I was right. I AM stretching. I got my first little baby-related stretch mark yesterday-it's only about an inch long but it's there! Oh well-it's not like I don't have them anyway. The itching has been driving me mad, and I have been seriously been slathering the belly butter stuff on like I'm a greased pig. Patrick doesn't like it because it's a bit sticky, but it's way better than lotion.
I am entering nesting mode, too. I've been itching to wash the baby clothes and get them put away (the things that are on hangers already are there, but the folded stuff is all in a box) but I haven't gotten any detergent yet. I read in the Baby Bargains book that Dreft is pretty much a rip, there are a lot of other detergents out there that are a lot cheaper-and I'm all about a deal, especially when we'll be washing so many loads of baby stuff-so investigating that is my next project.
We have yet to decide on a dresser.
We've been bouncing back and forth a couple of different ideas. One, we could get a dresser. Easy as pie. I have one on overstock.com that I am in love with. On the other hand, Patrick's Sgt did this for her little girl:
On the opposing wall she has another one of these shelves that's a little bigger with hmm... 12 or 16 cubbies in it? I really like this, but I'm not sure of the practicality of it-on one hand it seems (note, seems, as I am naive and don't have any kiddos yet so I have no clue) like it would be great later on for toys, but would the kiddo tear into it? I'm all for any honest opinions... we aren't leaning one way or the other at all, we just don't know what would be best.
Tomorrow is the 3D/4D ultrasound... we're spending a lot of the day out in Wilmington with the Flaggs so we won't be back right after, but keep an eye out tomorrow night for pictures and a video if I can load it on!