The website I refer to for the vegetable comparisons says the baby is the size of a cucumber this week..... Not sure about that one. I couldn't find one big enough to fit the size that the baby should be. For this week, just look at the belly. That's how big baby is.
Our little one's brain is getting all wrinkly now to make room for more brain matter. I hope the baby has B's smarts. The baby also now has enough strength to grasp our fingers! The thought makes my heart melt. The baby has also developed distinct sleep and wake patterns. Too bad they don't match up to mine.
Now on to the nursery. Friday afternoon I taped up the walls and began painting the base board. I got a little tape happy and B informed me that I didn't need to try and prevent painting the white walls with white paint. Oh well. I wanted to make sure I didn't mess up. I took me a little longer than normal because I was watching Scandal on Hulu and sometimes that show requires your attention.
Saturday night, B went to a baseball game for a buddy's birthday party. Before he left, we started putting down the shoe mold. If you look in the lower left hand corner, you will see a little bit of it. It's pretty basic so I didn't feel the need to focus on it. At the end of the night, I had one wall painted.
At this point, I was a little worried that the color wasn't what I truly wanted. But I walked out of the room, closed the door and returned around an hour later to look at it again. I realized that I actually loved the color and just needed to look at something different for a while.
Sunday I had to work so B finished up the room. How pretty is this?! Today I was able to see the wall color in different types of light and now I'm 100% positive we chose the right color. Now we're on to picking out furniture. B originally wanted to build the crib but I think he may be drifting from that idea a little due to the time and tools it would take. I think he did a great job on the nursery so there's no need to impress me.
The good: We're 10 weeks away from meeting sweet Baby B. I've also had to add another pillow to my sleep regime. Sometimes I feel like I need the added support. B is also getting more interested in this whole baby thing. Let's face it, there isn't much he could have done up until now. But now he has taken on the very important task of packing the hospital bag, or "bug out" bag as he calls it. I find it really sweet that he's getting excited about things too.
The bad: As you probably have already figured out, sleep is becoming more difficult these days. Between peeing and not being able to find a comfortable position, I find myself awake all night. Which brings me to my second problem. Laying on my back. The baby and my uterus now sit on the major vein that runs into my heart and basically cuts off the circulation. Sooooo, when I lay on my back, the blood pulses in my face as if I'm hanging upside down. The second pillow in bed gives me a little support so I can lean back without rolling over to my back. Complicated, I know. B isn't sure what to think about the new intruder in our bed but he's being super supportive anyway.
That's all for this week. Next time I'll have some exciting pictures of our baby shower! I'm also trying to talk B into writing a post of his own. Wish me luck!