Friday, January 2, 2009

Nearly 24 weeks...

Today we get to hear the baby's heart beat. Our appointment is in a few hours. He's quite the kicker or stretcher or whatever he's doing in there. I've noticed that when the action is on the left side of me, it tickles like crazy...and when it's lower, it feels like he's pinching my bladder (or some other relocated organ--I'm not really sure where they all are at this point.) He almost never goes to the right side.

We're in the pre-nesting stage. Cleaning stuff out of the guest room to take to the Jewish Women's Council Thrift Store, where they mail you an itemized receipt with the value of your donation listed for tax purposes. After we go through the closets and pick out all the clothes we no longer wear/want/need, we'll make that trip. Turns out that upsizing the storage space will actually only cost about $20 more a month, which is a nice surprise.

I have a recommendation to anyone pregnant who has a dog who pulls when you walk him: get the Gentle Leader. In 2 days, this has changed the dynamic of walking Oscar completely. Instead of the abject terror of being pulled over during one of his duck/squirrel/other dog chasing spurts, it is now a delightfully pleasant experience that I no longer wish to avoid.