Things I will not do in future pregnancies:
Orange 3-D Ultrasounds
I like the 3-D/4-D ultrasounds and I do plan on paying out-of-pocket for one during my PG. But why do they have to be orange? It's like there is an Oompa Loompa in there. I used hide under the covers when those creepy things came out to do their dance. Unless my child has Jaundice I really don't think having them be orange is going to make me bond better. I will change all those 3-D photos to black and white.
You know when they have all the preggos at the party or whatnot stand in a line for a photo. Then everyone gets to compare the belly sizes and how many weeks along you are. I don't mind belly photos in general and have no problem being photographed myself. But don't make me stand in a line with other women like I just committed a crime and someone now needs to pick me out.
I think deep down this brings out fear of being compared to others. Not in the fat vs skinny way. But that I'm not the same as them. I had struggles, and they go much deeper than how big my bump is.
Rant - "It's in the Water..."
I HATE this saying. Why do people have to equate a large number of women getting PG at once by saying something is in the water? Do people really think there is something fucking in the water? I know it's just a saying. It just pisses me off when someone has zero knowledge of infertility says it to me. Or any other crappy advice I'm given. Old post but: 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility: There's Something in the Water
Name & Nursery Ideas
We thought of some more ideas. Actually it was more me thinking of everything and my husband agreeing, for now.
Girl - Pink & brown room theme, with owls. Name: Lillian Airi, or Arri
Boy - Blue & brown theme, with elephants. Name: never got that far
Lily, or Lillian, has been picked out for years. Bean told me a long time ago that I needed to thing of an 'A' middle name so her initials would be LAB. I'm not sure why. It took me a year and a half to find Airi, and now he doesn't even remember the LAB idea. Anyways good thing I'm infertile and had plenty of time to think of a middle name.
I'm hesitant to use owls because I know several people that have already decorated a child's room with them. Owls = protection, elephants = good luck. That seems fitting for any child of mine.-Selbe