Today Candy visited Matt and I to help us celebrate Matt’s first Father’s Day as Father to Be. Matt told me it had was a great and new experience to have his coworkers tell wish him a Happy Father’s Day on Friday. Here we had cards, gifts and a special sign I put on a chalkboard to represent our child’s message to him.
One way my pregnancy has been measured is in time, both the amount I’ve been pregnant and the time left until baby’s estimated due date. Though many people think of pregnancy as nine months, it’s really 40 weeks as the baby is considered two weeks along at Estimated Conception Date. With this in mind, our baby reached the half way point last week, so it’s a good time to show a few more bump photos.
As detailed last Friday, I received the Walmart Prenatal Box of which I did an overview. As promised by their rep, I received three more items that they said would be more related to the prenatal time. The items arrived this week shipped in a white bubble wrap envelop and this picture shows what I was sent Npsa Body Butter, Lansinoh Nursing Bads and Bio Oil.
With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, my Throw Back Thursday will focus on meaningful pics of Matt’s father and my father. Though Matt’s dad passed on when he was three, from all I’ve heard both our dads were very hands on parents and my guess is they would have liked each other a lot, and found they had a lot in common including loving sports and dogs had they been able to meet one another. Matt and I have framed photos of our dads in matching silver frames.
It’s so much fun for me when people acknowledge my growing bump and baby within. It’s also fun to be able to tell someone who does not yet know as often they have such a wonderful and positive reaction to the news. A few weeks ago I was running errands and happened to go to Starbucks. They were advertising their Smores drinks and as I’m an avid fan of them, I wanted to have one, yet had to ask if it was possible to get one made decaf as I was expecting. The barista suggested she make me a cream version which would have no coffee at all in it, and it was delicious. I didn’t even realize at first the shout out she gave Baby Perri with a +1 on the name. It made an already Starbucks visit even better to find it there.
I’ve been intrigued by the concept of this boo ever since I bought it at a used bookstore on our babymoon getaway. In this book Tracy Hogg, classifies most babies as being in one of five types: Angel, Textbook, Grumpy, Touchy and Spirited, though some can have characteristics of more than one type.
This week our baby is the size of a small banana which works out to six and a half inches long. (Though the banana is flatter than vegetables of other weeks including a Bell Pepper and Heirloom Tomato, it’s the length that is being used to measure not the width or roundness of the shapes). For comparison of fruit size, I put the banana next to two pics of my 20 week scan.