Goodbye, First Trimester!

Tomorrow marks the beginning of week 14, and the end of the first trimester. It feels like time has gone quickly, but at the same time I have felt every miserable minute. If only the morning sickness had a switch that flipped off with the start the the second trimester. I just keep praying that I am the exception in my family, and that the morning sickness goes away in the next week or two. I am so very tired of feeling like poop.

The most exciting part of entering the second trimester (aside from the lowered risk of miscarriage) is that we will soon be able to find out if it is a boy or girl. We want to do the elective early gender screening, which can be done starting at 15 weeks. I think we are both impatient to know what it is, and so is our family. Even my grandfather called me this weekend to find out if we knew yet, and he NEVER calls me. In fact, I can only think of maybe three other times he has called me in my life, four if you count a time he was calling to talk to someone else and didn’t recognize my voice. Once was something to do with Christmas and he really had his wife call, and the other two times were when I was a teen and he was calling to scold me about something or other.

I wonder if we could get away with going for the gender screening next weekend?! It feels like everything is on hold until we know what it is. We pretty much have the nursery planned out, but we want to paint before buying furniture… and it is hard to choose a color not knowing. I really like the idea of painting the room blue, but Sean says we can’t have a blue room if it is a girl.

The only thing I have bought lately for the baby is diaper bundle that I saw on Zulily. The colors were neutral, so it is okay. I have decided to get a mix of diapers and see what I like best. The easiest thing to do would of course be disposables, but after reading that diapers take 500 years to break down… yeesh. I am no environmentalist, but it makes me want to give biodegradable and cloth diapers a shot. The ones I ordered have biodegradable inserts, and a cloth outer diaper. I don’t really relish the thought of cleaning poopy diapers, so the disposable insert thing seems like it might be the way to go. I am sure we will still use disposables sometimes for convenience, but hopefully the biodegradable insert thing will work out and we won’t end up falling back on disposables completely.