Thursday, December 27, 2007

21 weeks and another daycare visit

I'm trying to see 21 weeks as our actual halfway point. I'm not sure this strategy will work, but I'm hoping to be better prepared to go late this way... I'm guessing that regardless, at 8.5 months along when I'm bigger than a barge, I will be VERY ready... but I'm trying. :-)

This week has been too crazy to really notice any changes from the week before. I have felt Tot move a bit more, but wish I felt him more. I feel that for someone as "in tune" with her body as I have become, I don't feel him nearly as much as I should. I guess it's as good a place as any to project my baby/pregnancy-related anxiety, so I'll leave it at that. Other than that, my sneezing has died down, and I still gag quite a bit (for no reason in particular... it's annoying!) I'm sleeping well at night, especially now that we're home in our own bed. I am starting to get winded more easily, and I'm looking forward to joining the gym again and getting back into a swimming routine. I don't know what's happening w/ any cravings/aversions as the Christmas snacks have intruded on any regular eating routine. In general, I'm eating quite normally again, which is also quite a relief. I think I may be able to fully enjoy our anniversary dinner next week!

In other news, we toured a second facility today in search of the Best Daycare Ever. We really liked this place. I think it helped that we
  1. weren't as overwhelmed since we had been on a tour once before and knew a bit of what to expect/ask and
  2. knew this place was a bit more affordable than the last.

We are scheduling a few more places, but we're starting to get a feel for not only what's out there, but also what's important to us. I think we'll be able to have something decided in the next month or so, which feels very good as we have so many other things to start working on before Tot arrives!!


Anonymous said...

Wow, I can't believe you are half way there!!!

Happy Anniversary and congratulations on a fantastic year...2008 will be even more exciting!

Love, Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Just a comment about movement ... do you know if you might have an anterior placenta? I do & it definitely muffles movement - especially when the guy is so little. I started feeling more definite moving closer to the third tri. And really, Speck's been at his most active since he turned head-down - lots of kick in the ribs! It also started becoming way more visible around that time as well. So I wouldn't worry, though I can completely understand the anxiety :)

Holly said...

Congrats on the halfway point! You must be thrilled to be eating normally again! Happy Anniversary - enjoy your celebration next week!