Friday, November 19, 2010

Two months

Today marks exactly two months until my due date. Which is fun! (Though, curiously, my pregnancy journal says that next week--as in, the one that starts on Tuesday, when I will be 32 weeks--marks one month to go. Eight weeks seems like a very long month to me--unless it is somehow psychic and knows that Piglet will be arriving early? Which, please please please no.)

Anyway! Two months to go! Much preparation! All sorts of fun things! I wouldn't say that I'm nesting, per se, but I have been very efficient recently. Stuff that's been going on:
  • The nursery is pretty much all set up. The crib mattress arrived yesterday. All the other furniture is in place. We're ordering the blinds this weekend. We need to get a couple more things--a mattress cover, a crib skirt--and wash a few things and hang the art and then it will be done! Complete, and ready to show off. And you guys, not to brag, but it is AWESOME. It came together SO well and I love it SO much. It is probably my favorite room in the house. (It is definitely Montana's favorite room in the house.)
  • We did the baby safety class last night. Now we are all set on infant CPR, babyproofing, SIDS prevention, and so on. The number one goal of parenting is not to kill the child, right? (Is anyone else thinking of that scene from Sex and the City where Steve chickens out about taking care of the baby while Miranda is in Atlantic City, and she says to him, "Look, we're both afraid we're going to kill the baby. That's a given. But we made an agreement this week. Monday to Friday, I try not to kill him. Saturday and Sunday, you try not to kill him"? No? Just me?) ANYWAY, this class helped us make great strides in our hopes that we will, in fact, NOT kill our baby. So that's something.
  • We scheduled a family photo shoot for mid-December. Call it maternity photos, call it what you want--we're hoping for some lovely photos of us, the dog, and the belly, all with an outdoor Colorado backdrop. Yes, we may freeze at Red Rocks in December. The damn pictures better be worth it. Luckily, Piglet has a nice amniotic sac to keep him warm.
  • I have had my eye on a specific diaper bag for weeks. This thing normally retails from $45 to $55 (the price seems to fluctuate). Then last week I noticed that it was on super sale at Macy's for Veterans Day. It was $30! And my mom had, and generously allowed me to use, a coupon for $10 off $30. So I ended up getting it for $28, including tax and shipping, instead of the $50 I'd been thinking we'd have to pay. And you guys, this BAG. It has clips so you can hang it from the stroller handles where it will actually be accessible. It closes with a magnet so you can open it one-handed. It has all sorts of convenient pockets, including some that are insulated for holding bottles. It comes with a folding changing pad. It is GLORIOUS. And yes, I am HAPPY to be at a point in my life where I get so excited over a diaper bag.
  • We selected a pediatrician practice and interviewed them over the phone. Then I noticed that their website said that expectant parents should call to schedule a "prenatal visit"--a tour plus Q&A with one of their doctors. When I called several weeks ago, I was informed that they were already booked solid until after my due date. This did not make me so thrilled about how easy it will be to get appointments with them--though they did insist that it is easy and always will be--so I was thinking about just sort of crashing one of the tours and hoping they wouldn't send us away, just to get more of a feel for them. But then I called back a few days ago to see if there had been any cancellations, and they decided to schedule extra dates to accommodate demand, and gave us our first choice of time slots. So now we are booked in for a tour that we will not, in fact, have to crash.
  • We have what should be our final ultrasound (the last follow-up on the kidney non-issue, plus a chance for them to make sure Piglet is growing on schedule, which they like to do for lap-band patients at 32 weeks anyway) on Monday. I'm looking forward to it! But it is more than a little crazy that this will likely be the last time we see him until he is BORN.


  1. I love Skip Hop diaper bags. I have one, and it's fabulous. I can't believe you're so close! I can't wait to see the nursery. :)

  2. It seems to me - and I'm not trying to be rude here - that this blog has turned 90% baby. It's a bit overwhelming as I used to enjoy reading your blog.

  3. Jess, don't worry about what Anonymous says. This is your blog and you can write whatever you want. I enjoy your baby posts.

    Anyways, two months! I feel like you were just announcing that you were pregnant!

  4. Oh gee, anon, she's talking a lot about having a baby which is only one of the single most important things to happen to her in her life.

  5. that is SO INCONSIDERATE that you would talk about being pregnant here on your own personal blog! GOSH.

    omg 2 months. CRAZYPANTS, in the best possible way. i can't wait to see the nursery!!

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  7. Jeeze, Jess-- think of your READERS. No more baby talk!! (ugh)

    2 months!! OMG!! SQUEEEEE!!!! There is going to be a baybeeeeee!!

    Your diaper bag will be invaluable. Glad you got what you wanted.

  8. We LOVED the Skip Hop duo bags! We actually had two of them and they held up great!!

  9. This is SO EXCITING!!

    And I literally laughed out loud at Anonymous's comment. He/she is NOT TRYING TO BE RUDE. HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! And I think we can ALL agree that "talking about baby" is unenjoyable and overwhelming! HA HA HA! (What. a. pinehole. And why the need to TELL you that they are not interested in what you're writing about right now? Why not just---and I'm not trying to be rude here---GO READ SOMETHING ELSE, which is what normal people do when they're bored?)

  10. lol--just watched that episode of SATC.

    if you haven't already, you should see Babies. it does a really excellent job of showing how hard it is to actually kill a baby. and it's just adorable.

  11. Can't wait to meet Piglet in PERSON!!!

    So excited for you Jess!

    But...have you thought of the social media deets? Will Torsten tweet for you when you deliver with the Piglet 411? What about Facebook updates? Blog??

    You are so on top of everything and I am sure you have a game plan...just had to ask :-)

  12. You're getting there! Two months will fly by!

  13. Just commenting to say that is the best diaper bag ever! We went through 3-4 cheap bags with my oldest and decided to splurge for a nice one with the baby. Glad we did - she is 18 months old and it still looks new.

  14. I like how Anonymous said - not to be rude. Don't you feel sooo much better knowing that their rude comment was not intended to be rude? Come on people, don't read or don't comment - but be nice!

    I love the skip hop bag I have!

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  16. Just my two cents here about the 8 wks to go vs. 1 month to go calculation...

    In obstetrics, any delivery that happens after 37 weeks is considered a "term delivery." So you are really only 5 weeks from Piglet being considered full term, which is a lot closer to 1 month than the 8 weeks you have to go until your 40 week estimated due date.

    There's a lot of variability, but embryologically speaking, Piglet is pretty ready to go come 37 weeks! For your sake, I hope he gets here closer to when you're expecting him! :)

  17. I hope the ultrasound goes well today!

    I didn't have a special diaper bag, but the pullout changing pad thing will come in handy all the time, if you're like me. We even use it at home to change diapers on the floor. The bag you got looks really nice!

  18. Two months seems ridiculously close--heck, being in the single digits week wise is scary close, but I just cannot wait!

    I'm glad you got a steal on the bag you love!