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My due date is
May 24, 2001

Today I am
13 weeks, 5 days

I'm not weighing myself anymore -- it's just easier on my mental state that way.


Boy or girl?
Cast your vote!

Tally thus far:
Boy -- 0
Girl -- 2

November 21, 2000

I'm wearing maternity clothes now; I don't have much choice. None of my regular clothing fits anymore -- I'm just too big.

However, being too big for regular clothes doesn't mean I'm big enough for the maternity stuff.... You can see my little bump of a baby, sure, but it seems like I'm kind of pushing it, getting into those long shirts and the pants with the stomach panels already. But since I can't breathe in my normal pants and I'm finding the maternity clothes very comfortable, I'm going to keep wearing them and quit worrying about what other people might think. Breathing is, after all, a Good Thing.

We've started looking at the baby paraphenelia we'll have to get, just seeing what various stores have to offer. I haven't bought anything for the baby yet, and I don't know when I'm going to. I almost feel like I'll jinx my pregnancy by planning for its conclusion. It's great to look around, and we've found furniture and bedding that we like, but when it comes to actually purchasing things I haven't been able to bring myself to do it. I haven't bought so much as a single stuffed animal or unisex outfit.

When I was in my first trimester I'd tell myself that I'd start getting the nursery ready once I reached the second trimester. Well, here I am, almost 14 weeks, and now I'm rationalizing that we should wait until the 17-week ultrasound so we'll know the sex. I'm sure that once that milestone has passed I'll find some other reason to hold off -- to wait until I feel movement or until we've cleared out the spare room (which could take weeks!).

I don't want to end up being only a month from my due date and still completed unequipped with all the little baby things one needs. This is supposed to be the time when I get to run wild with consumerism -- why the heck am I holding back?


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