woah. lots happening! as of this week i can no longer button my one pair of blue jeans that i've been fitting into lately. i knew this day would come but i've been dreading it and acting like it wouldn't. i've put off washing them for the past month or so for fear that they'd shrink up a bit in the wash and i wouldn't be able to button them. i guess i can wash them now, since it doesn't matter either way.
so, by this week my little monkey is anywhere between 4.5 and 5.5 inches. and it can hear much better than before. lots of loud music! i've never ever been interested in large outdoor music festivals or anything but this week i've been totally into the thought of going to pitchfork so this little dude can hear everything, even though i'll be pretty big and probably irritable by that point. either way, i'm super excited to start going to pritzker again for music and picnics and things, and elvis costello at ravinia might be hilariously awesome. technically, this baby's first show was the mountain goats, which is pretty rad and exciting.
no movement yet, though. this is about the time i should start feeling stuff happening but nothing so far. i'm kind of anxious and nervous for it.
its so funny how my internetting and daily interests have turned baby focused. i mean, naturally yeh, but its still really funny and something i could have never predicted for myself. a while back, long before i was anywhere near this situation, i was walking jonah and totti and had some lady ohhhing and ahhhing over them and somewhere in conversation she had mentioned these children's books about a cat who is convinced he is a chihuahua. i never thought much about it at all until recently and now i couldn't think of anything better to read to our booger. grandma's already started its collection of skippyjon jones. so awesome. i'm also super super excited about i'd like the goo-gen-heim being back in print! so cute and perfect and awesome! this is also on the growing list of kids books, even though i'll probably end up doing most of the activities myself, heh.
i also came across matte stephens and his etsy shop the other day and have absolutely fallen in love with all of his art.
i want a ton of his prints and little buddies for the babys room. totally decorating in that sort of style. so excited!
so my brother is coming to visit this weekend with his girlfriend tina. and i'm very excited. my mom and sister have been up to visit since we all found out the news, but when they were here it was like regular still. my brother will be the first to see me with this huge growth. its pretty weird. his girlfriend is plays derby for the arch rival roller girls who are playing a match saturday in chicago, so it will be babys first derby match! i've really been nerding out over the whole 'babys first' shit lately. heh. but yeh, i'm really excited to have them here. my brother hasn't visited in nearly 2 years. so yeh, excitement and probably hot dougs and kumas, im sure.
otherwise, i'm doing ok. some wavering feelings and slightly irrational freak-outs that i attribute to this pregnancy stuff, but its ok. even those aren't as psychotic as some people are on a regular un-pregnant basis, i believe, so yeh, i'm good. we're still in this the same as we were from the beginning, and i feel good about it. what i don't feel good about right now is cleaning out the fridge. ewwwweyuck.