Seeing as I completely forgot to do last week's update, I guess we can add forgetfulness to the list...(O:
I don't really feel like there is much to report, but I will try.
*Weight: gained 3ish pounds, still doing OK.
*Exercise: I try to attend Zumba at least once a week and add in walking the park on other days as I can.
*Clothes: I am surprised and happy to report that most of my pre-maternity clothes still fit! There are 2 pairs of jeans/jean shorts that I have had to do the old "hair tie around the button" trick, but otherwise they are holding steady. I have started adding maternity tanks and tops to the rotation for a little variety.
*Food: No new cravings. I have noticed that I think all milk smells slightly spoiled (when it is not)...which is weird. I don't have a complete aversion to milk (yet), but I have been drinking less of it- especially plain white milk. I guess this is a good thing, since I'm "off milk" once on Saipan anyway...but still a bummer.
*Preparations: Thanks to my wonderful friend, Elise, I am now almost fully stocked on cloth diapers!!! She was able to attend the Cotton Babies $1 Diaper Sale this past weekend and was kind enough to take my "Wish List". She was even able to snag several in my favorite colors- kelly green and orange. Yay! Thanks friend!! (O: I still have a gift certificate from my coworkers to use at CB, and I am researching diaper inserts, etc. Feel free to throw any suggestions/opinions/advice my way! ;-)
I received TWO gift packages yesterday in the mail, speaking of cloth diapers. One was from an old high school friend- she sent me a package of the cloth diaper kit she purchased and never used. I am glad to help put it to good use! Also, my Aunt Emilia sent a whole cloth diaper making kit!! It is the cutest set I have ever seen. My mom had asked about a pattern for them because she wanted to try to make some and so I was excited to tell her I have Everything she needs to make 3! Thanks Tracey and Aunt Emilia for your love and encouragement!! (O:
*Other Prepartaions: I was finally able to confirm with United Airlines that each Jason and I can check either a stroller or car seat, free of charge. Jason can check the stroller and I can check Emilia's car seat, both for free! Whew! Now the debate about whether to purchase a double jogger here or wait to see if someone has one on Saipan continues...I can honestly say this is my only packing/planning Saipan worry at the moment. I honestly do not know which option is the right one. We are still considering the Baby Jogger Double City Mini...and it's hefty price tag. I have found a few online for cheaper than retail, but it is still a big investment. And a hard one. I believe my friends who tell me it is a worthy investment, but I cannot help but feel guilty for spending that much on a stroller. Each time I think about what to do, I get anxious and decide to leave that decision for another day. (haha, good ol' avoidance...)
*Emilia: We ask her often if she wants a brother or a sister. Sister has been winning over the past couple weeks...in fact, Emilia says she now has a "Sister Baby in her belly too". Our discussions to the contrary are not changing her mind. She also thinks she can see the "Sister Baby" by looking down my throat. ;-) We find out the gender in two weeks...I'm praying she will be excited either way!
*Belly: It is officially out there and *finally starting to round a little. Thankfully!! I think my belly is a little lopsided and definitely LOW. My SIL has also joined the races and is betting on a Boy. This pregnancy has been different from Emilia in so many ways, she might just be right! Only time will tell! (O:
*Pictures: I haven't decided yet how often I will take updated "Baby Bump" photos...but the first one may come in the next few weeks. I can't remember how early friends started posting pics of their bellies....but I wanted to make sure it was at least noticeably preggo before posting. ;-)
That's all for today. It turns out I did have some updates to share! Have a lovely day! (O: