Well, a lot has gone on this weekend so far...and it's not even over yet! N and I went down to Pennsylvania to visit his family and drop off some of our things into storage. Out went the kitchen table, kitchen chairs, and an upholstered chair from the "office." Back to NY came a rug for the baby's room. It's a nice gray solid wall-to-wall wool carpet that's bound on all four edges. (If you don't have a lot of money to spend on a rug, I highly recommend going to your local carpet store and picking up a remnant and having it bound. It's not a lot of money and you can find some really nice carpet pieces.) We also got a thick pad for underneath the carpet which will give the baby some additional cushion during tummy time. I'm also a firm believer in rugs & carpets to help soundproof. Since we live in an apartment on the top floor, I want to do as much as I can to help reduce the frustration my neighbors are going to experience during middle of the night crying sessions. :-(
Yesterday we also went over to Babies R Us and met up with some very great friends of ours for a family shopping excursion. (Fun way to see your friends when they have kids btw!) They needed to get their 11 month old some new clothes, and we wanted to get a car seat. (Plus they were kind enough to give us their Rock-n-Play Sleeper which is going to be awesome for when we travel to pick up the baby!) At any rate, Babies R Us is having a trade-in event right now where you can bring in any old gear (like the old car seat from 2007 my boss gave me) and get 25% off a new car seat or stroller, etc. I felt a little bit bad about the whole trade-in with the one my boss gave me b/c she meant well...but it was missing it's base, and it was kind of grubby. Plus it was on the cusp of having expired. I like saving money, but I also want my baby to be safe and snug. Anyways, we got the Chicco KeyFit 30 Magic Infant Car Seat. We liked it best because the hood pulls over farther than any other, and it has a velcro-on all-weather "boot" for cold weather. Since our little girl is going to be born just a few days shy of December, I figured all that would help keep out the cold more. The one bad thing about the car seat is it's rather ugly and has brown ultrasuede trim. Oh well...I can't complain too much b/c we got 25% off.
While we were there, N and I decided to register as well. Going to a Babies R Us store in the suburbs is a totally different experience than going in NYC. The one in the city is PACKED and it's overwhelming to say the least. The ones in the Philly suburbs have nice salespeople who have never questioned my lack of a baby bump! I love that!!! It got huge points from me. Plus they have great specialists who knew all about the different products. Anyways, N was really getting into registering...especially for things like bibs and accessories. Haha. I liked sharing that experience with him. And it was much better to see things in person than when I registered at Amazon. Although I have to say that Babies R Us has less selection than Amazon, so we'll end up keeping both. Meanwhile, our moms are trying to figure out a baby shower. My MIL thinks it's not proper etiquette for her to throw one, and a friend of mine has offered...but has since gone MIA. So I dunno. I'm not too worried, I'm sure they'll figure it out b/c my mom and his mom are dying to do it. Looks like it will be around Oct 6th.
And finally, I started pumping today at long last! As a reminder, I've been on both Provera and Prometrium (alternately) and the Domperidone. So far, I haven't taken any fenugreek or blessed thistle herbs. Anyways, I started pumping and got a few teeeeeensy clear drops out of the lefty. Nothing out of righty yet. I'm super excited to even get a tiny bit of anything on the first try! I couldn't believe it! What I'm not excited about is having to pump 8 times per day for 20 minutes!! OMG! Especially at work. I'm not sure how I'll get through that. But where there's a will there's a way!!
On the baby front, I spoke with B two days ago and everything is going great! The baby has been moving quite a bit....all the time now. B said it used to just be at night, but now it's all day. She's also been craving peanut butter sandwiches nonstop (which is good I suppose b/c it's one of my favorite foods too!) and she's been getting heartburn a lot. B thinks all the heartburn means that the baby is going to have a head full of hair. I hope that's what it means. It would be pretty awesome to have a baby with hair! N and I both were complete baldies for awhile. Apparently his family used to refer to him as Uncle Fester when he was a baby. Hahaha!!
Anyways, that's it for now. More later as I continue to pump! Cross your fingers that I start getting a lot soon! I think I'm going to start adding a Guinness each night to help build my milk supply. Apparently it's supposed to help, and also since I don't get to drink any more (partially b/c of the breastfeeding but mainly b/c of the dehydration it causes from the domperidone), I'm excited to get a little something to help relax at the end of the day!