Your baby's sensory development is exploding! His/her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that s/he may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you. Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato. The hair on his/her scalp is sprouting.
You'll start growing even faster in the weeks to come. As a result, you may notice some achiness in your lower abdomen or even an occasional brief, stabbing pain on one or both sides — especially when you shift position or at the end of an active day.I definitely feel bigger. My stomach is uncomfortable and starting to get in my way already! But I do love sportin' the baby belly and showing it off. ;-) And guess what? Only FOUR more days until our anatomy scan! Hopefully baby cooperates so we can find out the gender. I can't believe we'll find out so soon!
This weekend we're working on setting up the furniture in the nursery (crib, changing table, and rocking chair). Although first I need to CLEAN out all the junk! It has been used as a 'random storage area' up until now. I can't wait to see everything put together.. and then be able to register for things and start decorating once we find out if the little one is a boy or girl! I'm going to stick with my guess... girl. Of course my husband thinks boy. Either way, we will be just ecstatic!
We might get a new dresser, or we might be adventurous and re-finish this old one. We'll see how daring we get. ;-)
As you can see we have a lot of work ahead of us! But I'm excited to get started on it.
AND I received my baby journals in the mail today. Today is a GOOD day! I've been soo anxious for this to arrive. Thank you, Amazon, for shipping so quickly! I bought the Anne Geddes New Life Gift Set. I love them so much. The pictures are beautiful, they have enough space to write important things, and the books are hard cover and very good quality. I think this will make a beautiful gift to our baby later on in life. I can't wait to write in it later tonight! I would definitely recommend this gift set to anybody.
Also, we're in the process of redecorating our bedroom - nothing major, but definitely a change! So watch out for some pretty cool ideas I've got in my noggin! I just ordered our new bedding set from Macy's last night. It's beautiful... and I hope it arrives just as fast as these baby journals have!