Updating for me, though... I've felt baby moving the past couple days, much more regularly. It's made the baby feel much more real and hopeful...
Not connected with Baby yet? - Page 2
I thrifted the cutest little newborn sleeper (natural colored and covered with a tiny print of owls and mushrooms) several weeks ago. I wasn't going to buy *any* baby things until much further along, but it was so dear, I couldn't resist. So after laundering it I hung it on a hook in my bedroom. A little talisman of good luck, I suppose. I see it every day and hope, hope, hope this babe stays.
I am 15w 4d and aside from the initial excitement of being pregnant, I haven't really felt anything. I always have wanted kids, and am very happy and excited, I just dont FEEL pregnant. I have had no symptoms other than a week of MS and acne and being tired. And the growing belly, although thats depressing me a tad right now - I'm pretty thin and now I just feel fat. And the (much) bigger breasts. I was very happy with my breast size before, and now I'm getting to where I feel like they are too big... and I still have growing to do! Everyone keeps telling me "they'll never be the same again" which is not helping, either.This is my first pregnancy, no previous losses. It was unplanned, but expected, as we weren't using contraceptive methods of any kind. DP was almost in tears at our first ultrasound at 6 weeks. I was just in awe at seeing the heart beating, I think, but not really connected to the fact that that little blob was inside me lol
I havent felt any movement yet, unless I am mistaking some movement for gassiness, but its still early, so I'm a bit skeptical. In about 5 weeks I'm getting my final US and I'm hoping by then that I will have started feeling movement. I think seeing the baby will help me connect better, and finding out the sex may help babe and I bond more, somehow. DP says he doesnt want to know the sex, so it will just be a little secret bewtween baby and me :)
I do think finding out the sex helps you bond :) It helps you to think more specifically - with names, nursery theme, picking out baby stuff, and clothes... etc. It was such a defining factor for me finding out our baby is a boy :)
I agree that finding out the sex is something that helps me feel more connected to baby. Not necessarily bond, as I had real issues with finding out the gender last time and major disappointment, but I'm hoping not to go through that this time. I'm really okay with either gender now and that's a GOOD thing, but it will help to be able to start tossing around names!
I, too, thrifted a little thing--a onesie with little teddy bears in space. So freaking cute. This is the first baby I've ever bought anything for before like this the birth.