images from Shak-Shuka, Fawn Shoppe, and Style Pit
I’M SO EXCITED TO DRESS MY MINI ME. Not knowing whether PHITUS is a boy or girl isn’t really a problem when a lot of the things I like are unisex. Also….who says babies like wearing color? Right?…RIGHT?
Here’s some cute stuff I’ve found while partaking in my new favorite activity – perusing baby paraphernalia. I’ve refrained from buying a single thing for PHITUS thus far, if you can believe it! At the beginning, it was mostly because I was paranoid about jinxing my pregnancy, counting my chickens before they’ve hatched, etc. Maybe I still kind of feel that way, but I haven’t bitten the bullet yet. Maybe after Monday, when we get to see PHITUS on an ultrasound again, it’ll feel right.
Before I was pregnant, I was under the impression that you got to see an ultrasound of your baby every time you saw the doctor. BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS IN MOVIES. You have doctor visits once a month for the duration of your pregnancy (and even more at the very end), so AWESOME – I get like 10-12 ultrasounds, right? I WAS WRONG. I get 3 ultrasounds. THREE. I got one dating ultrasound at around 8 weeks to estimate how far along I was and the due date. I got my 2nd ultrasound at around 13 weeks to do my NT scan, which tests for down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. Then I get my anatomy scan at 20 weeks (next week!) to confirm gender and baby’s measurements/development. The wait between each ultrasound is SO LONG. What is PHITUS doing in there? Is PHITUS growing ok? What does PHITUS look like now? These burning questions….you do not know the answers to for weeks at a time.
Husband wasn’t able to make it to my 2nd ultrasound, and waiting 7 weeks seemed so long to be able to see PHITUS moving around and actually looking like a baby, so he called to see how much an additional elective ultrasound would be. $700! IS YOU CRAZY? We did find a privately-owned ultrasound place that essentially provides the “glamour shots” version of an ultrasound (i.e., photo packages, videos, viewing room with couch, other ridiculous offerings, etc.) starting at $100, but they won’t do it until you’re at least 18-20 weeks anyways, so we decided to wait for our medically-scheduled one. Needless to say, we’re really excited to see our Beet again.
Anyway, looking at baby stuff was a fun way to pass the time. I started this Pinterest board as soon as I found out I was pregnant. See more of my babby inspiration here!