Wednesday, May 26, 2010

18 Weeks and Counting

I think I popped but then in a few weeks I'll say that again. My pudge is a bit rounder and I feel like I am filling out the maternity shirts a bit more. I spent this last weekend in Las Vegas for a girls weekend. It was short and much needed (but now I need a nap from my vacation!). I was worried before I left that the headcold I had been dealing with may come back stronger with the dry air and allergies.

Luckily before I left I had a second appointment with the acupuncturist. I am definitely a fan. The appointments last about an hour and I had needles in my feet, forearms, collarbone, one in the back of my head, and a number in my face. It doesn't hurt at all, I barely feel it. The needles are to stimulate blood flow and release toxins. That definitely happened after my first appointment because afterward I met a friend for dinner and had to excuse myself for a major nose blow. The next day my nose was much more runny but the pressure in my head and face were gone. The second appointment seemed to just finish off the remaining bits. I could continue to go but I've decided to wait again until my sinus's flair up (which I sure they will).

On Monday I attended my second event hosted by Bump Club Chicago. This one was a dinner at Quarintino's,
a representative from Giggle was there to talk about registering, a rep from Stokke was there to talk about their high end strollers, and then there was a raffle. The event coordinator does an AWESOME job of getting companies to donate (advertise) items for the raffle and goodie bags. At this event everyone got to go home with an item which could be a Stokke Stroller ($1000), a Stokke Tripp Trapp highchair ($250), a Bumble Ride Stroller ($800), or a Mamaroo Bouncer (this is what I was eyeing). The drawing started with lower priced items and worked its way up. I wasn't called during the first half of the drawing so I knew I was going to get something nice! I ended up going home with this beautiful sling. I'm not gonna lie, I was nervous at first about it. There recently have been some infant deaths reported in news in which the baby suffocated in slings similar to this one. I do understand that slings may not be suitable for newborns but today on the bus a lady was using it to help support a toddler on her hip while she lifted her stroller onto the bus. Also the lady at Giggle told me to bring in the sling - pre or post baby and she will teach me how to properly use it!

In home news - the couch and dining room set have arrived!!! A Blinds consultant comes this weekend - things are coming together!

18 Week Appt with the Doc went well. HR was at 154. June 10th is the day we find out if its a Girl or Boy!!

1 comment:

  1. June 10th! That's not very far away at all! My bet is girl. I think I'm as excited as you are to find out. :)

    That event sounds awesome! I wish they had something like it in Denver.

    Oh, and you look adorable, of course. Oh, and last question/comment - how was being in Vegas sober? Not sure I could do it!