Nonni thinks she is just beautiful and loved the fact that the nurse thought she was photogenic. Hehe. I had to bring her back down to earth: "Mom, they say that to everyone. And all babies look like that at this stage." I will say, she does look pretty darn cute in this picture though. Proud momma talking, of course.
Well last week was somewhat of a whirlwind but it's back to reality this week. I've got to start getting serious about my apartment. I need to get my table and chairs set up. They've arrived at the store, but I need to get them home and set up. That's one of the few bad things about not having a man. I can't just say, "Honey, go pick that up and bring it up here, please." Instead I have to call the concierge service and pray they'll get someone to pick it up and bring it to me without charging me an arm and leg.
Once that's done, it's mainly going to be about organization. I need to make sure everything has a place before we start adding on baby things. I've started doing some shopping, but I'll admit I've held back a bit. While the nurse said she was pretty certain it was a girl, she did say to leave the tags on things that I buy. Peanut's umbilical cord was in between her legs and she was not moving for anything. So, when I go back in 4 weeks, we're going to do another scan just to confirm. At that point, I'll feel better and start up with the cute clothes buying. I did however, purchase her something over the weekend. Every girl needs a party dress, right?
It looks a bit big in the picture, but it's itty-bitty. So precious I couldn't leave it there. It does still have the tags on it though, just in case she proves to be a he.
On the actual pregnancy front, my back has become a complete and total wreck. I've been in quite a few car wrecks in the past and my back has taken a real beating; I have no curve in my spine nor my neck. I've been pain free for awhile now, but I had a feeling the pregnancy would trigger the pain again. And has it ever. I've been on the heating pad for the past few days almost as soon as I get home. And I've actually brought to work with me a couple of days. It's my sciatic nerve and it seems to be getting worse. I plan to make an appointment with a chiropractor next week and see if I can get some relief. I would also love a pregnancy massage, but I haven't decided if I want to plunk down the funds. I'm reaching the stage where it's not safe to lay on my back for an extended period of time and that sucks. That's actually the only way I can get relief; flat on my back on a hard surface with my heating pad. I know this is part of pregnancy, but I have a feeling my case is worse than the "norm" given my back injury history. Say a quick prayer for me if you think about it.
I'll sign off with the weekly baby bump shot: