I had my second appointment with my midwife yesterday - nothing too exciting. I heard the heartbeat again, and this time it was in the upper 150s. She said everything feels and looks like it should, and I'm doing great! We scheduled my ultrasound for March 7th, and we should (if baby cooperates!) be able to determine if Baby Tice is a boy or girl. That's the day before Ian's birthday, so it'll be a nice present for him!!
I went a little baby crazy today...we decided that we should buy our crib bedding before we buy the paint, so that the colors match. So, I found a great crib bedding set on sale at Target and bought that today. They had so many cute accessories to go with (nightlight, curtains, pillows, etc), I had to hold myself back from spending a ton of money!
Then, I went to Burlington Coat Factory's Baby Depot, which has the crib we want, because I just had a feeling I should find out when we need to order the crib. I found our crib and it had a sign on it, "Last One - Display Model!" So I went at the perfect time - they are not going to be ordering any more of that crib and it's the only place around here we could buy it. There was just a few scratches on the side, so they gave me a discount and I bought it!! I know it's still early...but it's exciting to be getting stocked up! Below are pictures of the bedding and the crib - sorry, the crib picture is so small. When we actually get it all set up I'll put those pictures up.
Bedding from DwellStudio for Target:
(the colors are brown, yellow, green, blue, and red)
Crib from SimmonsKids for Baby Depot:
(we just bought the crib, not the dresser or bookshelf)
Although Brick was a little nervous when our friends had their 6 month old daughter over, I think that if he can put up with Ian putting his socks on him, he'll probably do okay with a kid running around!
I started a prenatal yoga class last night at Firehouse Yoga on University - it was pretty cool and I think I'll probably continue throughout my pregnancy. As far as I know, Sandi, the instructor, is the only certified prenatal yoga instructor in the Des Moines area. There were 6 of us in the class, including the instructor. Mallory (who I went to HS with, she's having an August baby too!) joined me there and it was her first time there. I think Mallory was the 'newest' mom-to-be at 11 weeks, and the instructor and one other woman are about 32 weeks along. We started off by talking for a few minutes about body image during pregnancy and how society views women's bodies - the question for discussion was "Has anyone made comments about your changing body?" So far you guys have been kind and haven't said how pregnant I look or how huge I've gotten - so thanks! :) We then did about 45 minutes of yoga, and ended the class with a few minutes of relaxation, where we lay down on our mats with pillows and blankets! I'm pretty sure we weren't supposed to actually fall asleep....but it was hard not to! It was nice to have a relaxing, calming exercise to do that I know is safe and healthy for Baby Tice and will help me prepare for childbirth and recovery. And speaking of childbirth, I think Ian and I will be taking natural childbirth classes from Amy Brooks Murphy, the only (that I know of) certified natural birth instructor in the area. I've heard great things about her and you can find her website at http://www.beforeandafterthebirth.com . Some might say I'm crazy for not wanting meds...but, the way I see it, I was made to give birth and how many women before me survived the pain? Quite a few. If it's absolutely horrible, I'll drug up for #2! :)
The Tice family is: Ian & Tiff, proud parents of Oliver, born 8/19/2008 and Finn, born at home and underwater 3/14/2010.
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