Over the weekend we had some boys come over to help us move the couches from downstairs to upstairs, and we moved the love sac downstairs. We also put up pictures over the weekend! Our living room is starting to look like that of a home instead of some empty house. It's really exciting! I now just have to get the things to spruce up the space. I need curtains, curtain rods, and throw blankets. I have a blank empty wall and we decided that we are not going to put pictures up there until we have the baby in July, and then we'll put my maternity photo's up and then pictures of the baby once he/she is here. I'm excited! Our photographers and my dear dear friends that took our wedding photo's are coming out again from New York in April to visit us and that's when we are going to be doing my maternity photo's. I'll be about 32 weeks then and so hopefully I'll be showing... more than I am now... to do some cute photo's. As of right now, I really don't have a bump, it's getting there but really I don't have one... I'm still in the awkward stage where I don't look pregnant, I just look fat... But it's not a big deal, I know that my bump will come.
I found this online the other day and I thought that it was hilarious:
Dear Non-Pregnant Person,
I hope you find these guidelines helpful in your interactions with pregnant women, as failing to follow them may result in serious physical harm. If you are thinking, surely she doesn't mean me- then you should probably read this twice.
1. The appropriate response to a couple telling you they are having ababy is 'Congratulations!' with enthusiasm. Any other response makes you a jerk.
2. Through the wonders of science, we now know that babies are made ONLY by the mother and father - not grandparents. Unless the baby is in your uterus or you are the man that helped put it there, you may not ever use the phrase 'my baby'.
3. On the same note, unless you made the baby as defined in #2, the pregnancy, birth, naming and raising of the child are not about you. You do not have input. No one wants to hear your opinion unless they ask for it.
4. The body of a pregnant woman should be treated the same as any other body. You would not randomly touch someone's stomach if they were not pregnant, nor would you inquire into the condition of their uterus, cervix, or how they plan to use their breasts. Pregnancy does not remove all traces of privacy from a woman.
5. Likewise, no woman wants to hear comments on her weight. EVER! A pregnant woman does not find it flattering that you think she is about to pop, must be having twins, looks swollen or has gained weight in her face. Telling her she looks too small only makes her worry that she is somehow starving her baby. Making such comments invite her to critique your physical appearance and you may not act offended. The ONLY acceptable comment on appearance is: "you look fabulous!"
6. By the time we are 20-30 years old, most of us have picked up on the fact that the summer is hot. We are hot every summer when we are not pregnant. We don't need you to point out that we will be miserably hot before the baby comes. Nor do we need to know how badly you will feel for us because we will be pregnant during the summer and how glad you are that YOU will not be pregnant this coming summer.
7. There is a reason that tickets to Labor and Delivery are not yet sold on Ticketmaster. Childbirth is actually not a public event. It may sound crazy, but some women really do not relish the idea of their mother, mother(s)-in law, or a house of other family members seeing their bare butt and genitals. Also, some people simply feel like the birth of their child is a private and emotional moment to be shared only by the parents. You weren't invited to be there when the baby was created, you probably won't be invited to be there when it comes out either.
8. Like everything else in life, unless you receive an invitation, you are NOT invited. This includes doctor appointments, ultrasounds, labor, delivery, the hospital, and the parent's home. You do not decide if you will be there for the birth or if you will move in with the new parents to "help out". If you assistance is desired, rest assured that you will be asked for it.
9. IF you are asked to help after the birth, this means you should clean up the house, help with cooking meals, and generally stay out of the way. Holding the baby more than the parents, interfering with breastfeeding and sleeping schedules, and making a woman who is still leaking fluid from multiple locations lift a finger in housework is NOT helping.
10. The only people entitles to time with the baby are the parents. Whether they choose to have you at the hospital for the birth or ask for you to wait three weeks to visit, appreciate that you are being given the privilege of seeing their child. Complaining or showing disappointment only encourages the parents to include you less.
All the Pregnant Women in the World!
Hahahahaha, I haven't had too many problems with this so far but I'm sure it's coming. Jon and I will be alone in the delivery room. We have decided on that. I believe that birth is something that is so special and something so precious for Jon and I, and so we've decided that it will just be us. That really is the extent of our choices so far. Many more are to come that's for sure, but as of right now, that's the only definitive decision that has been made. I am starting to see the whole number 4 and 6... as soon as people find out I'm pregnant, they want to touch my belly. I hate being touched first of all, that was one of the ways I knew Jon was the one, because I didn't mind it when he would hold my hand or put his arm around me, and second I don't think it's appropriate for people to feel comfortable in touching someone else's belly. You didn't touch it before I was pregnant, so don't touch it now that I am... when the baby starts to kick and you will be able to feel it I will tell you that you can touch it, but when only I can feel my baby kick I don't want people to touch me. And number 6... I have lived in Utah pretty much my whole life, I do know that winters are cold and summers are hot. I am well aware of this fact and I don't need everyone telling me how lucky I am that I don't have to go through the WHOLE summer being pregnant. Everyone has told me this at least three or four times... I don't need to hear it again.
Anyway, my pregnancy is going really well. The baby is chilling in the back of my body and resting on my tailbone, so I have excruciating pain in sitting and standing up after sitting. Also, the baby has started kicking up, not out, up. So, every night I get kicked in the ribs. The other thing that the child got from us is that it doesn't want to sleep, my baby is already a night owl. Also, with that, the baby does not like me waking up early in the morning. When we get up to go to school, the baby will get annoyed and start moving around. I don't know how to explain that I know it's annoyed, call it mothers intuition, but I do know it's annoyed in the morning. But it gets better by the time my first class is over.
Jon and I went over to my parents house today for the Superbowl, not that Jon and I watch football, but we went for the food. My brother brought Chik-fil-A nuggets and then there was a yummy veggie tray, salsa, queso, and my favourite!!! TRIFLE!! My mummy is the best and made trifle just because I asked her to! It was soooooo yummy! It made me very excited, and it was yummy to my tummy and my baby.
Well school is tomorrow and Jon and I have to get up early (much to baby's dismay)!