Monday, August 25, 2008

Belly-Week 17

So remember how I thought I was oh so fat before? Yeah, well I think I might have overreacted a bit cause now I'm REALLY fat!!! But, like, for reals this time! Check it out...

Pay no attention to the underwear on the radiator. From this picture it looks like this baby is taking everything it needs from my bottom, cause my ass is gone! Or is it that it just pales in comparison to the belly?

So I'm 17 weeks now, hooray! Almost half way there! I'm feeling really good, tired but good. I'm showing so much that I can finally wear my belly as a badge of honor. I can't wait till I start getting the good seat on the bus. I certainly get the good seat in the house. It's my new (to me) pregnancy chair! I love it! It's only for pregnant ladies, no puppies or husbands are allowed. Not even guests can sit here. Most of them don't want to after I tell them how I got pregnancy all over it and they might catch it.

I have my 20 week scan on September 15th. I can't wait! Hopefully we will find out the sex then. I should start feeling the baby move soon as well. I'm even more anxious for that. But this is the earliest I should feel it, and first time moms usually have to wait longer.

I made my first big baby purchase. I bought a moses basket at Babies R Us. It's terribly unisex and oh so cute! Seeing it every time I go in that room is getting me all excited and nervous about having a baby in the house. It's going to be so weird. It's hard to imagine what it will be like. It's easy to get carried away with worries and anxiety. But I'm really looking forward to the addition to our family.

I had my interview with the NHS and it went very well! It was an easy interview even though I had two tests at the end. I had 20 minutes to put loads of note cards in order of reference number or name and then type out a hand written letter in the correct format. Pshh...piece of cake. I noticed that on the back of all the note cards were little numbers lightly written in the corner, so the person checking how you did only had to see if the numbers were in order. Did I cheat? Nope. What kind of behavior is that for a mom?? So I'm just waiting on my references to go through and then I should be able to start.

I'm looking forward to getting back to work (WTF? Never thought I'd hear myself say that!) It will be nice to have some extra income for all the baby crap we gotta buy. And we're looking to move house before the baby comes. This place is great for just us, but not appropriate for a baby. The stairs are super steep, rickety and loud enough to wake a sleeping infant. The boiler is in Maria and the baby's room and is really loud when it's on, which it will be all winter. The bathroom is pretty trashed with a few safety concerns, such as wall tiles on the floor which are cracked and could really cut your foot up. The carpet is so cheap and not even installed properly. And the backyard is just not big enough. So we're keeping our eyes peeled for a new place to rent around this same area.

Paul, Maria and I went to Warwick Castle the other day. It's an 11th century medieval castle on the river Avon. It's been repaired many times and is in great condition. It's a very popular tourist attraction in Britain and it's said to be haunted!
This is only one half of it!

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