I’ve been searching my brain for a week trying to think of a good topic for this post. Spoiler alert: I didn’t find one, so this is going to be random rambling for a few paragraphs.
Pregnancy update First, everything is still going well with my pregnancy. I’m 13 weeks 1 day today, which by some charts puts me into the second trimester (others say not until the start of 14 weeks). 13 or 14 doesn’t matter much to me; I still feel a little insecure, even though there’s no logical reason. The only reason I’m not wholly insecure is my precious at-home fetal Doppler. Not only does it make me breathe a little easier, but it makes me feel more connected to my little one to actually hear her heart beating.
Crazy dreams Have you heard that pregnant women often have strange dreams? As a person who has had bizarre vivid dreams nearly every night since childhood, I rolled my eyes at that little fact. I used
to roll my eyes at that. I honestly thought my dreams couldn’t get any more weird, but somehow they have. I won’t bore you with the details, but as an example, a few nights ago I dreamed I was nursing a kitten – from my breast (in case you needed that clarification). Now, I’ve had plenty breastfeeding dreams over the years, but never an animal. Of course, in the dream it was perfectly natural.
Trading up M and I recently started down the path to homeownership! It will be at least a year before we have enough saved to start seriously looking for a house, but it’s such a relief to know that we’re on our way. I’ve been hounding M for years, but I guess it took a viable pregnancy for him to finally get serious about it. We met with the mortgage company at our credit union to see what we could afford and what kind of down payment we would need. It’s not nearly as bad as I expected. We have more options than I anticipated. We just need to save like crazy for a year.
Having fun Before we decided to save every penny, M and I bought tickets to see Mike Birbiglia tonight. (Out of town, of course. The big names never come to our town.) It’s a long overdue date night. (If you’ve never heard of him, check out Sleepwalk with Me on Netflix. It’s sort of an autobiographical movie. He has a couple of stand up shows on Netflix, too.)