I'm at the point now where times seems to be going slowly. This could be a good thing (more time to get everything ready for little miss Courtney) or a bad thing (I really want to see my little girl). Mike and I headed out to Lynwood, WA last weekend to register at the closest Babies R Us (approximately 2 hours away including the wait and ferry ride). We decided to eat lunch before we headed into the store, which was a good idea. Thanks to Mike's eagle eyes, he spotted a Claim Jumper in the mall parking lot and I almost jumped out of my seat with excitement. I love Claim Jumper and I thought they only had them in California. It was so yummy.
We headed into Babies R Us and the employee set us up. Mike was handed "the gun" and we went on our way. Three hours later...THREE HOURS LATER, we were done. Seriously, when you have to choose from 600 different pacifiers, nipples, bottles, sanitizers, bottle warmers, etc., it takes some time to decide. And to think we had actually done some research before we headed into the store about items we knew we wanted to try, like Dr. Brown's bottles. But who knew you had an option between glass, standard plastic and wide mouth plastic? (BTW - we chose the standard BPA Free Plastic) What I loved most about our trip to register is how much Mike enjoyed picking out things for his little girl. We had talked about not registering for clothes, but guess who makes a pit stop in the clothing department and starts scanning all the pink he can find? That would be my husband. I found it sweet and I let him do it. I just love him and can't wait to see him hold his little girl!
How baby is growing from Baby Center:
At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. Her lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and she's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath her gums. Her eyes have formed, but her irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers her body and the deep wrinkles on her skin, which she'll sport until she adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside her belly, her pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.