I'm 30 weeks pregnant! (31 weeks tomorrow!)
I can't believe our little baby will be here in about 10 weeks. That's crazy to think about- I know the time will just fly by.
Yesterday night as we were falling asleep, my belly was up against Jesse's back and Jesse said to me: "I can feel the baby kicking pretty hard! Every time I try to go to sleep he kicks. How are you getting any sleep?" Yes, he kept me up too. Night time is party time for baby Dahl! It's okay. He's definitely worth losing sleep over.
I had a doctor's appt today and I'm measuring right on schedule. Yay!
We joke that he will end up being an 11 pound baby! Haha, I sure hope not. But I am praying that he will have chubby cheeks.
For the past few weeks, I've had this really itchy rash/kind of little pustules (I don't like that word!) on my hands, feet, and on my belly. I mentioned it to the doctor at my last appointment (two weeks ago) and she thought it was hand and mouth disease. They did some blood work but everything came back fine.
Originally, Jesse and I thought it was poison ivy, which makes sense because we had been in a place where there was poison ivy, but it wasn't going away. Then we thought it was hives from a detergent or soap, but neither of the brands have been changed recently. Anyway, I still have it and maybe we'll never know what it is...so I've just been using calamine lotion in the mean time to stop the itchiness for a little bit. Some relief is better than none.
I want to post a picture, but right now my camera is MIA. I'll try to take one tonight with Jesse's camera and then post it soon.
In other news, my sister wants to throw us a baby shower! That is so kind of her! Jesse and I originally weren't planning on registering anywhere- we were just going to buy things ourselves little by little when we got paid. Not that I expect people to bring things to the baby shower, but now we at least have the opportunity to register at a store for things we might not otherwise have gotten.
Which brings me to my question-
If you have children, what are some things that you or your baby loved using or you felt like you couldn't have lived without when they were little?
We're not planning on buying lots of things because I know there is a chance our son might not like it and we (or other people) would have wasted the money...but a general idea of what you liked would be awesome.
(My visiting teaching companion suggested that we borrow as many things as we can to try them out first and see if our baby likes them before we buy it ourselves, which I think is very good advice).
If you feel like answering the question I would love to hear your responses!