Thursday, February 14, 2008

An iPod on a stroller?

Well, it’s a mid-week blog; I hope both of you regular readers are ok with that. Honestly, though, I’m feeling pressure to produce since babygronseth is now linked on the great Conner Byrd’s blog. :) Plus I skipped a week due to the Super Bowl. So here’s to catching up!

We had our doctor’s appointment on Monday and it went well. As part of the appointment we lined up the ultrasound that will hopefully produce an answer to whether it’s a boy or a girl! We’re going in on March 3rd, and unless our baby is extremely modest we’ll know then! I’ve thought about it a lot and I honestly can’t say that I’m really pulling hard for one sex or the other. If you pushed me really hard to decide one way or the other I’d probably lean towards a boy. I know it sounds incredibly cliché, but I’m just praying for health, both for the baby and for Susie.

We have a lot of friends taking guesses, and so far more have been guessing boy than girl. Also, Susie had a dream the other night that it was a boy. But at the end of the day everyone’s got a 50/50 shot, right? I really am looking forward to knowing though. If we find out it’s a boy I’ll be looking for onesies with no right arm hole so he’ll be forced to develop as a lefty. If it’s a girl I’ll have plenty of time to start both my mental preparation toward not being over-protective and also start my gun collection.

Also, on Monday we were able to hear the baby’s heartbeat for the second time. The first time it was pretty faint since it was kind of early to be listening to the heartbeat. This time I was excited as the nurse spread the jelly on Susie’s belly. The first few seconds as she moved the Doppler around were honestly the longest few seconds I can remember. I guess I can’t shake this tiny fear that something could go wrong. So as she moved the Doppler around I was listening expectantly and it honestly felt like the world had completely stopped and was hanging in the balance. And as the rushing freight train sound came roaring through the speaker and my blood resumed its course through my veins I said a quick thankful prayer.

Have I ever mentioned that I feel like a complete novice? We went to register at Target this week. I have no clue as to the specifics of what a baby needs. There are the obvious necessities like diapers and socks and bottles and stuff like that. But the number of options is complete overkill. I had no clue there would be so many options for car seats and strollers and cribs. Has anyone ever actually purchased the stroller with the iPod jack? I didn’t realize that you had to buy special laundry detergent for baby clothes. Did you know that they make warmers for baby wipes? I have to keep reminding myself that billions of people have done this before us and we’ll figure it out. So we kept the registry list short partly because we don’t know the sex of the baby yet and partially because we are still figuring it out.


Matt said...

When I wrote this post I was staying up as late as I could to turn by body's sleep patterns around for some night work at the plant. Now that I've re-read it during the day I realize how ADD this post was at 4:30 AM.

WorshipCity said...

:) yeah but I feel really special getting a link here!