Our little S has received two packages in the last two days...from the Plattsburgh S2s. M and I are crazy about both gifts! The first from S and B in Ithaca (which included much appreciated happies for M and me, too), is a dino-riffic tee and adorable boots. Not only did I think the boots were cute, I know that they are awesome because even M loved them, stating something like, "those are the cutest things I've ever seen," followed by some baby-ish noises. I am especially fond of the tee, as I have notived one majorly disturbing fact about baby girl clothing/gifts/decor. While little boy stuff is full of animals and letters and numbers and other educationally-based things, little girl stuff is all princessy flowers. It just goes to show you...gender biases are alive and well...little girls are still supposed to be cute and sweet, little boys are supposed to be smart. Off my soapbox now. The pink tee has a dinosaur on it, and I am told that the dino is Cecil the Ceolophysis. Paleontology lesson for the day, courtesy of S: the ceolophysis is the only dinosaur ever to live in NY state. The second gift arrived from S and D in AZ. M and I had seen this baby set on Colgate's website, and I was planning to order it, so I am thrilled to have gotten it as a gift. Again, our little girl will be plenty smart...she'll have to be when she heads to Colgate in 18 years! Huge thank yous and hugs for all the wonderful presents.
S and I attended our first pre-natal swim class yesterday, and it was a lot of fun (and a lot of work). The water was cold on my belly when I first got in, and S went CRAZY, kicking up a storm. Could it be that she is already adverse to being cold? She is totally my child. The class was great, and I got to meet some other mommies-to-be, which is a major reason I'm even going. After treading water for what seemed like half an hour, I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to move today, but I seem to be getting around just fine. Thank goodness.
Today we've been working around the house...our major accomplishment being that we taped S's room, so it's ready for paint. I'm heading out to purchase the paint in a few...
Lastly, there have been a few requests for pics of the bump, so I attempted it today. Let me tell you, it's hard to take a picture of your own belly. At least you get an idea...either way, to put the expansion into perspective: my pre-pregnancy measurements were 35-25-36. At 22 weeks, I'm up to 37.5-33-39. It's scary...what's even scarier was me just trying to locate my "waist." It is non-existent, but the line from the stretchy panel on my maternity jeans is clear as day. Nice.