Some new developments are that I feel some kicks. They were very infrequent in the past two weeks and I had no idea what I was feeling. Since week 18 I feel all sorts of stuff, cramping, pulling, twinging, and something else that feels like a little flick of a finger against the skin. I ignored it at first, but it keeps happening and more frequently now and finally I realized a few days ago they are definitely kicks. They happen suddenly and quickly and then just stop. In the past few days I feel them more and more and it's very reassuring that she's in there.
I took a bump pic today. In my first trimester I lost 9 lbs. Up until last week I had gained back nothing, but this last week I've gained back two of those pounds. I also had no bump whatsoever until just a few days ago. Over the weekend it's like I suddenly got a little belly. Posting my "half baked" bump pick.
In general I am feeling pretty good. I am very tired. Many people talk about this energy that comes in the 2nd trimester, but I don't seem to be experiencing it very much, I mostly run out of energy after a while so it's slow going.
I've started working on her nursery. I was actually thinking of doing my registry since I'm in between jobs and have a little bit of a break, but when looking at the bedding set I had always dreamed of, I learned it was discontinued by the manufacturer. I was very upset and nearly broke down. Even before I started TTC and struggling with IF I wanted this set. Dreamed of this set. It's hard to explain and when it was gone it broke me. I started looking up websites and ebay and could only find part of it. I was really upset and just shut down on Saturday. My mom convinced me to buy all the pieces I could and we'd make up the rest with the pattern, colors, etc and tie it all in together. I was able to find the crib set, diaper stacker, lamps, mobile, and wall decal. My mom helped me find a coordinating rug, hamper, nightlight, and valance. I can't wait for this room to take shape. Here's a picture of the nursery of my dreams. It's going to be a little bit modified, but will have all the colors and everything.
I found her perfect nursery set too and will be ordering it tomorrow. We are getting everything in "Colonial White" and we are getting her the crib, full bed conversion kit, double dresser and hutch combo, 5 drawer dresser, and nightstand. I'll find a glider eventually a well to add, but this stuff is so durable and nice and had a great rating in the Baby Bargains book and also online from what I could see. As my mom says it's "Cradle2College" furniture.
Finally, we have a name! We've decided to name her Kate Lyn Naylor. We will most likely call her "Katy", but we love that she has a name she can change to suit her personality and grow with. She can be Kat, Katy, Kay, Katelyn, Kate, or anything else she comes up with.