We are definitely growing!! I'm feeling great overall. Some leg cramps at night, but they've gotten better...I really can't complain. Pregnancy has been a joy! I passed my glucose test, so that was a relief...I was a little nervous given the amount of sugar and sweets I seem to consume these days. I had an "encounter" with another pregnant girl while I was waiting for my blood to be drawn. I brought a book to read, so I was not exactly looking to chat. Needless to say, our conversation went something like this:
Girl: You're pregnant.
Me: Yes, I am.
Girl: How far along are you?
Me: 26 weeks.
Girl: WOW - I can't believe how much bigger you are than me! I'm 25 weeks so we're close - but wow - you're a lot bigger. I wonder why?
Me: I guess that's what happens when you can't stop eating.
Girl: Is this your first baby?
Girl: Really? This is my 2nd. How old are you?
Girl: Wow! Aren't you scared to be so old & having a baby? Are you afraid something will be wrong with it? This is my 2nd baby. I'm 19. I don't want to be old having babies.
Me: No, I'm not scared. This is our miracle baby from God and that's all that matters.
Girl: Oh. Well are you married?
Girl: Well get ready, cause he'll probably run off after the baby's born.
At this point, I decide to go upstairs to my husband's clinic because I needed to take him something anyway, and I knew time was running out for how long I could bite my tongue. So I leave for a little bit, and come back...conversation immediately resumes.
Girl: Is your husband a doctor?
Girl: After you left that lady that was sitting here told me your husband was a doctor and I better quit being rude to you.
Girl: So is he?
Me: Umm....yes, but that doesn't really matter.
Girl: What's his name? Is he Dr. Martin? That's what that lady told me.
Girl: Oh I love him! He talks about you a lot. Mostly good stuff.
And by the grace of God, my name was called that instant to get my blood drawn. The whole thing was silly. Honestly, I feel sorry for the girl. Yes, she drove me crazy and at the time I wanted to mouth off like a billion different things, but I'm thankful I didn't. I just still couldn't believe some of the things she said...and more importantly, am thankful I actually was able to control my tongue. :)
Moving right along, we are finally going to register this weekend!! I get so overwhelmed looking at everything, so I'm hoping it goes okay. Please share any advice you have below - must haves, things you never used, etc. I know it will vary by baby, but any help would be appreciated. Oh and here are 2 pack & plays we're considering. The things we want are: changing table, portable, bassinet/newborn sleeper. We really like the first one, and it has really good reviews, so that's what we're leaning towards. The second one is okay also - it's nice because it has a larger diaper changing station, but I don't know how practical that really is. I have yet to see either of these in person so that might change my mind.
Graco Pack 'n Play with Newborn Napper
Carter's Comfort Center Play Yard and Changer
If you have either of these, or another one altogether that is similar to what we're looking for, I'd love to hear about it. Thanks for your help!