Today was "errands" day at our house. But they were a little more unusual than most weekends. For example, I finally found a place to donate all my old law school textbooks. I'd been looking for a place for a while, and most places don't take old textbooks. But this time I found a place called "Got Books," which stations large metal containers in public places, like at the library. They seem to take everything. So I was finally able to empty out that big box that has been sitting in our study for probably a year.
The real goal, of course, is to start to get the room ready for Baby K. Right now, I just have a couple of piles of baby things from Christmas and a large garbage bag of baby clothes that a friend passed on to us. We still have to get our large, heavy dresser out of storage and figure out where it will go. (That will operate as a changing table). We also have to figure out where we're going to put the crib, when we acquire that. Because we have built-in bookshelves all along one wall, it's going to be a challenge, particularly if we want to keep our desk and computer in the room too. I have a feeling that they will get moved to another room though.
We (mostly Jim) also worked more on the cradle. It is really coming along. Jim was able to square off the box joints on the headboard so that they will properly connect with the sideboards. It actually took less time than anticipated. Then we went to Rockler in Cambridge to get a new router bit, since he burned out the one he was using to cut the box joints. Tomorrow he's going to cut the box joints on the sideboards and square them off. We also have to work on the hood of the cradle. But we are able to assemble parts of it now. It's really cool.
Jim is making pizza for dinner tonight. We were going to have fish, but for some reason, the thought of fish continues to turn my stomach. It's like the last remnant of the morning sickness. I guess I was never a big fish-eater to begin with, but it really makes me nauseous now. It's too bad. Many types of fish are actually supposed to be important things to eat during pregnancy, because of their high Omega-3 content, which helps in the baby's brain development. But I guess you can only eat things that are appetizing.
Our ultrasound on Monday went well - the baby is approximately 3.3 pounds, according to the size of her body parts, as measured on the ultrasound. The images weren't nearly as clear as before, but they were able to do a "4-D" image of part of her face (she was covering the rest of her face with her hand - quite a shy one). Technology is a great thing.
I've just been told that the pizza is ready so off I go!