Moving right along here... 18 weeks today! Can't believe it. So grateful. Literally, every night when I get up to pee a million times, I recite what day we're on while I'm half asleep... 17w5d... 17w6d...18 weeks! We're truly thankful for each new day. It is all progress. We're still a long way away from taking Sam home in our arms, but every step is very exciting and encouraging.
We got a couple of appointments set up with local pediatricians and I suppose I'll be calling on daycares next. A lot of the ladies at work use the same daycare close to our office so I think I'm going to pop in there with a co-worker next week to get a first look. Working moms, do you think it's best to have daycare closest to your office or to your home? My commute is only about 15 minutes, so it's not a huge deal either way, but it's sounding like it might be more convenient to have a spot close to my office. Another plus is that my parents literally live like 2 minutes from my office, so they could access a daycare nearby easily if need be. It also seems to makes sense to have Sam's daycare and doctor close to each other, if possible. And back to pediatricians... what questions do we need to be asking?
So nursery projects continue... this weekend we're on a rocker hunt! I've got a plan of attack all laid out for us, thanks to several tips from friends on places to hit. I'm really hoping my fabric swatches will arrive so we can figure out the bedding and bring the colors along with us. I ordered them nearly two weeks ago - hurry UP! Either way, I think we will go with something neutral for the rocker - probably a soft taupe color. And I'm definitely after the upholstered chair look. I'm not a fan of the wooden glider look personally and there's going to be so much wood and trim in our nursery between the furniture and the shelving - I rather soften it up with something more plush and cushy! We plan to hit BRU, Buy Buy Baby, The Baby's Room (local place in Norcross), and probably some regular furniture stores too like Haverty's. I also need to run in PB Kids to grab a basket liner to send to bestest - she's going to make me some with whatever fabrics we end up choosing! (The baskets with liners are for the changing table.) And we're also going to swing by Home Depot and have them cut another row of shelving for our sweet orange closet! Makes for a busy Saturday, huh? Fun though!
Oh, also... a reader asked if I'm still doing acupuncture. I am, actually! I know I haven't said much about it, if anything, lately. I was still doing weekly appointments all through the first trimester and now I'm down to once every four weeks. The funny thing is, ever since becoming pregnant, I am SO restless during acupuncture. I used to be able to sleep some or at the very least relax during sessions, but not now. It's seriously a fight to make it through those 30 minutes! Too funny. I'm not on any herbs though. Just sticking to my prenatal vitamins and baby aspirin. LOVE having a low-maintenance regimen!
Hope you all have fabulous weekends! I'll report back on the rocker hunt. :-)