedding sets. If it's out there, I've seen it. I hit a bump in the road when I settled on one, sent the link to Rob and he simply replied, "Yeah, I don't like that." WHOA. My head started to spin when I read those words, and I had to talk myself down from the ledge. "Okay, deep breaths. This is not suppose to be happening. Does he have any idea how many horrible butterfly and ladybug prints I've weeded through to find this perfect set!? Does he realize all the thoughts running through my head about gliders and paint colors!? And does he know that the glider has to match the crib, but it also has to match the colors in the bedding and OH MY GOD, it's impossible, I can't do it, MAKE IT STOP." Breathe in, breathe out. After I got through that little tragedy, I went about searching AGAIN for more bedding. Each time I would find something, Rob would respond casually, "Eh, not really feeling that either." At this point, I had a bit of an overreaction and said something along the lines of "FINE. Our kid will just come out with no name, beige walls, and a bare crib to sleep in, because we can't agree on anything!" to which he replied, "Uh, why don't you just get whatever bedding you like that will make you stop being a crazy person and will prevent your head from exploding." (Reason #1937 why I love my husband) So, I now have bedding picked out. And Rob actually likes it. And my head didn't explode. I am still am a bit of a crazy person though. All I have to do now is locate a cheap, white glider that I can re-upholster to my liking. I looked around and haven't found one, but I'm not going to let it freak me out. Yet.
And here is what's going on with The Girl With No Name Who Is Going To Have The Most Perfect Nursery In The Land Whether It Kills Her Mommy Or Not.
How Your Baby is Growing:
Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.
She's the size of an ear of corn this week. Will would really like this. The kid loves him some corn on the cob. He'll scarf down an entire cob and ask for another. He's an excellent shucker too.