13 December 2007

Update on the Mullet

Thankfully, everything concerning the Mullet has been going great, which is why I speak so little of him. But I thought that as I'm quickly approaching trimester three (Saturday!), that I could at least say a little something. And like in wedding announcements and Christmas cards, people insist on seeing pictures, so you won't be disappointed.

So let's see...we've had two ultrasounds at which they say things look great. He has a beating heart, a penis (hence the "he"), two almost-scary-looking eyes, two legs, and two arms. (Did you see that girl in India born with EIGHT limbs?! Wow.) And everything else that they can see that I can't, I'm told, also looks good. Also, he moves like CRAZY. C and I spent most of last week's sacrament meeting just watching my belly erupt with little bumps. It was really quite entertaining, and probably quite irreverent as well.

Concerning me, I feel so good that sometimes I forget that I'm actually pregnant. I'm sure this will change soon however. Once I was out of the first-trimester-extreme-exhaustion, I've been great. Still exercising, still walking Bruno, still working (or least, still going to work). The one thing that I didn't expect was to not be used to this new body of mine. More than once have I ran into something with my butt, not realizing just how deep I am. (Depth as defined as the length from belly button to butt, which has certainly increased.) I'm not in love with maternity clothes because they just make me feel bigger. I'm sure Clinton and Stacy would have some better suggestions. But I am (as well as C) extremely grateful to have had such an "easy" time so far. I know it could be MUCH worse!

Also, I'm not yet at that stage where I just want to have him out of me NOW. In fact, given how totally freaked out and unprepared I feel, I'm not sure I'll ever feel that way. I've been reading books and watching videos, but if you have any other suggestions for things that helped you, please pass them along.

We're slowly working on getting stuff for Mr. Mullet's room, which he will have to share with Ms. Computer and Mr. Sewing Machine (don't you just love how breaking-the-stereotypes I am!?) for who knows how long. We have his crib, his changing table (both in white), a diaper bag (in chocolate blue), a stroller (in green), a few quilts I've made (including this one), the baby carrier I won last summer, and a TON of other stuff (like a baby swing, papasan chair, carseat, car seat carrier thingy, bath thingy, lots of clothes, baby sling) thanks to the extreme generosity of RNAi. I even picked up a 6-month Redskins outfit from Craigslist, which should fit him perfectly come the start of next year's football season. C's mom has already thrown in an outfit, blanket, and diapers! And my sis has put together two boys worth of clothes that I'll pick up during Christmas. After seeing the ridiculous cost of baby bedding sets, I decided that I wanted to make the crib skirt and bumper. I have the skirt done but am taking my time with the bumper, but it will get done. (Christmas presents need to be finished first!) A high school girlfriend is throwing me a shower in Utah so we're kind of holding off on all the other stuff until we know what we need for sure.

And please don't ask what my work plans are after Mr. Mullet arrives. I simply have NO idea.

Oh yes, the picture. Hmm, I feel like I should have been standing with better posture. Oh well.

9 comments:

emily said...

like i just told you, you look fantastic. seriously. enjoy this stage - come 8 1/2 months, then you'll really feel big. even if you aren't. but remember, just like me the baby has no where to go but OUT (as opposed to up and down like those tall people - and by tall i mean anyone over 5'2).

by they way, you have WAY more stuff than we ever did with miles. dont' stress aobut it - you got enough and can always get more when Mr. Mullet is here.

Living in Tally said...

I can't believe how much more you are showing since Thanksgiving! You look great! I love this phase of pregnancy, but yes, it will end. I can't believe how prepared you already are! You probably won't need a thing once he gets here except for sleep! Enjoy these last few months!

Niederfam said...

you look beautiful, but I totally can relate and understand wanting him out NOW.......:) As for Clinton and Stacy when they show up with a visa card, by all means shop till you drop for you and Mr. Mullet!!!! But it sounds as if you are well on your way to babyland.....:)

Nicole said...

Glad to hear everything's going well! You really do look great and it sounds like you have lots of stuff to keep the Mullet happy once he arrives. And yes, I'm sure Clinton and Stacy would have excellent advice, love their show!! And I think they did do a show for a woman who was expecting, though I missed that one!

emily said...

ben's comment: "from that angle she [erin] looks so tall." haha.

he also said you look great.

Chris said...

Erin~ You do look beautiful. Pregnancy really is a great and horrible time alike...enjoy every second of it! I also had the whole depth issue and ran into people, chairs, and always seemed to never open doors wide enough for myself...I know strange yet true! lol...I literally ran into almost everyone and everything for months!

Melissa said...

I know I'm going to sound like the echo in the room, but you really do look great, Erin. This whole "The Mullet" thing is really exciting.

erin said...

em: (ben?) maybe i am that tall! remember you haven't seen me in over a year. maybe i finally got that growth spurt i've been waiting for...

holly said...

all that first time baby shopping is so fun! great pics. I love PBK stuff. makes sense to get quality stuff at the get go so it holds up better for any subsequent sibling(s).

can't wait to see what bedding design you've crafted. :) isn't it amazing how much "stuff" we get for one little baby? we silly American's just can't help ourselves when it comes to babies though!!