Saturday, September 3, 2011

24 weeks!

Sorry, I'm a little excited today. We made it to 24 weeks. Still not out of the woods entirely, and anything can still go wrong, but it feels good to have made it this far. I hope so much my little Nombie continues to grow, thrive, and come home alive in December.

To celebrate we started looking at baby stuff. It was OVERWHELMING, and SCARY. I've been looking at stuff online, but actually going into a store was so different. I felt out of place, like I didn't belong. It didn't help that there were parents, pregnant women and kids everywhere; not to mention the complete chaos they brought with them. We bought a few cute onsies, a baby book, the boppy we ordered online came in the mail today too... it's surreal having them in my house. We'll look more and shop more in the coming months, assuming things go well, but this was a start.

And now I'm exhausted. Whew.

13 comments:

Melis.sa said...

Happy 24 weeks!!! :)

Kelly said...

First, congratulations on 24 weeks!!! Huge!!

I completely understand how stepping into that store feels. I got physically ill in the bathroom the first time! It gets easier though, I promise!

kim2649 said...

I've been following your journey for quite a while, but never commented. I am so happy for you! Congratulations on the 24 week milestone, and your first purchases.

Kim from FL

iamstacey said...

Yay for 24 weeks! :) Go, Nombie, go!
Shopping for baby stuff was totally scary for me, too! I wouldn't even do it until I was well into the second trimester, and my mom and SIL finally made me do it 'cause they were going to throw a shower. It was so overwhelming!

St Elsewhere said...

Enjoy the shopping!

I hope Nombie comes home with you in December safe and sound and ready to poop on the diapers you buy for him.

Go you and go Nombie!

blueeyedtawni said...

happy 24 weeks.. its a huge mile stone to over come. while not out of the woods. its still a very special day :)
many hugs to you all and nombie!

Rebecca said...

Yay! 24 weeks is awesome. December I swear is right around the corner too.

Shannon Ivy said...

Yay! And congrats for making it this far!!! Each day is better and better out of the scary zone! Wish you the best!

mommacommaphd said...

Congratulations! And a bit of money-saving advice- find your local children's resale shop!

Once Upon a Child is a chain with locations all over the US. They sell everything from baby books and boppy pillows to swings and highchairs, furniture, clothes, toys, everything for pennies on the dollar.

Also, places like the Salvation Army and Goodwill are great for baby clothes- routinely find Target, Gap, and Old Navy items. (You never know what you might find- last time I was in my local Goodwill there was a changing table, brand new, still disassemble in the original, unopened packaging!)

Craigslist can also be great- I got my stroller there for a fraction of the cost new, online.

birdsandsquirrels said...

Happy 24 weeks! Yay!
I remember how scary it was, walking into Babies R Us for the first time. I hope that you can eventually get comfortable and enjoy preparing for your Nombie. Yay for viability!
I am so happy for you!

Kristin said...

I am so insanely happy that you've made it to 24 weeks and continue to hope and pray the rest of the time goes smoothly.

Congrats on taking the first step and buying some baby stuff.

Stinky said...

Yay! Just, YAY! I am soooo pleased for you!

mommacommaphd said...

Yay! What a great milestone. Home stretch!