Lots going on this week. Even though I felt pretty silly, I ordered my crib bedding. It seemed way too early, and like I was ordering it for a pretend child, but my sister in law said I needed to get it to her early so she can pick out what colors go with it. This is a picture of it, cut from the internet…I do not have a mahogany crib, nor do I plan on having one! Notice no pink or blue. I like the unisex, unconventional colors. Plus, even I admit it is pretty cute.
I also felt pretty silly going into a day care to get on the waiting list, but I had been told horror stories from friends not being able to get into a day care with an infant, and I did not want to have to face quitting my job, due to lack of child care. Luckily, it sounds like I should be able to get into the one by my job. You cannot go on the waiting list until your baby is born, but hospital employees get a preference, and they told me it was likely I would get it, or maybe have to go to another location just temporary, until a slot opens. The monthly fee was a little scary to see….guess I better start saving my pennies now. But, I was pretty happy that it sounds likely I’ll get daycare right by work.
I am feeling great and almost 100% over being sick. My new challenge is trying to nail down how much I can eat. It really is a myth you can eat more when you are pregnant. The recommendations don’t add up to much more than an extra snack each day, and that is it. I am starting to enter a phase where I am hungry all the time, and really hungry at that. I am doing my best not to give into every hunger pang….Mike tells me just to eat if I am hungry, and I tell him “You don’t get it…I would literally get up 2 times a night just to eat if I did that.” I also cut my running, so even with being pregnant, I probably do not need to eat as much as I used to. Not trying to be obsessive here, but I do not want to pack on weight and end up not being able to run, all because I just ate however I wanted to with no limitations. We saw Julie and Julia last night ( mike was nice enough to suck it up and go with me), at the Alamo, and it took all my willpower not to order the Molten chocolate cake, but I managed not to. I am making cupcakes this weekend, and that gave me my motivation, as I will be eating a couple of those. More on that tomorrow….