I FINALLY HAVE INTERNET!
Believe me, you have no idea how excited I am about this. I’m like a kid in a candy store again – my Firefox browser has about 12,000 tabs open; I’m uploading photos like crazy to Facebook, Flickr and Baby-Gaga; I’m tweeting my cries of rejoice like crazy on Twitter; and most importantly, I’m blogging again! It’s an all-out social media-fest over here.
I apologize for leading you to believe I’d have the InterWeb on Monday. I swear, that was the original plan until Comcast screwed up. I’ve definitely been going through Little Baby Lump blogging withdrawal, and it seems like some of you have been, too. Case in point, my friend Tina wrote on my Facebook wall the other day imploring me to “find an Internet cafe or SOMETHING.”
Well, I’m connected again and I’m back and blogging up a storm. I’ve added a new tab to the upper right-hand side of my blog labeled “Our Place” – check out James and my new apartment and what will be Baby Lump’s first home. If you read the last post I wrote via Blackberry (which was not easy), you know that Baby Lump is already feeling at home. The first night we spent in the new apartment was also the first time James felt the baby kick, and he/she has been a lot more active, dancing around noticeably, in the past week.
In the growth department, Baby Lump should be about 11 inches long and almost one pound at this point, or for all you food analogy-lovers, about as long as a package of Oreos and as heavy as a bag of tortilla chips. Mmm – Oreos and chips. I was also able to sign up for my natural childbirth classes at Isis Maternity in Brookline on November 9 and 16th, so now it’s a reality – I’m going through the whole birth thing sans medication. And that’s my final answer.
Oven Timer: 22 weeks, 2 days
I’m not gonna lie, it’s a little tough being preggers when most of my friends aren’t even so much as thinking about babies. I’m at an age where my peers are most concerned with adjusting to post-college life; they’re struggling with questions about careers, not childcare. And while my friends have been nothing but supportive (I already have a pretty impressive army of extremely anxious babysitters), it’s understandable that it’s difficult for them to relate.
Here’s where the Internet comes in! I’m so lucky to have grown up as a “digital native” and have access to so many wonderful online resources. I always knew there was a social network out there for practically anyone, so it was no surprise when I discovered Baby-Gaga, an online community for expectant and current parents.
The best thing about Baby-Gaga is the overwhelming number of young, soon-to-be mothers like me who populate it. Most are in their early- to mid-twenties, with many even in their teens. For me, it’s been evolving into an excellent support system. I can search for mothers by due date, age, location, and members often share advice, sonograms and general pre-motherhood concerns.
Currently, I’m on a hot pursuit to find the perfect “due date buddy.” Wish me luck!
Oven Timer: 17 weeks, 4 days
It’s official – I just released the somewhat confidential information about my bun to the social media sphere. I’ve decided to create this blog for several reasons, which I will make clear in future posts. For now, I just want to thank everyone for the congratulations. Right now I’m 15 weeks and 5 days. Stay tuned for little baby lump updates!
Oven Timer: 15 weeks, 5 days
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