I'm entering week fifteen now, for those of you that are counting. According to BabyCenter.com, Gumdrop is now around 4 inches long, head to butt, and weighs about 2 1/2 ounces. According to me, Gumdrop is now moving up into my abdomen and out of my pelvis -- I'm only peeing one or two extra times a day now (instead of three or four), and my tummy is expanding. As Cowboy puts it, I'm losing my tummy crease. Still wearing my same jeans though; they're only mid-rise but they rest on my hip bones and not around my middle anyway.
And I just made my first purchases for Gumdrop last night. Actually, for Gumdrop and his/her siblings to come. I decided long ago that I'd like to make a scrapbook baby book, instead of buying the premade ones where you just fill in blanks. Well, I got to looking at scrapbooking stuff at work a couple nights ago and discovered that a bunch of stuff was on clearance, including some cute non-gender-specific baby things like little stickers and bits of background paper, etc. Then I realized that making a scrapbook baby book for this baby isn't going to be a problem because I've got lots of free time right now (hahaha) -- but what about Gumdrop's siblings? I bet I won't have time to make scrapbooks for them.
So I decided to buy four scrapbooks and make them all up now, with blanks to fill in later and places for applicable pictures, etc.
But even the scrapbooks that were on clearance were at least $10 each. And that would be $40 just for the books! And those were books that only had 10 pages. Not shiny.
Then I realized if I was going to make the baby book myself, why couldn't I make the scrapbook myself? So I got four 3-ring binders with 1" spines for $2 each and 100 clear top-loading sleeve-pages for about $8. I got 100 pretty pastel baby-like background pages for $12.50. Which means I basically got four 25-page scrapbooks for $28.50. And you might point out that that's only saving myself $11.50, but the other ones just had plain white pages -- you had to add your own nifty pages anyway.
Now, I might not make them 25 pages, but if I want to I can. :-D Went ahead and bought myself a new calligraphy pen and some clear photo corners too. This could be a very fun project!