A big step today…

Today Sean and I went to Babies R Us to look at stuff. We weren’t planning to buy anything, but just wanted to look in person at what kind of baby stuff is out there. Sean made me laugh because he said being in the store made this whole baby thing seem awfully real. Dude, like it wasn’t real before! He then hightailed it out of there to check out the action figures. Don’t worry though – he did come back and look some more – he’s just usually a better buyer than browser and I think he wanted to avoid purchasing things we don’t need yet. Especially since a lot of things seemed very expensive. I took home the catalog for further research. It doesn’t have prices though, so it’s not as helpful as I’d like it to be.

In other baby news, I went to the doctor on Thursday. He said that the ultrasound looked fine, but he is sticking with his initial September 10th due date. His logic is that due dates are often give or take a week. I get that, but I don’t understand what the point of the dating ultrasound was if he’s not going to use that date since that is based on pictures and measurements of the kid. I figure I’m better off throwing a dart at a September 2008 calendar to figure out when Skeletor (that nickname has started to stick) will be born. It’s really not a big deal, but the back and forth does bug me a bit. My next appointment is next month, and will probably have the big ultrasound soon after. That’s the one that should decide what gender the baby is, and if all its parts are developing properly. I’m looking forward to that one.

It’s funny, I didn’t think I’d be one of those mums-to-be that only talked about her pregnancy and soon-to-arrive baby. But it seems that I don’t have a whole lot else going on right now except for the planning for Skeletor’s arrival. Everything else is kinda running on autopilot these days. Not to say that I’m slacking off at work or anything, but when people ask me what’s new, I don’t have a lot to report outside of pregnancy or baby stuff. I don’t want to bore people and overshare this stuff, but really, it feels like my world has gotten a lot smaller lately. My biggest concern these days is incubating this kid in the best way I can. Then hopefully Sean and I will become okay parents to it. I’m not thinking a lot these days about stuff that doesn’t directly relate to pregnancy or babies. I wonder if this is what they mean by “mommy brain”.

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