Tuesday, January 06, 2009
We found out last Friday, we are having a girl! I would've been happy either way...it was much more exciting to simply see her on screen...to have a picture of her, even if it is black and white and hard to truly identify anything. She was laying on her side, which allowed us to see her eyes! And I loved seeing her move her little arms. The ultrasound was very emotional and exciting for us. So far she is the right size and weight for 21 weeks too. That was a relief to me since the only weight I seemed to have gained is what I lost in the first trimester.
Knowing we are having a girl will certainly make the craft projects easier. I have the fabric for a Mei Tai Baby Carrier and am looking forward to starting on those soon. I am going to make two...one more manly one for David and a pretty one for me! I bought this pattern about a month after finding out I was pregnant. We are definitely wearing out babe!
The ultrasound prompted me to begin researching baby products finally....Sheesh, what a job that is! Is it possible to live simply with a baby? Not that we are the best at living simply now, but I am hoping for as little junk as possible. Another question for my mamas (it is so awesome to be able to ask you...I am truly blessed to have so many experienced moms around me)...What did you find essential? What did you find you didn't need? And what kinds of things (if any) did you find second-hand? I would really like to recycle some of the baby gear out there, although I know some things you just can't (i.e. car seats).