24 weeks 3 days!

June 2, 2010 § 1 Comment

Well, we had another fabulous Doctor’s appointment today.  We’re 24 weeks and 3 days along today and have a fundal height measurement (pubic bone to top of uterus) of 27 cms.  What does that mean?  We have a good-sized baby!  She’s doing just fine in there and her heartbeat was a wonderful 140 beats per minute today.  Sigh.  Amazing how you can love a little bean so much.  Speaking of which, the hus got “something in his eye” today while listening to our little one’s heartbeat.  So cute.

So I think I’ve decided on a stroller after MUCH thought (read: obsessive nights spent online researching and creating tables with various stroller features for easy comparing).  We’re thinking we’ll go with the… da da da da….

The Bugaboo Cameleon

As a friend of mine put it, the Cameleon:

“…is the lightest stroller I have ever used.  Didn’t need to get an umbrella one.  I can steer it with one hand and all the fabric comes off and can be thrown in the wash. You can have the baby face you or away from you, reclined and sitting up straight. And the bassinet attachment is huge, you could have two babies in there. We just bought the wheeled board and [their two year-old daughter] loves riding on it so I can have two of them in it at once.  The only downfall I can see is that it cost more than my first car…”

It’s true- these strollers are pricey and retail for around $1000 CAD.  The bottom line: we can’t afford to pay $1000 for a stroller and are pretty sure we wouldn’t even if we could!  We are looking for a used one on Used Victoria and Used Vancouver and also on Ebay so if anyone sees one, has one they want to sell or knows someone ready to let theirs go, pls let me know!

Ok on another note, I just heard that Tipper and Al Gore are separating after 40 years of marriage.  Honestly, this made me feel so sad.  Admittedly I’ve only been married for just over a year (nor do I have international recognition and a vice-presidency under my belt) and so I can’t relate to much, if any, of their situation but… why aren’t people able to stay married these days?  In a recent article on canada.com, we are told that 38 per cent of Canadian marriages will end in divorce before the couple celebrates their 30th anniversary.   I’m determined to be married to the hus until I die and to do everything in my power to keep our family happy and healthy.  Do all newlyweds start out so optimistic and goal-oriented or do they perhaps not consider the magnitude of the step they have taken until things have gone wrong?  Oh dear.  I hope the Gore’s can pull together and work it out.

From doctor’s appointments to strollers to the Gores!  I told you the ramblings would be random!

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