this week, fruiby is about as long as the average carrot.

as i mentioned, we had our 20 week scan and it showed that all was well. finding out that fruiby is a boy has sparked a new obsession with name selection. it’s been sad to say goodbye to some of the names we’d chosen for a girl-baby (ivy, freya…), but it’s fun to think of new boy names with the knowledge that one of them might be the one!

for the last few days the muscles in my lower belly have been feeling sore. they’re not unbearably painful, they’re just letting their presence be known. and this, of course, is coinciding with my tummy getting bigger again. s says my belly-button is getting shallower, which i find weirdly amusing.

we still can’t feel kicks from the outside, but they’re getting stronger inside.

we did a bunch of useful shopping this week, and actually bought most of the bigger items that fruiby will need, including:

  •  a stroller 
  • a baby hammock (these are really great for soothing babies, and a safe and comfy place for naps)
  • a cot (which we will construct without it’s drop-side, and ‘sidecar’ onto our own bed for co-sleeping)
  • a basic change pad, (which will live in the bathroom for easy access to toilet and laundry as we’re cloth nappy-ing)

i bought one or two other items which some people may not consider to be strictly essential… but those people would be wrong:

all in all, a very good week!