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.