Monday, February 4, 2008

Baby Stuff

Today I had another checkup. Everything is fine, and it's crazy to think that we only have nine weeks left. Yikes. It's still fun to hear the baby's heartbeat. That doesn't get old. Today the baby's heart rate was 140 beats a minute... That's right in between the usual cutoffs for "above is a girl and below is a boy." So, we either have a calm girl or an active boy... Somehow I think it's the latter. I've pretty much stopped saying that I think it's a girl and embraced the fact that it's probably a boy. :) It'll be fun either way, but really... He is currently moving around and making my stomach look like... I don't know what.

The last few days I have been fairly obsessed with looking up baby stuff online. It's hard when I really don't want to do the yellow and green thing to find appropriate clothing. Actually, green isn't so bad. I think it's yellow that I really don't like. The problem is that they usually come together. But, there are a few boy things that would work for a girl. And, baby gap has SO many adorable things. I had to stop looking, cause they're so expensive, but it made me realize that there are things out there that would work. I'm really loving brown, blue (most of gap's things that are blue don't have anything but the little bear on them, so it's not like there's a big sailboat or bats and balls all over them, which is what I like), green, and white. There are just some really cute things out there.

It's hard to know what we actually need before the baby comes, too. I mean, yes, we'll need clothes, but not that many. We should be able to get a few things and maybe borrow a few things and then see what we need there. But, how about health and safety things? How many diapers will we need? Wipes? Do we need a bouncy seat before the baby is here? When will we actually need to buy a crib? I guess I'm just realizing that, beyond a few essentials, I don't really know what we'll need, when. And I don't want to do the "new mom" thing and go crazy and have a bunch of things that we don't need. Fortunately I've been around enough family with babies to have some idea of what I need and what can probably wait, but still. And, part of me is so excited that I want to go out and buy a bunch of new, cute stuff. :) We'll just see how it goes.

Also, we're having our first visit from Uncle Luke and Aunt Helen this weekend, all the way from Canada (that's way way up in Asia, according to little Andrew, a couple of years ago). That should be fun! HannOni has been waiting to meet them. :) We're excited to have them stay for a few days and we're looking forward to it!

9 comments:

GrammaMack said...

Luke and Helen are visiting? How cool is that? Jonathan and Brandy are getting rid of all their baby stuff and wish they could send it your way; too bad we couldn't get it to Luke.
So you think it's a boy? I think you're wrong. :-)

gracie said...

Just curious, what is wrong with red, the best colour in the world, for a boy or a girl? Anyone looks good in red - and you can get blue red, or orange red, or brown red, or .....

An obsessed great aunt

Rebecca said...

Aunt Deb, because we don't live close together, I'm going to let that one slide. I don't look good in red. How can my kid look good in red? Personally, I think red makes me look like a tomato. Although, I did buy a red Canada shirt last summer, as my first ever "red" purchase, and I kinda like it.

No, actually, there are some cute red onesies out there, but I'm not nuts about the colour. We'll see how it goes! :)

We love our obsessed great aunt.

gina said...

Here's my 2 cents...be willing to borrow as much as you can that is not a necessity (bassinette, bouncy seat, walker,etc.) Can't do that so much with diapers and wipes. I don't know too many people (okay zero people) who borrow those things. Anyhoo, in my experience, it all works out. You end up having what you need when you need it and people all around you are going to want to help and provide. Love you, can't wait to meet this baby so we can stop calling him HannOni. (Sorry, GrammaMack.)

GrammaMack said...

Et tu, Brute? :-) I guess we'll just have to borrow your little redheaded girl now and then...

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the tips Gina... It looks like I'll be shopping at your house before long!! :) But yeah, you can keep your diapers and wipes! Love you!

samuel said...

Only Grammamack would be so awesome as to break out the Latin to reprimand my wife.

I love red. And not just for Canadia, but most especially on little girls.

Rebecca, you need to embrace the red in honor of your husband while he is In Partibus Infidelium.

Anonymous said...

Rebecca,
I don't plan on reprimanding anyone, buuut, I would like to see pictures of you. You know that we love you so much. Enough to take you skiing to break your leg so that you and Andrew can finally get together. So this baby is really our "fault" you know:)
Eleilia

GrammaMack said...

Hear, hear! Let's see that baby belly! Pleeze!