We’re somewhere in the middle of week 22 and 23. How accurate can this really be? My mind is boggled by the “really great” estimates that the ultra sounders (I forgot what they’re called) and the midwife comes up with. We’re at 22.5 by my estimates, so that’s what I’m going with.
Babywise, there isn’t a lot going on. It seems like a bit of a boring week when it comes to baby and mom websites as well. Those talk about gaining weight, swelling fingers, one even suggests your feet will grow (moms not dads). If all they can talk about during week 22 is that you’ll put on weight and get stretch marks, then you know they’re struggling for content. It seems like there isn’t much to talk about all around – except there is some development stuff like the development of the pancreas. The pancreas is important, but it’s not making headlines.
Here’s what I know is happening. We’re looking for stuff for the baby. True to my tag, we’re doing this on a budget. The budget is self imposed (leave buying new stuff to the first time parents), but also imposed by severe lack of funds. Call us crazy, but we’ve decided to buy a house during this process. We move in to the house somewhere around week 33 – that shouldn’t be stressful!
I have to admit, I am not a shopper. It absolutely kills me. When it comes to buying things for me, it’s in, try on, fits right, to the till, out the door. Luckily, buying on a budget means I don’t have to go in to a shop, because it’s simply too expensive. Of course, we aren’t shopping traditionally, but we still have to shop. Our shopping is done on the internet. This consists of cruising local “for sale” and “pre-loved”(whoever came up with that idea is an idiot) sites and waiting for parents to decide to get rid of stuff as their kids get bigger and things no longer fit. This natural growing process of kids is good for guys like me – second-hand cots go for cheap!
Week 22.5 isn’t all that exciting. If my partner read this, I’d probably get a slap around the head. I’m sure her experience of week 22.5 is a bit different! But as a guy, there’s no baby in my tummy, so my contribution is helping pick out cots. Wild times!